No need for second pair of riding shoes “just in case of rain”.
After a storm passes during your riding day (storms usually pass after a hour or two), take off your shoes in a pass-through town and hang out in the sun while you enjoy food & beverage. Many bring flip-flop sandals. Others just ride with SPD Bike Sandals. Just DON’T ride with the…[Read more]
Unfortunately, some if the big town hosts spend big money to try to make a big impression and end up charging BIG prices for virtually everything. My biggest 2019 memory was the prices in Council Bluffs.
The Council Bluffs camp locations for charters were also quite memorable. I fully understand that many towns along the Missouri and Mississippi…[Read more]
Last time I recall such a classic t-shirt was XXX/2002 (all maps on back) – “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Cycling” back when the DMR was part of the Tribune Company. Not sure which bike shop I bought it from as the shirt only states “Used with permission”
The story mentions a foundation titled “A Community Thrives”
A DMR/USA Today Network news story dated April 8, 2019 includes some information: A Community Thrives is sponsored by the USA TODAY NETWORK, the parent company of the Des Moines Register. The 3-year-old program invests in charities that support education, arts and culture, wellness, and…[Read more]
When was it announced that the IBC does not endorse RAGBRAI as an event that safely promotes cycling in Iowa? Or do a few individuals feel that the IBC is choosing one side because of our current society’s “us vs them” mentality where everyone must take sides?
I suspect that once the RAGBRAI leadership team is announced, the IBC Board of…[Read more]
Just line the January Bike Expo and Route Announcement Party, Pigtails, Bacoon, and Big Rove rides are owned and operated by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.
Most riders do not know this because these events have historically had a big name partner join the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on these events.
Very fun raygun article.
However, how would Mike Draper feel if he was told by his landlord or partner or boss that he could not express his beliefs when his customer ask about his beliefs before investing in his product?
Long Live American FREE Speech !
I frequently look to see if the profile of those who post here have a wristband attached (only available to be seen between May 1 and Nov 15) and when their profile was created before I determine the credibility of the statements made.