The Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) was founded in 1976. Since we began as a small group of passionate individuals, the club has since grown to over 400 members from the Iowa City area. Primarily located in Johnson County, Iowa, with a 2013 estimated population of 139,000, the club has become locally and regionally known and recognized by cyclists and members of the community as a prime source for cycling advocacy.
We plan monthly meetings year round, which are open to the public. Our Executive Board meetings are usually planned on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Executive Board Meetings usually include club business pertaining to current topics of interests, issues, events, etc. General Meetings are held a minimum of three times a year, with Board Member Elections in October. General meetings include advocacy items general entertainment presentations with presentations from club members about bicycling tours, RAGBRAI information, education, etc. Check out the Club News page on our website to obtain information on our next club meeting or check out our online calendar on our website.
Saturday and Sunday rides are offered April through October (weather permitting), and range in distance from 20 to 100 miles.
Saturday rides are intermediate to advanced rides where we may stop to regroup at certain points along the route. Typically these rides include a stop at a dining establishment before the group ventures back, or this may be planned as a choice at the end. Saturday rides may venture to a city festival or other attraction. The ride leader or host may freely ride with all members of the group and will not always ride with the slowest rider of the group.
Most rides are intermediate level at 10-14 miles per hour, but you should check the ride classification provided to get a better idea of what to expect.
Sunday rides in 2015 will be hosted by BIC member Steve Poggenpohl. These rides will offer different distance routes and longer options for those training for RAGBRAI.
Any rides without a Ride Host will be 'Show and Go' rides. No ride leader will attend this ride. Riders who attend this ride are encouraged to review maps beforehand and create their own route. Riders should be familiar with the general area before attending a show and go ride as there is no support provided.
BIC also offers leisure rides which are scheduled in distances of 5-20 miles and for those who ride less than ten miles per hour. They are perfect for the beginning or new rider who wants to increase his or her cycling skills or just hang out with a great group of people. All riders stay together as a group and may enjoy ice cream or a quick snack at the end of the ride.