Mayor's Annual Ride/Run for Trails
Held the third Saturday in April, "MARR" is hosted annually by the Mayor of Des Moines. Started in 1987 by then-Mayor John Pat Dorrian, this ride/run along streets and trails attracts over 1,000 riders. Proceeds go to improve Des Moines trails.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation is proud to sponsor this month long celebration of bicycling for recreation, transportation, fitness and pleasure. More Info
Started in 1973, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is held the last full week of July and is the longest, largest and oldest bicycle-touring event in the world. More Info
Bicycle rental service is available at Gray's Lake Park's concession stand daily from 10am to 8pm beginning mid-April. More Info
National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project
This year the bicycle and pedestrian counts and survey will be held on May 15, 16, and 19, 2018. Give back and be rewarded for your time! Please visit the project page for complete information.