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Sat May 18 2024 / Issue #50

On Our Radar

May is Bike Month and we've been busy with events and getting some miles in! And... there are still plenty of May events around the state yet to attend.

The 20th annual Ride of Silence was last week. Thanks to those who rode with us on this powerful yet somber event. Read our recap.

Our Singlespeed Cruiser 100 Ride is back this Saturday (May 25th). Join us on this 100 mile journey on some of Iowa's best trails and stopping at world-class establishments. Don't own a Cruiser or a Singlespeed? No worries. ALL bikes are welcome! This is a great route for your first century. There is still time to register. You get some cool swag and a chance to win a Singlespeed Brewing Co-branded singlespeed bike!


You are the first to see our new collections that are open for pre-order now through May 23rd. Sorry for the short order-window, but it ensures we'll get them 2nd week in July. We go in depth here: Windy Vista Collection Blows in with Youth Sizing and 2024 BIKEIOWA "Party Crew" Collection is open for pre-orders or go straight to the pre-order pages: "Windy Vista" Collection and "Party Crew" Collection. We highly recommend pre-ordering so you get the size and style you want as we won't be going overboard on inventory this year.

New Styles

We chose to use two new styles from Primal Wear that we will be using going forward. We've been testing them for the past month and two thumbs up!

  1. A new true-to-fit Women's Astera Tank with NO built-in bra and two rear pockets! Ladies - did ya get that? True-to-size AND no built-in bra!!  This will replace the Gemini Tank that we offered in the past.
  2. A new crew shirt called the Atouran with a new lighter-weight wicking fabric, fits true-to-size, 20% larger rear pockets and still has the snaps we love!

"Party Crew" Collection

A nod to the laid-back vibes that come with every pedal stroke.

Pre-Order Now


A whimsical journey through abstract landscapes
This is the first time we've offered a design in Youth sizes!

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Quick Links

News - Lots of new posts this month!
Events - 110 upcoming events listed!

BIKEIOWA STORE - all the gear!
Sponsors - They make BIKEIOWA Tick!
ON SALE - $25 & $35 jerseys, tanks and crews
BANDito Sling - our latest creation

Thanks for using BikeIowa
Ride Safe!
Scott Sumpter


Des Moines 20th Annual Ride of Silence to honor of those who could not »

Windy Vista Collection Blows in with Youth Sizing »

a whimsical journey through abstract landscapes

2024 BIKEIOWA "Party Crew" Collection is open for pre-orders »

A nod to the laid-back vibes and good times that come with every pedal stroke.

Ankeny Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update »

Upcoming Events

Sat May 18 2024
80/35 BMX Race Day »
Des Moines, BMX
Gary's Annual Brain Cancer Bike Ride »
Waukee, Trail Ride
ISMTBL Race 1: Scott County Park »
Eldridge, Mountain Biking
MARSHMALLO Century Ride »
Marshalltown, Road
Pigtails Ride »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
Silver City Century »
Silver City, Gravel
Tour de Tulips »
Orange City, Tour
Sun May 19 2024
Coolest Bike in Town Show »
Des Moines, Expo/Sales/Swap
core4 westside training ride »
Amana, Gravel
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Woodward, Party Ride
International Women's MTB Day Ride 2024 »
Des Moines, Mountain Biking
Tue May 21 2024
Iowa Gravel Project Weekly #8 Orilla »
Cumming, Gravel
Quad Cities Time Trial Series #1 »
Barstow IL, Time Trial
Wed May 22 2024
Iowa Bicycle Coalition Fundraiser Featuring BMX »
Des Moines, Safety/Education/Training
Fri May 24 2024
Bike Month - HANDLEBAR Happy Hour & Singlespeed Cruiser 100 Packet Pick-up »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Friday Night Fever Criterium »
Burlington, Criterium
Sat May 25 2024
2024 Snake Alley Criterium »
Burlington, Criterium
80/35 BMX Race Day »
Des Moines, BMX
Bicycle Brew BBQ (9th Annual) »
Bondurant, Party Ride
BRAG - Bike Ride Around Greene County »
Jefferson, Party Ride
High Trestle Trail Full Moon Rides »
Madrid, Party Ride
Singlespeed Cruiser 100 Ride »
Des Moines, Trail Ride
Tue May 28 2024
Iowa Gravel Project Weekly #9 Kinship Brewing (tentatively) »
Waukee, Gravel
Sat Jun 01 2024
Bike to X-Out Fragile X »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Bridges Ride »
Waterloo, Trail Ride
ISMTBL Race #2: Sugar Bottom »
Solon, Mountain Biking
Sun Jun 02 2024
FORC-Side Thrill Ride MTB Race »
Davenport, Mountain Biking
High Trestle Trail Sunday Funday Rides »
Slater, Party Ride
Tue Jun 04 2024
Iowa Gravel Project #10 Grimes »
Grimes, Gravel
Thu Jun 06 2024
Pint Night Ride - DSM - IPR »
Des Moines, Party Ride
Sat Jun 08 2024
BikeRideAroundKossuth (BRAK) -- Annual Bikes for Kids Campaign »
Bancroft,, Other
Break the Cycle Challenge Ride - Des Moines (25/50/100 miles) »
Ankeny, Trail Ride
ISMTBL Race #3: Decorah »
Decorah, Mountain Biking
Prairie Burn 100 »
Grinnell, Gravel
The Wabash Open 3 »
Council Bluffs, Party Ride
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Iowa Bicycle Coalition to Host Fundraiser on May 22 for BMX and Community Action Sports Complex »
Marion cyclists ride to remind people the importance of sharing the road »
BIKEIOWA honors fallen cyclists, calls for safer roads »
Tonight’s ‘silent’ ride remembers cyclists killed, hurt in crashes »
Des Moines' Bill Riley Trail will close in phases this summer for new paving »
People in Linn County to remember those killed in bike crashes at annual Ride of Silence »
Principal Charity Classic adding new biking initiative in 2024 »
Gowrie trail project to commence »
Kids can learn bicycle skills during "Pedal Power" event on May 19 »
Cyclist struck in Council Bluffs resulting in Injuries »
Cedar Rapids kicks off Bike to Work Week »
Le Mars PD seeks volunteers to patrol bike trails »
Boy Injured In Bicycle-Truck Accident In Westside »
RAGBRAI Training: Getting Equipped for RAGBRAI »
Davenport highlights Bicycle Safety Month »
Chain Reaction Bike Hub looks to expand transportation access in Linn County »
Statewide event next week aims to get kids walking, biking to school »
Northeast Iowa Bike Guide Map Completed »
Cycling Guide 2024 »
BIKEIOWA Hosts 20th Annual Ride of Silence to Honor Fallen Cyclists and Advocate for Road Safety »
Cyclists ride DART buses for free in May »
Tony, Outskirtz Bar owner in Orilla, passes away »
Crosswalk Protection Bill signed into Law »
Hardin County portion of Iowa River’s Edge Trail to receive $2 million grant »
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Sat May 18 2024 / Issue #50