YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Fri Sep 18 2020 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Waveland Clubhouse
Des Moines, IA


Friends of Des Moines Parks


Trail Ride

Distance - 20 ish

FORE! Bike Ride  19-29 Miles 

Check-in at 12:30 PM 

Ride at 1:00 PM


  • Start at the Waveland Clubhouse at Waveland Golf Course, head out to the Northeast, go to Captain Roy’s, make your way through downtown to Mullet’s, and then head west to the Foundry Distillery, once you are finished there, return to the Waveland Clubhouse.
  • Bike at your own pace through Des Moines to enjoy the trails and parks! (shortest route - skip the park stops and the jaunt to the Foundry Distillery - but you'll miss out on a signature drink)
  • Check out the bike route: Short Route: HERE Long Route: HERE  
  • Parks along the route: Beaverdale Park,  McHenry Park, Union Park, MacRae Park, Grays Lake Park, Waterworks Park, and Glenwood Park.
  • Trails along the route: Woodland Trail, Inter Urban Trail, Neal Smith Trail, Meredith Trail, Kruidenier Trail, Bill Riley Trail, and Walnut Creek Trail.
  • Each biker will receive $5 Trail Bucks to spend at each pit stop along the route: Captain Roy's, Confluence and The Distillery.
  • Social Media Photo Contest along the way for prizes


Social Media Photo Contest Rules:

During your day (9/18 from noon to six), take a photo, post to Instagram, and tag @friendsofdmparks at the following list of locations (prizes for top 3 in total locations tagged):


  1. Waveland Clubhouse
  2. Captain Roys
  3. Mullets
  4. The Distillery at the Foundry
  5. Restored Wetland and Oak Savannah in Glendale Cemetery
  6. Tower park - National Register of Historic Places Landmark
  7. Beaverdale park
  8. McHenry Park
  9. Union Park Carousel
  10. Union Park Rocket Slide
  11. Women of Achievement Bridge
  12. Rotary Park
  13. Long Look Garden
  14. McRae Park Overlook
  15. McRae Park Shelter
  16. Grays Lake Bridge
  17. Grays Lake Raccoon River Bridge
  18. New Connector between Water Works Park and Grays Lake
  19. RAGBRAI Founders Statue
  20. Seniom Sed Avenue
  21. CITA trail sign
  22. Trail Gnome Art
  23. Frisbee Park
  24. Rose Garden
  25. Jay Spence Shelter
  26. Greenwood Park and Pond wildlife - frog, bluebird, goldfinch, oriole, or fish



Short:  Route
Longer: Route


Waveland Clubhouse

4908 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311


$75 per rider.  Funds go to support e911 along City of Des Moines Trails System.

Link to Register:  Register


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