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Think Iowa City Bicycling Guide


The Iowa City area is fortunate to have numerous fine bicycle shops.

All local area bike shops (except Scheels) offer members a 10% discount on specific items when you present your current Bicyclists of Iowa City Membership Card. Scheels supports bicycling events, in general, in the area.

Remember, shops are doing this as a service to members. You support bicycling in Iowa City, Coralville and Johnson County Iowa when you purchase bicycles and cycling needs locally.  (Page updated June 2018)


Bicycle Shops (call or check websites for store hours)

World of Bikes
Owner: Ryan Baker
723 South Gilbert
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
319-351-8337, 1-800-794-8337
The Broken Spoke
Owner: Michael Chamberlain
757 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
319-338-8900
Geoff's Bike & Ski
Owner: Geoff Perrill
816 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-338-7202
Scheels All Sport
1461 Coral Ridge Avenue
Coralville, Iowa 52241
319-625-9959
Sugar Bottom Bikes
Owner: Jon Yetley
325 North Dubuque Street
North Liberty, IA 52317
319-626-2326


Bicycle Clubs

Bike Burlington Bike Club Chicago Cycling Club Des Moines Cycle Club
Dubuque Bike Club Friends of Central Iowa Biking Hawkeye Bicycle Association - Cedar Rapids
  Iowa City Cycling Club Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR)
Iowa State University Cycling Club
Lake Country Cyclists - Ankeny Melon City Bike Club - Muscatine
Pella Cycling Club Quad Cities Bicycle Club Cedar Valley Cyclists - Cedar Falls/Waterloo
Thursday Night Taco Ride - Southwest Iowa Riverbend Bicycle Club - Clinton University of Iowa Cycling Club

Bike Rides, Races and Events

BikeIowa.com Iowa Bicycle Racing Association Jingle Cross Iowa City
Iowa Games RAGBRAI Bike Van Buren
Le Tour de France Mike Bentley's Midwest Bike Rides Old Capitol Criterium
Bike Tour Network TOMRV

Bike Trails

Bike Radar Routes - Bikely.com Central Iowa Tourism Region Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Cedar Rapids/Waterloo
Polk County Iowa trails Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail - Illinois Heritage Trail - Dubuque/Dyersville
Iowa National Heritage Foundation *excellent* Bike Iowa Trail Finder Strava Heat Map
Kewash Nature Trail - Washington - Keota Linn County Trails Association Raccoon River Trail
Mississippi River Trail Root River Trail - SE Minnesota Grundy County Pioneer Trail
Sauk Rail Trail - Lake View, Carroll Wabash Trace Nature Trail Hoover Trail - Ely, Cedar Rapids

Iowa DOT and Bike Laws

Iowa DOT County Maps Iowa Bicycle Map Iowa Bicycle Laws
Iowa DOT Transportation Data Iowa DOT - Iowa Bikes Iowa Legislature Committee on Transportation
Road Rage - Iowa DOT Road Work Report (Traveler Information)

Bicycle Federations

Iowa City Bike Library Iowa Bicycle Coalition League of American Bicyclists
Wisconsin Bike Fed Adventure Cycling Association Nebraska Bicycling Alliance
League of Michigan Bicyclists Ride Illinois Active Transportation Alliance (Chicagoland)
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation Bicycle Colorado
Bicycle Indiana

Cycling Advocacy

John Forester Cycling Transportation Engineer Probicycle.com  
Bicycle Statutes, Laws & Codes by State People For Bikes Alliance for Biking and Walking
Think Bicycles of Johnson County US Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
National Center for Bicycling and Walking International Bicycling Fund Cycling Advocacy Organizations

Bike Helmets

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Tandem Cycling Links

Paired Iowans Going Somewhere (PIGS) Tandem Bicycle basics Tandem FAQ: Everything You Ever Need to Know