The Bike Lane
CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
Progress towards a Bicycle Friendly Community October 2011

CEDAR RAPIDS BIKE ROUTES AND SHARE THE ROAD SIGNS
City of Cedar Rapids crews have started installing share the road and bike route signs along 6 ft. wide paved bike shoulder routes. Signs and edgeline markings have been installed on Jacolyn Drive NW between E Avenue and 1st Avenue, Stoney Point Road SW between E Avenue and 16th Avenue, and Wilson Avenue SW between Stoney Point Road and Wiley Blvd. Several more locations are scheduled for installation this Fall or Spring 2012:

• Old Marion Road NE from 32nd Street to C Avenue
• 29th Street NE from Oakland Road to CEMAR Trail
• Cottage Grove Avenue SE from Forest Drive to 34th Street
• 34th Street SE from Cottage Grove Avenue to Bever Avenue
• J Street SW from Prairie Creek Bridge to Miller Avenue
• J Street SW from 27th Avenue to 33rd Avenue
• Wilson Avenue SW from 31st Street to 8th Street
• 1st Avenue W from Jacolyn Drive NW to 21st Street

HBA RACING CYCLOCROSS AT MORGAN CREEK PARK OCTOBER 9
HBA Racing is hosting Morgan Cross cyclocross races at Morgan Creek Park in Cedar Rapids on Sunday October 9, 2011. Categories include Masters, Cat 4, Beginners, Juniors, Cat 3/4, Women’s Open and Men’s Open.    http://www.hbaracing.com/racing.html

Cyclocross races typically consist of many laps of a 1.5 to 2 mile course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.

Sponsored by HBA, Morgan Creek Park, Northtowne Cycling and Fitness, and Hall Bicycle Company.

SECOND ANNUAL FAIRVIEW FARM TRAIL RUN AND WALK
Cedar Valley Running Association presents the Second Annual Fairview Farm Trail Run and Walk in association with Linn Area Mountain Bike Association at noon on Sunday November 6, 2011 at Beverly Park in Cedar Rapids. The 3 mile and 5 mile run, and 3 mile walk events are all dog friendly! You are encouraged to bring your dog to run or walk with you. Post race food and beverages, including coffee, will be provided by local sponsors. Proceeds will be donated to the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for improvements to Beverly Park.
http://www.cvra.net/races/fairview-trail-run

Sponsored by Casey’s General Store, The Shack, Metro Plumbing and Heating, Linn Area Mountain Bike Association, Jules Bakery, Chick-fil-A, Pepperidge Farm, and Mercy Cedar Rapids.

 

 

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLIST ANNOUNCES FALL 2011  BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS
The League of American Bicyclists awarded Fall 2011 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards to 2 Iowa businesses:
Bronze – Bike Tech in Cedar Falls
Honorable Mention – New Pioneer Food Co-op in Iowa City

 

A Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) is a corporation, organization, association, government agency, or non-profit that actively promotes bicycling for transportation, recreation, exercise, and sport. A BFB practices social responsibility by weaving bicycling into the business culture and gives employees the opportunity to be active stewards of their personal and environmental health through bicycling.

 

To apply or learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Business program, visit the League online at http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlybusiness/index.phps

 

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 sticksinthewater@yahoo.com
 Think Bicycles  www.thinkbicycles.org
 University of Iowa Cycling Club (UICC)  www.iowacycling.org