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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!

REGISTRATION FEES:

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.

DONATIONS:

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.)   

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

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.

Route Map:
http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/PDF/MAR2012Route.pdf

 

5 Responses on “Mayor’s Ride for Trails this Saturday in Des Moines

Garth McDonald--member of Dream Team

April 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

I am on the Dream Team and I see that ages 5-18 will cost $5 with a lunch included, but not a t-shirt. I am in that age group and was wondering how much a t-shirt will cost?

Bob Baldus

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I registered early and checked in an hour early-still no 2x shirts. I hope they know which of us didn’t get a shirt. If they run small i’d like a 3x. The rout e was terrific and the hills were difficult. Wish I wasn’t so da– slow. Thanks for a good time. Bob Baldus

Eman

April 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

Why is the Mayor’s Ride always scheduled the same day as the VEISHEA parade in Ames?

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