2009 Des Moines, Iowa, and National bike events calendar

by on January 16, 2009
in Events

A word to Mother Nature: YOU CANNOT BURY THE DESIRE TO RIDE UNDER TWO FEET OF SNOW. (so please quit trying…)

Now that I have that off my chest, just thought I’d offer up a list of known dates for upcoming 2009 area and national bike events. Think of this as your “gardening catalog for Iowa bikers.”

(UPDATED March 25, 2009 – Read Carefully, some dates have changed!)

April 4 – Blessing of the Bikes, Big Barn Harley Davidson, 11 a.m. followed by Chili Feed benefitting CMA
Indianola Bike Nights – Third Fridays April thru September. First I-town bike night is February 17! (www.bikedowntoitown.com)
Memorial Day Ride to the Wall – “Iowa Thunder” annual ride to the State Capitol and Viet Nam Memorial. Info still to come!
July 2, 3, 4 – ABATE Iowa Freedom Rally at Algona (www.abateiowafreedomrally.com)
July 17, 18 – Iowa State HOG Rally, Sioux City. (www.iastatehogrally.com)
July 24-27 – DATE CHANGED. SEE SEPTEMBER. Estrogen Ride (women only).
July 31 – East Village Bike Night, Des Moines.
August 3-9 – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – www.sturgisrally.com
August 15 – Bikers Against Diabetes Ride (BAD), www.ripsbadride.com.
August 20-23 – Hawgstock, in Winterset www.hawgstock.com
October 2, 3, 4 – Ride for the Cure supporting breast cancer research (www.rideforthecureiowa.com – site coming soon!)
ABATE Iowa District 4 Toy Run – date TBA.
October 15-18 – Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, FL. (www.biketoberfest.org)

And of course, BIKE NIGHT every Thursday night at the new Porky’s Pub/Radical Cycle Shop, 5125 NE 14th St., Des Moines – let’s fill that parking lot!

If you know of a Des Moines-area bike night event not listed here (and there are MANY), please add the info by leaving a Comment. Specify night of the week and at least approximate times if you can. Thanks!

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    8 Responses to “2009 Des Moines, Iowa, and National bike events calendar”
    1. Mike Fry says:

      Hey BC,
      The wife and I found that the bike night in Baxter at O’Kellys
      is often a nice 25-30 minute ride and it is usually not crowded. O’Kelly’s is kind of a small bar/eatery, they usually have a live band(no cover)outside, good drinks, and a food tent with burgers,tacos, and taco salad. Every Wednesday night.
      It’s nice to actually RIDE somewhere to a bike night. Have met lots of really cool, friendly people there!
      Mike

    2. Thanks for the dates!!! You always come through for me. I was just wondering when the Capital City Custom Show was!

    3. Mike, thanks for the bike night info – that’s awesome, it is indeed a nice ride to Baxter!

      And Steph, glad to be of help – can’t wait to shop for LEATHER!! :)

      ~ Janet

    4. Kelli says:

      Bourbon Bike Night

      Bourbon Street Bar
      500 Army Post Road
      Des Moines, Iowa 50315
      515-285-5733

      Starts Saturday, May 2nd and will continue every Saturday night thereafter! Contests, live musice, beer and Bikes!

    5. Janet says:

      Kelli, thanks for the info!
      Janet

    6. Theresa says:

      Fatboyz Bar & Grill
      Grimes, Iowa

      Bike night every 2nd and 4th Fri of the month, have live band.

    7. Janet says:

      Thanks, Theresa!

    8. tracey says:

      every Tuesday night bike & car nigth free and music at are Iowa state Fairgrounds….

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