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Shelby County Bike Routes

Come enjoy seven fantastic bike routes about Shelby County starting in Harlan, Iowa.  Each route begins at the Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) in Harlan or in Panama, Iowa.  Ample parking is available downtown.  Visit Earling, Westphaling, Panama, Portsmouth, & Kirkham on these low traffic and scenic routes.  There is something for everyone […]


There is a burgeoning movement exploring Iowa’s gravel roads. These back country areas have places that are rarely seen.  Find a variety of terrain including flatland and rollers. Great Resources: Iowa Gravel Roads Map Bikes To You Gravel Routes  



Iowa may not have mountains, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some awesome single track trails. The trails vary with difficulty and length. Discover over 170 miles of singletrack trail. For updated trail information, consult the MTB Project Iowa Page. Update: Whiterock Conservancy singletrack and doubletrack trails now open.

Road Bike Routes

Road biking is wonderful in Iowa.  If you are looking for a new place to ride or a route to train on, this is your page.  We have routes from all over the state that have been tested and approved by bike clubs. Iowa Bike Routes is constantly adding routes to the website.