RAGBRAI XLIV Countdown – July 24-30, 2016
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Iowa Bike Expo



Saturday, January 23, 2016
Iowa Events Center in Downtown Des Moines
10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Iowa Bike Expo is one of the biggest bike shows in the Midwest.  This free one-day expo hosts over 4,500 people shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more.  Mark your calendars for January 23, 2016 (9:00 AM to 5:30 PM)  in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center,  Hy Vee Hall A, 233 Center Street Des Moines, IA 50309 If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend.    We will have trail, event, and equipment exhibitors from all over the country.  There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.

SPONSORS Iowa Department of Transportation,  RAGBRAI and the Des Moines Register, Bike World, and more.

LOCATION: Iowa Events Center 233 Center Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Driving Directions

From Interstate 35 from the North:

Follow I-235 West into Downtown Des Moines and take the Third Street Exit to the Iowa Events Center.

From Interstate 35 from the South:

Merge onto I-235 East exit and travel east towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the downtown exit and proceed to the Third Street exit.

From Interstate 80 from the East:

Headed west on I-80, take the I-235 West exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the 3rd Street exit (Downtown Des Moines) and go south to the Iowa Events Center complex. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance.

From Interstate 80 from the West:

Headed east on I-80, take the I-235 East exit and continue towards Downtown Des Moines. Take the Iowa Events Center Exit (Third Street) and turn right. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.

Iowa Events Center Parking Information

Parking at the Iowa Events Center: Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: Third, Fifth, and Crocker. Iowa Events Center surface lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.   View Larger Map HOTEL BLOCKS:

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel  401 Locust Street · Des Moines, $97 per night, Call515-244-2151
Holiday Inn Downtown/Mercy Campus  1050 6th Ave, 50314 Des Moines, $92.95 per night, Call (515) 283-0151
Ask for the Iowa Bicycle Summit block room rate.

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