Parrish Marugg, owner of Bicycle World in Dubuque, spearheaded a campaign in 2010 to raise funds to purchase bike racks for all city buses. Corporate sponsors, such as Bicycle World, American Trust Bank, Tri-Cor Insurance, Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque Bicycle Club, Chain Reaction, joined a number of individual donors. All contributed to match grant funds from the former Keyline Bus system. When the bus system, now called The Jule Transit, switched to newer buses, the bike racks were installed onto the new buses.
Marugg explains that the racks sit in front of the bus engine. Furthermore, he encourages bike riders to watch a short video link illustrating the easy three-step process to secure a bike to the rack. The video also reviews rider etiquette towards the bus driver and other bike patrons, and a link is provided on the TSTV website under the “Rack & Ride” heading.
Thanks goes out to Parrish Marugg for making Dubuque a more bike-friendly place for all of its riders. When the weather or Dubuque’s hilly conditions wear you out, let The Jule whisk you and your bike away.