We want to roll out to the community around us and get more folks riding bikes as part of a daily lifestyle! We are a grassroots group of riders, parents, teachers, coaches, students, and servant-leaders who encourage a healthy lifestyle on two wheels! Get rolling and get happy!
We encourage regular participation by everyone by eliminating dues and memberships. Please consider donating to Ankeny Bike Club to pay for ongoing expenses (website, organizational fees, insurance, legal fees, events, storage, tubes, tires, first aid, repair equipment, supplies, etc.) and to help buy bikes, helmets, and locks for those youth who need bikes, helmets, and locks.
We will actively recruit youth who need bikes and need activity, community, friends, and mentors. Put those screens away and RIDE in your community with your community. Please read “Cycling is the antidote to childhood obesity”, Rick Vosper, Bicycle Retailer, 12/27/2018.
Ride to school, ride to work, ride to the store, ride to the park, ride to visit, ride to unwind, ride to race, JUST RIDE!
Thanks to Lauren Linge for the outstanding logo design and art!
Board of Directors
Thanks to Chad Fickbohm, Kim Meller-Angus, Erin Jansen, Lonnie Norgaard, and Emily Robidoux for serving on the initial board of directors with founder Jim Robidoux. .
Jim Robidoux founded the Ankeny Bike Club to share the joy of cycling with more folks. Jim especially wants to get more school kids riding bikes to promote a healthy lifestyle and gain independence. Here Jim and son Jake ride to school.
“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel, just ride” Eddy Merckx, winner of 525 professional bike races . Ride to school, ride to work, ride to the store, ride to the park, ride to visit, ride to unwind, ride to race, JUST RIDE!