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South District Leisure Ride honoring Bob Oppliger

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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All ages and skill levels are welcome on our 3rd Thursday of the month, 5th Annual South Side Leisure Bike Rides May through September 6pm-7:30pm. Join on May 16th for a special Bike Month South District Ride honoring the life of Bob Oppliger.
We’ll start each ride at the Broadway Neighborhood Center and explore the beautiful south side of town and maybe even beyond!
Plus, thanks to our partners, all riders will also get a free home-made, all natural popsicle from our south side ice cream shop inside Acapulco Mexican Bakery while supplies last. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by a guardian.
This bike ride series started 5 years ago with long time bicycle advocate, South District resident and community builder, Bob Oppliger–he was passionate about so many things including empowering youth and families to feel confident riding their bicycles in the community where they live, work and play. Bob organized so many bike rides and educational bike rodeos for decades while also advocating for bicycling at the national level too! We celebrate Bob’s memory on these rides and as we come together as community to build relationships and to enjoy the beauty on this side of town.
We are also looking for Bike Leads and Sweep positions that help maintain a fun, safe ride for all. Please use link below to learn more and to sign up. This volunteering is a great way for high school youth to earn silver cord hours and for adults to give back and model being part of a team effort that uplifts an entire community WHILE having fun!
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP: https://shorturl.at/bC046
Big shout out to our partners: Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, South District Neighborhood Association, South of 6 Iowa City Business District, United Action for Youth, Bicyclists of Iowa City and Acapulco Mexican Bakery.


September 19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Broadway Neighborhood Center
2105 Broadway St
Iowa City, 52240 United States
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