• Posted Apr 9, 2018

Full Court Press creates a unique bicycle-friendly bar and restaurant experience at every location because of excellent staff and exciting food and beverage selections.

We are excited to bring on 8 new Sponsors!

These new Sponsors are all owned by Full Court Press Inc. Yep, the same owners as El Bait Shop and The Iowa Taproom. El Bait Shop has supported BIKEIOWA since 2007.

We believe in what they do. They make sure their businesses are bicycle-friendly, they are involved by supporting and hosting many rides and events throughout the year. Their locations are usually close to trails and we love the unique theme and atmosphere of each location they own.

PLEASE support the business that support BIKEIOWA and our cycling community. If you are promoting an event, or riding somewhere to start/finish a ride, be sure to stop by one of these locations for some great food and refreshments.

Truman's KC Pizza Tavern

A pizza tavern, with a focus on Kansas City sports teams. It’s the hangout for Chiefs and Royals games, plus enjoy delicious pizza and a craft beer while you’re here! Stop in 7 days a week for food, drinks, and all Kansas City sports action! more info

University Library Cafe

A hidden gem in Des Moines’ Drake neighborhood serving up craft beer and creative homemade takes on traditional bar fare. The University Library Café offers an eclectic mix of food, beverages and customers all in a cozy, old-school, just-around-the-corner bar setting. Consistently voted by Des Moines for Best Local Nachos. An intimate neighborhood bar with 41 beers on tap. Serving unique breakfast dishes on Saturday and Sunday. more info

The Chicken

Opening May 2018 - A new Cycling destination on the Great Western Trail! more info

Fong's Pizza Ankeny

Fong’s Pizza has an Ankeny location in the heart of the Prairie Trail District! Come experience the same Chinese flavor, Tiki drinks and famous Crab Rangoon Pizza in a spacious, family-friendly atmosphere. Plus, enjoy our selection of 88 beers on tap. more info

Hessen Haus

Grab your lederhosen and turn up the polka! Enjoy a menu full of traditional German food, including favorites like Wienerschnitzel, Spaetzle, Kävetelli, Currywurst and Schweine Flugel. We have the largest German bier selection in the country with 50 on draft and over 100 in bottles. Share a boot with your friends. Prost! more info

Royal Mile

Downtown Des Moines’ premier British Pub opened in 2001, the Mile features a menu of favorite English dishes, British beers and an extensive Scotch list. Enjoy a pint of bitter with your bangers and mash! Voted “One of America’s Best Bars” by Esquire Magazine; rated “Exceptional” by Beer Advocate; voted Draft Magazine’s 100 Best Beer Bars; voted by Des Moines as Best Downtown Bar, Best Bar Food and more. more info

The Red Monk

Hidden away above the Royal Mile, this quiet bar features 90 Belgian style beers for you to enjoy. One of the best selections of Belgian beers in the Midwest with 12 Belgian and Belgian styles on draft and many more rare and unique bottled offerings. Rated “Excellent” by Beer Advocate. more info

High Life Lounge

Take a trip back in time to this 60s style corner tap . The Champagne of Bars knows nostalgia and retro like no one else! We are the home of Tangermeisters, Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots and Thirsty Thursdays. Featured on Travel Channel’s “Man Vs Food” 2010; highlighted in the travel section of the New York Times; voted one of the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine; voted by Des Moines as Best Bar Food, Best Fried Chicken and more. more info

And of course El Bait Shop and The Iowa Taproom are already sponsors.

About Full Court Press

Formed in 2000 by seven guys who had a few concepts they thought might work in the great town of Des Moines. Since then they have opened nine bars and restaurants in metro Des Moines, each unique and uniquely popular.

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