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We’ve been around long enough to understand the role of earmarks on the trail and transportation system. Now is the right time to put together your priority list of projects and start communication with your member of congress. From Politico’s Morning Transportation Newsletter on 11/23/2020: House Democrats are planning to bring back earmarks next year,
-> Continue reading Earmarks are BACK!
There are only a few dozen items left in the Iowa Bicycle Coalition inventory and we want them in your hands. We have put together the online sale of the season. Get your favorite Iowa Bicycling jersey or Pigtails jersey right now. Limited sizes are available so act quick. Shop at http://iowabicycle.square.site/
January 28-30, 2021www.iowabicyclesummit.com Please mark January 28-30 on your calendars for the Iowa Bicycle Summit. While the pandemic has created some challenges, it has also created some opportunities. The Iowa Bicycle Summit will move to a hybrid online conference platform. We will have presentations, discussion groups, breakouts, and much more. You can even expect a
-> Continue reading Iowa Bicycle Summit Request for Speakers
On Monday, August 10, local trails were damaged and destroyed in a matter of minutes. Some of you reading this experienced the Derecho that swept across the state of Iowa, leaving such catastrophic devastation that power is still out, many homes are uninhabitable, and an estimated one-third of the state’s crops were lost. This devastation
-> Continue reading Iowa’s Hurricane: August 10 Derecho
Three bicyclists are dead after being killed by motorists on Iowa roadways in one weekend. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened and disturbed by these incidents. Ellen Bengston, 28, was killed after being struck by a vehicle Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by
-> Continue reading Iowa has three fatal bike crashes in one weekend.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is saddened after learning that Ellen Bengston was killed by a motorist from a crash on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Bengston was the fourth bicyclist killed in 2020. Bengston was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center after a truck driven by Colby Elliott, 43, of Clarksville, hit her on her
-> Continue reading Charles City Cyclist Killed by Motorist
There are a handful of people who have left their mark on the Iowa bicycling culture, but few were as influential as Jim Green. Greenie, as he was known, was the long-time director of RAGBRAI. He took over at a time where the ride was at risk and basically saved the ride by implementing safety
-> Continue reading Jim Green Leadership Circle
The Iowa Legislature ended its two-year session with appropriations of $1 million to the State Recreational Trails Program and no policy bills for Iowa Bicycling. In the grips of an economic downturn, even the appropriation was hard-fought to obtain. No policy bills passed this session despite many bills advancing past funnel deadlines. Several bills not in
-> Continue reading Sine Die – Legislature ends with $1M in trail funding.
Do you ever see cars where they shouldn’t be? How about dangerous driving behavior or other issues on Iowa streets? We know you do. Now, through a partnership with OurStreets – we’re asking you to report it! OurStreets is an exciting new app that makes it fast and easy to document problems you see anytime, anywhere. The app
-> Continue reading Vehicle in bike lane? Report it on OurStreets App.
2020 Voting and Candidate Information Voting information below! Included below is information on how to request, complete, and return an absentee ballot to ensure that your voice is heard. Get more information on voting absentee at https://voterready.iowa.gov/resource/how-to-vote-absentee/ Any registered voter may choose to vote absentee by mail or in-person in Iowa. To vote absentee by
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The general rule is if you’re leaving a tire track or footprints, the trail is too wet to use.