Iowa City is going to be hosting an international event on September 24 in a sport few Americans know much about — Cyclo-cross. In preparation the Library has planned three programs so people can educate themselves about the sport. Last week you missed a great documentary, For the Love of Mud. I learned a lot and gained a real appreciation of the sport. Luckily, it is now in our collection so you can watch it at your leisure — perhaps this winter when the snow is falling and you want to see people covered in mud carrying bicycles up hills and throw them over creeks (this is fun!?).
This week we are featuring University of Iowa professor, Dr. Steve McGuire who will be talking about the fabrication and design of bikes — Wednesday, September 14, 7:00, Meeting Room A. Next week we have the founder of our Jingle Cross event and key figure in bringing the World Cup Cyclo-cross event to Iowa City, Dr. John Meehan — Tuesday, September 20, 7:00, Meeting Room A.
Let’s show our international visitors that we appreciate this exciting, family oriented sport. For more information see the website.