To GEAR up for St. Patrick's Day, ride your bike to Des Moines’ Premier Irish Bars and receive give-aways, drink specials and prizes for the top Irish costumes!
Starting Location is either Sully’s (860 1st Street, WDM) or Mickey Finn's at noon (7020 Douglas Ave). If starting at Sully’s, leave at noon to ride to Mickey Finn’s.
Ride schedule is as follows:
12pm: Mickey Finn's on Douglas in Urbandale
1:30pm: Groucho's Lounge
3:00pm: Ducktail Lounge
4:30pm: Sully's Irish Pub
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 costumes after everyone arrives at Sully's, approx 5:30pm.
All four bars will offer $3 Fireballs, and $3 16-oz Bud & Bud Light Aluminums from noon to 6pm!
Sully’s to Mickey Finn’s
Take Grand east 1 block across 63rd Street to Walnut Creek Trail. North on the trail until it hooks up with Colby Woods Trail. Follow that trail north of Hickman. After crossing Walnut Creek, take a left, then jog right to N. Walnut Creek Drive. Jog right to Roseland Drive and follow Roseland northeast to 70th Street. Left on 70th. Left at Mickey Finn’s on Douglas.
Mickey Finn’s to Groucho’s
Go out the back parking lot of Mickey Finn’s, west on Monroe. Take Monroe west. Montor turns into 74th Street as it heads south. The first right after Karen Acres Elementary School is Roseland Drive. Take a right on Roseland Drive. Follow Roseland down to N. Walnut Creek Drive and jog left on Walnut Creek Drive, then a quick right to connect to Colby Woods Trail. Take the first right on Colby Woods Trail to cross Walnut Creek then take the next first right to hook up with 82nd Place. You will see the back of Groucho’s from 82nd Place.
Groucho’s to Ducktail
Get back onto 82nd Place and follow that south to Harbach. Right on Harbach. Harbach to 86th. Right to Ducktail.
Ducktail to Sully’s
86th south to Clive Greenbelt Trail. Follow Greenbelt Trail to Walnut Creek Trail. Get off Walnut Creek Trail at Grand and take Grand west over 63rd Street to Sully’s.