Ice Cream Drives

It has become a tradition to have monthly drives on a Thursday evening to sometimes out of the way places so we can enjoy some ice cream with fellow MINI enthusiasts. Here’s the outline for upcoming drives in 2018.
More specific information will be released as each approaches.


May 17 – Billy’s Ice Cream Store – Adel

A new stop for us; Billy’s Ice Cream Store in Adel. We’ll meet at MINI of Des Moines for a planned departure at 6:30 PM to Adel. Please RSVP to the Facebook page and let us know you are coming. Let’s Motor!


June 21 – The Cratty Shack – Colfax

Let’s head East to the Cratty Shack in Colfax. Departing from the HyVee in Altoona, 108 8th St SW at 6:30 PM. Family owned and operated; up and running since 2014. It’s time for another invasion of MINI’s!!
Charge up and bring your 2 ways and RSVP by Midnight , Monday, June 18th. Note from here on out … most of the small town places can’t accommodate all of us inside so if it’s raining we will postpone until the following Thursday.


July 19 – Frostees – Winterset

We went East last month so let’s head West. Your usual leader will be somewhere in Durango, Colorado with other board members and hundreds of other MINIacs participating in MINI Takes The States 2018. But if you’d like to convoy from Des Moines to Winterset a good place to meet is Raccoon River Park on Grand and head out at 6:30pm. Do we have a volunteer Rallye Master?

Don’t forget about postponing due to rain and always bring your 2 ways. Enjoy everyone and the board members on MTTS will have ice cream in your honor that evening.


August 16 – Goldie’s – Prairie City

304 W 2nd St, Prairie City, IA 50228

Goldie’s…it’s tradition, right? I’ll let you all know the flavor of the week as we near the date. Southeast Polk High School is a good place to meet. No city congestion to get through. We’ll head out at 6:30 pm.

Bring your 2 ways and please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura no later than Midnight, Monday, August 13th. Don’t forget our rain date (jump to the following Thursday)  as although Goldie’s does have indoor seating room I’m not sure they could accommodate all of us.


September 20 – Over the Top – Pleasant Hill

955 NE 56th Street
Pleasant Hill

All good things must come to an end and sadly this will be the last of our annual Ice Cream Runs for 2018. We’ll gather at 6:30 PM at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines before convoying to Pleasant Hill. Plan on coming rain or shine as there’s plenty of indoor seating at Over the Top. Please join us in making this our largest Ice Cream Drive of the year!
Bring your 2 ways and please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura