Bike to Work Month
Bike to Work is generously sponsored by the City of Coralville, City of Iowa City, and sponsors of the Think Bicycles Coalition to promote bicycling. We encourage riding not only to work but school, the gym, parks, grocery stores, and everywhere else.
Register online – not only do you automatically get entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, you show that bicyclists count. Need help finding a route to your work – call Kristopher Ackerson, MPO Assistant Transportation Planner, at 356-5247.
May 6-10: Bike to School Week
May 12-18: Bike to Work Week
30th Century Bicycle Raffle – Twin City bicycle from Civia. Tickets will be available at all the B2WW events and all week at the shop. The drawing for the bike will be held Friday night 5/17 at the shop during a very informal happy hour from 5:30 – 6:30. 30th Century Bicycle thanks YOU for biking to work!
Q7 bike apparel is offering 15% discount for Bike to Work Month. Enter code “B2W” when you check-out at www.q7cycling.com
15% discount on entire purchase at Beadology, 220 E. Washington St. – must have helmet to receive discount (promoting safety).
Ride for free on Iowa City and Coralville Transit for people with a bicycle, to help cyclists get home in the event of bad weather, a flat tire, or other unforeseen event.
FREE ACCESS for any resident to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Field House, Fitness East/Halsey Hall, Recreation Building, and Hawkeye Tennis and Rec Complex from May 13-17 to anyone who visits prior to 9:00 a.m. and brings their bike helmet! Bikers can get an extra workout, take a dip in the hot tub (only available at CRWC), or just use the showers.
Monday, May 13:
Bike Commuter Breakfast, sponsored by World of Bikes, 7:30 – 10 a.m. WoB will have breakfast burritos and coffee for sale. Homemade! 100% proceeds will get donated to a local charity (TBD)
Horn Elementary Walking School Bus Kick-off, sponsored by Johnson County Public Health, 8 a.m., 600 Koser Street, University Heights.
ACT, Inc. Bike Repair Station Launch and Demonstration, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. We’ll kick off ACT’s 2013 Bike to Work Week events by “cutting the ribbon” on a new public bike repair stand, located at the bike racks outside of the Davidsen building. We’ll be joined by our CFO and cyclist, Tom Goedken. Following the kick-off, our very own “master cycler” Bruce Reynolds will give a repair stand demonstration.
Bike/Bus/Car Race, sponsored by the MPO of Johnson County, beginning at 11:33 a.m. at the Coralville Public Library and ending at the Iowa City Public Library, featuring elected officials Councilor Jim Throgmorton of Iowa City, Councilor Mike Haverkamp from University Heights, and Supervisor Terrence Neuzil from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
Think Bicycles Community Survey Results and Discussion, sponsored by Think Bicycles Coalition of Johnson County, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Room 2520D, University Capital Center (Old Capital Mall), 201 S. Clinton St (email mawwwk-at-gmail.com for details). During the month of April Think Bicycles administered a survey where current and would be bicycle commuters ranked different scenarios. The process used will help determine what factors are most important to what type of cyclists. The results of this project will help advocate for factors that will be most influential in helping improve bikeability in Johnson County.
Screening of “Single Track High,” sponsored by Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, 7:30 p.m., at The Englert, 221 E Washington St., Iowa City. This special screening benefits our local Youth Off-Road Riders club.
Tuesday, May 14:
Bike Commuter Breakfast, 7:00a-9:00 a.m., sponsored by Johnson County. Located at Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City (rain location at parking ramp north of Health and Human Service Building, 855 S. Dubuque St.). Free as usual.
Traffic Skills 101, sponsored by the Think Bicycles Coalition of Johnson County, 5:30 p.m. at Room 2520D, University Capital Center (Old Capital Mall), 201 S. Clinton St (email bradleyjohnparsons-at-gmail.com for details). League Certified instructors will host a Traffic Skills 101 lesson and ride open to the general public. The program will be aimed at beginning and intermediate cyclists who want to build their confidence and skills in using their bicycles as a primary mode of transportation.
Wednesday, May 15:
Bike Commuter Breakfast, 7:30a-9a, sponsored by the City of University Heights and Geoff’s Bike and Ski. Located at/near City Office, 1004 Melrose Avenue – look for Geoff’s Bike and Ski tent. Free as usual.
Old Pi to New Pi Ride, sponsored by New Pioneer Coop, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City and ending at New Pioneer Co-op in Coralville. Live music, food, and door prizes will be offered. No preregistration is required. From Chauncey Swan Park to Dubuque St (via Linn, Burlington and Clinton Sts.) Dubuque St to Park Rd., through City Park, Rocky Shore Drive, Highway 6, First Ave, Fifth Street to New Pi.
Thursday, May 16:
Rain date for Old Pi to New Pi Ride – see details above
Critical Lass, 5:15 p.m. start. A leisurely ride for women cyclists of all ages and abilities. Meet at old fountain entrance, UIHC. Ride together to Levitt Center, UI Main Library, IC Public Library, around downtown, and to party site TBA. Rain date for Old Pi to New Pi ride? We’ll do Critical Lass with that ride.
Friday, May 17:
Bike Commuter Lunch, 11a-1p at The Broken Spoke (602 South Dubuque Street), sponsored by Griddle Me This! and The Broken Spoke. The lunch will encourage bicyclists to commute to work by rewarding them with a fantastic free lunch for commuting on their bicycles!
30th Century Bicycle Raffle - Twin City bicycle from Civia. Tickets will be available at all the B2WW events and all week at the shop. The drawing for the bike will be held Friday night 5/17 at the shop during a very informal happy hour from 5:30 – 6:30. 30th Century Bicycle thanks YOU for biking to work!
Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department will provide 20 free bike helmets to low income youth in the Iowa City area. These helmets will be “earned” by City of Iowa City employees who ride to work. For example, if an employee rides a bike to work 4 of the 5 days of Bike to Work Week, we will donate a free helmet to a low income youth in Iowa City. We will work through school and/or Neighborhood Centers to identify the youth in need of helmets.
City employees can contact Joyce Carroll, Parks and Recreation Department, at 356-5100 to register or for questions.
May 1 – 16, ACT Cycling Challenge (internal ACT event): ACT staff are invited to participate in the first ACT Cycling Challenge. Sign up with the 2013 National Bike Challenge (www.nationalbikechallenge.org), and select ACT, Inc. as your workplace. Then use the Endomondo application to track all your cycling miles from May 1 – 16 for chances to win prizes. Prize categories include longest single ride, largest number of rides, most miles total, and random drawings.
May 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – ACT Progressive Lunch Ride (internal ACT event): Participants must RSVP (required by 5/10 for free lunch): Whether you ride for pleasure or for transportation, join your fellow ACT cyclists for a progressive lunch ride that will begin at the main campus courtyard at 11 a.m., ride to ACT Circle South, McCarrel Center and back to the main campus, with food and drink at each stop along the way. Please wear your helmet and practice safe riding.
May 17, 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. – ACT Bike Commuter Breakfast and ACT Cycling Challenge Awards - please RSVP: Bike to Work Week at ACT will culminate on Friday with a free commuter breakfast. Ride your bike in to work and join us for breakfast under the tent in the courtyard. We’ll announce the winners of our ACT Cycling Challenge and give out prizes. We invite everyone to bike in to work, even if you bring your bike in your car or on the bus for part of the way, and bike the last portion of your commute.
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