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Big Changes for 2012 Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo

  • 25 October, 2011
  • Jared

If you haven’t attended the Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo yet, this is the year to circle January 27 & 28 on your calendar now.  The 2012 event promises to be better than ever before with more vendor exhibits, free advocacy workshops, and new trail building sessions.   View the Agenda.

The most noticeable change is the venue.  The Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo is moving upstairs at the Iowa Events Center to the newly remodeled Veterans Auditorium.  “This is a great facility for us”, states Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.  “We can have more speakers and new space for vendors.”  

This year will feature a consumer bicycle expo on January 28 free to the public.  More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to show the latest in new bicycle gear, training, trails, and events.  A large group of destination exhibitors are slated to attend.  “If you want to plan your summer bicycling vacation, you need to visit all of the trails displayed at the event,” states Wyatt.

The event will also feature a technical workshop on Friday, January 27, 2012.  Roger Geller, bicycle coordinator in Portland, Oregon will be presenting on the NACTO Urban Bicycle Guide.  This guide has some of the cutting edge designs for cities to implement.  This session is designed for engineers, planners and other community officials.  Registration for the Bicycle Facility Workshop is online at www.iowabicyclecoalition.org.  

There is also a big expansion of the technical workshop to include trail building.  Twelve sessions are slated to discuss trail maintenance, design, and policy issues.  Land managers, trail supporters, and community officials are urged to attend these sessions to learn more about trails.  

The event caps off with the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 28.  

More information is available at www.IowaBicycleCoalition.org/summit or by calling 515-309-2867.


  1. Sandaltan .

    This will be a great party!!! Sorry I can’t attend, I have a prior engagement with some sunshine and balmy breezes. I hereby bequeath my proxy vote to Skunky who always does such a good job keeping us informed of the proceedings.


  2. Robert Nilsson

    I would like to attend the 2012 Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo, but nowhere on the website does it provide an address for the venue.

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