Here are a few classic rides and races in Johnson County. On the right is a live RSS feed from Bikeiowa.com. It's a great resource for rides, races and events. The "Add an Event" button will take you to the website and allow you to add an event you are planning. Get out and enjoy the outdoors with other cyclists!
Featured Rides and Events
Tour of the Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV)
Davenport to Dubuque - Early June with shorter route starting in Preston, Iowa
TOMRV is a midwest cycling tradition. Every year 1,500 cyclists come to ride the TOMRV tour. They enjoy a challenging ride on scenic roads, through Midwest farmland and along the Mississippi River.
Guitar Ted Death Ride International
A gravel ride in eastern Iowa, it's self guilded by a provided route map. NO COURSE MARKINGS of any kind will be put up. That's waaay too much work, and besides, all the roads are marked at intersections with "street signs" so your ride can find you if you bail out, get injured or are attacked by pigs.... You will be self supporting. There are no first aid stations...well, not in the traditional "race" sort of way. Convenience stores will have to do! Get the picture? I would recommend bringing your cell phone.
Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa
(RAGBRAI), last full week of July is an annual seven day bicycle ride across the state from west to east. RAGBRAI is the longest oldest bicycle touring event in the world. RAGBRAI is sponsored by The Des Moines Register
Johnson County, IA-August
The Courage Ride is an annual bike ride through the beautiful countryside of Eastern Iowa. The Courage Ride is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with cancer, by raising money to fund research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
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