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
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
Marion-Cedar Rapids Road Hogs Bike Club
Midwest Xtreme Triathlon Club www.MWXTRI.com
North Liberty / Coralville Running and Bicycle Club (CRABS)
Sticks in the Water Paddlers firstname.lastname@example.org
Think Bicycles www.thinkbicycles.org
University of Iowa Cycling Club (UICC) www.iowacycling.org