Get on your bikes and ride with Iowa City Council candidates

While question-and-answer sessions are a standard part of an election cycle, actual cycling isn’t. But the two will be combined for the Cruisin’ with the Candidates Bike Ride on Thursday evening, sponsored by Think Bicycles of Johnson County, Bike Iowa City and the Iowa City Bike Library. The event will feature all three candidates for the two […]

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En Español: Becoming fluent in bicycle anatomy at the Bike Library

La anatomía de una bicicleta La anatomía de las bicicletas tiene su propia lengua. El inglés no me es del todo extraño, pero el vocabulario de mecánica ciclística sí. No me veo utilizando palabras como “derailleur,” “crank arm,” “spoke” o “cassette” fuera de the Bike Library. Asumí que mi decisión de tomar un taller para […]

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Farm Cycle 2018 continues the Rad Tour tradition

If the weekend forecast is accurate, this Sunday, September 16, will be a perfect day for a late-summer bike ride. Conveniently, Iowa City Bike Library Director Audrey Wiedemeier has already coordinated the local bicycling and culinary event of the season, Farm Cycle — formerly known as RadTour. […]

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‘One more crazy Iowa City idea’: Inside the Bike Library

Looking up from the bicycle he was working on, Brian Loring recalled the reaction he got the first time he proposed creating a volunteer-run organization that would fix up old bikes people could “check out” for a modest fee. “I think everyone thought it was kind of stupid,” Loring said. “It was sort of, ‘OK, […]

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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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New ‘Iowa City Bike Library’ location opens this weekend

Iowa City Bike Library

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

Winter Biking

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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