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Wed Nov 20 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


North Access to Sycamore Trail Gravel Lot
Johnston, IA


Kyle's Bikes


Mountain Biking

Distance - About 8 or 9 miles

UPDATE (Wed 5:45 p.m.): It is going to rain. Forecast keeps moving the time around, but it is going to rain. — That rain will be cold. That rain will make the soft trail too wet. — The official ride is canceled. Sorry. — Please, go ahead and get out there quick ahead of the rain and have a good time!

UPDATE (Wed  4:00 p.m.): Ride status is… uncertain. — We checked out the trails early this afternoon and they are fine. Just a little soft on the surface. Yesterday's sun and today's wind have done a great job. — On the other hand, rain is forecast to start about the time of our ride. 1) Cool, rainy weather is not the most fun. 2) Too much rain and the trail condition will rapidly deteriorate. — So, right now, we don't know. If it stays dry, the ride is on. If it starts to rain, the ride is canceled. We have our lights charged and ready.

UPDATE (Wed 11:15 a.m.): The rain Sunday and Monday was clearly not good. BUT the sun yesterday and wind today should help a lot. — We'll head down and check the trail before 2:00 today and post an update. — However, the forecast says there is a chance of rain starting at 6:00. If that occurs, that will cancel the ride.

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Kyle loves mountain biking. And mountain biking is fun. So for the fall and winter, the Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride is a mountain bike ride on Sycamore Trail!

Meet us at the trail. The "north gravel lot" is off 66th Avenue, just west of the river and east of the Johnston Soccer Fields. If the gravel lot is full, you can park in the paved Neal Smith Trail lot on the east side of the river and ride the protected bike/ped trail on the bridge.

Gather at 7:30 p.m. We will roll out at 7:45.

The pace will vary depending on who shows up. We may split into smaller groups if the group is large or there is a significant difference in paces. We vary the route a little each time, but regardless of route, we regroup at the following points:

  1. Double Track (by the gravel pit)
  2. Fish Camp (confluence of Beaver Creek and Des Moines River)
  3. Turnaround (the paved Trestle to Trestle Trail)
  4. Fish Camp
  5. Double Track

If you've not ridden at Sycamore before and are concerned about getting lost, find Katherine, Kyer, or Kyle before the ride and let them know. We can find you a buddy. :-) We don't want to lose anyone! Getting lost is *not* fun.

BRING LIGHTS. Running into things is *not* fun.

We do not ride wet trails. Nor during blizzards. Watch our Facebook page carefully for updates. Or join our Facebook group!



Laps of Sycamore Trail. Varies slightly each time.


North Access to Sycamore Trail Gravel Lot

4640 NW 66th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131


Free! No registration. Just show up.


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