• Posted Aug 8, 2013

Iowa’s Tourism Attraction of the Year! - Mark your calendar and join us for the 18th Annual Cedar Valley Trails Festival! August 8-11, 2013

It is no wonder why the Cedar Valley Trails Festival is Iowa’s Tourism Attraction of the Year!

The Cedar Falls / Waterloo area has established itself as an exciting destination for trails. With over 110 miles of hard-surfaced trails to ride, the trails have truly been incorporated into the community lining the Cedar River, looping around lakes, crossing streams, connecting to both downtown entertainment districts, historic museums, hotels, restaurants and bars. In fact, it was the first Bicycle Friendly Community recognized in Iowa by the American League of Bicyclists in 2009.

BIKEIOWA attended this festival last year and had a great time as we rode some new trails, checked out the local bike shops, businesses and watering holes. A true Iowa Cycling Destination!

BIKEIOWA is super-proud to have the Cedar Valley Trail System as a Premier Sponsor, and we think other communities should use their marketing strategies as a model of success!

Cedar Valley Trails Festival

A variety of events will celebrate and highlight the extensive trail system in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metro Thursday through Sunday. The weekend's events are coordinated by several groups dedicated to bringing more awareness and usage to the Cedar Valley trails.

The festival takes place August 8th - 11th.

From a Night Ride, to a Safety Rodeo to a Poker Ride to Trail Rides and movies There should be something for every type of cyclist!

Check out all the Events

Download a Festival brochure | Website | Our Sponsors | YouTube Channel | Trail Map | Photo Stream

Explore Your Cedar Valley Trails

Over 110 miles of hard-surfaced trails are configured in a series of loops, winding through Black Hawk County, Iowa and the metropolitan areas of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson, and La Porte City. These paths offer a variety of experiences ranging from peaceful woods along lakes and streams, to entertainment, dining, shops and bars in vibrant historic downtowns.

The Cedar Valley Trails system is an extensive network that connects to northern Cedar Rapids via the Cedar Valley Nature Trail -- the nation's very first rail trail. The Cedar Valley recreational trails system sets us apart from most other communities and was recognized as Iowa's Outstanding Tourism Attraction for 2012.

Other Things To Do.

More BIKEIOWA news about Cedar Valley Trails

Can't make the August Date work?

The Cedar Valley Trail are open 24/7/365, so come and ride and see why the Cedar Valley Trails was named Iowa’s Tourism Attraction of the Year! Plus, we are a Bicycle-Friendly Community too!

About Cedar Trails Partnership

The Cedar Trails Partnership is a voluntary, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving, maintaining and expanding the recreational trail system and to promoting their safe and enjoyable use. Anyone is invited to join by visiting

The Cedar Trails Partnership serves as a strong advocate for the proper stewardship and expansion of the extensive trail systems in and around Black Hawk County, Iowa. We speak for a wide cross-section of trail users in discussions with local, state and national decision makers and non-governmental organizations. We're proud to be "the voice of the trails", and hope you'll join us in preserving our regional treasure, the Cedar Valley Trails.


Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau and the Cedar Valley Trails
phone: 319.268.4266
toll free: 800.845.1955
twitter: @RideCedarValley
facebook: CedarValleyTrails

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