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Lake Ahquabi

Lake Ahquabi

The Lake Ahquabi course is fast and open with quite a bit of variety. A large portion of the trail is wide double track which is open to cross country skiing and snowmobiling; additional sections ride through the open, right along the the lakeshore; and wooded single track runs up and down lung-busting hills. Surfaces […]

Center Trails Description

Center Trails Description

This trail system is an urban gem — tight trails twisting through lush woodland in the heart of the city. This 10-plus-mile system of singletrack is named for its location in the center of the Des Moines metro and its proximity to the Des Moines Art Center and the former Science Center of Iowa. Hillside is […]

Banner Lake Description

Banner Lake Description

The trails at Banner may be the most fun and most feared trails in central Iowa. Banner Lakes is the site of an old strip mine and most of the trails there are built on the piles of tailings. On the northern trails (Coal Miner’s Daughter, New Ed Beach, Missing Link, and Corner Pocket) you […]

Sycamore Trail Description

Sycamore Trail Description

Beginners will find this mostly flat, mostly wide, mostly smooth trail very welcoming. Small rocky sections, occasional log-overs, and a few short, punchy climbs offer challenges waiting to be mastered. Expert riders will want to try the “mosaic jump.” There is a BMX-style optional fun loop with lots of rollers. A new, more technical trail […]

CITA Winter 2014 Newsletter

CITA Winter 2014 Newsletter

December 22, 2014: Take a look at what CITA did in 2014! Dirty Duathlon recap, Ewing Park building, and plans in place for 2015 events and trail building! CITA Winter 2014 Newsletter

Ewing Park Trails

Ewing Park Trails

Information coming soon…

Donations Needed for Center Trails Re...

Donations Needed for Center Trails Rework!

December 5, 2014: Hey, remember us? Remember the plan to add, and improve existing, trail at Greenwood Park (Center)? We’ve got the details now and are ready to make the fundraising push. The total cost will be around $40,000. The Friends of DSM Parks has committed $15,000 and CITA has contributed $5,000 so far. If […]

Des Moines Dirty Duathlon – 201...

Des Moines Dirty Duathlon – 2014 Results

Thank you to Mother Nature for providing a beautiful race day, all the participants for braving the tough single track trails, Central Iowa Trail Association for throwing down a great event, the volunteers for making it run smoothly, and our sponsors: Rasmussen Bike Shop Confluence Brewing Active Endeavors Beaverdale Bicycles Hammer Nutrition Sakari Sushi Found […]

Des Moines Dirty Duathlon – Oct...

Des Moines Dirty Duathlon – October 25, 2014

Registration is open! Get info here.

Des Moines Dirty Duathlon – Oct...

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Race Date: October 25, 2014 Join CITA for a great day of mountain biking, trail running and hanging with the most fun people around at our Center Trails. Grab the family, grab your friends, politely escort them down to Greenwood Park and then apologize for grabbing them. But they will thank you because there’s something […]

2013 Dirty Duathlon Results

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2013 Dirty Du Run Results Race Number First Last Race entered Time Place 5 Tom Pennington Male 32:06:00 M1 9 Albert Marasco Male 35:18:00 M2 1001 Matt Maxwell Male 36:36:00 M3 10 Lacey Paine Female 41:00:00 F1 8 Kylie Carkhuff Female 48:15:00 F2 7 Betsy Clayton Female 48:16:00 F3 6 becky carkhuff Female 56:10:00 F4 […]

Dirty Duathlon at Center Trails ̵...

dirty duathlon

Join CITA for a great day of mountain biking, trail running and hanging with the funnest people around at our Center Trails. Grab the family, grab your friends, politely escort them down to Greenwood Park and then apologize for grabbing them. But they will thank you because there’s something for everyone! Rock the Du on […]

Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew: Des Moin...

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The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA’s grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Two teams of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA-affiliated clubs and the communities they serve […]

Trail Building Work Days

Trail Building Work Days

Join us every 3rd Saturday from 9am – 12:30 pm to help build trails for CITA.  Check our Calendar to see where we will be each month!   Due to the Rain, Banner Lake build/repair has been moved to April 27th from 9:00am-12:30pm