On Saturday morning, April 11, fellow cyclist Doug Smith was recklessly
run down by a motorist near Winterset, Iowa . Doug suffered serious life
threatening injuries and is recovering at Methodist hospital. The
cycling community of Iowa is outraged by incidents like this which
unfortunately are occurring on a much more frequent basis.
If your life has ever been touched by all the good that comes from
riding a bike, we invite you to ride with us on the bike ride of your
life! We are riding to proclaim to fellow Iowans that bicyclistsÂ are
living breathing human beings, just like your father, mother and sons
and daughters, We want everyone to understand that riding a bike on
shared public highways is not a privilege but a right that has been
supported and endorsed by Iowa law for years.
Join us on this Silent Ride and encourage law enforcement officials
across the state to fully enforce the current Iowa motor vehicle code
and ask that our state legislatures pass Senate file 117, protecting the
rights and safety of cyclists. Come together, with a single voice, to
encourage city and county attorneys to fully investigate bicycle/motor
vehicle accidents and to hold those responsible accountable under the
full extent of the law.
Please join us on Wednesday April 15 for the bike ride of your life to
the Iowa State Capital departing promptly at 5:30 PM from 301 Grand Ave,
West Des Moines, IA.