YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sun Oct 01 2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Des Moines, IA


BikeIowa race team


WOW was this a GREAT time for a GREAT cause! 

27 teams of 4 participated and another 75+ specated! THANKS to Mullets for hosting us!

We raised over $2,700 for the UFBM and absolutely had a BLAST doing it!  The course was fast and tight and wound around the green space around Mullets.

Those who dared could take a "Shortcut", but there were consequences in doing so. If you wanted to skip the 9 right turns, you must eat something first...  hard boiled eggs, pickles, peanut butter, powdered donuts and crackers were given to the short-cut takers. This made for some interesting facial expressions!

Recap from Joe Laslo, founder of the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry in Des Moines

Thank you to the Des Moines Cycling Community, the Relay Cross teams, Scott Sumpter & Bike Iowa and Kyle Sedore!!! UBFM received a ton of supplies including soups, spaghettiOs, blankets, winter hats and gloves, socks and jackets that we plan to get out to those in need in the Des Moines area. We received two car loads of stuff!!!!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those in need in Des Moines.




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RELAYCROSS! We're back at it again this year and it's gonna be bigger and better!   If you were there last year you know, it was fun! A LOT OF FUN! This year will be at Mullets! Please support them as they have been a long-term BIKEIOWA sponsor.


If you weren't therein the past, you are probably wondering what Relaycross is?

The format is simple:  2 hours of cross racing with 4 teammates tagging in and out to pile on as many laps as possible before time runs out.  The team with the most laps wins.  FUN!

Three categories: mens, womens and coed (2 men 2 women)

This race is designed to be as serious or leisurely as you want.  You and your team can race all out or at a conversational pace.  It's all for a good cause.

Payouts?  Yep.  High fives, pride and good karma to everyone that enters.

Pre registration and online fees?  Nope! Day of only.

Do I need a license you ask? Hell no!  This is a charity race people.  So please grab your donations and Join us on October 1st at Mullets.

Registration opens at 12:00pm and closes at 1:00pm.  Racing begins at 1:30pm.  Please feel free to email with questions or comments.

This year Relaycross will be racing for the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.

The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry is a grass-roots non-profit organization that feeds the homeless in Des Moines.

Join the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry as they go out on to the streets of Des Moines to provide radical hospitality! They ride bikes into the downtown Des Moines area to provide burritos, water, fruit and cookies and build a relationship with those who call the Des Moines street their home.


We'll have the route marked for you so you can't get lost



1300 SE 1st
Des Moines, IA 50315



What's all this cost?   A Donation for the the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry.

  We are asking each team of 4 to bring $100 in product from the list below for direct donation to the Food Ministry.
  • Chemical Hand warmers
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks
  • Coats
  • Gloves
  • Winter hats
  • Scarves
  • Thermal under clothing
  • Uncondensed soup in cans (with pull tabs i.e. Progresso)
  • Boots
  • Batteries
  • Candles
  • Spaghetti-Os (in pull tab cans)
Questions?  Email us or add a comment below!


Who Posted

  • Posted Aug 16, 2017 by ksedore
  • Modified Oct 6, 2017 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Oct 6, 2017



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