I’ll be in Des Moines (Clive) August 4-5-6. Never been. Would like to get some riding in. My Google-foo can’t find any events in the area that weekend. Do any shops or groups do organized rides? I’ve found the High Trestle bike path that looks interesting for a few laps. Any local knowledge be helpful. Thanks.
Looks like there is a good netowrk of gravel to the NW and south of town….dunno how that will relate to where you are staying.
are you on Facebook? if so check out this group, a lot of them are based out of the DSM area and would be able to give you some great options.
Check out bikeiowa.com. They have lots of events listed there.
Tons of gravel in the DSM area. I don’t see any events scheduled for that weekend though. You could find a few old race routes on Garmin or Ride with GPS. A few worth a look:
CIRREM- 60ish mile race held every year.
Hogback GRVL - Half hog or full hog depending on distance
24 Hours of Cumming
While I am guessing it’s named after the town, this name is hilarious to the part of me which still has an immature sense of humor