City Tap asks for road closure during ‘Bike Nights’

CHARLES CITY — A downtown tavern asks that the city let it close a side street to host Bike Nights this summer.

The Charles City Council will hear City Tap owner Terry Huxsol’s request at its Monday, June 5, meeting in City Hall. It begins at 6 p.m. 

Huxsol wants to close Lane Street next to his tavern for the bike celebration he hopes to host periodically from 5-9 p.m. Thursday nights in June, July and August. 

“He had originally wanted to close off the section of Main Street, but we are very hesitant to do that,” City Administrator Steve Diers said in a memo to the council. “We asked if closing the section of Lane Street in front of his business would work and he agreed.”

 Huxsol will be extend his liquor license via an Outdoor Service permit, Diers said. The area must be fenced where he will be serving beer.

In paperwork filed with the city he said the events will “promote motorcycle riders in Charles City and north central Iowa.”

Some possible activities include a poker run, bike contest and bikers parking to show off their rides, share ideas and stories, according to the documents.

City Tap is at the corner of Lane and North Main Streets.