There are no mountains in Iowa, but that does not stop bicyclists from riding mountain bikes on singletrack here. There are a surprising amount of great unpaved trails that you can enjoy mountain biking. Iowa is not flat and area trail builders and land managers have taken advantage of Iowa’s elevation change near rivers and streams which quick technical single-track riding. While Iowa mountain biking is enjoyable during the warmer months, many singletrack trails are groomed in the winter making amazing snow bike opportunities for fat bikes with low tire pressure.
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