Tag Archives: Central Iowa

Downtown Des Moines Brewery Tour

The ride will begin at the Embassy Suites west courtyard. B-Cycles are available. We will travel along the Riverwalk Trails past Principal Park. We continue on the trail to Confluence Brewery for a mandatory safety and hydration stop. From there, we continue through Gray’s Lake across the trail bridge over the lake. We continue on […]

Whiterock Conservancy – Coon Rapids


Trail Type:  Singletrack, some doubletrack Surface: Unpaved Distance: 6 miles, up to 30 miles connected in resort [easy-image-collage id=870] The Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre land trust and recreation area located near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The area boasts 30 miles of singletrack and doubletrack trail combined. In addition, the resort has hiking, camping, water […]

Raccoon River Valley Trail


Distance: 92.8 miles Elevation: 1,624′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Clive, Jefferson, Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Perry, Minburn, Yale The ultimate Iowa experience on a bike, the Racoon River Valley Trail is a 90 plus mile span with a 72 mile interior loop, consisting of woodland vistas, prairie landscapes, thriving […]

Gay Lea Wilson Trail

Distance: 55.7 miles Elevation: 1,207′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Ankeny, Des Moines, Berwick, Pleasant Hill, Altoona Enjoy a pleasant suburban ride through Des Moines, Ankeny, Berwick, Pleasant Hill and Altoona as you cruise down the Gay Lea Wilson Trail. Named for a local trail advocate who first came up with the idea of a […]

Clive Greenbelt Trail

Distance: 11.7 miles Elevation: 179′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Waukee, West Des Moines The Clive Greenbelt trail stretches east and west through two counties, from Waukee to West Des Moines. This trail is beloved by locals and visitors for the multiple trailside parks and fun twists and turns of the trail. […]

High Trestle Trail


Distance: 32.5 miles Elevation: 596′ Route Type: Trail Surface Type: Asphalt, Concrete Cities on Route: Ankeny, Madrid, Slater, Woodward High Trestle Trail is one of the most popular trails in Iowa – even for night riders. The main attraction is the 130 foot tall High Trestle Bridge, boasting the most well known rail trail art installation in the United […]