What’s new at the Des Moines Bicycle Collective

Intro to Bike Maintenance

This introductory class is split into four two-hour sessions and is offered on Wednesdays each month. The course covers the basics bicycle mechanics and provides an introduction to:

  • Basic bicycle tools
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Wheels, tires and tubes
  • Roadside repair
  • Brakes and cables
  • Simple derailleur adjustment

Dave Mable, experienced wrench, amateur athlete and editor of Iowa Momentum magazine, teaches our classes.

We’ll supply the tools, and bringing your bike is optional.

Introductory – Wednesday Nights (7:00 to 9:00pm).  For more information and to sign up follow this link.


Did you know that the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, and all it’s great programs, is operated mainly with volunteers? All bikes are donated to us and refurbished by wrenchers who volunteer their time and talents in our shop.
Ride your bike to the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings? Volunteers help us park your bike at the valet while you shop for goodies.
Love riding your bike to great events like Bike Month, Ingersoll Live! or 80/35 and parking it safely at our valet service? Those are our volunteers, too!
We can’t do it without you and we need your help. Volunteering with us is fun, easy and you meet the best people ever – people that love bikes!
We have all the Farmers’ Market and Hinterland valet shifts loaded and will be adding Shop shifts soon, as well as additional upcoming events.
For additional information on volunteering individually or with your group, contact jen@dsmbikecollective.org.

Thanks to Volunteer Local, a Des Moines-based company for the streamline method of signing up.


Regional trail maps are here!

New copies of the 2015 Greater Des Moines Regional Trail maps, produced by the Bike Collective, are now available at most locally owned bike shops, many UnityPoint Health, and city and county offices. Pick one up today!

2015 Trail Map Cover

We moved to the East Village

After five years near Seventh and Grand in downtown Des Moines, we moved a new shop in the East Village. Our new shop—about 1/2 block north of Grand on East Sixth St.—provides double the space of our old shop. Stop by and visit or work on your bike in our shop.

Take a tour of the Collective Shop!

Become a Des Moines Bicycle Collective member
We now offer memberships with benefits. 
Read about the different membership options and select the one that is right for you. Click here to make your payment.