Why ride with us?

  • We also love to ride!
  • Safe, fun atmosphere
  • Bi-Monthly rides (Check Ride Calendar)
  • RAGBRAI participants
  • Two Yearly Signature Rides
  • We're non-profit
  • All levels of experience
  • Impromptu rides via our Facebook Group Page

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Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Holiday Party and participated in the elections! We're excited to welcome our newly-elected Board Members, effective January 1, as leaders for the Club.

Congratulations to our new Board! Thank you to those who have served on the Board and also offered their name in nomination.

  • Bernadette Whistler - Secretary (3 year term)
  • Mark Maness - Ride Chair (2 year term)
  • Jason Bergeren - Ride Chair (3 year term)
  • Patti Cale-Finnegan - Communications Chair (2 year term)
  • Matt DePhillips - Communications Chair (3 year term)

BABRAI Training (BABRAI = Big A** Bike Ride Across Iowa)

Already have cycling down, but just need motivation and more miles under your butt? Then our BABRAI training program is what YOU need!

Join dozens of other riders who want to get in shape and have fun! You don’t have to be going on ‘that big ride’…. ALL are welcome to join us, whether you’re training for any big ride or just want a lot of miles with friends. We start you off easy, then gradually increase your miles. BABRAI meets every Wed evening and either Sat or Sun on the weekends April through July (you will receive a schedule). The first ride will kick off on April 1st at 6pm!

Informational meeting for BABRAI will be held on Wednesday, March 4th at 6pm at the West Des Moines Public Library (Community Room), 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Cost is $10 without a shirt; $20 with a shirt (dri-fit men's shirt); deadline to register and receive a shirt is March 11th. You must be a DMCC member to participate.

Registration for BABRAI opens on Friday, January 24th.

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Make a lasting change in 2020...join Pedal Off The Pounds!

Pedal Off The Pounds (POTP) is a practical approach to weight management through cycling and sound nutrition. Our experienced ride leaders will help you pedal your way to a healthier and happier lifestyle, regardless of your riding ability!

We meet every Monday April 27th through August 24th. We learn about nutrition, minor bike maintenance and the local trails. Youʼll be inspired by coaches, teammates, team challenges and speakers! This program is geared for those with very basic riding skills and/or those who are out-of-shape and/or overweight.

Join us for our Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 pm at the Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston.

Registration for the program is just $60 for DMCC members (you must be a DMCC member to participate).

Registration for POTP opens on Monday, January 13


Last Year’s Winner: Leanne McCulley


DMCC Board of Directors Election

Five board positions are up for election this year, including the Secretary and four At-Large board members for Ride Chairs and Communications roles.

Learn more about the candidates here.

The election will be held at the December 9, 2019 member meeting.


Pedal Off the Pounds Announcement

After 5 years coaching and leading Pedal Off the Pounds, Marty Hupp is turning the reigns of leadership over. Pedal Off the Pounds has continued to grow and evolve in amazing ways and we are excited to see where the new leadership takes the program. The DMCC board has selected Carolyn Weaver and Joe Finnegan to lead Pedal Off the Pounds. Joe is the 2017 biggest loser and coached in 2018. He brings a depth of cycling knowledge and has been a mentor to many new and seasoned riders. Carolyn was a participant of Pedal Off the Pounds in 2018 and finished in the top 5 losers. She coached this year and has been selected as the ride chair for the DMCC board. Both are very involved members of the Des Moines Cycle Club. Please help us congratulate Carolyn and Joe in their new role.


Des Moines Cycle Club Leadership Structure and Duties of Board Members

The Des Moines Cycle Club's (“the Club”) leadership structure, set out in its bylaws, is largely a matter of custom, preference, and practicality. The critical leadership positions are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Director. The Club's officers and various event and committee chairs usually comprise the Board of Directors, which establishes policy and provides overall direction for all Club activities. The Executive Committee often performs a long-­‐range planning role and acts for the Board of Directors or the entire club between meetings.

In general, the President and Vice President of the Club work with the Board of Directors to determine plans and policies.


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