Ice Cream Drives

It has become a tradition to have monthly drives to sometimes out of the way places so we can enjoy some ice cream with fellow MINI enthusiasts. This year we’re going to change things a bit by going on Tuesday evenings. Here’s the outline for upcoming drives in 2019.


April 16 – Frio – Perry

1114 1st Ave, Perry

A new stop for us, replacing the now closed Mars Diner. This is a new addition just opened last Summer and is adjacent to and affiliated with the Hotel Pattee. We’ll meet at MINI of Des Moines for a planned departure at 6:30 PM to Adel. Don’t forget to don your CIMC shirts and your name badge. Dig around, find your FRS/GMRS radios and get them charged and ready!! Please RSVP to the Facebook event page or email to Laura by midnight Thursday April 11 and let us know you are coming. Let’s Motor!


May 28 – Frostee’s – Winterset

101 E Green St, Winterset

Due to a far less than lovely evening on the 21st we are postponing this event one week to Tuesday May 28. Heading west to John Wayne country once again. Grab your boots and hat if ya want and join us.

You know the drill….wear the shirt, name tag and charge up them Walkies!! RSVP to the Facebook event page or email to Laura by midnight Thursday May 23 so we can give them a heads up. We’ll head out from Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines at 6:30 PM SHARP!!

Let’s motor for ice cream!!


June 18 – The Outside Scoop – Indianola

602 N Jefferson Way, Indianola

It’s been a while since we ventured south to Indianola. Let’s meet at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines and leave at 6:30 SHARP. Don’t forget to don your CIMC apparel and name badge and bring the Walkie!

Please RSVP to the Facebook event page  or email to Laura by midnight Thursday June 13th.


July 16 – Goldie’s – Prairie City

304 W 2nd St, Prairie City

Let’s take off from Southeast Polk High School at 6:30 PM and head east to Prairie City. Wear your colors and bring the charged up Walkie. Please RSVP to the Facebook event page or email to Laura by midnight, Thursday, July 11th. We always like to warn those whom we’re going to invade!


August 20 – Billy’s Ice Cream Store – Adel

308 Nile Kinnick Dr S, Adel

Let’s head west to Adel and descend upon Billy’s. It was a lovely drive and a great spot we all enjoyed. Plenty of parking in the bank across the street.
The convoy will depart MINI of Des Moines at precisely 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to the Facebook event page or email to Laura by midnight, Thursday, August 15th. Bring the standard stuff; apparel, name badge and fully charged Walkies!
Don’t miss this one…we’ll only have one more Ice Cream Drive for the year.


September 17 – Frostee’s – Winterset

101 E Green St, Winterset

Due to a far less than lovely evening we skipped this event in May so we’re adding it back for September and moving Over the Top to October.

Heading southwest to John Wayne country once again. Grab your boots and hat if ya want and join us.

You know the drill….wear the shirt, name tag and charge up them Walkies!!  We’ll head out from Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines at 6:30 PM SHARP!!

Let’s motor for ice cream!!


October ?? – 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 2019. 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.