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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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Cast your ballot from home in 2020 To prevent the spread of #COVID19 the safest way for you to be a voter is to cast your ballot from home. 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[…]
The general rule is if you’re leaving a tire track or footprints, the trail is too wet to use.
The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute has published a Consumer Reports list of helmets tested. CR now rates helmets by Bell, Bern, Bontrager, Cannondale, Coros, Garneau, Giant, Giro, Kali, Livall, Mongoose, Morpher, Nutcase, Overade, Pro-Tec, Raskullz, Razor, Schwinn, Shred, Specialized, Triple Eight, Uvex, Wipeout, Woom and Zefal. Scores The highest overall scores are for the Giro Register[…]
In 2010, 63% of Iowans voted for a constitutional amendment to create the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, a permanent and protected funding source dedicated to clean water, productive agricultural soils, thriving wildlife habitats and healthy outdoor recreation opportunities. Recent polling shows that 69% of Iowa voters approve of raising the sales tax[…]
Things are changing quickly and you may not know where to look for resources to assist with business decisions and helping your employees. Here is a shortlist of current resources. We will continue to update as we learn more. Iowa Economic Development https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710 Outdoor Industry Association COVID-19 Resources Business Resources Iowa Small Business Development Association […]