Meet Matt.

I am Matt Burkey. I ride 12 months a year. I commute to work near everyday, even in the snow. I ride roads, gravel, trails, some off road. I’ve been cycling in Iowa for 8 years and learned a lot along the way. Every ride should be fun.

I love how easy and accessible cycling is in the Iowa City area. I hadn’t been into bike riding for almost 10 years until I moved to Iowa City and really fell in love with it. There are so many trails and roads and clubs to join. It’s easy to pick up a bike and ride anywhere in Johnson County.

When + why did you start biking

I started biking in my youth and got back into it after living in Iowa City for a year. I started biking again because the bus route was 45 minutes to go two miles. I figured I could bike faster. Then I fell in love with cycling again.

Favorite cycling event in Bike Iowa City

IC Gravel and Jingle Cross.

You're ready for some grub after a ride. Where will we find you?

At home with a piece of cake.

Bike organizations you're involved with

The Gravel Scouts and the Iowa City Bike Library.
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