Mayor’s Ride for Trails this Saturday in Des Moines
Join Mayor Cownie and the Dream Team on this fun bike ride and experience Des Moines as you ride through area Neighborhoods and raise money for recreational trails. All proceeds from this event support Des Moines’ recreational trails. Over the last 10 years this ride has raised over $100,000 for improvements to Des Moines trails!
In recent years MAR funds have helped to complete a new trail south of Gray’s Lake Park that takes riders under Fleur Drive and connects to the Bill Riley Trail. They have helped to complete the last segment of the Walnut Creek Trail which allows for an uninterrupted trail from downtown Des Moines to Jefferson, Iowa (a distance of over 70 miles) and they have contributed to the completion of phase one of the Waveland Trail.
This year’s ride will consist of one 25 mile route, in honor of the 25th anniversary.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS! Children must be accompanied by an adult!
Over 18 years – $20 prior to April 1/$25 after April 1 (add $1 for XXL) – A t-shirt and lunch included;
Ages 5-18 – $5 – Lunch included, but not a t-shirt;
Children less than 5 years old – FREE, but will not include lunch or a t-shirt.
Registration after April 1 will be $25/$5.
If you wish to make an additional donation to help support Des Moines recreational trails please use donation column in the registration form. (Des Moines Parks and Recreation is a 501 (c) (3). A letter for tax purposes will be mailed to you confirming your donation.)
By clicking here Register Online you may register online. Also, you may use the PDF form to fill it out, save it, print, and mail in or take to The Des Moines Park and Recreation Administration Building at 3226 University, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 20.
Registration fee when postmarked by April 1 is guaranteed to include a t-shirt, refreshments at the rest stop, post-ride festivities, sag support, repair van and lunch following the ride. Wristbands will be provided and must be presented for refreshments, lunch and sag support.
Packet Pick up: Packets will be available the week of April 16 at 3226 University Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On-Site Registration: Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Des Moines City Hall.
Post Ride Activities: MAR will finish at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater on the banks of the Des Moines River. Refreshments, music, and fun will be on the program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.