Regional trail maps are here!
New copies of the 2013 Greater Des Moines Regional Trail maps, produced by the Bike Collective, are now available at most locally owned bike shops, many UnityPoint Health (formerly Iowa Health) clinics, and city and county offices. The map, which folds nicely for a seat bag or pocket, includes many updates, including the north loop of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the Des Moines River Trail (Mullet’s to Cownie Baseball Complex). We expect to post online versions about May 1.
We moved to the East Village
After five years near Seventh and Grand in downtown Des Moines, we moved a new shop in the East Village. Our new shop—about 1/2 block north of Grand on East Sixth St.—provides double the space of our old shop. Stop by and visit or work on your bike in our shop.
Become a Des Moines Bicycle Collective member
We now offer memberships with benefits. Read about the different membership options and select the one that is right for you. Click here to make your payment.
Road, trail, single track, gravel: Central Iowa has it all
Whether you like riding low-traffic country roads, miles of hard-surface trails, some fine soft/single-track trails, or gravel, you can find plenty of options in Central Iowa. Below is a great video put together by Ken Sherman on a moonlight ride to the High Trestle Trail bridge via gravel.