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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Tour the Raccoon (TTR)

Time to register!

One of the Des Moines Cycle Club's premier events, Tour the Raccoon, will be held June 1-2. This is a great opportunity to get into the swing of biking and camping overnight – especially if you're training for that big ride. Head out on the Raccoon River Valley Trail from Waukee to Jefferson the first day. Spend a fun night of camping, food, and activities with friends.

Then it's back the next day. We'll take care of the luggage, dinner, breakfast, and campground arrangements. Ride will be held regardless of weather, all registrations are final and non-refundable. Helmets are required for all riders.

Round trip about 100-112 miles. Included this year: a guided gravel route! Additional details will be posted on Facebook and emailed to all early registrations by May 1.

Registration rates:

Early Bird Registration: April 1 to May 1 (M-$35, NM-$50, Youth $10)

Regular Registration: May 1 to May 29 (M-$45, NM-$60, Youth $10)

Day of Registration: (M-$55, NM-$70, Youth $10)

Youth (under 18 years of age)

Please see this years letter for TTR.

Register for TTR!

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

**Please note: You must join/renew your DMCC membership BEFORE registering for BABRAI; you must be a member to participate in the program.

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. If you follow our program, you’ll have over 1500 miles under your tush by the end of July! 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 3rd at 6pm!

Informational meeting for BABRAI will be held on Wednesday, March 6th 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 13th.

Register for BABRAI!

Order Des Moines Cycle Club Gear

Ordering is now closed.

It's time to order DMCC apparel! We will be taking orders for short sleeve jersey, T-shirts and racerback cycling jersey's until noon on Thursday, May 9, 2019.


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