• Posted Aug 13, 2008

A New Way to Discover Downtown Des Moines Brenton Skating Plaza and Bike World Announce Bike Rental Partnership

Des Moines , IA Downtown Des Moines has a lot to offer these days. Starting this August there will be one more thing to add to that list. In a partnership to enhance The Principal Riverwalk, Bike World and Brenton Skating Plaza will provide bike rentals for half days, full days or seven days at a time. “Bike rentals on The Principal Riverwalk offer a great opportunity to explore downtown and the confluence of the river, as well as providing access to hundreds of miles of trails,” said Mary O’Keefe, co-chair, Downtown Community Alliance. “ Brenton Skating Plaza is convenient and a terrific benefit for downtown workers and visitors alike.” Visit for more information and a complete schedule. A formal ribbon-cutting was held on Wednesday, August 13th., at 11:00am (See Photos). Rates: Hybrid & Mountain Bike $12.00 per hour $20.00 for half day 5 hours $30.00 full day 24 hours $80.00 one week 7 days Road $15.00 per hour $30.00 per half day 5 hours $40.00 full day 24 hours $110.00 per week 7 days All rentals include a helmet. Children's bikes will be $5.00 off the above rates. KCCI Video | KCCI Article
Bill Throckmorton of Bike World talks about the partnership with Brenton Skating Plaza and Bike World Mayor Cownie speaks about new downtown Des Moines opportunities Kids roll through on rental bikes
About the Brenton Skating Plaza Conveniently located along The Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront, Brenton Skating Plaza is an outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue. Supported by a gift by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa . About Bike World Iowa Bike World Iowa is a locally owned and operated with locations in Des Moines , West Des Moines and Ames , Iowa . Bicycle Retailer Magazine and Industry News have recognized the company as one of the Top 100 Retailers in the United States . It has also been named one of the top 50 Trek retailers in the world. In 2008, it was voted Best Bicycle Shop in The Greater Des Moines Area for by Cityview. For more information, visit

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