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.

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    Iowa City to West Liberty


    Distance: 37.6 miles Cumulative climb: 840 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Iowa City, West Liberty Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    December 15, 2014


    Iowa City to Windham


    Distance: 19.5 miles Cumulative climb: 540 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Iowa City, Windham   Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    Kingsley Loop


    Distance: 64 miles Cumulative climb: 830 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Kingsley, Hinton Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    December 19, 2014


    Lawton LeMars


    Distance: 22.5 miles Cumulative climb: 178 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Lawton, LeMars   Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    Le Mars Kingsley Loop


    Distance: 83.4 miles Cumulative climb: 1090 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Hinton, Le Mars, Kingsley Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    Lewis and Clark Route


    Distance: 212.8 miles Cumulative climb: 3340 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Omaha, Sioux City Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  Iowa’s oldest trail (technically) is a route established in 1804 shortly after the Louisiana Purchase by famed explorers Meriwether Lewis & William Clark explored the western portion of the continent. The 212 mile Lewis & […]

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    December 3, 2014


    Madison Road


    Distance: 12.4 miles Cumulative climb: 647 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Decorah   Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    December 15, 2014


    Malcom Jerky Run


    Distance: 22.8 miles Cumulative climb: 668 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Grinell, Malcom   Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    January 14, 2017


    Middle Calmar Road


    Distance: 17.3 miles Cumulative climb: 969 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Decorah, Nordness, Calmar Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    December 15, 2014


    Mississippi River Trail


    Distance: 11.6 miles Cumulative climb: 120 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Riverdale   Download the KML file. Download the GPX file. 

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    December 3, 2014


    Nora Springs Loop


    Distance: 36.3 miles Cumulative climb: 233 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Nora Springs, Rockford, Rudd Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    December 23, 2014



    Northeast Iowa Bike Routes


    Decorah is a unique northeast Iowa community.  Home to Luther College, Decorah is one of the most active and vibrant communities in Iowa.  You can bike the 26 mile Trout Run Trail, miles of singletrack, or one of the road routes totaling 208 miles.  Expect some steep climbs, as this driftless region was untouched by glaciers. […]

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    December 15, 2014


    Northwood Loop


    Distance: 57.6 miles Cumulative climb: 235 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: St. Angsar Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    December 23, 2014


    Old Capitol Bike Routes


    Johnson County has a variety of terrain from rolling hills to flatlands.  While mostly agricultural in the southern half of the county, the northern half is home to the Coralville Lake Reservoir and Dam.   (more…)

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    December 15, 2014


    Osage Loop


    Distance: 45.2 miles Cumulative climb: 286 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Charles City, Osage Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    December 23, 2014


    Ossian


    Distance: 28 miles Cumulative climb: 1418 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Decorah, Ossian Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    December 15, 2014


    Pole Line Road to Kendallville Loop


    Distance: 43.7 miles Cumulative climb: 2061 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Cresco, Kendallville, Bluffton Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    Quad Cities Bike Routes


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    November 17, 2015


    Rockford Rockwell Loop


    Distance: 54.2 miles Cumulative climb: 255 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Rockford, Rockwell Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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    December 23, 2014


    Shelby-1


    Begin at the historical Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) and begin riding North on 6th St. to Cyclone Ave. Turn Right on Cyclone Ave. and ride East 1 Block to 5th St. Turn Left on 5th St. and ride North past “North Park” and then be sure to stay to the right when […]

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    November 14, 2016


    Shelby-2


    Begin at the historical Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) and begin riding North on 6th St. to Cyclone Ave. Turn Right on Cyclone Ave. and ride East 1 Block to 5th St. Turn Left on 5th St. and ride North past “North Park” and then be sure to stay to the right when […]

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    Shelby-3


    (18 mile round trip ride on rolling moderate hills – County Blacktop Roads) Begin at the historical Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) and begin riding North on 6th St. to Cyclone Ave.  Turn Left onto Cyclone Ave. and ride West on Cyclone until you see 12th St.  Turn Right on 12th St. and […]

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    Shelby-4


    (18 mile round trip ride on rolling moderate hills – County Blacktop Roads).  Begin at the historical Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) and begin riding North on 6th St. to Cyclone Ave.  Turn Left onto Cyclone Ave. and ride West on Cyclone until you reach 12th St.  Turn Right on 12th St. and […]

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    Shelby-5


    (26 mile round trip ride on rolling moderate hills – County Blacktop Roads).  Begin at the historical Shelby County Courthouse (6th & Court St.) and begin riding North on 6th St. to Cyclone Ave.  Turn Left onto Cyclone Ave. and ride West on Cyclone until you reach 12th St.  Turn Right on 12th St. and […]

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    Shelby-6


    (approximately 25 miles). Starting from Panama Whispering Pines Park and begin riding north to Earling on Hwy 191, head south on M16 to Hwy 44, west to Portsmouth and back north to Panama on Hwy 191. Hwy 191 & 44 have moderate traffic. M16 has light traffic. Details: (25 mile round trip ride on flat to moderate rolling […]

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    Shelby-7


    (12 miles round trip)  Proceed on the same route as Shelby-6 when you leave Earling on Highway M16 you will ride approximately 4 miles to the intersection with Highway F32.  Turn right on Highway F32 and proceed for approximately 2.5 miles on rolling hills to the intersection with Highway 191.  Take a right on Highway 191 […]

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    Siouxland Bike Routes


    If you want to ride some distances, Woodbury County is your place.  The area boasts 357 miles of road routes.  Much of the area is flat, there is plenty of Loess Hills formations in the areas. Click a route on the map to find more information.

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    December 19, 2014


    Spillville to Fort Atkinson


    Distance: 27.2 miles Cumulative climb: 1201 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Fort Atkinson, Spillville, Ridgeway Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.

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    December 15, 2014


    Sugarbottom Loop


    Distance: 20 miles Cumulative climb: 974 ft Route Surface: Road Cities: Iowa City, North Liberty Download the KML file. Download the GPX file.  

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