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Iowa Bicycle Summit

  • Iowa Events Center
  • Address: 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • January 26, 2018
  • Beginning at 8am (see description for a detailed schedule)
  • Phone: (515) 309-2867
  • Price: $135 - $165 + fees

The Iowa Bicycle Summit is an annual conference providing education on the latest bicycle facilities, technology, and programming. Now in its 12th year, the Iowa Bicycle Summit brings national speakers to Iowa to share bicycle facility successes and best practices from around the United States.  Many of the lessons learned at the Summit have manifested into trail facilities and safety.


8-8:30am: Networking & Registration 

8:30-10am: Session 1, Room 105: Bicycle Network Analysis

Dr. Jennifer Boldry, PeopleForBikes

Room 104: New Marketing for Trails and Bicycling

Kim Manning - Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau

Brian Dewey - Koloni Bike Share

Brooke Miller & Amy Zeigler - Travel Iowa

This session will present on new frontiers to market people to trail and bicycling.  New changes in the bike share business have been making bike share available in smaller markets.  Finally, learn how can Travel Iowa help your efforts to market your trail or bicycling.

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM  Networking Break

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Session 2

Room 105: Big Jump and Other Programs to Advance Bicycling - Dr. Jennifer Boldry, PeopleForBikes

Room 104: New Safety Efforts

Milly Ortiz, Iowa DOT

Mark Wyatt & Charlie Smith, Iowa Bicycle Coalition Driver Education Program


This session will present information about the Safety Performance Measures at the Iowa DOT.  It will update the participants on the upcoming DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan.  There will be an overview of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s Driver Education program.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking, Room 103

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  Session 3

Room 105:  MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide

KC Atkins, P.E. (MN, WI, SD), Associate | Senior Engineer
Toole Design Group

Description TBA

Room 104: Art of Trails

Mallory Hanson, Northeast Iowa RC&D
Regional Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator

Liesl Voges, Community Development Manager
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Jim Miller, Waukee Trailhead Project

This session will present on public art projects from the trailhead projects along the Raccoon River Valley Trail, to new efforts along the Turkey River Recreational Corridor.

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM  Networking Break

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM  Session 4

Room 105: AASHTO Guide Update

KC Atkins, P.E. (MN, WI, SD), Associate | Senior Engineer
Toole Design Group

Description TBA

Room 104: Success & Lessons with New Bicycle Facilities

Brian Wilhelm, City of Des Moines


This session will look at the success and lessons learned from the Grand Avenue Project and other new projects about Iowa.

Iowa Bike Expo is one of the biggest one-day bike shows in the Midwest. This free-to-the-public event hosts over 5,000 people shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 27, 2018 (10:00 AM to 4:30 PM)  in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center,  Hy Vee Hall, 833 5th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. There will be trail, event, and equipment exhibitors from all over the country. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.

Iowa Bicycle Summit