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Kokopelli Bike Shuttle Ready To Roll

Charter Our Driver, Bus & Trailer

Or Rent and Drive Yourself

About…

Kokopelli Bike Shuttle was formed to provide transportation for groups of Cyclists & their bikes to area trailheads or events in a convenient and fun way.  In addition to bike trips it is available for parties or business transportation.   The bus holds 14 passengers and the 14 bikes fit easily and securely on the trailer.

Kokopelli was a deity usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player
(often with feathers, dread locks or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by native American cultures most prominently in the Southwestern US. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music and fun.

Team Kokopelli is a group of people who enjoy cycling, music and think Kokopelli is a cool dude even though he is over 1,000 years old.

 

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike!

The Kokopelli Bus

Features include fourteen passenger seats, rear monitor and 2” trailer hitch.  Interior repair station, luggage rack, cooler, basic first aid kit, phone charger and Bluetooth audio system.  32” TV for Karaoke, DVDs, your phone or GoPro.  Lawn chairs and 12×12’ pop up canopy.  Repair stand & basic tools can be used in bus or outside.  Home Base is 1840 SW White Birch Cir, Ankeny (Next door to Kyle’s Bikes). Note: Onboard bike repair space is not available when area is being used for luggage.

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Kokopelli Custom Trailer

The Kokopelli trailer has torsion bar suspension and holds 14 road, touring, mountain or fat bikes.  It’s designed for easy loading and secure transport.   A little extra space front and rear for a tandem or hand cycle.   Please check in advance for special accommodations.

Easy to lock your bike on the trailer, bus has rear monitor to keep an eye on the bikes, lock on the hitch and spare tire on board.

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One-Way Trip

Bike ride drop-offs, you ride back to base.

Round Trip

We drop you off at the trail head. We wait ($80/hr). Then return you to the original pick up point.

Rental

Rent our bike-optimized Shuttle Bus, you can drive it anywhere.

Bus $200/day, Trailer $75/day, $125/day weekends

Both $250/day week days, $375/day weekends

PRICING

You Know Where You’re GOING. Ride ON.

Charter service with our professional driver is $80/hour, minimum two hours.  Bus Rental $200/day week days, $300/day Saturdays, Sundays.   Trailer Rental $75/day week days, $125/day weekends.  Bus & Trailer rental $250/day week days, $375/day weekends.  Copy of driver’s license and proof of age 21 minimum and proof of insurance required.  Bike Club member 10% discounts apply

Bike Ride drop-offs, you ride back to base; loop or custom charter options on request.

Prices start at $20/ person plus $60 per hour. Six people minimum, tips for the driver are appreciated.  Single payment for group of 6 or more discount: SAVE $5 each. 50% Charged at time of booking, 50% upon departure. Deposit is Non-refundable but you may reschedule due to weather.   Price examples below, ask for quote.

Bike Ride drop-offs, you ride back to base; loop or custom charter options on request.

Prices start at $20/ person plus $60 per hour. Six people minimum, tips for the driver are appreciated.  Single payment for group of 6 or more discount: SAVE $5 each. 50% Charged at time of booking, 50% upon departure. Deposit is Non-refundable but you may reschedule due to weather.   Price examples below, ask for quote.

Bike Ride drop-offs, you ride back to base; loop or custom charter options on request.

From 1st St Trailhead or 1840 SW White Birch Circle, Ankeny

Sheldahl  $160
Slater  $200
Madrid  $240

Woodward  $280

Loop option: wait for bike to bridge & return (add $80/hour wait time)

http://www.inhf.org/what-we-do/protection/high-trestle-trail/

From Kyles

Bondurant $200
Mingo $240
Baxter  $280

Loop option: wait at trailhead & return (add $80/hour)

https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/parks-trails/5-chichaqua-valley-trail/

Park Street Trailhead $200
Cumming $240
Martensdale $280

Loop option: wait at trailhead & return add $80/hour

https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/conservation/parks-trails/12-great-western-trail/

Waukee $240
Adel  $320
Dallas Center $280
Jamaica $340
Minburn  $330
Panora   $350
Perry $330
Jefferson $380

Loop option: wait at trailhead & return add $60/hour

http://www.traillink.com/trail/raccoon-river-valley-trail.aspx

Drop off 100 miles into the wind $340

NOTE: Current bike club members get 10% off

Drop off 63 miles up wind $ 260

NOTE: Current Bike Club member get 10% off

Ankeny
HTT, Kyles, Firetrucker, Bike Country, Wheelhouse

Bondurant
Trailhead, Reclaimed Rails, Founders

Des Moines
Bike Collective, Brenton Plaza, Embassy Suites, Tonic, Hyatt, Marriott, Library, Bike World,

Gray’s Lake.

