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Where to Buy Local for Hitting the Trails in DSM

Hitting the Trails Guide

November 16, 2023

With more than 800 miles of connected recreational trails in the Des Moines Area, biking and hiking is a great activity for the whole family. Stock up on all the supplies you need before you head out on your next biking, running or hiking adventure when you shop at one of these #DSMlocal businesses.

Greater Des Moines Trail Gear

Bass Pro Shops

Item: Trekking Poles
Description: Trekking poles are perfect for longer hikes. Make sure to have a tip protector if using on pavement.

Bikes to You

Item: Custom Gift Cards
Description: Bikes to You in Grinnell offers gift cards that can be used for services like repairs and custom fitting or on bicycles from cyclocross bikes or cruisers to kids bikes or performance bikes.

BW Outdoors

Item: Outdoor Living Products
Description: For many, spending time outdoors hiking or biking on the trails means camping and cooking, too. If you're spending more than a few hours outside, BW Outdoors has coolers, outdoor furniture, grills and more to make your outdoor experience the best it can be. 

Fitness Sports

Item: Adjustable Zipster 
Description: This running belt is zippered, weather-resistant and secures your essentials. 

Fleet Feet Des Moines

Item: Running Shoes
Description: Try on top quality brands at Fleet Feet locations, including HOKA, Brooks and New Balance.


Item: Energy Gels + Chews
Description: Organic energy chews come in flavors like “Fruit Smoothie,” “Pomegranate Passion” and “Cherry Blossom.” energy gels pack a punch with a shot of caffeine.

Iowa Bike Co.

Item: Biking Shorts/Bottoms
Description: Whether you’re looking for shorts or pants, Iowa Bike Co. has cycling options that will keep riders comfortable. Bib shorts are also available to add support.

Kyle’s Bikes

Item: Bike Helmets
Description: Kyle’s Bikes offers specialized helmets to keep riders safe and allow for ventilation, too. They also help with bike fitting and bike repairs.

Rasmussen Bike Shop of Altoona

Item:  Tune-Up
Description: At Rasmussen, know you're ready for riding season with a Basic or Full tune-up. Services include gear and brake adjustments and more. 

Shoe Sensation

Item: Hiking Boots 
Description: Find waterproof hiking boots for men and women and take future hikes to the next level.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you! If you’re a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.