• Posted Dec 6, 2022

By Blix Croell - The Radavist -Dec 6th 2022

Growing up in rural Iowa, you would’ve never been able to convince me bikes would be a way to go camping. I suppose you would’ve also had to convince me that bikes were cool in general. Either way, my younger years weren’t spent in a saddle cruising down the now coveted gravel roads. Iowa isn’t really on a whole lot of folks’ radar for bikes….heck it’s what most people consider a flyover state. But, back in 2016 I decided to race JingleCross on a whim and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was in Iowa. The only bike I had to race with was my pink Cake fat bike. While putzing around waiting for my race to start, I was approached by two guys who recognized my bike and were familiar with Erik Noren’s work. Logan and Thaddeus told me they had just opened a shop in Cedar Rapids called Goldfinch Cyclery and it sounded like a dream.


The Radavist is a group of individuals who share a love of cycling and the outdoors. We will always stop for a photo, or to hit a jump. We believe the outdoors should be respected. Please, pack it in and pack it out. Leave it better, even. Remember, we’re all ambassadors for cycling, so be polite on the road and the trails and observe the leave no trace principles.


BIKEIOWA NOTE - Goldfinch Cyclery in Cedar Rapids is one of the raddest shops in the state. They have some of the coolest bags on the planet and their color palette rivals that of a Wes Anderson Movie. We always enjoy stopping in and chatting with Logan, Thaddeus, Max and Lillian. If you are close by - STOP IN.

Photo Cred - the Radavist

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