MAR 2013 Route

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We would like to give a special Thank you to our partners that help make this event successful:

Mayor's Annual Ride for Trails

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive

For more information call
(515) 248-6314 or email us


The City of Des Moines and The Des Moines Register present the 26th Mayor’s Annual Ride for Trails
on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The ride begins at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive.

MAR 2013

Join Mayor Cownie and the Dream Team on this fun bike ride and experience Des Moines as you ride through area Neighborhoods and raise money for recreational trails.  All proceeds from this event support Des Moines’ recreational trails.  Over the last 10 years this ride has raised over $100,000 for improvements to Des Moines trails!

In recent years MAR funds have helped to complete a new trail south of Gray’s Lake Park that takes riders under Fleur Drive and connects to the Bill Riley Trail.  They have helped to complete the last segment of the Walnut Creek Trail which allows for an uninterrupted trail from downtown Des Moines to Jefferson, Iowa (a distance of over 70 miles) and they have contributed to the completion of phase one of the Waveland Trail.

This year’s ride will consist of one 25 mile route.


Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Registration Fees


Over 18 years - $20 prior to April 1/$25 after April 1 (add $1 for XXL) –  A t-shirt and lunch included;

Ages 5-18 - $5 – Lunch included, but not a t-shirt;

Children less than 5 years old - FREE, but will not include lunch or a t-shirt.

Registration after April 1 will be $25/$5.


If you wish to make an additional donation to help support Des Moines recreational trails please use donation column in the registration form.  (Des Moines Parks and Recreation is a 501 (c) (3).  A letter for tax purposes will be mailed to you confirming your donation.)   

Register online with the link below; otherwise, you can download, open in Acrobat Reader, and complete the PDF version to mail in or bring to the on-site registration.

Additional Information


Registration fee when postmarked by April 1 is guaranteed to include a t-shirt, refreshments at the rest stop, post-ride festivities, sag support, repair van and lunch following the ride.  Wristbands will be provided and must be presented for refreshments, lunch and sag support.

Packet Pick up: Packets will be available the week of April 15 at 3226 University Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On-Site Registration:  Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Des Moines City Hall.