Record-Setting Moonlight Classic

Our 10th Anniversary Moonlight Classic is a wrap and raised more than $125,000 for children's mental health. Thank you to all the volunteers, riders, and event sponsors who braved the rain. Your support will help children and teens who are cared for by Orchard Place develop stronger futures. Check out our social media for videos and photos from this one of a kind bike ride at night.
The Moonlight Classic, presented by Sammons Financial Group, is a night-time bike ride that takes participants by spectacular downtown Des Moines landmarks such as the Iowa Capitol, the East Village, Mary & John Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and Gray's Lake.
The 2021 event coming up this Saturday, July 10 will raise awareness of children’s mental health and funds for programs at Orchard Place. 
Community support is needed now more than ever. Referrals to Orchard Place's Child Guidance Center for mental health evaluations are up 40% from before the pandemic began. 
 We’d love to see 1,000 riders turn out for the 10th Anniversary Moonlight Classic and it takes more than 100 volunteers to make it run smoothly. 
We'd love for you to register early, however, you will still be able to sign up on-site until the ride begins. Visit for all the details on how you can get involved.