Bicyclists of Iowa City Bike Shop Hop will start at Iowa City Big Grove at 8:00 AM on Sunday, September 11, 2022. An optional start will be Briar Ridge Bikes in Solon at 9:30 AM. Punch cards will be handed out at Big Grove at the start of the ride and at Briar Ridge Bikes if you choose to start there. This is a progressive bike ride visiting all five bike shops. The biking route is about 34 miles long. Please adhere to the schedule if you drive instead of biking the route. The Broken Spoke will not be participating.
Those stopping at all 5 shops will be eligible for five $50.00 bike shop certificates and a free pint of beer from I.C. Big Grove. The drawings for the certificates will be at the end of the ride at Big Grove. Be sure to ask about the special sales on products and/or services available for purchase only on Sunday, Sept. 11. If you need more time at the shop to complete a purchase discuss this with the shop owner/manager.
The shops will be sharing a 15-minute informative presentation about new equipment, trends in the biking world, shop events, and offers. Be sure to attend the presentations and get your card punched at each location.
Briar Ridge Bikes-More Is Less
Sugar Bottom Bikes- Electric Bikes----What's New?
Bike Library-Programs & Progress
Geoff's Bike and Ski- No presentation will be given. We will observe a "Moment of Silence" for Geoff's Mother who was killed in a bike/car accident. Her Celebration of Life is this Sunday, Sept. 11. The shop will be open and will offer a 10% discount on purchases.
World of Bikes- Cargo Bikes & Bike Fitting Services
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early at I. C. Big Grove (7:45am) & Briar Ridge (9:15am) to sign in and get your punch cards. THERE WILL NOT BE A MAP FOR THIS RIDE.
8:00 am-----Leave I.C. Big Grove-12255 Gilbert St., Iowa City & bike to Briar Ridge Bikes- 120 W. Main St. Solon (14 miles)
9:30 am-----Arrive Briar Ridge
10:00 am----Depart Briar Ridge & bike to Sugar Bottom- 325 N. Dubuque St. North Liberty (8.2 miles)
10:45 am-----Arrive Sugar Bottom
11:15 am-----Depart Sugar Bottom & bike to World of Bikes 723 S. Gilbert St. Iowa City (11 miles)
12:15 am-----Arrive World of Bikes
12:45 am-----Depart World of Bikes & bike to Geoff's 816 S. Gilbert St., I.C.
1:00 am-------Arrive Geoff's
1:30 am--------Depart Geoff's and bike to Bike Library -1222 S. Gilbert Court, I.C. (.5 mi.)
1:45 am--------Arrive Bike Library
2:15 am--------Depart Bike Library and bike to Big Grove for lunch, free beer, and a drawing for the gift certificates (.3 mi)
This is a rain or shine event. If it rains wear your rain gear or drive the route. Please watch your timing if you drive and adhere to the schedule so the shops are open and ready so you can attend their presentations.
Mark your calendars and ride with us on this fun and educational event.
Donna Hamm, email@example.com