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Des Moines Bike Collective




Located at 617 Grand in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, USA -- across the street from the Ruan Center. The Marriott Hotel is 1/2-block west.
Phone (515) 288-8022
617 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Activities:
* recycle and refurbish good used bikes; provide good used and limited new parts
* conduct classes in bicycle maintenance and repair; bicycle safety and training (outreach to K-12
schools, youth organizations, businesses, other public and private organizations)
* provide good used bicycles available for long-term loan or purchase
* distribute trail maps and information about downtown attractions
* promote cycling as viable, healthy transportation; increasing numbers of bicycle commuters; getting
bicycles into the hands of people who need and will use them
* advocate to make Des Moines and the metro area more pedestrian and bicycle friendly
* provide training and mentoring of youth in bicycle safety, etiquette, and maintenance; partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
cycling program to share access to shop and equipment
* organize bicycle tune-up clinics for YMCA adult residents and Homes of Oakridge youth and families and provide information and education about bicycle maintenance and safe riding
* through a partnership with Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services, provide bicycles for Des Moines refugees
* provide bicycles for youth residents at the Youth Homes of Mid-America
* provide part-time employment for appropriate youth and adults
* organize Bike to Work Week (May 2009)
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