According to a press release from the City of Dubuque, residents are invited to a community bike ride on Friday, September 16th, for a chance to learn about Dubuque’s ‘Complete Streets Policy’ and bicycle transportation throughout the city. The ride will start at 5:30 pm at the Bee Branch Creek Greenway Amphitheater, which is located at 533 Lincoln Avenue. The ride is scheduled to conclude at around 8pm. The ride will cover 5-miles, and travels Dubuque’s downtown bike routes with scheduled chances to rest, re-hydrate, and discuss the city policies that make biking more accessible and safer for citizens.

Anyone without a bike that is still interested in joining the ride can check-out a bike from the Dubuque Bike COOP. The Dubuque Bike Coop asks that those interested in borrowing a bike sign-up at this website, and arrive at the Coop at 5pm that evening to get set up before joining the other riders at the Bee Branch Amphitheatre.

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The goal of the ride is, first and foremost, to engage citizens on the City’s complete streets policy. Its goal is to allow pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists safe access when moving throughout Dubuque. ‘Complete streets’ are said to increase the capacity and efficiency of the road network, reduce traffic congestion, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the quality of life by incorporating designs that work for the many different forms of transportation; including, sidewalks, bike-lanes or wide paved shoulders, comfortable and accessible transit stops, frequent crossing opportunities, accessible pedestrian signals, and additional features.

Anyone interested can find more information here, or you can contact the City of Dubuque Sustainability Coordinator Gina Bell at 563-690-6038 or email This is a great opportunity bike through Dubuque and learn about sustainability projects in Dubuque and the farther reaching tri-states.

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