as it approaches its first birthday, i want to acknowledge and publicly thank all of you who have stepped up and helped make the des moines bicycle kollective the rousing success that it already has become.
still in its infancy, the many hundreds of you friends of iowa bicycling have joined in the vision of butts on bikes, of cyclists creating cyclists.
the kollective spirit that is developing and growing here is doing so because of the giving, caring, loving efforts of wonderful men and women of all ages and skill levels who recognize, believe, and UNDERSTAND that things won't really get better unless and until we MAKE it better.
to those who see that, thanks, and to those who don't, get off your asses and get involved:
this song's for all of us.