Bicyclists of Iowa City Wednesday Night Social Ride
- 6 p.m. to 8p.m. -
- All Ages
The classic Sugar Bottom Loop workout: Start at Waterworks Park, just north of I-80 on Dubuque Street. Take Linder Road, Prairie Du Chien Road, Newport Road, and Sugar Bottom, and the new trail along Mehaffey Bridge Road to cruise into North Liberty. Then, it's back south on the Dubuque Street Trail to Waterworks Park. Dinner afterward at riders' choice of restaurants. About 21 Miles. Helmets required. Notice of cancellation due to weather will be posted on Facebook.
These rides, for experienced riders, offer fewer stops and an average speed of 13 to to over 18 mph--a bit more brisk than a leisure ride. Slower riders are always welcome to join the group and can easily shorten the route by turning around to retrace the route home at any time. Each weekly ride has a ride host, and lights and blinkies are important as we sometimes ride at dusk or in the dark. We often enjoy beverages and dinner after the ride at a local establishment near the ride start.