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Women/Trans*/Femme Bike Touring
May 21 @ 1:00 pm - May 22 @ 1:00 pmFree
This Spring/Summer, the Iowa City Bike Library, Johnson County Conservation, and Bur Oak Land Trust are teaming up to bring you a Women/Trans*/Femme Bike Touring Adventure Series. We will be cycling to public use areas and campgrounds, and each session will offer additional activities such as kayaking, hikes with a naturalist, foraging, fishing, and plenty of conversation around conservation. Mark your calendars: May 21/22, June 18/19
This event is inspired by a larger movement towards gender inclusivity and racial equity in cycling and the outdoors, and by Johnson County’s FIND. initiative.
All you need to start bike touring overnight is three things:
- a bike
- a way to carry some gear (rack and pannier)
- and a love of adventure
Here is a more extensive list of bike touring/packing gear, and if you only have a few things on this list–that’s OK! You gotta start somewhere and we are here to help.
May Bike Tour
Tuesday, May 17th 6 – 8 PM: pre-ride meet up at W/T/F Night-come with questions!
Saturday, May 21st 1 PM: meet at the Bike Library for a 10-mile ride
Sunday, May 22nd 10 AM: pack up and return to Iowa City
Timeline and activities:
2:30/3:00 Stopover Event: Cangleska Wakan-Barns tour, Creek stomp, fishing
3:00 – 5:00 Activity: Foraging with Naturalist and Fishing/Fly-Fishing
5:00 – 6:00 Destination: Turkey Creek – Bur Oak Land Trust
7:00 Campfire Discussion: Bur Oak Land Trust and Turkey Creek
Check out these great video resource for all things bike touring and bike packing. You will be on your own to pack your meals and if you want help with that or to collaborate with other rides come to a WTF Night any Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM with questions.