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5 Bike-Friendly Businesses in Downtown Des Moines

Bike-Friendly in Downtown DSM

Preparing to take part in RAGBRAI L this July 22 – 29? Before you embark on the eight-day Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, make sure to visit these Downtown Des Moines (DSM) bicycle-related businesses, or check them out during the event on Day 4 when Des Moines serves as the overnight town.

Local Downtown DSM Bike Businesses

  • B-CycleUtilize Des Moines B-Cycle for short trips via bike sharing. See the B-Cycle map to find a station near you.
  • Chain & SpokeA coffee and bike destination, Chain & Spoke is just west of downtown, combines a coffee shop and bike shop to appeal to cyclists who need that cup o Joe, too.
  • Des Moines Bicycle CollectiveThe Street Collective works to ensure easy pedaling across the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community. Visit the bike shop, or take advantage of bench time, where you can find the tools you need to fix your bike during regular business hours.
  • Ichi BikeLocated in the Historic East Village, Ichi Bike sells and restores bikes at their East Walnut Street location. Try out an electric bike or cruiser, or shop accessories and more.
  • The Big Yellow BikeTour Downtown DSM on The Big Yellow Bike, where you can pedal your way to downtown hot spots with 15 of your friends. There are 10 pedaling seats, two non-pedaling seats, a three-person bench and room for one in the middle!

For more information on RAGBRAI L in Des Moines, visit ragbrai.com. Don’t forget to check out these Downtown DSM attractions to see along the RAGBRAI route, too, and find tips for navigating downtown on night four of the weeklong ride here.

Whether it’s a morning on the lake or an evening spent exploring Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) 800 miles of connected recreational trails, the region has many outdoor options.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

DSM USA is the regional identifier for Greater Des Moines (DSM). DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership will champion the DSM USA message, and encourages its Investors, its more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and DSM USA Ambassadors to help share the region's story with One Voice.