Bust out the bike

April 25, 2011 —

Greater Des Moines Regional Trail MapWith warmer months ahead of us, and a long cold spell behind us, it’s time to hit the trails!

It is now easier than ever to get to a local bike trail here in Des Moines and make your way to a number of different destinations. New maps of the central Iowa trail system have recently been created and can be found at city offices and bicycle shops around town.

Additions to the map include the Waveland Trail in Des Moines, the new Ankeny trail linking to the Neal Smith Trail, new bike lanes in Des Moines, the resurfaced Neal Smith Trail (Cottonwood Access to Big Creek), the trail linking Dawson and Perry and locations of water fountains and public restrooms.

Take a break and get on your bike!


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.