Every good bike adventure has the same basic elements: a character or group of characters goes on a journey, making discoveries along the way, and in the end arrives at the destination to a hero’s welcome. Well, okay, the hero’s welcome is optional. You supply the characters on bikes and the plot twists; we’ll provide the rest.
Ride Your Own Adventure.
Here in the rolling topography of the southern Iowa drift plain, you can navigate a bike to almost any kind of adventure.
You can leave your regular life behind on the country gravels
..among the fields and the woodlands, where you can get up close and personal with Belted Galloways and horse-drawn buggies, historic barns and the occasional minimum-maintenance B road.
You can crank out a training ride
…on miles of paved road with wide shoulders, choosing a route that’s fast and flat, one that challenges quads and willpower with killer hills, or something in between.
You can ride knobby tires
…on some of the best singletrack in the Midwest, in the middle of town or out in the woods away from it all.
You can roll for dozens of miles
…on paved bike path at your leisure, from snack stop to scenic view and on to the next snack stop.
You can test your skill
…and endurance in the pain cave on a cyclocross course—or just heckle the pro riders who come to race.
You can explore
…the more out-of-the-way spots on a fat bike, stomping the river bottoms any season of the year or joining the fun of a snowy enduro.
You can ditch your car
…and spend the whole weekend pedaling yourself on an urban adventure among innovative restaurants and local breweries, unique shops and important pieces of Iowa history, the hopping local music spots and the world-class sports and entertainment venues.