We need an REI in eastern Iowa.  We have the Mississippi River for recreation, a growing mountain bike community with trails being developed.  The driftless area close by for hiking and camping.  There is a large community of fitness and running enthusiasts as well that need an additional gear store that would also provide community to their hobbies. The Quad City area would be a great location with Interstate 80 and Interstate 74 going right through it.  Iowa City is an hour away that would pull in more people.  The closest stores would be in Des Moines or Chicagoland.  Please consider bringing an REI to our area!