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Biking in Cedar Rapids

Experience Cedar Rapids like many of our adventure seeking locals… on two wheels! Find the best trails, pit stops, gear shopping and more.

Oh the places you could go:

Cedar Valley Nature Trail – If you’re in it for the long haul, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is for you! With over 50 miles of trail between Hiawatha and Waterloo, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

Cedar River Trail – The Cedar Riv­­­er Trail connects directly to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail making it a seamless transition to continue your adventure from Hiawatha on to Cedar Rapids. The trail totals 13 miles between the north and south section. Bike through Downtown Cedar Rapids and the NewBo Czech Village District to enjoy shopping, museums dining and more.

Hoover Trail – This 4-mile wooded trail brings you from the south end of the Cedar River Trail through the town of Ely. Stop at Dan & Debbie’s Creamery for a homemade ice cream treat on your ride!

Boyson Trail - Enjoy a 2-mile bike ride on limestone trails north of town, which wind through several city parks and connect to the Marion bike system.

Lindale Trail – Want an easy trip? Bike along the paved trail near an abandoned railway connecting Cedar Rapids and Marion, Lindale Trail! Travel only 1.5 miles, or continue on to Boyson Trail for a longer trip.

Mount Trashmore – Take your bike on Cedar Rapids’ own mountain; Mount Trashmore! Take on the bikers-only path, “Trashmore Trail,” a gravity-fed flow trail with mountain biking features, or try the shorter route, “Overlook Trail,” that is open to walkers and bikers alike. The best part? Get a beautiful view of the city once you reach the top.

Mountain Biking – Thrill seekers rejoice! The Linn Area Mountain Biking Association has all you need to get on the trails around Cedar Rapids. Enjoy your experience at Beverly Park, Wanatee Park, or the Sac & Fox Singletrack.

View the Linn County Trails Map for more ideas

Bites, Brews and Bikes:

Take a break from your travels and stop at some of the local favorites just off Cedar Rapids area trails. Pedaler’s Fork has 108 beers on tap, crafted cocktails and a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy the weather. Best of all, they are located right on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Next try the Sag Wagon near Cedar Lake in Downtown Cedar Rapids where you can start or end your bike rides with a game of bags and a drink. Travel to Czech Village next where you will find Kickstand! Enjoy the casual, fun atmosphere with great food and beer, an outdoor patio and live music.

Buy, Repair and Rent:

Looking for a new bike, a rental or just a tune-up before the season starts? Check out one of our historic area bike shops!

Located downtown directly off the Cedar Valley bicycle trail, Hall’s Bicycles has provided service and repair to the Cedar Rapids cycling community for over 120 years. The professional, full-time mechanics pride themselves on being a 4th generation, family-owned and operated business.

Open since 1925, Northtowne Cycling & Fitness is a 4th generation, family-owned independent bike dealer offering friendly expertise and information to cyclist of all interest and skill levels.

Specializing in everyday commuter bikes, road, cyclocross and adventure riding, Goldfinch Cyclery is a locally-owned place to dream up your next bike or consider your first. Built by people who love bicycles and see them as a perfect combination of design and function.

Don’t have a bike but still want to explore? Check out the Bike Share Program offered in Cedar Rapids! Conveniently check-out and rent a bike or scooter for short trips, returning them to a designated parking station once finished using. Bike lines are available in Downtown areas, and users must be 18 years or older to ride the bikes. Use the VeoRide mobile app to find the nearest bike or scooter, or look for bike rack stations throughout the following districts:

  • Downtown
  • New Bohemia
  • Czech Village
  • Kingston Village
  • MedQuarter

Book an overnight stay:

With so many trails to explore, stay at one of our amazing hotels, and explore the mouth-watering culinary scene

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