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Sat May 14 2016 9:00 AM - 11:59 AM


City Hall
West Des Moines, IA


West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department



Distance - 3 different routes to choose from: 4 mile trail loop, 12 mile on-street/trail loop or 20 mile on-street route

Join us for the Third Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. in West Des Moines!

 Mayor Steven Gaer will kick off the Third Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride in West Des Moines on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway.

Bicyclists can choose one of three routes through the City: a leisurely 4-mile recreational trail loop, a 12 mile on-street route or a 24 mile on-street route that will take cyclists through a variety of terrains and parts of the City. All routes start and stop at West Des Moines City Hall. 

The fee for the ride is $10 per rider. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Families with children ages 6 and over may register together for a maximum fee of $25. Day of event registration will be held at 8 a.m.

 West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be giving away free bike helmets, and Hy-Vee’s Healthy You Mobile will be supplying nutritious snacks and beverages for riders from 8 a.m. to noon.

 New this year:
Elementary School Challenge Award
All eight elementary schools in West Des Moines could earn up to $200 just for participating in this year’s ride. A grant from the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation will award $200 to each of the two schools with the most participants. The next three schools will receive $150 each, and the remaining schools will receive $100 each.

 Mayor’s Cup Award
Do you work for a WDM business? If so, get your coworkers together to participate in the Mayor’s Cup Award challenge. The business team with the highest level of participation will receive a traveling trophy for display at their business for one year.

 For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (515) 222-3444.

 The event is “Ride at your own Risk.” All rules and regulations outlined in the West Des Moines, Iowa: City Code, Title 6 – MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, Chapter 11: BICYCLES shall apply.




City Hall

4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 65320



$10.00 per rider

On line registration at:

Please contact the West Des Moines Parks and Rec. Office at (515) 222-3444 or email Greg Hansen: for more information.







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