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Old 04-18-21, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Spokane WA has a decent set of bike trails and combined with Coeur 'd Alene, ID (Trail of the C'dA) offers some mighty scenic areas.
We loved this trip
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Old 04-20-21, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Gunther20 View Post
In the spring there are a couple short(ish) drives from Des Moines with great bike trails - Bentonville/Fayetteville Ark has a great bike trail and would be about a 6 hour drive. Tulsa has enough trails to keep you busy for 3 days and is also about a 6 hour drive. Mississippi with the Natchez Trace would be a little farther but probably worth the drive. (I've never been to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi but it's on my bucket list).
In the summer, as long as you are OK with limestone trails look no further than the surrounding states. Plenty of trails you can ride for days. Katy Trail in Missouri, Cowboy Trail in Nebraska, Mickelson trail in SD, Sparta Trail in Wisconsin. Also, you mentioned Minneapolis but the best trail in Minnesota is easily the Root River trail in the southeastern part of the state.
Living in Minnesota I may be spoiled with the trail miles available but as a native Iowan and veteran of many of Des Moines area trails I tell everyone that will listen that Des Moines has the best and highest quality trails in the Midwest.
For MN..add in the Paul Bunyan & Heartland Trails up by Brainerd/Bemidji. All paved surface. We strung together a 275 mile tour there last fall..mix of camping and a motel. Weather was rather fresh, though we had a great time.
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Old 06-15-21, 08:16 AM
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Cape Cod has some great rail trails and bike paths - and is a great vacation destination on its own.
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