Pedal for Paws 2024

  • Date: 5/18/2024
    Time: 11:00am - 5:15pm
    Location: Des Moines, IA 50313
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Grab your friends, your family, and your bike! Join us for a party bike ride in support of the homeless pets at the ARL. 

This ride is approximately 18 miles (round trip) and includes fun-filled stops at local businesses. You'll have the opportunity to win cool prizes through a raffle, enjoy fun activities and so much more! 

It will be Cat-urday, so don't forget to show us your best cat outfits!

Your registration includes a wristband which gets you drink deals at each bar, Tito's sunglasses and koozie for the first 150 riders who register AND you are supporting homeless pets just by registering. 

Advance Admission - $25


  • A wristband for drink specials at each bar

  • Activities such as meeting kittens, yard games, and more!

Advance VIP Ticket - $40


  • Access to the express check-in line

  • Wristband for drink specials at each bar

  • Your name will be entered for a chance to name a litter of puppies/kittens

  • Activities such as meeting kittens, yard games, and more coming soon! 


Participating Locations 
  • Captain Roy's (11 am - 12 pm; check-in starts at 10:30 am)
    • Meow-mosas and $1 off Confluence beer
    • Bike World will be servicing bikes 
  • Rita's Cantina (12:15 - 1:15 pm)
    • Yard games and D.J. 
    • Special: One Taco and Paw-gartia with Tito's Vodka for $10 - DECK ONLY 
    • $1 off All Iowa Beers - DECK ONLY
  • Confluence Brewing Company (1:45 - 2:45 pm)
    • Yard games & paw-some raffle prizes
    • $1 per drink goes back to the ARL
  • Jasper Winery (3 - 4 pm)
    • $1 off Smitten-Kitten-Sangria and lawn games
    • $1 per Sangria will be donated back to the ARL!
    • Meet & greet with adoptable kittens 
  • Sully's Irish Pub  (4:15 - 5:15 pm)
    • Yard games and $1 per drink and $2 for every Salty Dog or Salty Chihuahua drink (The 2nd one is the same as the first, but with tequila)

*Times are approximate with the exception of check-in*


Coming Soon! 


  • 50/50 Cash Prize
  • AND MORE coming soon!
BONUS - $1 from every beverage purchased on the ride will be donated back to the ARL.

Changing Lives Sponsor

 Tito's Handmade Vodka

Covid-19 Information:

We ask all event attendees to practice current recommended safety guidelines. If you have questions about our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact

Fine print:

Although we love your four-legged friends, please leave them at home for this event! 

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