Example: Pick up Brenton Plaza, drop off at Orlando’s 

 

West Des Moines

Barr Bike, Bike World, Orlando’s, Walmart @ bike trail

Rental: Bus, Trailer or Both

You drive or provide a designated driver and rent the bus for $200/day week days, $300/day Saturdays & Sundays.  Copy of driver’s license, minimum age 21 and proof of insurance required.  (Bus & Trailer rental $250/day week days, $375/day weekends.)

$200 fee charged if bus does not return in clean condition with full gas tank.

Trailer Rental

Trailer Rental $75/day week days, $125/day weekends.  You need a Class III or heavier hitch with 2” ball approximately 16” high.  Flat tail light connector or adapter.  Copy of driver’s license, minimum age 21 and proof of insurance required.

Discounts and custom package deals

Call for a quote we’ll try to make it work for you.   Current Bike club members get 10% discount.

Call Eric Riedinger at 515-333-3606 for information or to schedule.

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Address
1840 Southwest White Birch Circle
Ankeny, IA 50023

Phone
515 333 3606

Email
kokobikeshuttle@gmail.com

Calendar/Availability

Better book it today!

Open for availability

FAQ

You have QUESTIONS. We have ANSWERS

Kokopelli is a deity usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player
(often with feathers, dread locks or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by native American cultures most prominently in the Southwestern US. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music and fun.

Team Kokopelli is a group of people who enjoy cycling, music and think Kokopelli is a cool dude even though he is over 1,000 years old.

The Kokopelli Bike Shuttle was created to transport groups up to 14 people and their bikes to various trail heads and cycling destinations in a convenient and fun manner.

The Kokopelli Bike Shuttle has 14 seats an custom trailer for your bikes, USB ports to charge your phone devices, a luggage rack & cooler with water. First aid kit on board just in case.  Bike repair stand, pump & basic tools can be used inside or outside the bus. For your drive time entertainment, the bus has Blue tooth sound system, a 32” TV, Karaoke and DVD player (& digital options to watch your newly-made adventure video on the ride home).  Trailer is easy to load and secure your bike.  Bus has rear monitor to keep an eye on them while traveling.

The Kokopelli Bike Shuttle was created to transport groups up to 14 people and their bikes to various trail heads and cycling destinations in a convenient and fun manner.  (Plus perhaps a hand cycle or tandem, call for special accommodations.)

Price plan and waiver – click here to download

Price plan and waiver contains

  • Standard trail pick-up and drop-off
    •  Passenger and bicycle
    • $80/hr two hour minimum, fourteen passenger maximum
    • Tips for the driver are appreciated
  • Des Moines Area pick-up or drop-off from Airport, Bike Shops, Hotels, Pubs and Trail Heads.
  • Pick up, drop at Trail head and wait for return add $80/hour.
  • Also available for private parties and weddings.
  • Discounts available with special packages or in conjunction with Kokopelli sponsors
  • We accept American Express, VISA, Master Card, & Discover.

Mileage determined by farthest distance shuttled or round trip from Kokopelli Bike Shuttle base, 1840 SW White Birch Cir. Ankeny IA 50023.

Call for prices!

Waiver document contains:

Waiver:
 Kokopelli Bike Shuttle is not liable for any personal injury or property damage. KBS is not responsible for damage caused by improper use of our equipment. Improper use includes but is not limited to using damaged or incomplete equipment, improper installation of equipment, over loading of equipment, carelessness or use of equipment for purposes for which it was not specifically designed. Participants grant use of photos or videos for publication and promotion of Kokopelli Bike Shuttle.

