2017 Moonlight Classic - Event Overview
The event was
held Saturday night, July 15, 2017,
beginning at 9:30 PM.
The event was anchored at the The Iowa Taproom, located at 215 E. 3rd Street in the
East Village. The venue features Iowa
brews and Iowa food.
The route covered 13 miles and featuring the state capitol, East
Village, downtown, Pappajohn Sculpture Garden, Gray's Lake and Water Works
The ride is a non-competitive format, appealing to both casual and serious
riders of all ages and skill level.
Free parking spots were available.
The Des Moines
Police Department was involved in assisting with traffic control
throughout the route. The DMPD strengthened their coverage, with
approximately 30 police officers providing route support and traffic control.
There were biking course marshals to assist along the route as well as course
volunteers and a water station. Bike
World provided route support and can be summoned through one of the
"Light Your Bike", "Best Helmet Lights" and "Best Costume" contests. All registered riders were eligible to
participate in the contests and prizes were awarded to the winners. See Contests for results
Boomerang performed before and after