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Iowa City Bike Library

The Iowa City Bike Library checks out bikes to the public in an effort to put more people on bikes and reduce auto traffic congestion. The main goals of the Bike Library are to:

  • Put more people on bicycles
  • Expand transportation options
  • Reduce auto traffic congestion
  • Provide the general health benefits that accompany cycling
  • Create a hub for bike advocacy
Bikes are available to check out for six-month periods. Deposits vary based upon the type and condition of the bike. If you return the bike within 6 months, your deposit is returned minus damages beyond normal wear. If you decide to keep the bike, the Bike Library automatically keeps your deposit after the 6-month due date, and that money is used to purchase parts and equipment to keep this community bike project operating.

Web Site: bikelibrary.org

Iowa City Bike Library
408 E College Street
Iowa City, IA 52240


Headlines From Iowa City Bike LibraryFeed

Bike Library gears up to move Sunday May 22nd 05-21-2016
"The Iowa City Bike Library will again pack up its inventory and pedal to a new address this weekend.A year and four months after re-opening its doors at 840 S. Capitol St., the Bike Library  will begin its move to 700 S. Dubuque St. into the space formerly […]
Iowa City Bike Library has moved to 840 S. Capitol St! 01-03-2015
The Iowa City Bike Library is happy to announce the location of our new home at 840 S. Capitol St.  Our hope is to open toward the end of January 2015 and plan to keep our patrons updated on the exact date via our website and social media outlets, including Facebook […]
Community Bike Programs Around Iowa 02-28-2014
Ever wonder what other groups are doing around Iowa to promote bicycling? Here are some resources for supporting cycling in other Iowa cities:Dubuque Bike Coopwww.dubuquebikecoop.org2206 Central Ave. in DubuqueThe Dubuque Bike Coop is a volunteer-run non-profit that checks […]
Cycling in the future? 02-13-2014
Check this out for a truly cycle friendly future in the big city: http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/london-skycycle-transit-network-designed-by-norman-foster-partners-exterior-architecture_o.aspx?dfpzone=home&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ANW_020414&day=2014-02-04 […]
Update on Potential New Bike Facilities Coming to Iowa City 02-06-2014
As many Bike Library folks probably already know, the city of Iowa City recently hired a firm to make a new street-scape plan for downtown. One of the major components of this plan is proposed new bike facilities for a few streets downtown. These include new bike lanes on […]
Johnnyrandom and bicycle music 02-02-2014
Many of you may know of this guy and what he's done, but it was new to me so I thought I'd share it with you.  Check out Johnnyrandom at:http://vimeo.com/83958475Del
Commute Safely By Bike Year Round with the Bike Library! 01-29-2014
  Fair weather commuter looking to save bus fare or gas money during the winter? Already bike most of the winter but not sure how to tackle the snow and ice? Wish you could bike to school and work more but afraid of the rain? Come to the bike library's […]
Polar Vortex or Not, We're Still Getting Iowa City Onto Bikes 01-28-2014
While Iowa has been covered by cold temperatures and ice for much of January, we're still open at the Iowa City Bike Library. In fact, since re-opening for our 10th year on College Street on January 17, we've already checked out five bikes!The Bike Library serves […]
Bike Library Repair Class 08-13-2013
Have you ever wished you knew a little more about bicycle repair and adjustment? Well, so have we!The Iowa City Bike Library is once again offering a course in basic bicycle repair. This course will provide you with an overview of all of the major systems on your bicycle, […]
In May 2012 local cycling advocacy… 11-27-2012
In May 2012 local cycling advocacy group Think Bicycles of Johnson Co. devised the Light the Night partnership to encourage all cyclists to start using lights on their bicycles at night. Think Bicycles recruited University of Iowa Public Safety […]

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Last Update: September 2nd, 2012