Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pippa Competes the Race Across America (RAM)

Tired but elated, Pippa Middleton (sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge) was all smiles yesterday as she completed the Race Across America.
          Pippa, 30, crossed the finish line just after 3am in Annapolis, Maryland, following six days, ten hours, fifty-four minutes and 3,000 miles.
          She was the only woman on the team that also included her brother James. “I was talked into this by most of the boys, and particularly by James,” she stated.  “I found cycling at night quite intimidating. There were a few nights when we came across snakes, skunks and deer.”
          Pippa and her team were raising money for the British Heart Foundation – which has appointed her as an ambassador – and The Michael Matthews Foundation, named after a British adventurer who died in 1999, aged 22, on Mount Everest.  It provides education to children who wouldn't otherwise receive one. 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cycling - A Royal Affair!

Dateline:  San Diego, California, Saturday, June 14.  Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton, the future queen of England), and their brother, James, are participating in the Race Across America.  They left San Diego, California, Saturday morning (June 14, 2014) on their way to Annapolis, Maryland.  According to news stories, she is the only lady in a four person team.  The closest they will be to our area is Camdenton, Mo.  The Race Across America website estimates the first team of four racers should reach Camdenton on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at midnight. GO PIPPA!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Important Iowa Supreme Court Decision

This morning the Iowa Supreme Court handed down a decision where a cyclist was injured while riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in Iowa City.  She sued the city for failing to maintain a proper sidewalk, the city interplead the State.  Additional details will be forthcoming.

People For Bikes

You might have heard of PeopleForBikes. They are a national movement making riding better for everyone, and they've given us a challenge: if we can get 10,000 bicyclists to become free members of PeopleForBikes, they will give $10,000 to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on PeopleForBikes Day during RAGBRAI. Seriously. Sign the form at http://www.peopleforbikes.org/page/s/RAGBRAI14, ask a few friends to do the same, and help us make bicycling better for everyone. People For Bikes is a charitable giving foundation funded by the bicycle industry.

PeopleForBikes Day on RAGBRAI will be Wednesday, July 23 - Hump Day in Mason City. Wouldn’t it be great to see that $10,000 check on the stage in downtown Mason City?

Please sign up now!


Monday, June 9, 2014

The June/July NITC Newsletter is now online

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Courage Ride

Saturday August 23rd; Ride starts at 6:30-7:00AM

1421 540th St. SW Kalona, IA 

The Courage Ride travels over gently rolling hills, past Amish homesteads and over old stagecoach routes. The ride is known for its live music and one-of-a-kind rest stops that feature delicious food and friendly volunteers. There are six different routes, ranging from 16 miles to just over 100 miles. The ride starts at Iowa Mennonite School, 1421 540th St SW, Kalona, Ia., just 15 minutes SW of Iowa City. Registration: $50 prior to Aug. 16, $60 after. Includes breakfast and lunch, sag support and rest stops. Proceeds from the Courage Ride help fund sarcoma cancer research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Last year, over $42,000 was raised. The ride is sponsored by the Bicyclists of Iowa City. For more information or to register, visit: www.courageride.org

1421 540th St SW, Kalona, Ia