LINN COUNTY MAYORS BIKE RIDE ON LABOR DAY  

The annual Linn County Mayors’ Bike Ride will be on Monday morning September 5, 2011. Linn County Trails Association and the Bicycle Advisory Committee are hosting the ride which will start and end at Ellis Park. It’s free and open to the public. Helmets are required.

Registration starts at 9:00 am in the parking lot near Ellis Blvd and Ellis Lane NW. Ride starts at 10:00 am. 2.5 or 8 mile route. Last year approximately 400 cyclists participated.

Live music from KantiRocks will follow in Ellis Park 10:45 am – 12:45 pm. www.kantirocks.com

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be donated to Linn County Trails Association. www.linncountytrails.org

 KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL CLASSES IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Let’s Run – Train For Your First 5K

Community Training & Response Center

Even if you have never run a step, you can build up to a 5K in eight weeks. This class will help with answering all your running questions and will encourage and motivate you. Topics from proper shoes and clothing to what to expect on race day. Show up ready to workout and have fun. Walkers are also welcome.

http://kirkwood.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=18976&int_category_id=7&int_sub_category_id=40

Indoor Cycling

Gold Pointe Fitness Club

High energy and intensity cycling class that will burn tons of calories and start your day off right. This class is for all levels and will allow you to go at your own pace.

http://kirkwood.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=18883&int_category_id=7&int_sub_category_id=40

Splash! Water Aerobics

New Life Fitness World West

Enjoy a great cardiovascular workout designed to burn calories, trim and tone your body, and still be easy on your joints. It’s a great workout for all levels of fitness with emphasis for those who need or enjoy the benefits of the environment of a pool. This workout can be modified for all fitness levels.

http://kirkwood.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=18836#

NEW LINN COUNTY TRAIL MAPS AT BIKE DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET AUG 6 

Bike Day at the Farmers Market is on August 6, 7:30 am – Noon at Greene Square Park. Linn Area Mountain Bike Association, Linn County Trails Association, Bicycle Advisory Committee and Bike Ambassadors will provide bike parking from 7:30 am – Noon.

Cyclists using the bicycle parking or stopping by with their bike will receive choice of beverage coupon from Parlor City, Jerseys, Prime Time, and Sammy’s, or a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Parlor City Ice Cream, while quantities last.

Stop by and visit with Linn County Trails Association about the Linn County Mayors Bike Ride. Recently updated Linn County trail maps will be available and they will have LCTA tshirts for sale. www.linncountytrails.org

The Bicycle Advisory Committee will have copies of the “Iowa Goes By Bicycle Guide” provided by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition. It includes information on the benefits of cycling, types of bikes, clearing for takeoff, rules of the road, selecting the best route, commuting, equipment, gear, apparel, bike etiquette, basic maintenance and repair.

Linn Area Mountain Bike Association recently constructed new singletrack trails at Squaw Creek Park in Marion. Beverly Park in Cedar Rapids has 5 miles of singletrack with many intersecting trails and loops for all skill levels, and optional natural and man-made obstacles alongside main trails. LAMBAonline.org.

    CLUBS AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

 Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) www.bicyclistofiowacity.org

 Bikeiowa   www.bikeiowa.com

 Cedar Rapids BMX  www.CedarRapidsBMX.com

 Cedar Valley Running Association (CVRA)  www.CVRA.net 

 Cedar Valley Association for Soft Trails www.cvast.org

 East Iowa Ski Club (EISC)  www.EastIowaSkiClub.com

 Hawkeye Bicycle Association (HBA) www.HawkeyeBike.org

 Iowa Bicycle Coalition  www.iowabicyclecoalition.org

 Iowa Bicycle Racing Association  www.Bikeiowa.org

 Iowa City Cycling Club (ICCC)   www.iowacitycyclingclub.com

 Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR) www.ICORRmtb.org

 League of American Bicyclists  www.bikeleague.org

 Kennedy Mt. Biking Club (Chain Gang)  www.Kenn.cr.d12.ia.us

 Linn Area Cyclers Bike Club  www.lacofcr.com www.lacofcr.org

 Linn Area Mountain Bike Assoc. (LAMBA) www.LAMBAonline.org

 Linn County Trails Association (LCTA)  

 www.LinnCountyTrails.org

 Marion-Cedar Rapids Road Hogs Bike Club 

 http://northtownebikes.com/for/roadhogs

 Midwest Xtreme Triathlon Club www.MWXTRI.com

 North Liberty / Coralville Running and Bicycle Club (CRABS)

 www.meetup.com/North-Liberty-Coralville-Running-and-

 Bicycling-Club

 Sticks in the Water Paddlers [email protected]

 Think Bicycles  www.thinkbicycles.org

 University of Iowa Cycling Club (UICC)  www.iowacycling.org