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Tue Sep 19 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Pioneer Park
Des Moines, IA

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Distance - 1-20 miles (you decide)


Update 9.19.23 4:10pm
RENEGADE Is canceled for tonight.
The park has standing water and we have an agreement with Des Moines Parks not to destroy the parks when it is wet out.

We'll get to use this park again this season!!

THANKS for understanding!


PLEASE join us for another season of Renegade Cyclocross Practices in Des Moines hosted by the BIKEIOWA Racing Team.

NEW FOR 2023 - We are hosting weekly practices to different Des Moines Parks this year!  Fresh parks and varying courses will make for some exciting practices! The venue and course layout will be different each week.

Practices will be held each Tuesday from September through the first week in November.

Show up. Warm Up. Ride at your own pace. Organized laps start at 5:45 pm for those interested.
Practices will be held rain or shine unless the ground is completely saturated with water or there is a big storm,

Watch, Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date info.

Renegade Cyclocross Practices are held AT YOUR OWN RISK!

** PLEASE sign a waiver at your first practice before you participate. **


Each week, practices will be held at a different Des Moines Park.  Fresh parks and varying courses make for some exciting practices! The venue and course layout will be different each week.

TUES- Sept 19th -  We'll do laps in Pioneer Park


PARK - TBA!   Look for the big gray BIKEIOWA van. The 'Waiver table" will be there too.  Please sign one if you haven't already.

RIDE THERE - The park is 2.5 miles Southeast from downtown Des Moines


This is a training race, bike practice, or whatever else you kids want to call it. No entry fees, no prizes, no official results. Please understand the word "race" is used loosely.

What it WILL be is a great opportunity to get some intensity in, practice barriers, run-ups and other cyclocross skills and ride against guys of varying abilities. This makes it a GREAT chance for newer riders to gain some confidence and have some fun, while the experienced guys get a good workout and pass on some knowledge. Above all, it's a good reason to ride cross bikes with friends. Cool?


This IS the place to learn! Find out more about Cyclocross, the courses, and the bike set-up at Cyclocross 101. Cyclocross is one of the fastest-growing cycling disciplines of the 21st century. Getcha some!

Thanks to

  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation for maintaining the Des Moines Parks System.

  • Brian Duffy for the Renegade Cyclocross logo.

  • The BIKEIOWA Racing Team, and members of other local teams who help set up and tear down each week.


We'll set up a different course each week to include barriers, run-ups, with twists and turns to hone your cyclocross skills.


Pioneer Park

1650 E Pioneer Rd
Des Moines, IA 50320


None required. Attend for FREE.

You will be asked to sign a Waiver before your first practice starts.  You only have to sign it once per practice season. PLEASE see one of the coordinators before practice for a waiver to sign. Please don't ride until you've signed the waiver.

BIKEIOWA covers the costs to rent the Des Moines Parks each week.


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