An organization dedicated to foster the development, safety, and promotion of commuter and recreational trails in Indianola and Warren county Iowa.
Mission: Foster the development, safety, maintenance and promotion of commuter and recreational trails in Indianola and Warren County
WOW!!! Great job from our friends at Street Collective!
With nearly 1900 bikes donated to us in various states of repair, our shop staff and volunteers worked tirelessly refurbishing and reusing as much as possible while sustainably recycling everything beyond use.
We depend on your support as members, volunteers, and donors. We're thrilled to have over 3,000 volunteer hours put to work refurbishing and recycling in our community shop. Add in thousands of pounds of rubber and metal diverted from the trash cycle and we're pretty proud of this program. Your donations make this possible year-after-year.
qz.com It’s National Bike to Work Day—so don’t forget this neon-colored $2 cycling hack.
Connecting Downtown Des Moines to Easter Lake!
City Council approved final plans for the South Des Moines River Trail, which will connect Downtown with Easter Lake. We’re excited to share that when it opens later this year, it will be officially named the Carl Voss Multi-Use Recreational Trail. A well-deserved honor, Carl!
Who’s planning to bike out of Indianola?
Wishing you all a Happy BikesGiving!
Sometimes you need to Turn Left, and not just-Right.
forbes.com Why do cyclists ride in the middle of the road? Because they are advised to, and because it's the safe thing to do.
Would you just look at this weather?!?!?!
Bike Iowa organizes many fun events. Is anyone planning to do the Capital City Cross or the Big Creek rides this weekend?
Harmony in Houten. Learn more about bike-friendly cities: https://wef.ch/2s84zgx
[07/18/18] Who is looking forward to riding RAGBRAI? And what is your favorite thing about it?
Helmets save lives! Dr. Richard Deming, who created the organization Above and Beyond Cancer, is recovering in the intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital after bicycle accident.
kcci.com Dr. Richard Deming, who created the organization Above and Beyond Cancer, is recovering in the intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital.
Companies are designing their offices with employee wellness in mind, but Joanna Frank of the Center for Active Design says that can mean simply having stairs, instead of building a climbing wall or a yoga studio. The Chicago headquarters of the bicycle-component manufacturer SRAM, however, promotes wellness and their corporate culture by providing employees who commute by bike indoor storage and a locker room with showers as well as an indoor bike lane.
RAGBRAI made the list. Has anyone ever done Pedlar’s Jamboree?
peopleforbikes.org Make your bike riding dreams come true this year
Are you familiar with the Des Moines Bicycle collective? They do lots of great things like refurbishing old bikes to donate to children and adults in need.
t.e2ma.net You are Key to Sustaining Momentum With broad support from employers, city leaders and passionate residents, the Des Moines Bicycle Collective made tremendous progress to make our community more active, healthy and inviting in 2017. Bike Giveaway: Partnered with nonprofits, public schools and volunt...
Photos from FIT - Friends of Indianola Trails's post
[11/02/17] The. Hillbilly Hike is seeking a volunteer to sweep (follow last runner/walker by bike or on foot) the trail of half marathon course from the Indianola high school to Hillcrest on Saturday morning from 8 AM until 8:30 AM. The objective is simply to make sure everyone makes it to Hillcrest as the Indianola Safety Team takes over at Hillcrest. Anyone willing to help?
The Carlisle Nature Trail has made the finals of the People's All Star Tournament! Please click on pic below to go to Iowa League of Cities page and then Like the pic to vote. Thanks everyone who has helped get us this far...let's bring this on home!!! PASS THE WORD...we are neck and neck for the win. The deadline is noon Thursday to vote.
The City of Carlisle Nature trail serves not only as safe, important pedestrian and bicycle transportation medium within the city, but regionally between the cities of Indianola and Des Moines.
Anyone missing a bike? Perhaps stolen from your property recently?
Check out the new bike lanes & see how you are supposed to park downtown Des Moines.
The E. Grand complete streets project is still a work in progress. Here's how it feels to ride this morning.
On Hoyt Street (NYC), the bicycle crowd squeezes into a one-way bike lane that is nearly as wide as the car lane beside it. On a recent evening, 442 bikes — compared with 331 cars — passed by in one hour, more than three times the 141 bikes counted in the same hour in 2011, according to city data. Two years ago, cars still dominated.
“Rush hour is bad here,” said Jim Kerby, 63, a real estate broker, who often rides a Citi Bike to work. “But it would be so much worse if the bikers were in cars.”
nytimes.com Biking has become part of New York’s commuting culture as the city expands bike routes and Citi Bikes become ubiquitous. There are more than 450,000 daily bike trips.
Have a safe and fun 4th of July friends.
desmoines.craigslist.org Saddle up, b!tches, and get ready to have your nips blown off by the fastest bike in the world. I'm reluctantly selling this magnificent beast of a bike because I'm tired of getting too many speeding
The new Colorado-style mountain bike trail opens today at Ewing Park and is the first in Des Moines.
desmoinesregister.com Central Iowa Trail Association partners with city to build downhill mountain bike trails in Ewing Park.
Public service announcement for the I-town Dad's. 🚴🏾
Good stuff ~ May is Bike Month.
Happy Cinco de Mayo & Happy Bike Month!
t.e2ma.net Bike Month is Right around the Corner Bike Month celebrates the weekend trail riders, the daily commuters, the distance rollers and the lovers of all things bikes here in Central Iowa. Sponsored by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, Bike Month 2016 will be the biggest yet with a host of new partners...
Kick off the trail season on April 8 by joining your bike friends and @railstotrails for Opening Day for Trails! Learn more and enter to win great gear from @FUJIBIKES and @performancebike by pledging to explore trails on #RTCOpeningDay ➤ rtc.li/Opening-Day-2017.
