January 24 is not to miss

 

One of the biggest cycling events outside of RAGBRAI itself is on January 24.  Make your plans to attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement and the Iowa Bike Expo.

 

Route Announcement Party

Somewhere in the Des Moines Register Office is the biggest secret in Iowa – the 2015 RAGBRAI Route. Come for the fun, POP ROCKS, silent auction and much more. We have moved this year to HyVee Hall B at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines on Jan 24.  Ticket prices go up on January 15 and January 24, so get them now. www.iowabicyclecoalition.org/routeannouncement

 

It’s a fundraiser, after all…

The Route Announcement Party is a fun celebration revealing the upcoming RAGBRAI route. But, it is also an critical fundraiser for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

  • Your donation could teach a kid to stop at stop signs, signal, and look both ways.
  • Your donation could help improve drivers education so every new driver knows to change lanes to pass a bicyclist.
  • Your donation could help double fines for serious and fatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists.
  • Your donation could multiply into to more trail funding and more miles of bike lanes.

We have setup a fundraising page: www.crowdrise.com/RouteAnnouncement.  The team OR individual that raises the most money will get 6 free registrations to the BACooN Ride.  And, the team or individual that raises over $50 will be in a drawing for 4 registrations to the BACooN Ride.

 

Jersey Contest

Who has the best bicycle jersey in Iowa?  Your vote matters and you have to be at the party to vote.  Entries are close, but we will put the top five on stage to select the overall winner and a big prize sponsored by Primal Wear.

 

Come to the Iowa Bike Expo

Bigger and better than ever!  We have over 140 expo spaces filled with bikes, gear, events, and destinations.  If you are shopping for your summer bicycling adventures, this is the event to be at! Learn more at www.iowabikeexpo.com.  Doors open at 10 AM at HyVee Hall A in Des Moines.

 

Attend the Safe Routes to School Meeting

Kids on bicycles are really important to keeping bicycling thriving.  Attend the Iowa Safe Routes to School meeting and learn more about this valuable program and how it can be implemented into your community. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-routes-to-school-seminar-tickets-14322704595

 

Bikes to You Fashion Show

You want to be in style for your bicycle adventures, right?  At 2:30 PM, we will be launching the inaugural Bikes to You Fashion Show.

 

Teesdale Handbuilt Bike Show

When you enter the Iowa Bike Expo, you will get a ballot to vote for one of amazing handbuilt bicycles that will be in the Teesdale Handbuilt Bike Show area. We lost a legend this year and we are launching this show to celebrate the craft he helped pioneer.

Volunteer

Last but not least, this whole event happens with the generosity of our volunteers.   We still need some help and you can volunteer by going to http://iowabicyclecoalition.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=7719