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TO FIND OUT IF A RIDE IS CANCELED GO THE BIC RIDE CALENDAR or Bicyclists of Iowa City Facebook for a cancellation notificaton.

RIDE HOST CANCELLATION GUIDELINES


ALL ride hosts should post the cancellation on Bicyclists of Iowa City Facebook, if they can.  That is the fastest!   

SATURDAY RIDE HOSTS:

The ride host will decide if the ride is to be canceled a MINIMUM of one hour before the ride start.  When a ride is canceled the host needs to contact Rebecca Donovan with a phone call or a text, 319-621-0691 or an email rebecca-donovan@uiowa.edu.  Rebecca will acknowledge back to the host the cancellation. If the host does not get a response back then contact Donna Hamm with a phone call or a text, 319-400-4111 or an email donnaghamm@q.com.
If the host can't post the information on Facebook inform Rebecca or Donna and they will process the posting. They will also post the cancellation  on the BIC/Club Express Ride/Event Calendar.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIDE HOSTS:

The ride host will decide if the ride is to be canceled a MINIMUM of one hour before the ride start.  The host needs to call or text Kurt Rogahn 319-362-8803 or email KurtR2828@aol.com   He will post the cancellation on the Ride/Event Calendar and if needed  on Facebook.
 

2SDAY 2WHEELERS RIDE HOSTS:

A MINIMUM of one hour before the ride start the ride host will send out a cancellation notification using the 2sday2Wheelers current email lists.. Cancellation will also be posted by Rebecca or Donna on BIC/Club Express Ride/Event calendar and if needed on Facebook.

Weather Conditions



If the weather looks uncertain, you should check Bicyclists of Iowa City Facebook and or the BIC web site event calendar page to see if a ride has been cancelled.  If there is no updated status, then please contact the ride host.  The ride host may cancel the ride at his or her discretion. If there is no ride host indicated for the ride please use your own discretion.  Usually, ride cancellations follow the same criteria:

  • Rain or snow falling
  • Heavy fog
  • High Winds
  • Lightning & Thunderstorms (Severe Weather Warnings)
  • Temperatures below 32°F/above 100°F (Heat indexes above 100°F, Wind Chill below 32°F)
  • Air Stagnation Warning
Heat Index* / Hot Weather Caution
0–90°F Caution— fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity
90–105°F Extreme caution— sunstroke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion are possible
105–130°F
Danger— sunstroke, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion are likely; heat stroke is possible
Note that exposure to full sun can increase heat index values by up to 15oF (8oC).