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RAGBRAI needs volunteers to host riders during the overnight stop in Iowa City

You don’t have to pedal a bike to participate in RAGBRAI. The hosting committee for the overnight stop in Iowa City is looking for volunteers willing to open their homes — or at least, their backyards — to riders when they roll into town on Friday, July 27. “There will be a campground, and that […]

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‘A beautiful run’: Steve Goetzelman plans to close 30th Century Bicycle on Valentine’s Day

30th Century Bicycle owner Steve Goetzelman announced on his Facebook profile today that he plans to close his popular downtown Iowa City bike shop on Valentine’s Day. The business has offered new and used bikes, accessories and repairs since it opened on Earth Day 2009. […]

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Iowans to bike in RadTour Bike Ride for farm-to-table food

RadTour Bike Ride New Pioneer Co-op — Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. On Sunday, Sept. 18, RadTour LLC will bring RadTour Bike Ride (formerly known as Culinary Ride) back to Iowa City for a 37-mile harvest bicycle ride that perfectly exemplifies what’s most magical about Iowa: community, bicycles and farm-to-table values. Riders will gather […]

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Cycling event to honor renowned bike builder Tom Teesdale

Local photographer and cycling enthusiast Mauro Heck has announced details for the inaugural Teesdale Ride, a 65-mile cycling excursion set for June 28 in honor of renowned bicycle frame builder Tom Teesdale, who suffered a fatal heart attack last July while participating in RAGBRAI. It didn’t take much prodding for local cyclists to get on […]

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Bike-sharing program coming to Iowa City

The University of Iowa and City of Iowa City are teaming up to develop a bike-sharing program that could come into effect as early as next spring. Under the proposed program, residents will be able to pick up and drop off bikes at any of the distribution stations 24 hours a day, which will be […]

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Guide: Bike-friendly breweries in the Iowa City area

Three cheers for beers and bikes! Between RAGBRAI, Millstream’s Tour de Brew and the Culinary Ride, food and beer-soaked bike rides are a guilty pleasure in our area, but a tradition nonetheless. […]

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Coralville bike shop and lounge set for grand opening

With bicycling season and warmer weather around the corner, Trail’s End in Coralville (498 1st Ave.) is preparing for its grand opening celebration, set for Saturday, April 25. The newly opened bicycle and triathlon shop — located across the street from the Iowa River Power Restaurant — features fitting and repair services, training workshops and […]

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New ‘Iowa City Bike Library’ location opens this weekend

It’s back! After two months of transition and renovation, the Iowa City Bike Library (ICBL) will open its new 10,000-square-foot location at 840 S. Capitol St. this Saturday at 10 a.m. “I think the new place looks great,” wrote ICBL board member Anne Duggan in an email to Little Village. “Some of our volunteers have […]

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On two wheels: Tips for biking through the winter

It’s common to dread winter’s wrath, but one way to acclimate to low temperatures and snow is by commuting on bike. It might seem intimidating, but bike riding in colder months is easy with some level of preparation. To encourage winter biking, the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, in conjunction with the UI Bicycle […]

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