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Where to Buy Local for Hitting the Trails in DSM

2022 Hitting the Trails Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for where to buy local gear for outdoor recreation and hitting the trails in DSM. Check out the featured items below for ideas and make sure you’re prepared whether you’re biking, running or hiking.

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.

Duluth Trading Company

Item: Hiking Shoes + Boots
Description: Waterproof hiking boots and trail shoes can be found at Duluth Trading Company in Ankeny.

Fitness Sports

Item: Hydration Belt
Description: A bestselling item, the hydration belt features two-flasks and a storage pocket.

Fleet Feet

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.

Riding on the Edge Co.

Item: Bikes
Description: Find electric, mountain road/gravel, youth and BMX bikes at Riding on the Edge Co. The full-service in-house bike shop welcomes all riders no matter where you bought your bike, but if purchased at the shop, a free tune up is included.

Shoe Sensation

Item: Adidas Alliance Drawstring Backpack
Description: The Adidas Alliance Drawstring Backpack is ideal for hikers and comes with two dual mesh side pockets to hold your water bottles.

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!

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.