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.
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.
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.
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.
Corridor Devo’s mission is to inspire an enjoyment of cycling amongst kids between the ages of 9 and 18 through the sport of cyclocross biking with an emphasis on camaraderie, fun, attitude, effort, and a healthy lifestyle. The group focuses on building a cohesive team where the kids and parents alike support and encourage everyone to no matter the skill level.
All skill levels are welcome including beginners. There are no fees to join. They have bikes to share for kids that do no currently have a bike.
CRANDIC Racing Club
The CRANDIC (Cedar Rapids and Iowa City) Racing Club loves to race. They race bikes, they run, they race triathlons, skis, even canoes. Every racer is welcome: the more the merrier and diversity is their strength. Whether you have competed many times or you look forward to your first race, they support and teach and encourage all to toe the line.