Biking at Iowa is an environmentally-friendly and healthy alternative to driving on campus. Whether it's commuting, competitive biking, or anything in between, Iowa is a great place to bike. There is plenty of biking infrastructure and support for any avid or aspiring cyclist.
Even though the weather is getting colder, there’s no need to put your bike in the basement or garage. To encourage and reward winter biking, the Office of Sustainability presented the Winter Warrior Challenge Nov. 27 to Dec. 10. See the final leaderboard and photo winners here.
Many people bike year-round. Before venturing outside, be sure to check road conditions, layer clothing, and maintain your bike. See these tips for a safe ride to work, class or on a trail.
The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Iowa for the second time with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award. The University of Iowa is the only university in Iowa to earn the Bicycle Friendly University designation. The League’s BFU application evaluates applicants’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning. See the announcement for more information.
Do you part to prevent bike theft.The University of Iowa Police Department has recently received a number of reports about bike thefts on campus. Be part of the solution by correctly locking your bicycle and taking other preventative measures. See these tips for preventing theft.
Biking by the Numbers
Data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey shows:
- Iowa City with 1,252 bike commuters among a population of 70,131
- Iowa City ranked sixth in the Midwest in commuting percent (3.23 percent)
- Iowa City ranked 14th in the country among cities with populations of 65,000 to 100,000
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