CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
Second annual bike fair offers prizes, information on maintenance,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new bicycle giveaway will highlight the second
annual University of Iowa Bike Fair Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Hubbard Field, across from the Iowa Memorial Union. The event
will also feature an obstacle course and information on bicycle etiquette,
maintenance, and local bike trails.
Currently registered UI students may sign up to win a Giant Yukon bicycle.
Free soft drinks and popcorn will be available and additional prizes donated
by local bicycle shops will be given away throughout the event.
Iowa City Radio Station KCJJ will broadcast live from Hubbard Field
during the fair.
The goal of the fair is to help bicyclists on the UI campus become better
acquainted with bike safety and etiquette issues. Free bicycle registration
will be offered; local bike shops provide advice on bikes and bike maintenance,
and local bicycle clubs will offer information on bike routes, trails,
and bike rides.
The Bike Fair is sponsored by the UI departments of public safety and
parking and transportation.