Biking in our area

Our Nation's Mississippi River Trails

The Mississippi River Trail is a world-class bicycle trail that will follow the Mississippi River all the way from it's headwaters in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information about bicycle transportation click MRT. Pick up your Iowa 2020 transportation map for bicyclists at The Bike Shack.


The Grand Illinois Trail

Click here information about traveling the trails, touring tips, maps and routes, and history along the trails.


Bluff Country Trail Towns

Come to enjoy antiquing, bicycling or hiking on the Root River State Trail or the Harmony-Preston Valley trail. Join in local celebrations, settle in for a picnic in the park and an evening concert, or retreat to the cozy comfort of an elegant bed and breakfast.
For your free brochures, call, write or e-mail: 
Historic Bluff Country , P.O. Box 609, Harmony, MN 55939

       Heritage Trail        

26 miles
Crushed Limestone
Biking, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Nature Observation
Explore one of the Upper Midwest's most scenic all-season trails. Follow the 26-mile route of a once-bustling railroad into a 450-foot-deep valley past old mining and mill towns. Discover the rugged beauty that welcomes thousands of bicyclists and hikers each year. 
 The trail passes through eight towns and spans all of Dubuque County. The gentle grade is less than 1% making it suitable for use by all ages and abilities. The smooth compacted limestone surface is ideal for bicycling, running and walking but is also utilized in the winter by snowshoes, cross county skiers and snowmobiles. Most of the trail is tree covered but the further west one travels the more exposed the trail becomes as it is surrounded by open swaths of native prairie grasses.