Check out Central Iowa's newest Bike Trail Patio Bar located on the Neal Smith Trail at Birdland Marina!

Please welcome Captain Roy's as BIKEIOWA's newest sponsor

You've probably see the orange food truck around town... But now you MUST check out their permanent location along the Neal Smith Trail!

Captain Roy's are hosting a PIT STOP and Mayor's Ride After-Party on Saturday, April 15th with FOOD, BEER and a BAND! This is YOUR chance to say "I was at the first party Captain Roy's threw down in 2017" !!


Bike on in for some of your favorite local brews or domestics.Enjoy our spacious patio and deck on the Des Moines riverwhile listening to live music and eating tasty grub from Capt' Roy's own food truck.

Bicycle Friendly

Capt' Roy's is located on the Neal Smith Trail with plenty of bicycle parking. Our unique location is an excellent hub to start, finish, or pit-stop on your cycling adventure.
  • We have a deck overlooking the river
  • We are a hub for the bike trail
  • We LOVE bicycle events
  • We sell ice and other supplies for cyclists


Capt' Roy's will feature a variety of local craft beer, along with all of your favorite old standards. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.


Capt' Roy's is the vision of 3 partners Jack Daugherty and brothers Wade and Paul Thompson. Jack is a member of the Power Boat Club, Parks Area Foundation, marina tenant, and supporter of the Union Park Neighborhood Association. Wade brings cycling to the equation and an extensive background in music. Paul is the music guy and gives Capt' Roy's it's artistic vision. The vision and name is based on local legend Anson Roy Williams AKA: Captain Roy! Barefoot skier, beer drinker, and friend to all!


Serving a full menu from our very own food truck and offering daily lunch specials. We specialize in Americana food. Check out the menu below


Captain Roy's is located at the Birdland Marina, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, Iowa. Less than 1.5 miles from down town Des Moines and right on the Neal Smith bicycle trail on the historic Thompson Bend of the Des Moines River near Union Park.




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