Are you ready for a TV show about Iowa’s amazing bicycling culture? Grab your bikes and join us for one of the Midwest’s greatest adventures! Each week we take a look at new destinations, events, and the best trails in Iowa.
How Bike People Got Started
Bike People rolled into existence in the summer of 2012 after Tim Naberhaus (the producer of the show) and his wife went on a camping trip with some friends. They borrowed some bikes and rode the Volksweg Trail around Lake Red Rock in Iowa. They didn’t know the trail existed, even though they had lived in the area all their lives.
Tim and his wife returned home excited about how something as simple as riding a bike could be so enjoyable. The sights and sounds of nature they experienced on the trail were amazing! They also liked how it could include their whole family.
Tim began searching the web, trying to locate more information on bicycling, trails, and events. He realized it was hard to find and scattered about on different sites.
Next he thought “There must be a TV show about bicycling, a family oriented show about the equipment, trails, events and destinations an everyday rider would like to know.” To his surprise one did not exist; the shows he found were mostly based on the endurance and racing cycling sports. That’s when he came up with the idea of producing TV show about destination bike rides. After talking to several riders he knew one name kept coming up in the conversation, Forrest Ridgeway the owner of Bike World in Des Moines, IA.
Tim contacted Forrest and met him for a cup of coffee. 2 months later, after adding David Larson (video production), Tom Steen (business manager), and Suzet Nelson (co-host), Bike People was officially formed.
Tim and Kim (and their kids) now own bikes and are exploring all the great places to ride!