I would be remiss if I didn't mention a couple of our Midwest retailers. First is Budget Bicycle Center in Madison. If you're in the Madison area, I suggest you pay them a visit. They have the largest collection of classic and vintage bicycles for sale anywhere in the world! I have spent hours in their used bike shop ogling the impressive collection. It’s like going to a bicycle museum except you can buy the exhibits!
Another retailer and long time supporter is 30th Century Bicycles here in Iowa City. Locally, we referrer to them as 30 Cent. It's a shop of the people, started by a couple of former Iowa City Bike Library volunteers and board members. In some ways, their shop is really an extension of the Bike Library’s mission. They are committed to getting people on bikes and offer a very welcoming environment; particularly for those new to cycling. They've sold quite a few Ironweeds over the past couple of years.
I would also like to thank Bike Friday for including Ironweed bags on their 20th anniversary New World Tourist. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this very special bike and to help in the celebration of their 20th year of making top quality, hand-built folding and travel bicycles in the USA!
I’m looking forward to great things in 2013!