RAGBRAI XLV Countdown – July 23-29, 2017
Friends of RAGBRAI

Blog

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?

آموزش طراحی وب سایت

April 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm

(ایستگاه / تبلیغات / طراحی / istgah / tablighat / istgahtablighat)

August 11, 2014 at 5:27 am

Attractive element of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I geet actually enjoyed account your weblog posts.
Any way I’ll be subscribing for your augment or even I achievement you get admission to persistently rapidly.

Leave a Reply

Latest Blog Posts

  • Only 50 Days 'til the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party!

    Join us as we reveal Iowa's biggest secret on January 21, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.

  • Guess the Route Contest is Now Open for RAGBRAI XLV!

    Do you think you can pick the eight overnight towns for RAGBRAI XLV? Enter the contest and see how close you come.

  • Black Friday Sale!

    Click to find out our Black Friday coupon code for free shipping at www.RAGBRAI.com/shop

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The RAGBRAI Crew is thankful for... you!

  • Great Holiday Deals at Primal Wear!

    Get phenomenal deals on cycling gear now through November 30 at primalwear.com!

  • 'Mr. Pork Chop' leaves behind meaty RAGBRAI legacy

    If there's any justice in this life or the next, Wednesday's lunch special in heaven was a thick, juicy slab of Iowa pork chop served on a paper towel.

  • We Will Miss You Mr. Pork Chop!

    RAGBRAI lost a true legend today with the passing of Mr. Pork Chop, Paul Bernhard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bernard family.

  • 2017 Full Kit Now Available!

    RAGBRAI XLV jersey, shorts, and bibs now available with registration or on the RAGBRAI Web Store!

  • RAGBRAI XLV Registration Now Open!

    Registration for RAGBRAI XLV is up and running.  If you registered for the ride in 2016, use the same username and password to log in and register.  All of your ...

  • Veteran's Day

    On this Veteran’s Day, we honor all Americans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice for our country including the service men and women of our RAGBRAI military teams. ...

Latest Videos

  • The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (edition 45) begins July 23 in ... well, we won't find that out until January, but the logo for the 2017 ride is here.

  • Take a look back on all the fun moments the Des Moines Register staff captured on video during RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Riders brave the swinging bridge in Columbus Junction.

  • Winds remain out of the northeast for Saturday and with partly sunny skies, highs will hold in the lower 80s. The weekend looks dry for the most part, perfect for those finishing up Ragbrai or maybe heading out to the Indianola Balloon Classic.

  • Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Hal Colliver has been collecting signs since 1973. Its a hobby of his he loves to share with others who often stop by to look at his barn.

  • Teresa Condon and Tracy Henriksen have fun in their infant costumes.

  • Riders take over Wooden Wheel Vineyard

  • The complete century ride, including the Karras Loop, from Leon to Centerville on RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Lyle Dumont has built and rebuilt enough model trains and full size tractors to fill 30,000 square feet of space. Take a look around his collections

Find us socially

Email Signup

Sign up for the latest RAGBRAI news and notes (if there is no news in a day, you won’t get an e-mail).

© 2016 RAGBRAI | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy