Post to our Facebook page Iowa City-Coralville Bike to Work Week 2015 or post with the hashtag #biketoworkweekiowac. You can also send pix to

1) Travel in time with Doctor Who and have a slice of pizza while you are there.
2) Take your picture with Iowa City’s giant sloth, Rusty.
3) Take your picture with a volunteer at the thrift shop perfect for anyone whose closet is crowded. (Check out the window display/bike installation from Amber and Kelly of Industrial Glitter while you are there!)
4) TWPW Famous memorial monument by Mario Korbel in 1913. Don’t let local lore scare you.
5) It’s a library but you won’t be checking out books.
6) Take a picture from the highest place, in down town ic that you can access while riding your bike.
7) See the exhibit at this non commercial, installation, collaborative based gallery/ performance space.
8) Take a picture with the building in Iowa City designed by architect Frank Gehry.
9) ip wen
10) Iowa City’s oldest grocery store.
11) Stand on the same floor as literary legends such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson, E.E. Cummings and others. Most recently Eula Biss!
12) Take a picture on the same stage one of Shakespeare’s plays was performed on a midsummer night.
13) 1030 Carroll

Things to do by yourself:

Lock your bike to a bicycle rack!
Buy groceries by bike.
Visit a fix-it stand around town.
Ride a trail on the trail map.
-Figure out the name of the trail you are on!
Visit a local bike shop.
-All of them for more points!
-Take a photo with a bike shop employee!
Visit a local business!
-Use their bike rack!
Find a new route to work or school!
Cruise down to the Farmers Market.
Enjoy a commuter breakfast.
Search out the local Coralville mountain bike trails.
Head out to Sugar Bottom Trails (as long as they are open!)
Obey those traffic laws!
Find all of the bicycles that are a part of the Hand Built Bicycle Exhibit downtown.

Food, fun and frolics at Bike to Work Week 2015

Whether you’re an old hand on two wheels or are looking to join a community of joyful cyclists, there’s something for everyone during Bike to Work Week 2015, celebrated from May 3-8.

According to national studies, 40 percent of errands are 2 miles or less. Of these, 68 percent are by car. On average, Americans take 10 trips a week of 2 miles or less by car. Taking just a few of those trips each week by bike, bus, or on foot will improve health, cut down on fossil fuel use and pollution, and improve the quality of life for everyone.

The cities of Iowa City, Coralville, University Heights, Johnson County, Think Bicycles of Johnson County, the University of Iowa, and local businesses and organizations will host a series of meals, rides, and events to celebrate and encourage residents to park their cars and enjoy our towns on two wheels.

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

New this year is a photo scavenger hunt. Cyclists will be encouraged to share their photos from a list at and post them on Facebook with a link to Think Bicycles’ page.

Sunday, May 3

Family Ride—No rider left behind!
10 am, Lower City Park start
Sponsored by the MPO of Johnson County, City of Iowa City and Uiowa Bike Friends.
Meeting at Riverside Shakespeare Theatre in Lower City Park, ride south along Riverside Drive, and pick up additional riders at the Johnson County Administration Parking lot by 10:30 am. Then it is on to Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. This is an 8 mile round trip—10 miles if you ride around Sand Lake. The County Building start is 4 miles round trip; 6 miles around the lake. Riders will cross at controlled intersections at Burlington and Benton streets, but are otherwise on trails and wide sidewalks. Children must be accompanied by an adult and riders must wear a helmet.

Monday, May 4

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

Bus/Bike/Car Race
Meet 11:15 am at Coralville Public Library. Participants Jim Throgmorton, City of Iowa City; Tom Gill, City of Coralville; and Virginia Miller, City of University Heights, drive, bus, and ride in a race to the 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. Learning the nuts and bolts of bike maintenance in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Full Moon Ride
7:30 pm start Iowa City Public Library. Enjoy a group ride under the stars with the Iowa City Full Moon Cruisers.

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 Costume judging

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
Bike on over, bring your lunch, and chat about books to take biking, maintaining your bike, bicycling authors, and more. 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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  7. Douglas says:

    thanks for the page, I look forward to B2W ’15

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  9. Tara says:

    Where is the scavenger hunt list? Can’t see it anywhere here on a phone or iPad…

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