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BIC Bike Shop Hop

Map: Bike Expo 2018 - 22.3 miles

UPDATE:  Broken Spoke is closed on Sunday.  Go to Big Grove Iowa City parking lot after World of Bikes for drawing at 12:25 (not 1:00).

BIC's Bike Shop Hop on Sunday, May 6 will also start at Sugar Bottom Bikes in North Liberty. Meet at 9 am to sign in, get your punch card, and listen to the presentation at 9:10 AM. Spend time in the shop and leave at 9:45 for arrival at Geoff's Bike and Ski by 10:45 AM. So you can choose whether to start at either Big Grove Brewery or Sugar Bottom Bikes.

The first meeting location is
the parking lot of Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City at 7:45 AM.  We will bike from Big Grove to Sugar Bottom Bikes (North Liberty) and back to Iowa City, stopping at all 3 bike shops. For details and current map, click here. Discard any other maps that you may have printed previously. Your ride host will be Dale Simon.

You will be given a punch card at the beginning of the ride at the Big Grove parking lot. Be sure you visit ALL 4 bike shops and have your card marked or punched. At the end of the ride in the Big Grove Parking lot, turn in your card and receive a ticket for a FREE pint of beer provided by Big Grove. Big Grove is planning a special Bike Shop Hop appetizer, for purchase to go with your beer. There will be a drawing at 1 PM for 4 gift certificates ($50 each), one from each bike shop. Again, you must have your card punched by ALL 4 bike shops to be eligible for the gift certificate. You do not need to be in attendance to win a certificate.

The 4 bike shops are planning a 15 minute informative presentation on a biking subject including a live demonstration on bike maintenance, bike packing, route/ride planning and bike commuting. Special sales on products and/or services will be available for purchase only on May 6th.  You may go back to the bike shops to complete your purchase prior to their closing on Sunday.

The bike shops would appreciate your attention to their presentations - please watch your times so you can listen to them. Here is the schedule for the Bike Shop Hop:

7:45 AM     1st time start @ Big Grove parking lot - receive/sign your punch card 
9:00 AM     2nd meeting time @ Sugar Bottom Bikes, receive/sign your punch card
First group:
8:00 AM
    Depart for Sugar Bottom Bikes in North Liberty
9:00 AM     Arrive Sugar Bottom Bikes - PRESENTATION AT 9:10
All groups:
9:45 AM
    Start riding back to Iowa City to Geoff's Bike and Ski
10:45 AM   Arrive Geoff's Bike and Ski - PRESENTATION AT 11:00
11:25 AM   Leave Geoff's and go to World of Bikes - PRESENTATION 11:40
12:15 PM   Leave World of Bikes and go to Big Grove parking lot
12:25 PM    Drawing for gift certificate


Join us for a fun day of visiting our local bike shops!

Donna Hamm
Email donnaghamm@q.com with questions.

When:
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7:45 AM until 1:00 PM
Where:
Starts and ends at Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City parking lot.
1225 S. Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA  52240
Contact:
Donna G Hamm
Category:
Cycling Events
Registration is not Required