BMX Skills Hub

The Iowa Bicycle Coalition and 80/35 BMX have taken the first steps first steps toward building an Olympic-level indoor BMX racetrack and offroad cycling facility in the Des Moines metro area and we need your help.

What Are We Building?

Our goal is to build a public/private four-season facility that will hold a BMX race track, pump track, jump lines, mountain bike skills area, community bike shop and meeting area, concessions area, and – why not? – a picnic area outside. This facility (name TBD) will provide recreation in inclement weather for cyclists and families across the metro and serve as an all-weather hub for the cycling community.

Why?

Iowa boasts a large and inclusive cycling community, but to the wider world, we’re mostly known for corn and our weather. We want to change the second part. A top-notch indoor cycling facility would attract racers and recreationalists from across the Midwest, particularly in the winter. As summers get warmer, we anticipate greater summer tourism as well. 

We hope to lay a foundation for an Olympic BMX program based in Des Moines, to attract nation- and world-wide events, and bring cycling industry jobs and tourism dollars to the entire metro area. Individual nationwide BMX events regularly have economic impacts for host communities in the millions of dollars and Des Moines is well-positioned to become a national cycling destination.

Read the feasibility study

Renderings: Neumann Monson