The Iowa City area is home to a surprising number of bike clubs and other cycling-related organizations. Some are specialized for specific cycling disciplines, some are focused on racing, some are focused on the more social aspects of cycling, and some work on cycling-related advocacy. Below are the websites for a few of the organizations that maintain active websites with plentiful information about group rides, races, and other events.

Think Bicycles of Johnson County

A nonprofit organization promoting cycling as the preferred form of transportation and strengthening the bicycle culture in Johnson County.

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Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC)

An Iowa City-based club with over 450 members, BIC is known locally and regionally for cycling advocacy and its schedule of activities and events. BIC hosts rides several days of the week, catering to beginning, intermediate, and advanced riders. Rides include paved bike path routes, road bicycling, and regional touring.

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Gravel Scouts

A crew dedicated to finding the best adventures that Iowa can offer on a bicycle.

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Iowa City Bike Library

An Iowa City nonprofit working to get more people on bikes through education, workshop space, bike rentals, and more.

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Iowa City Cycling Club

A club formed to further the sport of bicycling through race promoting, team sponsorship, training, and mentoring other cyclists. Support all aspects of cycling and fitness, including advocacy, safety, and community involvement.

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Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR)

A volunteer-based, nonprofit organization formed to promote, preserve, and improve mountain bike trail access in Iowa. Maintains local singletrack trails and organizes and promotes events and races throughout the year.

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NCJC Youth Off-Road Riders (YORR)

A group that provides youth who have an interest in cycling with the coaching and camaraderie to help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cycling goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. The program guides youth towards learning a variety of news skills and introduces them to the sport of cycling. Youth can participate in the competitive racing team or the non-competitive club.

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Iowa Bicycle Coalition

An Iowa nonprofit working to promote Iowa cycling as safe and enjoyable recreation and transportation.

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