We’re super pumped to team up with Gravel Scouts and World of Bikes to bring you this year’s Jingle Cross Gravel Group Ride! Take a brief intermission from the cyclocross World Cup action and join us Saturday, Sept. 29th at 7am at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Areal for about 50 miles of beautiful Johnson County gravel goodness. Everyone that comes along for the ride scores a FREE pass to the evenings Jingle Cross World Cup Races!
Flat tires can happen and leave you stranded. We want to empower you with the knowledge to fix the flat, get yourself home, and do it with style! There will be a demonstration, hands on stations, and plenty of time for discussion. You will leave this clinic knowing what tools you will need and how to use them! Feel free to bring your bike or front wheel, but it’s not required. This W/T/F (women, trans, femme) event will be hosted by Michelle Barker and Rebecca Crouse of Goldfinch Cyclery in Cedar Rapids. No dudes allowed! Light refreshments will be provided. This workshop is free to attend, but we are requesting that attendees help build community for other women by bringing a hygiene item or cash to be donated to the local Waypoint ServicesMadge Phillips Center Shelter.
Friends, it’s been a doozie of a month over here at the shop. Thank you all for letting us be a part of your big ride this last week. We’re closing up shop tomorrow, Sunday the 29th so our people can catch some downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience. We’ll be back in action on Monday.
Cedar Rapids Swift Campout final dispatch! First things first, the shop is open today, Friday, June 22nd from 11am-7pm but will be CLOSED Tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To all the wanderlusters teaming up with us for this weekend’s Swift Campout, we’ve got a few important details and reminders to share…
1) This is a 100% self-supported ride. Please bring EVERYTHING that you’ll need to stay comfortable on and off the bike.
2.) Bring yourself packed up, fueled up, and ready to roll out from the shop by 10am tomorrow for about 30, no-drop miles to our campsites. Grab breakfast from our friends in the neighborhood Parlor City or Brewhemia who both start serving at 8am on Saturdays. We’re planning on stopping for lunch at Sag Wagon North in Center Point. We will be packing our own dinner and breakfast essentials for Sunday morning. You should too!
3.) Bring your best bug repellent game, friends. The mosquitos can be brutal out there this time of year!
4.) While the ride out to camp is a big ol’ group effort, know that Sunday’s ride home is totally on your own terms. Pack it out whenever you’re ready! There’s a really good chance you’ll find a few new friends to ride home with.
Oh man. We are so stoked! See y’all tomorrow! #swiftcampout