Wednesday, June 18, 2008


we will be meeting at the west side of the iowa state capitol building tuesday morning, june 24, between 730 and 800 am, for an 800 am departure for the ride to adel. to underscore that roads ARE designed and built to be safe for bicycle traffic, we will ride en masse via hickman road and us highway 6 through west des moines, waukee and on into adel:
route details: distance--24 miles. 16mph average = 1.5 hours
--leave the capitol, and head down grand past the governor's mansion up to 42nd;
--north on 42d to University, jog east to 41st, then north on 41st to Hickman;
--west on hickman/highway 6 to adel.

if we fail to act, this could be one of the last rides we can lawfully do like this. don't get me started on what i think about THAT. [million dollar liability coverage...]

WHO: Dallas County Board of Supervisors
WHAT: Proposed Bicycle Event Ordinance
WHY: To show support for bicyclists and learn more about this ordinance
WHEN: June 24th at 9:30 am
WHERE: Adel City Hall, 301 S. 10th Street Adel, IA 50003 (
HOW: Just be there. Drive or ride your bike if you have the time

clear your schedules, and plan to ride with us. you can join us anywhere along the route: hickman and highway 6. cue the "convoy" song... [wince]

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