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

WHEN

Sat Apr 18 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE

City Hall
Des Moines, IA

WHO

Des Moines Parks and Recreation

Description

Party Ride

Distance - 25 miles

On April 18th, join Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the 2015 Mayor’s Annual Ride and Run for Trails.

Proceeds from both events will go towards the restoration of the Jackson Street Bridge.

RAGBRAI, Bike World and The Des Moines Register are back as sponsors of the event, and Mayor T. M. Franklin Cownie will lead the ride assisted by The Register’s own Dream Team.

The 5k run will start at 8 a.m. City Hall and the route will utilize downtown trails. Registration fees are $25.00 per adult before April 17 and $35.00 on site the day of the event. Children’s fees are $5 for those ages 5 - 18 years, and children 4 and younger are free. The run will begin at 8am, allowing time to enter both the ride and the run for an additional $5.

The 25 mile ride starts at City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive at 10:00 a.m. and will travel through many area neighborhoods before ending back at City Hall. Registration fees are $25.00 per adult before April 17 and $35.00 on site the day of the event. Children’s fees are $5 for those ages 5 - 18 years, and children 4 and younger are free.

Registration fees include refreshments at the rest stop, sag support and a repair van.

Event shirts will be guaranteed to all participants that register prior to April 2nd.

Visit www.dmparks.org to register for either event.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!

Children must be accompanied by an adult!

RAFFLE

This year’s MARR festivities will include a $10 per ticket raffle (or 5 tickets for $45) with the prize being a $2000 voucher for your choice of any “GIANT” brand bikes. The voucher is redeemable at any Bike World location. Those interested can purchase tickets (cash only) through April 16th at the Richard A. Clark Municpal Service Center (1551 E Martin Luther King Jr Parkway) or on site the day of the event. Participation in the ride or the run is not re quired to purchase tickets. For more information, please call (515)237-1386 or email at dmsports@dmgov.org

HISTORY

The Jackson Street (SW 5th Street) Bridge is a three span, pin connected Pratt truss that was originally built in 1898. The three spans served as a vehicular bridge from 1898 to 1993. In 1996, the spans were closed to traffic, and following structural repairs, that same year, the structure was reopened for pedestrian use only. In 2004, some minor structural repairs were done and the wooden deck was replaced as part of a trail construction project. The bridge was closed to all bike and pedestrian traffic in 2013 after an extensive evaluation revealed the structure had become unsafe.

In 2014, the cost to repair and restore the bridge was estimated at $2.3 million, $750,000 of which is budgeted in the FY2017 Capital Improvements Budget. City Council gave permission for the remaining $1.05 million to be raised via private fundraising.

DONATIONS

Can't Ride or Run?  You can still help save the Jackson Street Bridge!  If you would like to make a donation to save the Jackson Street Bridge, CLICK HERE.  (Des Moines Parks and Recreation is a 501(c)(3). Acknowledgement of your donation shall be provided for tax purposes.)

Route

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Venue

City Hall

400 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 
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Registration

Registration fees are $25.00 per adult before April 17 and $35.00 on site the day of the event. Children’s fees are $5 for those ages 5 - 18 years, and children 4 and younger are free.

Visit www.dmparks.org to register for either event.

Contact

RRBrown@dmgov.org

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This is the notice for last years event. Here is the email that I just got from the DM parks department. In the past, if you volunteered, you got free registration. If you helped with registration, you were often done in time to ride.

Greetings,

As we welcome an early Spring, it is time to prepare for the 2016 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run for Trails (MARR).

We are looking for volunteers to assist with check-in/registration, guides for the run and rest stop volunteers.

MARR will take place on April 16th this year.

Check-In/Registration volunteers should arrive at 7:15 a.m.

Rest Stop volunteers should arrive at 9:00 a.m.

The run starts at 8:00 a.m. and the ride begins at 10:00.

Please email parksvolunteer@dmgov.org or call 515-248-6373 to sign up or for more information.

Thank you for volunteering!

City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department volunteer staff

#3 - dbpaul8 posted Feb 25, 2016


Shouldn't this be April 16th?? The 18th is a Monday.

#2 - GeorgieLibbie posted Feb 25, 2016


I was trying to figure out what the "Jackson Street Bridge" was but it did not show up in Google. I thought it might be the closed bridge down from Mullets. I found a photo of the sign I took, calling it the "SW 5th Street Pedestrian Bridge, also known as the Jackson Avenue Bridge." Indeed, Jackson Avenue comes up (but Jackson Street was found in Norwalk).

#1 - allenhuffman posted Mar 12, 2015


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