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Cranksgiving returns to Cedar Rapids this Sunday

Cedar Rapidians should bundle up if they want to participate in this year’s Cranksgiving — a cycling scavenger hunt and food drive that benefits a local food pantry. Cyclists will be given a manifest on Sunday, Nov. 17 with a list of items (totaling around $20) that need to be purchased from specific stores in the area. The items must then be […]

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Cranksgiving, a cycling scavenger hunt that benefits local food banks, comes to Iowa City

Cranksgiving is coming to Iowa City for the first time on Saturday. For those who have never heard of Cranksgiving, it’s not a support group for people whose Thanksgiving involves talking to relatives who are political cranks. The event, which started in New York City in 1999 and has spread nationwide, is a combination bike race, scavenger hunt […]

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‘We’ll continue RAGBRAI’s longstanding tradition in 2020,’ Gannett announces

RAGBRAI will continue, Gannett Co. Inc., announced following the sudden resignation of the famous cross-state bike ride’s staff on Tuesday afternoon. “We’ll continue RAGBRAI’s longstanding tradition in 2020 with another great bicycle ride and strong partnerships with Iowa communities to raise money for good causes,” Gannett said in a statement […]

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Your Village: Where is Iowa City’s $20,000 PLAY bike rack?

It’s surprising how many people don’t notice a 25-foot-long, 8-foot-tall bike rack in the shape of the letters P-L-A-Y is missing until you point out it’s gone. Technically, it’s not a rack, it’s a “parklet,” which is a structure that not only offers large-scale bike parking (in this case, 40 bikes), but is also supposed to help beautify its surroundings. […]

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Cycle for a ‘century’ at the first Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride

Casual bike riders and serious cyclists will have a new way to celebrate National Bike Month in Iowa City with the inaugural Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride on Sunday, May 12. The event, announced by the Iowa City Department of Parks and Recreation on Friday […]

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The Iowa City Bike Library has a new executive director, still needs a new home

Audrey Wiedemeier was named the new executive director of the Iowa City Bike Library on June 1, but Wiedemeier isn’t a newcomer to either the local cycling community or the Bike Library. Wiedemeier, an avid cyclist since her childhood in Ames, is the founder and director of RadTour, which conducts group cycling events in Iowa […]

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Bike-themed restaurant ‘Ride’ opens today in Iowa City

Ride, Iowa City’s newest restaurant, opened for breakfast today. The bike-themed restaurant is located at 630 Iowa Ave. in the space formerly occupied by Lou Henri’s — a location that has undergone significant change in recent months: The interior has been completely remodeled and now includes a full bar, as well as a new outdoor […]

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