Central Iowa Trail Association (CITA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).  Although we have our non-profit status under IMBA we wish to promote multi-modal off-road trail use including mountain biking, running, hiking, etc.

CITA is governed by a Board of Directors which oversees trail projects, coordinating work days and volunteers, and arranging events.

The board meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Effective April 2016 we will be meeting at Felix & Oscar's north of Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. Our meetings are open to members and non-members and we'd love to have you join us.  We meet at 6:30pm.

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Iowa Parks and Recreation Association's Lay Organization of the Year Award - 2014

Special Volunteer Award, Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department and Board - 2014


Much gratitude and appreciation to our fantastic sponsors. They enable us to do what we do!


Partners and Collaborators (Past and Present)

Friends of Des Moines Parks

City of Des Moines

Capital Striders/Turkeys

Whiterock Conservancy

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Polk County Conservation

Army Corp of Engineers

DSM Move

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Prairie Meadows

K&K Images

Board of Directors

Member Role
Aaron Vance 2018-2019 - President, 2016-2017 Vice President, 2015-2017 Board member, Technology PM
Zach Bonzer 2018-2019 Vice President, 2016-2017 Board member
Brian Swanson 2018-2019 Treasurer
Michael Olson 2017-2019 Secretary
Greg Bellville 2019-2020 Board member
Rob Cook 2018-2019 Board member
Ben Coulter 2019-2020 Board member
Joel Donaghy 2017-2020 Board member
Matt May 2018-2019 Board member
Andre Rethman 2018-2019 Board member
Shae Rossetti 2018-2019 Board member