Des Moines Walk & Bike Guide

Walk & Bike Tour Cover

A downtown guide created by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective.

Maps and design by Confluence; Landscape Architects, Urban Designers and Planners.
Printed version provided by Meredith Corporation; named a silver Bicycle-Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.
Funding from a Community Betterment Grant (Polk County Supervisors) and the
Transportation Management Association

Walking Tours

Along the Riverwalk
Mileage 1.4 miles
Route scout: Isobel Osium, Downtown Neighborhood Association
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Public Art in the City
Mileage 1.4 miles
Route Scout: M. Jessica Rowe, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation
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Downtown Architecture
Mileage 2.0 miles
Route Scout: Tim Bungert, Iowa Architectural Foundation
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To Shop, Go East
Mileage 1.2 miles
Route Scout: Susan & Carl Voss, Historic East Village
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Deb’s Garden Gait
Mileage 3.1 miles
Route Scout: Deb Wiley, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
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Mother Iowa & the Capitol
Mileage 1.6 miles
Route Scout: Joan Arnett, Iowa State Capitol
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Biking Tours

A Pint-Size Tour
Mileage 6.2 miles
Route Scout: Scott Dennis, national certified beer judge
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Des Moines Behind Handlebars
Mileage 9.0 miles
Route Scout: Deb Amenson, Wild Women Bike Club
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Historial & Hilly Neighborhoods
Mileage 9.89 miles
Route Scout: John Zeller, local historian
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Chuck’s Urban 18-Miler
Mileage 18 miles
Route Scout: Chuck Corwin, Team Wingtip
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