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

WHEN

Wed May 31 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WHERE

AJ’s on East Court
Des Moines, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA

Description

Destination

Distance - Up to you. It's a Destination Ride!

UPDATE 5/31/22 9:55am
**CANCELLED** due to lack of interest. AJ's was going to open up 2 hours ahead of their normal opening and we felt it wouldn't be worth their time with the event confirmations. Hopefully we can work them in next year!

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HANDLEBAR HAPPY HOUR

BIKEIOWA has organized several Handlebar Happy Hours (HHH) to celebrate Bike Month 2023. Ride with old friends and meet new ones. See YOU there!

AJ’s on East Court is our host for this Handlebar Happy Hour.

AJ’s on East Court is your fun, party, bicycle friendly spot in Downtown East Village where you can become your Inner Rock Star!

There are several bike racks conveniently placed on the patio with a great view of the golden Capital dome!

HHH specials
Coming soon!

HHH giveaways
Stay until the end and win some HHH swag. Must be present to win!
More details coming soon!

IMPORTANT BIKE MONTH DATES

WHAT IS BIKE MONTH?

May is National Bike Month and is celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

BIKEIOWA co-hosted the first organized "Bike to Work Day" on May 16th 2003. That grew to "Bike to Work Week" in 2005 and the Des Moines Bicycle Collective took over in 2011 to create "Bike Month" (with focus in the Des Moines metro) as we know it today. View past Bike to Work and "Bike Month" Features.

HOW TO CELEBRATE BIKE MONTH?

Bike Month is so much more than riding your bike to work. 

  • It's about riding from here to there. Riding around the block, riding to get coffee, riding to work, date-night ride, riding on a trail or road, riding to get/stay in shape or running errands.
  • It's about inspiration - riding further and encouraging others to bike. 
  • It's about riding your bike whether if be for fun, fitness or with family and/or friends. 
  • It's about riding your bike places it’s never seen or take your bike places you’d usually see by car. 
  • It's about your wellness, happiness and community well-being.
  • It's about safer streets and connected communities and a healthier planet
  • It's about exploration and finding new ways to get from here to there.

Invite friends and co-workers to ride with you. Help them get their bike, clothes and gear ready. Offer advice and assistance to increase their confidence. Educate them on bicycle etiquette for riding on trails, roads, with other cyclists, motorists and others on the trails. And have Fun!

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BIKEIOWA RESOURCES

Iowa is a GREAT place to ride ALL year long and BIKEIOWA has several dedicated pages in their "Resources" menu section for commuting and promoting bicycle-friendliness.


Other Resources
Portals


RIDE SAFE !

Route

Create your own route and ride there.

Venue

AJ’s on East Court

419 East Court Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
  MAP

Registration

FREE, but tip your bartenders and servers!

Contact

Biker@bikeiowa.com

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