Join Green Bike Tour and Get Energized, Iowa!
If they do, he knows they’ll be helping to put Iowa ahead in the area of clean, renewable energy.
Dwight, a former University of Iowa and NFL football star, is now a leading advocate for solar energy. He will participate during the first day of the Get Energized, Iowa! Green Bike Tour, leading the way Saturday as riders start in Dike, traveling on to another competing community, Hudson, and later to Cedar Falls.
On the second day, the ride will proceed to two more competing towns, Fairbank and Readlyn, before finishing in Waverly.
Riders are welcome to join for any or all of the ride.
Here is the latest schedule:
Saturday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. Dike City Park Shelter Area – Breakfast & Cheers for Dike’s participation from Mayor Mike Soppe and community members.
Park cars at an angle near the park, or across the car wash, or west of the water tower. Meet in the Park Shelter for breakfast provided by the Dike Community Betterment Association, the Get Energized guide team.
10 a.m. Bike to Hudson
12 noon Hudson Library for Lunch by the Chamber of Commerce & Hudson Municipal Electric Utility, local Get Energized guide team. Cheers for Hudson’s participation from community organizations.
Park cars at Hudson City Hall, across the street from the Library.
12:30 p.m. Bike to Cedar Falls
1:30-2:00 p.m. First bikers arrive in Cedar Falls at Tony’s, near 4th & Main, to hear about the solar hot water & other energy efficiency changes.
Sunday, Oct. 7, Schedule
9 a.m. Fairbank Aquatic Park – Breakfast & Cheers for Fairbank’s participation.
Park cars at the Aquatic Park, 5th & Main. Meet for breakfast provided by the Fairbank Development Corporation, the Get Energized guide team.
10 a.m. Bike to Readlyn
12 noon Readlyn Ball Park Concession Stand – Lunch and Cheers for Readlyn’s participation.
Lunch provided by the Readlyn Community Club, the Get Energized guide team.
Park cars at Ball Park, north of 6th St. & V49 blacktop.
1 p.m. Bike to Waverly to see solar shingles on home @ 2401 W. Bremer Ave (Mike & Kathe Sherer).
Interested riders may register by e-mail to Heather Milway (hmilway(at)iowapolicyproject.org) by today (Thursday, Oct. 4) at 5 p.m. with name of rider(s), date that rider(s) will be biking, and a contact phone number.
Organizers are providing extra points for riders from Get Energized Iowa communities who join the Green Bike Tour. Riders from those communities who ride any leg of the Green Bike Tour on Saturday or Sunday. As of late Wednesday afternoon, eight riders each had committed from Dike and Fairbank, and three from Hudson.
For more information, contact Mike Owen or Heather Milway at the Iowa Policy Project, (319) 338-0773, or Carole Yates, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, carole.yates(at)uni.edu, (319) 273-7599