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Volunteering with Velorosa

Velorosa exists to encourage, nurture, teach, and challenge women to get more involved in the cycling community.  As a non-profit organization, we ask our members to give back to the community through volunteering four hours each year to something cycling, fitness, or health-related.

Velorosa volunteers can be seen as corner marshalls or check point staff at local road, cyclocross and gravel races, bike support for the Des Moines Marathon and Women's Half Marathon, making burritos to deliver via bike with the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry, leading orgranizing and participating in various charity rides and groups through out our community.   

Here are a just a few that our team is committed to supporting;

Sip n' Swap

At this Velorosa event, which is also open to the community, people can bring in their gently used or new athletic gear and swap for something else!  All items that are left are donated to Dream Team and We Cycle.  This event also has a silent auction with proceeds going to UBFM (Urban Bicycle Food Ministry). 


 Since 2014 UBFM has been delivering food and personal care items to community members in need in the Des Moines Metro.  

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Volunteer  with UBFM 

Volunteer at Urban Bicycle Food Ministries!

UBFM began with Joe Laslo delivering homemade burritos to homeless people in Des Moines. Today UBFM runs multiple routes in the Des Moines area every Thursday handing out food and personal care items.  bottled water, home-baked goods, fruit, blankets, hats, and gloves with those in need.

UBFM takes volunteers every Thursday night.   Food prep will begin and 5 pm and food delivery at 6:15.  You can volunteer for either or both!

Report Volunteer Hours

Thanks for volunteering your time and representing our team in the community.

Please help us make sure you get recognized for your contributions.  Whenever you voluteer, complete the form and you're all set!

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