Iowa is well-known around the world for bicycling events like RAGBRAI© and a world-class paved trail network spanning over 2,000 miles. But many people in Iowa are enjoying another adventure by bicycle — touring the more than 70,000 miles of gravel roads. Gravel may be loathed by skinny-tired road racers, but loved by those who have the right tires and adventuresome attitude to travel the backroads. Gravel roads are mostly unpaved and lightly traveled.
Gravel bicycling has become a great opportunity for bicyclists to explore new low-traffic places to ride. We’ve surveyed Iowa bicyclists about their best tips and techniques for riding. Download this FREE guide.