Check this out.
Check out what West Des Moines has planned for its park system — it includes a 26.2-mile trail loop.
Read more: dmreg.co/2nePF6Q
Indianola Parks & Recreation
This cold winter weather is the perfect time to prepare your bike for warmer months ahead! Join Casey Holmes at Canoesport Outfitters for her Bike Maintenance 101 Workshop to learn important skills for getting (and keeping) your bike in tip top shape...saving both time and money for you and your family! Two dates to choose from. For more info or to register on-line go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityo…/Activity_Search/271
Some info on Easter Lake dredging project & it also talks about the bike trail connecting between Des Moines and Carlisle.
www.desmoinesregister.com The current impaired state water body is being dredged and drained, and extensive trail additions are coming, too.
This was in my email today.
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Attention all Central Iowa Trail users: The Great Western Trail is under threat…
The Warren County Supervisors and the City of West Des Moines (WDM) recently developed new plans to build Veterans Parkway in 2017 using 2-miles of the Great Western Trail corridor
The proposed alignment of this 6-lane road would be placed within the Great Western Trail corridor for nearly 2 miles near Orilla
The Great Western Trail would shift from a 100-ft greenway to a 10ft side path along the highway
Does central Iowa truly value parks, trails, smart growth and natural capital?
The Warren County Supervisors and Warren County Conservation Board must vote to donate the Great Western Trail corridor to WDM for road purposes.
Because of concerns raised about the taking of the corridor, WDM has developed alternative alignments – so they have an option that avoids the trail corridor
What to do:
1. Please attend the Warren County Conservation Board meeting on December 14 th , 7:00pm, Annette Nature Center 15565 118th Ave Indianola, IA 50125 to learn about the project, impacts, and alternatives!!!
2. Follow-up with comments to:
Warren Co Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Chair Doug Shull
Supervisor Crystal McIntyre
Supervisor Dean Yordi
Jim Priebe [email protected]
West Des Moines City Council
Mayor Steven Gaer
Work: 515-974- 5261
Councilmember Kevin Trevillyan
Phone: 515-240- 8786
Councilmember John Mickelson
Phone: 515-554- 7165
Councilmember Russ Trimble
Phone: 515-554- 8746
Councilmember James Sandager
Phone: 515-225- 7540
Councilmember Rick Messerschmidt
Phone: 515-223- 6398
What to say:
Tell your story…first. Why are parks and trails important to you, your family and central Iowa.
Do not compromise the integrity of this greenway corridor
Keep Veterans Parkway away from the Great Western Trail
Regional Importance of the corridor
The Great Western Trail is more than a trail it is a linear park that extends another 17 miles from downtown Des Moines, along Grays Lake, and through Water Works Park
As a National Recreation Trail, this corridor plays a vital role within the Central Iowa Trails Network
GWT helped launch Central Iowa’s “World Capital of Trails” status
If we face a compromised GWT, we undermine our network’s national significance and the trail’s associated public health, recreation, and economic benefits
It is the only trail with easy, year-round, uninterrupted access to downtown
The network of linear parks and trails in central Iowa is important for our quality of life and diversifying economic opportunities
It’s a safe place for families with kids to explore with few dangerous road crossings
Health and wellness from being outdoors
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warrenccb.org Board Meetings The Warren County Conservation Board meets the second Wednesday of the month, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Annett Nature Center. The board occasionally meets in special session, at special times or in alternate locations. Any changes to date, time or location of meetings will be ind...
[11/04/16] Heads UP! The Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon will be using 1st street in front of the High School on this Saturday morning 11/5 as our race begins at 8:00am. After snaking through the High School parking lot the course goes north on 9th Street until it can connect with the McVay Trail. Once on the trail the course goes north out of town. We have 400+ runners from 14 states including Canada this year if you want to find a cozy spot along the trail to cheer them on.
www.desmoinesregister.com Trail and conservation enthusiasts worry a road expansion in West Des Moines will destroy 20 acres of wooded recreational trail.
Carlisle is having a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 3 mile section that branches off of the Summerset trail. This section will soon be the link into Des Moines. The ceremony is happening at the Carlisle Rec Center (1230 S. 5th st.) from 4-5:30 with a Walk/Ride on the trail afterward.
Some are planning on riding from Indianola starting at 4:30. Cal’s in Carlisle is offering up 2 for 1 on drinks and 1/2 appetizers for after the event
Together, we will demand that the next president:
1. Include trails, walking and biking as a key part of federal transportation investments by defending programs that help communities build trail networks. Trails, sidewalks and bike lanes are critical parts of our national transportation infrastructure and create healthier, more connected communities.
2. Nominate a U.S. Secretary of Transportation that fully backs trails. Our next U.S. Secretary of Transportation must understand that transportation includes trails, walking and biking.
3. Develop federal policies that make it safe for people to get around in their communities on foot or by bike, including using trails and low-stress routes suitable for all ages and abilities.
As citizens and trail lovers, it is our responsibility to tell the candidates that trails matter to all of us!
We already knew this, but good to see it confirmed below. =]
railstotrails.org In August 2016, we asked our awesome members and supporters to let us know via our short-but-sweet 2016 Trail Use Survey about their best (and least)...
iowabicyclecoalition.org Petition To End Fatal Bike Crashes To: Iowa Senate President; Iowa Speaker of the House; Iowa Governor; Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT); Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS): We demand an end to fatal bike crashes in Iowa and insist the Iowa General Assembly, Iowa DOT, and Iowa DPS work to...
Simpson Rugby is getting ready to launch their spring spring 7s campaign and work its way to a national championship in Philadelphia May 31st-June 1st!
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Motorsports Photography throughout the midwest.
News, photos, updates, links, and information on Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center located in Indianola, IA.