Spring, summer, fall, or winter… you can find Aaron cycling around Bike Iowa City year-round! “I love watching the changes as the seasons turn. Whether it’s the mountain bike trails going from dirt to snow, the students coming and going on my route to work in the morning, or the gravel and B-roads going from sludge to hardpack to ice and back again, the seasonal variations on my favorite routes are just so much fun.”
Before joining the Riverside Theatre as their Development Director, Aaron spent 7 years working at World of Bikes in Iowa City. “As a result, I have experience with every type of cycling, and a garage full of equipment that helps me ride wherever and whenever my whims or needs might take me. I’ve got 6 RAGBRAI’s under my belt (one self-contained with a bikepacking setup), tons of gravel experience, I’ve led fat bike excursions and bikepacking trips, participated in races, and commuted by bike on a daily basis for the last 10 years.”
Even though he doesn’t work with bikes on a day-to-day basis anymore, he still incorporates cycling into the local art and theatre scene. Back in 2021, he helped coordinate a partnership between The Riverside Theatre and the Iowa City Bike Library where they organized a “Bike to the Bard” event and led a group ride from the Iowa City Bike Library to the free Shakespeare in the Park performance.