Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Bike World Iowa Announce Bike Rental Partnership again for 2011 Downtown Des Moines will once again soon have more to offer! Starting Saturday, April 16th., there will be one more thing to add to that list. Bike World Iowa and Des Moines Parks and Recreation will provide bike rentals by the hour, half days, full days or seven days from 10:00am – 8:00pm at the Overlook Terrace concession stand Grays Lake Park. “Bike rentals offer a great opportunity to explore downtown and the confluence of the rivers, as well as providing access to hundreds of miles of area trails, and Grays Lake is the perfect hub to start. This will not only be a benefit for local residents and downtown workers but a terrific positive for out of town visitors” according to Bill Throckmorton, Bike World Iowa Marketing Manager Visit or The following also applies to the program:
  • Bike rentals include a helmet, which renters must wear while riding.
  • A credit card and photo ID are required for use of the equipment.
  • All bikes must remain on hard surfaces unless renting a mountain bike.
Renters are encouraged to enjoy the expansive Greater Des Moines trail system through this program; a trail map of the trails in central Iowa is provided at the concession stand free of charge with or without a rental. Bikes are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and equipment of various sizes and styles are subject to availability. Advance reservations for specialty bicycles (i.e. tandem, recumbent, trail bike or bicycle child trailer) or equipment of a specific size can be made with the use of a credit card by calling the concession stand at least 48 hours in advance at 242-2855. For more information and a complete schedule. About Des Moines Parks And Recreation The Park and Recreation department is responsible for the management of 72 parks, 3,225 acres of parkland, 40 miles of trails, and numerous municipal facilities. The Park and Recreation department is responsible for managing over 16 different programs in the area of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, sports tourism, neighborhood beautification, water recreation, volunteerism and stewardship. 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 2010 and 2011, it was voted Best Bicycle Shop in The Greater Des Moines Area by Cityview. For more information, visit Addition information needs should be directed to John Hagener, Des Moines Parks And Recreation 515-237-1652 Bill Throckmorton, Bike World Iowa 515-222-1880

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