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Join us on Saturday, October 2, 2021

Join us at the Giovannetti Community Shelter at Walker Johnston Regional Park on Saturday, October 2, at 7 AM for the Mayor’s Bike Ride! The ride starts at 9 AM! This is a FREE event brought to you by the City of Urbandale.

Please pre-register at: www.Urbandale.org/ride-reg

Three Routes to Choose From

Short: 5 miles (family ride)
Medium: 10 miles
Long: 15 miles
See the written route instructions below.

Pancake Breakfast

Urbandale Lion’s Club will be providing a pancake breakfast from 7 AM - 9 AM. 

Complete Streets

Urbandale streets are being designed for convenient and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Learn about complete streets and take a look at the master plan here.

Route Map

Mayor Bike Ride Route Map 2021


Three Routes to Choose From:

***Short: Green (3 mile)***

Start: Walker Johnston – Giovannetti Shelter, cross foot bridge to pick up the trail heading south past the Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park head to 86th use sidewalk to get to New York Avenue, turn onto NY Ave, Left onto Mary Lynn Dr, Right to Sherry Ln, entering into Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum. Enter Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Arboretum, take the trail North to Patrica Dr.  Before exiting the arboretum, take the trail West and follow the trail (going North) along the railroad tracks to connect back to Patricia Dr/Dewey Gibbs Rd.  Head East on Dewey Gibbs Rd. to Hillside Drive. Go North (left) on Hillside Dr. entering the trail to Walker Johnston park (trail head on East side of the road past Dennis Dr. Follow the trail to connect to Walker Johnston Park, back to the Giovannetti Shelter.  

***Main: Green and Blue (7 miles)***

Start: Walker Johnston – Giovannetti Shelter, cross foot bridge to pick up the trail heading south past the Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park head to 86th use sidewalk to get to New York Avenue, turn onto NY Ave, Left onto Mary Lynn Dr, Right to Sherry Ln, entering into Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum. Enter Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Arboretum do a loop of the Arboretum and follow trail north out of Arboretum exit on Patricia Drive. Head North on Patricia Dr. to Douglas Ave.  Cross Douglas Ave, continuing on to Patricia Dr. to Madison Ave.   Enter trail (just East of Marilynn Dr.) Head north on trail to Meredith (You will cross NW Aurora Ave and Golfview Park, before you reach Meredith. .  Go under trail and head west on Meredith sidewalk/trail to NW Urbandale Ave. Take NW Urbandale Ave South to LA WARD park, take the trail East towards 100th St.  Head South on 100th street to Winston Ave.  Head East on Winston Ave to Patricia Drive.  Cross Douglas Ave Continue on Patricia Dr. to Dewey Gibbs Rd.  Head East on Dewey Gibbs Rd. to Hillsdale Drive.   Go North (left) on Hillside Dr. entering the trail to Walker Johnston park (trail head on East side of the road past Dennis Dr. Follow the trail to connect to Walker Johnston Park, back to the Giovannetti Shelter.

***Long: Green, Blue & Red (16 miles)***

Start-Walker Johnston – Giovannetti Shelter, cross bridge to pick up the trail heading south past the Charles Gabus Memorial Tree Park head to 86th use sidewalk to get to New York Avenue, turn west (right) on New York Avenue continue west and merge on to Patricia Dr. the Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Park and Arboretum. Enter Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Arboretum do a loop of the Arboretum and follow trail north out of Arboretum exit on Patricia Drive. Head North on Patricia Dr. to Douglas Ave.  Cross Douglas Ave, continuing on to Patricia Dr. to Madison Ave.   Enter trail (just East of Marilynn Dr.) Head north on trail to Meredith (You will cross NW Aurora Ave and Golfview Park, before you reach Meredith. .  Go under trail and head west on Meredith sidewalk/trail to NW Urbandale Ave continue west on Meredith Avenue/Pkwy Trail to entrance to Walnut Creek Regional Park (around new fire station), head south on the Bob Layton trail as it travels through the Regional Park. Exit Trail on Douglas Parkway, turn east (right) on the Douglas Parkway to 121st. Turn left on 121st continue north to Meredith turn (right) head east to NW Urbandale Ave. Take NW Urbandale Ave south and turn into LA WARD park, take the trail East towards 100th St.  Head South on 100th street to Winston Ave.  Head East on Winston Ave to Patricia Drive.  Cross Douglas Ave Continue on Patricia Dr. to Dewey Gibbs Rd.  Head East on Dewey Gibbs Rd. to Hillsdale Drive.   Go North (left) on Hillside Dr. entering the trail to Walker Johnston park (trail head on East side of the road past Dennis Dr. Follow the trail to connect to Walker Johnston Park, back to the Giovannetti Shelter.