Bike to Work and School 2015—Let’s roll!

Join the fun during Bike to Work Week 2015. This year’s events are scheduled for May 3-8 to catch up with our friends at the University of Iowa. Bike to Work is generously supported by the cities of Coralville, Iowa City, and University Heights, Johnson County, and Think Bicycles of Johnson County.

Whether you’re an old hand at two wheels or are looking to join our community of joyful cyclists, there’s something for everyone during Bike to Work and School 2015.

Did you know that more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work? With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2011, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 47 percent.

Bike to Work Day originated with the League of American Bicyclists in 1956. The event was later expanded to designate May as Bike Month.

To learn more about bike rodeos at our local schools, follow this link.

Here’s the schedule for the Iowa City-Coralville-University Heights Bike to Work and School Week 2015.

Here’s a PDF of the day. BTWWflyer2015

Share pictures of your bike at work and play during the week-long photo scavenger hunt.

Sunday, May 3

Family Ride—No rider left behind!
10 am, City Park start
Sponsored by the City of Iowa City and Uiowa Bike Friends

Monday, May 4

Bike Commuter Breakfast
7:30-10 a.m., 312 E. Prentiss St.
Sponsored by Thirtieth Century Bicycles

Bus/Bike/Car Race
Participants: Jim Throgmorton, City of Iowa City; Tom Gill, City of Coralville, and Virginia Miller, City of University Heights
Meet 11:15 am at Coralville Public Library
End at Iowa City Public Library

Wheely Fun Bike Basics
6-7:30 pm, Iowa City Public Library, Room A
Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and Iowa City Bike Library

Full Moon Ride
7:30 pm start Iowa City Public Library

Tuesday, May 5

Commuter breakfast, 630 Iowa Ave., 7:30-9:30 am
Sponsored by RIDE Iowa City

Wednesday, May 6—Bike to Schools Day

Commuter Breakfast, 6:30-8:30 am, University Heights City Hall, 1004 Melrose Ave.
Sponsored by City of University Heights and Geoff’s Bike and Ski

Old Pi to New Pi Family Ride
5:30 pm start Chauncey Swan Park, Washington St.. Ride together to Coralville New Pi Co-op

Wacky Bike and Bicyclist Contest
6:30 pm judging at Coralville New Pioneer Co-op

Thursday, May 7

Commuter Breakfast, 7-9 am, Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St.
Sponsored by Johnson County

Books and Bikes Brown Bag
Noon-1 pm, Iowa City Public Library, Room A
Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library

Friday, May 8

Commuter Breakfast, 7-9 am, World of Bikes, 723 S. Gilbert St.
Sponsored by World of Bikes

End-of-Week Party
5-8 pm, Iowa City Bike Library, 840 S. Capitol St (east parking lot)
Sponsored by Iowa City Bike Library and Think Bicycles

Perks for cyclists during Bike to Work Week
Devotay, 117 N. Linn St. 10% off for cycling diners. Show your helmet and bike.
Broken Spoke, 602 S. Dubuque St., 15% discount on bike commuter gear
World of Bikes, 723 S. Gilbert St., 10% off parts, accessories, or clothing when you ride in
Free rides on Iowa City and Coralville Transit for riders with a bicycle
Beadology, 220 E. Washington St., Show your helmet for 15 percent discount on purchases.

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