Example rides:

High Trestle Trail
Ankeny, Slater (16mi) $160, Madrid  (22mi)$240, Woodward (30mi) $280
Chichaqua Trail
Bondurant (14mi), Mingo (31mi) , Baxter  (36mi)
Great Western Trail
Park St, Cummings (29 mi), Martensdale (39 mi)
Raccoon River Valley Trail
Waukee  (22mi), Adel  (28mi), Panora, Perry, Dallas Center

Ankeny
HTT, Kyles, Firetrucker, Bike Country, Wheelhouse
Bondurant
Reclaimed Rails, Trailhead, Founders
Des Moines
Bike Collective, Embassy Suites, Tonic, Brenton Plaza, Hyatt, Marriott, Library, Bike World
West Des Moines
Barr Bike,  Bike World, Orlando’s

Tailwind Century: drop off 100 miles into the wind  $360
Tailwind Metric Century: drop off 63 miles into the wind  $ 240

Loosen knob on mechanism and raise bar.  Place your bike with upper wheel in the “V” bracket on the rail .   Bottom wheel fits in wheel tray on.  Pull bar down snug against top wheel and tighten knob.  Secure to bike with ratchet strap and/or bungee cord on both wheels.  Next bike will mount back wheel up, alternating so handlebars do not touch.   If bikes can’t be positioned to avoid contact, move to another rail, next to a bike that is compatible.

The bus has 14 seats and the trailer holds up to 14 bikes plus a little room front and back to strap on larger bikes.   If ok with your fellow passengers, bikes are permitted inside the bus as space allows.

A cooler and limited supply of bottled water are available for passenger use.  A luggage rack is provided for passenger’s bags, backpacks, coolers, helmets and such.   You are welcome to bring your own beverages .

Kokopelli was known for music and fun so as soon as the driver checks everyone in and gives the ok, Party On!   Please respect the other passengers, limit the volume and activities to assure the driver can get you to your destination safely.  Several Karaoke CDs are available, just ask the driver and assign a person to run the machines.   You are also free to connect your phone or GoPro to show videos on the TV.

Passengers are responsible to leave the bus clean and ready for the next group as they  found it.

Reservation form – click here to download

Reservation Form contains:

Date
Time
Location
Driver

Start miles
Time
Place

End miles
Time
Place

Passenger names and signatures

Note: Kokopelli Bike Shuttle is not liable for any personal injury or property damage caused by use of our services or equipment. Use includes but is not limited to using damaged or incomplete equipment, improper loading of equipment, or careless use or improper behavior.

Thank you for the December 3rd fun and exciting adventurous ride on the Kokopelli Bus Shuttle in the Bondurant Holiday Lights Tour with the clincher when we get back to where we started Eric says who wants to go to The Jolly Holiday Light Show in Altoona. of course we all were excited to go and off we went. All in all our night on the Kokopelli Bus Shuttle and Eric was a real highlight of the season.
-Thank you LaDaun Wilkes

Kokopelli Bike Shuttle is the most child-friendly way to enjoy Jolly Holiday Lights. There’s not a bad seat on the bus. Spacious enough for parents to enjoy! 😉
-Jade Handy

Hello fan,
First, a big thank you!
Etiquette Tips for Bike Rides

Sometimes we need to review simple reminders to keep us focused and respect for other riders.

  1. Pace yourself among riders and keep track of your group
  2. Wear a helmet and make sure you drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  3. Predetermine plans for stops, how long they will last make sure all riders know where to go.
  4. Consider a map of the area, compass, cell phone that will pick up in desolate areas
  5. Consider a good rider at the back of the group to motivate the slow riders.
  6. Carry basic tools, tube and first aid.
  7. Ride on the right, yield to pedestrians and announce “on your left” before passing
  8. Don’t ride too close to others or the edge of the trail. If you go off the edge, stop, don’t try get back on the trail until other bikes are clear.

-Eric Riedinger

Preparation Tips:

  1. Have your final destination picked out. How many breaks are you going to take and how long for each one?
  2. Take Headcount, up to 14 passengers, bikes, and gear. What about a food supplies: Energy bars, cold liquid refreshments, music, cell phones, and map.Consider layered clothing due to weather conditions.
  3. Did everybody pay their share for the ride, and commit to being 15 minutes early to load bikes?
  4. Group photographer to post the pictures on social media? Does anybody not want to be in the pictures?
  5. Does anybody have physical conditions that might impair their rides? Any medical conditions that other other riders need to be aware of?

-Eric Riedinger

A BIG THANK YOU

to our Sponsors/Partners.

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Send your order and check payable to Kokopelli Shuttle Bus c/o Dave Milburn • 6249 Country Ridge Lane, Johnston, IA 50131

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