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Exile Brewing Company Partners with Friends of Des Moines Parks for Fifth Annual Lemon Trail Ride


Exile Brewing Company (Des Moines, IA) has been partnering with Friends of Des Moines Parks in conjunction for their spring/summer seasonal, Lemon Trail. On Saturday, April 16th you can participate in a 10-mile ride that showcases the bike trails the Friends of Des Moines Parks help maintain. Stopping at various drinking holes along the way. All proceeds from this year’s ride will be donated to Friends of Des Moines Parks to purchase new bikes and helmets for the kids throughout Des Moines.

“The Friends of Des Moines Parks is committed to supporting Des Moines Park & Recreations 76 parks, 88 miles of trails, recreational community centers, aquatic centers, and various other opportunities provided. The support from the Lemon Trail Ride have allowed the Friends of Des Moines in partnership with Exile Brewing Company to continue the expansion of fix-it stations along the trails, along with other enrichment experiences. The proceeds from the ride continue to enhance Des Moines’s park and recreation for future generations.” -Brooke Avila, President of Friend of Des Moines Parks board

Over the past four years, the Lemon Trail Ride riders have raised over $10,000 dollars and purchased four bike repair stations, as well as a park bench to be placed in one of our parks in Des Moines.

“After 4 years it’s amazing that this event still has the potential to outdo the year before. It proves how much the people of Des Moines care about their trail and parks and that the enthusiasm around biking hasn’t slowed. Pair the ride with a great beer like Lemon Trail and you have yourself a day that is tough to beat.” Said Erin Muir, the Marketing Director at Exile.

The Lemon Trail Ride is part of Exile Builds, the philanthropic arm of Exile Brewing Company that works with organizations who focus on an active lifestyle, health, conservation, and community improvements.

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Friends of Des Moines Parks serves 75 parks, over 4,000 acres of park and open space, 81 miles of trails, and municipal facilities such as aquatic centers, community centers, and civic attractions.

Registration for the Lemon Trail Ride is currently open.

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