[SPECIAL EVENT RIDES] | [RAGBRAI]
[RIDE SIGNUP SHEET (pdf)]
Saturday and Sunday rides are planned year round (weather permitting), ranging in distance from 20 to 100 miles. You do not need to be a member of BIC to join in on the rides, however we hope that after a few rides with us, you will see the benefits of a membership.
[WEEKDAY RIDES] | [EVENT RIDES]
Saturday rides focus more on the general group enjoyment of the ride.
These are casual rides where we stop to regroup at certain points along the route in order to refresh ourselves. Typically these rides include a stop at a dining establishment before the group ventures back, or this may be planned as a choice at the end. more...
Most rides are slow to mid-paced, but you should check the ride classification provided to get a better idea of what to expect. Ride leaders will generally look after the slowest rider so that no one is left behind.
Sunday rides are a bit more focused on the miles and training aspect of cycling.
If you are training for RAGBRAI and other long mileage events, and are more focused on mileage than conversation, these rides may be for you. Breaks are less frequent and the ride leader decides if he or she will look after you. In some cases, riders may or may not regroup on the route. See the detailed classification information to determain this. When in doubt, please contact the ride leader. You don't need to be a faster rider to ride one of these rides, but you should be prepared to complete the mileage selected for that day. more...
Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the ride departure time, so that we may start riding on time. While many leaders choose often to wait an extra five to ten minutes past the scheduled start time, there is no guarantee this will happen. If you show up late, you will be responsible for your own well-being.
As with all rides, some aspects may change depending on the leader's tastes. If you have doubts, please contact the leader. Check Check the Ride Classification section (below) for more details on the classification given to each ride. If you still have questions about a ride, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Morning Rides
Every Tuesday morning, the group, known as "2sday 2wheelers" will gather at the designated point and begin the ride at 9 am, weather permitting. Rides vary in length from 30-45 miles; the pace is 12-14 mph overall average. We usually make a refreshment stop mid-ride & other short stops along the way so that we can stay together, enjoy the views, & smell the posies. Tuesday morning rides are scheduled from April through October. more...
Wednesday Night Rides
Every Wednesday night we meet at a designated starting point at either 5:30 or 6:00. We take a "loop route" which varies in length from 22 to 32 miles, and a faster pace, around 13-20 mph. Riders organize compatible groups and ride. Each weekly ride has a leader. After the ride we meet at at a local eatery for dinner. Wednesday Night Rides are every Wednesday from April through September. more...
Thursday Evening Leisure Rides
If you're a beginner or a casual recreational rider, then join us every Thursday evening for a leisure ride around the Iowa City Metropolitan Area via the trails and low traffic roads. We stay together as a group and typically stop for refreshments after the ride (ice cream!). A great group of friendly riders who will look after you! Scheduled from May through August, rides may extend into October based on weather conditions and general interest. more...
Sometimes a ride host may not be able to lead a ride due to last-minute circumstances. If the weather looks uncertain, you should check our Facebook page to see if a ride has been cancelled. If there is no updated status, then please contact the ride host. Rides may be cancelled up to 12 hours before ride start time. If they are cancelled, it's important to note that the ride host may still have it at his or her discretion, but BIC is no longer responsible for it. Usually, ride cancellations follow the same criteria:
BIC depends on its members to ensure a good time is had by all. Therefore, please review our ride classification system so that you select a ride that matches your cycling style and abilities. When in doubt, select the lower level. Note that ride policies are more of a recommendation than a rule. Some ride leaders will follow the practice they feel works best for their ride.
45 to 100 miles
|These rides are designed for the fast-paced rider. The pace is between 15 and 20 miles per hour and the route distance is between 45 and 100 miles. Riders will ride the selected distance at the designated pace. Rest stops will be few and quick. The riders decides if they regroup along the route. This classification will comprise of only Sunday rides.||
|These rides are designed for the mid-paced rider. The pace is between 12 and 17 miles per hour and the route distance is between 25 and 65 miles. Rides over 65 miles are possible, but should not extend too far beyond that number. Rest stops comprise of a few quick stops and a possible longer break, usually at a food venue. Saturday rides should include this lunch break, while Sunday rides should have this as optional. Both Saturday and Sunday rides comprise of this classification. Saturday rides require regrouping along the ride, while regrouping is optional on Sunday rides.||12-17 mph|
15 to 40 miles
|These rides are designed for the casual-paced rider. The pace is between 10 and 15 miles per hour and the route distance is between 15 and 40 miles. The riders will regroup along the route. Rest stops are required and may comprise of quick stops and lengthy stops. A mid point or end point stop will usually exceed 30 minutes (festival or event). Only Saturday rides will comprise of this classification.||10-15 mph|