Scheduled Monthly Motorcycle Rides For The Greater Des Moines Area

We're all on a journey, so why ride alone?

Well Planned. Well Organized. Well…Fun!

RSVP And Let's Ride!

Thank You!

Season 1 Is In The Books!

We want to say thank you to all who came out to our 5 scheduled rides

to make our first season a HUGE success! 

We’re excited for the future

and already planning to make next years rides event greater!

But in The Mean Time…

As summer begins to wind-down, keep watch for a couple of bonus rides as weather (and everyone schedules) permits!


There’s Always One That Rides For FREE! Hey Buddy, You’ve Got Gas!

Whether young or old, rich or poor, riding a new bike or one that you’ve pieced together, one thing we all have in common as riders is GAS!

That’s why each scheduled ride with the Valley Riders we give away a FREE GAS CARD, so one lucky rider can for FREE! 

But you can’t win if you don’t ride, so come on out and meet some of greatest people in Des Moines on our next scheduled ride! Let’s Ride!

Previous Winners

                        Brian Wuben

Douglas Yanna

Ron & Sherry Clingman

Chris Slezak


How You Can Get Involved

1. Check Back Here Each Month and RSVP

Come back to each month to get the latest details for this months ride. And don’t forget to RSVP so we know that we can expect you!

2. Fill Up And Arrive On Time

Make sure to arrive on time, gassed up and ready to roll at the scheduled leave time.

If something does come up that prevents you from being there at the start time, check out the ride details and meet us at the next connecting point.

3. Let's Ride!

Our rides provide the opportunity for you to connect with old friends, make new friends and fire up your bike on the open road.

Organized Motorcycle Rides

For The Greater Des Moines Area

Through The Months Of April-August

Our Scheduled Rides For The 2019 Season

Make Sure To Come Back To Each Month For Ride Details For That Month


More Information Coming About the 2020 Season


Previous Rides From The 2019 Season


April’s Ride

If you happened to miss our first event – Blessing Of The Bikes & Ride – check out this short highlight video.  It was chilly (in the 40’s) but it was also a lot of fun!


May’s Ride

A grey and cloudy morning turned into crystal blue skies and a perfect night for riding!  Winterset, St. Charles, St. Mary’s and then on to some BBQ at Big Al’s. Just a perfect night!

June Ride

You could not have asked for a better night of riding than our June ride.  This night took us through, Booneville, Dexter, Stuart, Redfield and then on to our final destination at Brickyard Burgers and Brew in Adel.  Overall a great night, if you missed out join us for our next scheduled ride!

July Ride To Indianola Bike Night

The Valley Riders July ride truly turned out to be a HOT time! Even though the temperature at our start time was into the triple digits, it turned out to be our largest ride to date, with over 30 people making the ride to Indinalola for Bike Night!  Thank you to all who made it out to ride! 

August “All-Day” Ride To Anamosa and The National Motorcycle Museum

The August ride to Anamosa was a perfect ride.  It was kickstand up at 8AM and we returned about 6:30PM that evening after riding through Red Rock Lake, Pella, Grinnell and the turned NE towards Anamosa. The museum was awesome and then we rode up to the J&P Cycles showroom before we started back to Des Moines. Overall a great ride!

Hello I’m Tim Yates. I have enjoyed riding motorcycles for years now, and can tell you the most fun, is when you are out on a ride with great friends. It’s with this goal that we have created the Valley Riders.  We hope that you will consider to join us on our next ride! All makes and models are welcome, both bikes and riders. We’d love to have you!

Tim Yates // Valley Riders Des Moines

What other riders have said…


Really like riding with this group! Tim does a great job coming up with interesting routes, and the riders are fun and nice to speak with. Great to see all the different cycles as well. If you’re looking for a nice group of riders, this would be a great group for you.


I enjoyed riding with this group! Everyone was friendly, great group and a nice ride. Thanks, Tim! I’m looking forward to the next one!


Fun group and it was great to meet some new people that share the same passion and to see the different bikes. Hope to see you at the next ride!


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As you roll through life, why ride alone?

Turn this journey, into an adventure.

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