The Iowa City urbanized area is relatively unique among Iowa communities because the five municipalities and the University of Iowa are immediate neighbors. Thus, many local programs and facilities serve residents of all the communities, including:

The City of Iowa City provides free operational space for the Iowa City Bike Library, and Environmental Advocates, a local nonprofit, acts as a fiscal agent for the Bike Library. The Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) contributed money for a second fully equipped self-serve bike maintenance workbench.

The City of Coralville provides free operational space to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, which works statewide to promote cycling as safe and enjoyable recreation and transportation. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit group was launched by bicycling advocates from across Iowa and represents road riders, mountain bikers, recreation riders, and commuters.

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