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Tue Oct 17 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Waterworks Park - back loop
Des Moines, IA

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Another GREAT night of cyclocross practice! Afterwards, calories were regained with Papa Johns Pizza and delicious smores around a firepit. This week's venue was the back loop of Waterworks Park, Des Moines.



Distance - 1-20 miles (you decide)


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. **


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!


Back Loop - Waterworks Park
2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

Show up for Renegade Cyclocross at Water Works Park (Back loop) 5:30-7-ish
Stick around from 7-9pm for fire-side camaraderie
We might grill. We might get pizza. Pot-luck items welcome.
We'll have a fire going at the firepit.
We'll probably make smores.
We'll probably drink some beer.
Bring chairs and dress accordingly.
Open to anyone at CX Practice, Spouses/Friends welcome too.
Park closes at 10pm, so fires must be out and we must be gone by then.

Street view of location

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.

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.


Waterworks Park - back loop

2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321
Des Moines, IA 50321



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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