Tis the Season!

Riding season is here!  Not that you can’t ride in any season you want, but not that many of us are that hard core….but it is here!  Finally!!


With a new cycling season comes a brand new, shiny Des Moines Cycle Club website and blog.  If you haven’t seen it yet, please take some time to check it out!  We’re so proud of it and it would not have been possible without our own techie guy, Brian Jaschen of B Graphix Design.  He does amazing work.  Check out his site…he does way more than websites!  He is one talented man!


A feature we particularly like is the Ride Calendarwhere we’ve posted upcoming rides and events you won’t want to miss.  Click on the ride you’re interested in, and all the information you need will pop up.  Check back often because you might see a few spur-of-the-moment rides here and there too.

On our site you’ll be able to link to our fabulous race team and keep tabs on them, see photos from past rides, renew your membership, link to our Twitter and Facebook page and of course read our blog, ‘Draftlines’.  You’ll want to subscribe to ‘Draftlines’ so you’ll be kept up to date on things going on within our club. 


One thing I want to be sure to point out to you…you simply MUST sign up for our signature ride, “Tour the Raccoon” coming up next month!  It’s an overnight, family friendly ride that is done 100% on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  We’ll leave from Waukee and ride all the way to Jefferson.  Don’t let the 55 miles scare you….you have all day to get there and you’ll find treats and fun times in all the little in-between towns.

Once in Jefferson, your bags will be waiting for you, (courtesy of BikeWorld) at the high school football field where you’ll pitch your tent and get showered.  After that’s done, the Bell Tower Festival will be in full swing in downtown Jefferson with more fun things to do there.

The next morning after a complimentary breakfast, we’ll head back to Waukee.  It’s fun, but also a great training ride for RAGBRAI!!  Oh!  And the best part….we’ve reduced the price!  We sincerely hope you’ll join us!

So that’s it for now.  I promise to make future blogs shorter, but I just had a lot to say this first time!  We want to hear from you.  We love compliments and need criticism (but please say it in a nice way).  So please leave us some comments!

Until the next time…Keep the wind to your backside!