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Wed Jan 22 2020 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


North Access to Sycamore Trail Gravel Lot
Johnston, IA


Kyle's Bikes


This Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night MTB Ride was one for the fat bikes! We had four fat bikes, two plus bikes, and three regular ol' 2"-tire mountain bikes. We all had fun. The 2"-tire riders turned back one at a time, and then one of the plus riders. One fat biker had to rush ahead to get home on time. But Jeff, Greg, and Doug (fat bikes) and Ivan (plus bike) made the whole route!! Join us next week. Options for everyone!


Mountain Biking

Distance - About 8 or 9 miles

UPDATE (WED): We are on. However we do recommend a fat bike. However, some of us will be showing up on mountain bikes. Let's give it a shot! There is enough snow cover that there's no worry about trial damage*, and the weather is such that there is no real risk of death*, so it's not right to cancel. 

* From our description: "We do not ride wet trails. Nor during blizzards."

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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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