Local Riding

 

New to the area? Looking for someone to ride with? Want to discover some great new places to ride your bike?

 

Join us for the Bike Tech Group Ride. Get a good workout while exploring new routes and meeting great new friends.

 

Recreational Trails

 

We are extremely forturnate to have on the of the best trail systems in the country. The Cedarloo area is home to 80+ miles of paved recreational trails. These trails loop through George Wyth State Park, the Hartman Reserve, and the cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo.

 

We have trail maps free of charge to help you plan a scenic route or find your way back home.

 

The Cedar Trails Partnership - local advocacy group for the local Cedar Valley trail system. Hosts of the annual 4-day Cedar Trails Festival.

 

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail - unfortunately, vast parts of this premeir rail-to-trail is currently closed due to the massive flooding that took place in 2008. Two major bridges are currently closed and are awaiting repair/replacement. Contact your local elected officials and ask them to supposed fixing this historic trail.

 

The Waverly-Denver Rail Trail -

 

The Racoon River Valley Trail -

 

The Root River Trail - one of SE Minnesota's finest trails. Located just north of the Iowa border.

 

The Katy Trial - one of Missouri's finest trails.

 

 

Trail Etiquette makes riding fun for all. Use it.

 

Mountain Biking

 

Cedar Falls and Waterloo are positioned in the middle of some of Iowa's best mountain biking trails. Even though it's Iowa you can still find some 'mountains' at some of the locations listed below.

 

Ingawanis Boy Scout Camp - Waverly, IA - One of the best spots in Iowa to ride right in our own backyard. Up and down singletrack on marked trails. Roots, rocks, logs, sand, and water crossings... what else can you want. Now part of the IMBCS race series. Yearly trail passes available at Bike Tech for $11 per year.

 

Ulrich Park - Cedar Falls, IA - An in-town favorite. Short and fast, Ulrich Park offers good elevation changes and technical riding over logs and roots.

 

Decorah - Decorah, IA - Probably the most varied offroad system in Iowa. Huge climbs and tons of rocks. Extremely well mapped out using GPS. Stop in at Oneota River Cycles and chat with Deke. Home of the annual Decorah Time Trials - super fun.

 

Sugarbottom - North Liberty, IA - Iowa's most popular offroad trail system and home of the Sugarbottom Scramble. Varying routes and difficulties marked at each trailhead. Great set of trails for the beginning to advanced mountain biker.

 

Seven Oaks - Boone, IA - Ski hill by winter, bike trails by summer. Great set of ups and downs along with varied terrain. Site of Iowa's only 24 hour endurance race.

 

Human Powered Trails - La Crosse, WI - Wow! Tons of volunteer work and lots of donated land have made the HPTs an excellent site for mountain biking. Great ups and downs, well marked and mapped, and lots of rocks. Great for single speeds.

 

 

Road Riding

 

Here we go... our first test of mapped rides. Let us know how it works for you.

 

Dike - Hudson route

* GPS file (.gpx)

* Google Earth (.kml)

 

Dike route A

* GPS file (.gpx)

* Google Earth (.kml)

 

New Hartford route

* GPS file (.gpx)

* Google Earth (.kml)

 

Janesville route

* GPS file (.gpx)

* Google Earth (.kml)

 

under construction

 

 

Are we missing your favorite trail? Let us know so that we can share it with fellow riders in the area. Email us today?