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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2020 Voting and Candidate Information 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 mail, you must
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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
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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
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This is a list of legislative forums for March 13 to 16. As a constituent, this is your opportunity to get in front of your legislators, ask questions, and let them know how you feel they should vote on your issues. Legislators work for you. Hearing what the people are thinking about in the district
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