Before we get into the big news, a quick word of thanks to everyone who came to the Iowa Bicycle Summit, Iowa Bike Expo, and the Route Announcement Party. We had a good time and raised money for a great cause – the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. Check out our recap at http://www.new.iowabicyclecoalition.org/big-iowa-bicycle-summit-weekend-raises-big-funds-for-the-iowa-bicycle-coalition/
BRR! Bike Ride to Rippey this weekend
I’ve heard Jason Parkin at Great Day Weather is calling for 24 degrees on Saturday. It should make for a perfect BRR. I know a lot of bikers will be out on their bikes no matter what the temp. You can join them too. Click the button to register for BRR!
June 28 BACooN Ride Registration Opens
What happens when you combine the forces of RAGBRAI, the Iowa Bacon Board, and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and put them on the Raccoon River Valley Trail? You get the inaugural BACooN Ride. Get more information at http://www.bacoonride.com or click the button to register.
August 31 granGABLE Fondo powered by Scheels is open for registration
Are you feeling tough enough to Pedal for the Medal? Register for the Gran Gable Fondo in Coralville on August 31. This event is a benefit for the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.
Hotel Pattee Survey
If you have stayed there, you know what a treasure the Hotel Pattee is. New owners Jay and Denise Hartz are working to make the accommodations better for bikers. They are conducting a survey. Take the survey at http://www.hotelpattee.com/bikers-survey.html
Take action now – tell your member of Congress to support H.R. 3978!
The New Opportunities for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Financing Act of 2014 (NOBPIFA) will allow communities to take advantage of low-cost financing for projects that make streets and sidewalks safer for all users through a new federal credit assistance program that would direct millions specifically for low-income communities.
- Creates a low-interest long-term loan program for communities to build biking and walking networks.
- 25% of the funding must be spent in low income communities
- The funding, $11 million, is a set aside from the $1 billion dollar TIFIA loan program funded in MAP-21.
- Offers a new tool for Mayors and local governments to finance needed transportation infrastructure.
- And doesn’t add any new costs to the transportation bill, or to the federal budget.
If you believe bicycling should be safe for everyone, tell your Representative to support H.R. 3978 today!
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