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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Read the latest information on Covid-19 protocols

(updated 5/20/2021)

DMCC COVID-19 Protocol/Guideline
 

Seeking Board Member to Serve Until End of 2021

There is currently an opening on the Board for Vice President. We want to thank Steve Starks for his service to the club this year and look forward to seeing him on the trails this season. If you are interested in serving as VP through the end of 2021, it's an excellent way to learn how the club operates and "try out" a Board position without committing to a 3-year term. December 2021 elections will include electing someone to fill the remaining 2 years of the VP's term.

If you are interested in serving as VP through the end of 2021, it's an excellent way to learn how the club operates and "try out" a Board position without committing to a 3-year term. December 2021 elections will include electing someone to fill the remaining 2 years of the VP's term.

 

To apply, please fill out the Willingness to Serve form. For a full description of the VP position, please see the description here.

To be considered, Willingness to Serve forms must be submitted to desmoinescycleclub@gmail.com by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021.

 

Let's Roll is Rolling – Off to a Great Start!

Hard to believe we're already in Week 9 of Let's Roll, Des Moines Cycle Club's transitional program for 2021! Here are some of the highlights so far:

  • More than 90 DMCC members have signed up for the program (registration is required although it's included with Club membership)
  • Weekly suggested routes and mileages have been posted (with detailed maps and information about the various trails)
  • Healthy eating and hydration have been the focus of weekly nutrition posts
  • Because of loosened COVID restrictions, group rides have started
  • Two group rides have been held with participation of 8 members one week and 9 the other
  • The next two group rides are scheduled for Saturday. June 12 and Sunday, June 20
  • Bike shop gift certificates have been awarded to winners every week to reward participation

And, finally, through the Facebook group, Let's Roll has helped members find others to ride with, share their travels and favorite trails, and keep a sense of community going even when we weren't able to ride in larger groups. As we transition to more group activities in DMCC, Let's Roll will continue to be a great resource and biking family!

It's isn't too late to register for Let's Roll. You must be a DMCC member to register for free!

Become a member of DMCC Register for Let’s Roll (Members Only)
 

June Newsletter

Club Night Ride Planned for July 17

Charge up your lights for a night right to the High Trestle Bridge tentatively planned for Saturday, July 17. Depending on how far you want to ride, you can start in Ankeny, Slater, or Madrid. Here are the distances for a total of about 24 miles:

  • Ankeny to Slater: 12.7 miles
  • Slater to Madrid: 5.6 miles
  • Madrid to the Bridge: 2.6 miles
  • The Bridge to Woodward: 2.6 miles

The scheduled times will be planned to get everybody to the Bridge at dusk to see the lights come on. Bike lights (front and back) will be required since it will be dark on the way back to your starting point. The trail and Bridge are very busy with bikers, walkers, strollers, families, etc., so careful riding is an absolute must.

For information about the trail, the towns it passes through, the Bridge, and watering holes along the way, click here.

 

Hydrate, Hydrate, Then Hydrate Some More!

"If you’re waiting to reach for that bottle of sports drink until you feel thirsty, you may have a drinking problem," says Bicycling magazine.

People, it's hot out there. Drinking too little or the wrong things can affect you on your bike ride. Read a great article from Bicycling on how dehydration affects your riding and tips for avoiding it.

 
 

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