Meeting in July 7 @ 4:30. This would create a hard to reverse precedent. This was posted on IBC's site by Mark Wyatt.
http://iowabike.blogspot.com/2009/07/jo ... ermit.html
The County Board of Supervisors is considering requiring permits, insurance, etc. for organized bicycle rides. The item has been placed in the Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee agenda for July 7, 2009, 4:30 PM, JC Administration Building.
As you may know other counties have considered this for rides as small as ten people that were advertised by even email (yes this would have meant club rides, team rides, and bike shop rides) and ultimately rejected the idea. It was estimated that securing insurance could cost several hundred dollars per ride -- times that by all the rides in the county each week and you start to see the problem. There is also the matter of state law on access to roads and the constitution.
It may be a good idea to get some people organized before this idea gets legs. You can reach the County Board here:
All the details are below in the minutes.
Posted by Mark Wyatt