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Wed Jan 15 2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


North Access to Sycamore Trail Gravel Lot
Johnston, IA


Kyle's Bikes


There is such a thing as "hero snow," and we had it last night for the Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night ride! It was cold and windy with quite a snowpack on the trail, so the eight of us started off cautiously. It did turn out to be icy along Beaver Creek, but staying in the snowpack for the return route, we found we could lean into corners and hop over logs with just standard 2" mtb tires. Great fun!


Mountain Biking

Distance - About 8 or 9 miles

UPDATE (Wednesday): It is going to be cold and windy tonight. But the good news is that that means the trail will be frozen and ready to ride! See you tonight at Sycamore!

UPDATE (Tuesday): Currently the mtb ride is on. The forecast says a mtb ride has a chance, not a guarantee, but a darn good chance. Look at that nice crisp temp at our 7:45 ride time! Watch this space or the discussion thread in our Facebook group for more updates in case the forecast changes again.

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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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