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Ride Don't Hide

Sun May 21, 2023 Des Moines, IA 50321 US Directions



Join EFR's casual bike ride fundraiser to normalize seeking support for mental illness while raising funds for EFR's mental health services! Bicyclists of all skill levels are welcome. You can look forward to a snazzy t-shirt, vouchers for food and drink at local businesses, fun games that test your knowledge about mental health, and the chance to win a lineup of new and exciting prizes! 

Where: We will meet at Jethro's BBQ Southside and ride along the Great Western Trail. We'll kick off the ride together and you can choose from three distances along the trail; the roundtrip distances are 8 miles, 15 miles, or 32 miles. View a map of the routes here

When: Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 21! Registration opens at 9:00 am with a grab-and-go breakfast, and the ride will kickoff at 10:15am.

Why we ride: One in three of our Iowan neighbors needing mental health care cannot access it due to the cost. That's why we are raising funds to ensure cost is never a barrier to care through our annual casual bike ride fundraiser! Ride Don’t Hide normalizes seeking support for mental illness, because stigma causes many people to hide the issues they struggle with each day. 100% of proceeds directly supports EFR’s life-saving mental health counseling and substance abuse services, enabling us to offer them on a sliding-fee scale so they are accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay. 

Ride Website

Additional ride information can be found at


In-Person Event – Jethro’s BBQ Southside 4337 Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321
Des Moines, IA US 50321

In Person Ride Route

Please check out this year's in person ride route to familiarize yourself with each rest stop and turn around points! 

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Ride Contact Info

If you have any questions about this ride, please contact the ride director at



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