Iowa Motorcycle Roads and Trips

Iowa (IA) is sometimes referred to as the land between the two rivers, referring to it's position between the Missouri River to the west and the Mississippi River to the east. On those borders you'll find motorcycle roads featuring some very nice rolling & winding river roads. The center of the state showcases motorcycle rides passing through sweeping parries and rural farming communities. When it's time to pull over and stretch your legs, you can enjoy amenities highlighting pioneer history, contemporary arts, national landmarks and family theme parks.




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March 27, 2015
The Saylorville Loop is a popular cruise for may motorcyclists. The loop takes you across the spillway and over the Mile Long...
Sweeping, slow curves. Nice newer pavement. Keep an eye out for wildlife and sand/dirt in some of the intersections.
Just northeast of Des Moines, start on NW Horseshoe Rd, then take the road that travels along the dam side of the...
January 25, 2015
This route has everything Iowa has to offer. You'll pass through farm lands, state parks and small local communities. You'll find more...
About 75% of the roads on this route are in excellent condition. 20% are old highways or patched black tops and 5%...
This loop will start and end at the Coralville Reservoir spillway at the south end of the lake.
I run this...
July 31, 2014
You will pass rolling hills down these winding roads beautiful houses you will also go through the coravill dam so you will...
Pavement = best near cedar rapids no heavy machine so no dividets no potholes almost no gravel (gravel is brought on by...
Start point is sugar bottom road right where meffafy bridge starts by sugar bottom take the sugar bottom road all the way...
November 26, 2013
This trip provides an excellent mix of views and experiences that are presented by the various environments along historic Highway IA-92. The...
Majority of this trip is on lightly utilized State Highways. Mostly fair condition roads. With towns that you actually pass "THROUGH" there...
This trip starts in Des Moines, Iowa at the intersections of SW 63rd St/IA-28 South & Army Post Rd.

1. Head...
September 10, 2013
Nice farm land with few intersections. some blind curves but easy to navigate with mostly good visibility.
A nice rolling road. Once you start the nice gentle turn you arrive around some nice turns that is very pleasant. I...
Leaving DeWitt on Y70 head North. Go for about 5 miles and the road will vear to the right and become 182nd...
July 5, 2013
This is the most amazing ride we have been on for a long time. I started in Cumming Iowa and ended at...
The entire route is very nice. You will have hills, sharp curves and lots of country side scenic views.
From Indianola, IA take Route 92 east to Knoxville, IA then take route 14 north up to Lake Red Rock. Cross over...
June 23, 2013
Much of this ride runs along side the Mississippi River. You will see barges, trains, and an old school house just to...
This road has many curves and hills. I cannot speak for the road quality right now becuase it is under some construction...
Take Mississippi River Road north out of Keokuk and just follow the road until you get to Montrose. For a longer ride...
October 9, 2012
Onawa is a decent size town just east of the Missouri river. It is flat and boring for the first couple of...
Winding roads with lot's of curves for 20 miles of your trip. Pavement is in excellent shape the entire route. Elevation changes...
Interstate 29 just South of Souix City, IA you take the Onawa exit. Continue thru town and stay on Highway 37. You...
March 30, 2012
Nice curvey road with rolling hills, lined with farms and goes through Shimek Forest, through Indian Lake Park/White Timber Area and ends...
Nice curvey road with rolling hills. Not the newest pavement but no potholes.
Start the route in Donnellson, IA by taking Route 2 west. In Farmington stay on Route 2 by taking a left at...
March 10, 2012
Good view of the Mississippi river and of the neighboring hills. The majority of the route, hugs the river and you'll be...
Well use highway with good maintenance and the roads follow hills so you'll enjoy the turns and elevation changes.
You start at Brownsville MN and head south on 26 you will go through Reno, MN and New Albin, IA. When you...
August 18, 2011
You get to see lots of trees, and corn and also get to travel along the river for a short distance, but...
Not too bad overall, some roads are periodically under constructions, but for the most part the roads are pretty well maintained.
We start off in Cedar Rapids iowa, On blairsferry road NE at walmart, we head west on blairsferry and take a left...
October 1, 2009
Large Hills and Valleys Gorgeous vistas. This is a very enjoyable loop!
Twisties galore on County Road A26. Road quality was good to excellent.
Starting a Waukon, Iowa take Hwy. 9 east to Lansing Iowa. At Lansing take Hwy 26 to the junction of County Road...
July 1, 2009
The White Pole Highway reveals plenty of beautiful Iowa Countryside. You'll see corn, beans, and rolling hills of Iowa pasture land.
The road is good. There is occasional construction, but the ride is generally very smooth. There are some twists and turns and...
We knew we wanted to ride the White Pole Highway so we started our loop in Urbandale and headed west on I-80...
March 1, 2009
Iowa's Loess Hills have 220 miles of scenic loops and byways. Only one other place in the world (yes the world)...
There are several Loops off the Byway Spine you can take although some are partly gravel (and even dirt), so stop at...
Starting at Missouri Valley, IA take HWY 30 East (Lincoln Hwy) to Logan. Left at stop light (N.2nd Ave) onto Hwy 127....
January 1, 2009
The namesake for this Iowa motorcycle ride is Poopy's Pub and Grub which is touted as "Illinois Biggest Biker Destination." As...
The road from Anamosa to Sabula is a two land highway, can be bumpy in spots but is paved and fine to...
Start in Anamosa Iowa and follow highway 64 all the way to Sabula, Iowa. Continue east on 64 and cross over from...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in Iowa

2015-07-30 : 2015-08-01

Across the Border Raid Motorcycle Rally

Beer, Bands, Babes, 5 Live Bands, poker run, fun runs every night, wet tshirt contest 2 nights, bike rodeos, homemade Bikini contest, Bikini Bike Wash 2 days, Best Time you will ever have in a weekend. "WE RALLY TO GIVE" all proceeds to to charitable causes, hungry kids, families in need, school scholarships, the list goes on and on. Need not have a bike to attend. Just come and have FUN

2015-07-30 : 2015-08-01

Across The Border Raid Motorcycle Rally

This motorcycle event will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 through Saturday, August 1, 2015 and it will be held at Taylor County Fairgrounds in Bedford, IA. Join us on a three full days of Motorcycle Fun and Party! Advance tickets: $30.00 Day of event: $35.00 One day pass: $25.00 (Saturday) Proceeds will donated to the hungry, the sick, the families in need, school scholarships, and much much more. Activities includes fun runs, live bands & entertainment, bike rodeo, contests, there will be a beer garden, food, vendors, and a lot more! On-Site camping with Hot Showers - tent and RV sites available. Visit our event website for complete details: http://www.acrosstheborderraid.com/ ~3

2015-07-23 : 2015-07-25

Iowa State HOG Rally 2015

This motorcycle event will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 through Saturday, July 25, 2015 and it will be held in Des Moines, IA. Come and join us! There will be music, vendors, lots of activities, multiple choices in lodging, restaurants and so much more! Complete details can found on our event website: http://www.iastatehogrally.com/ ~3

2015-07-17 : 2015-07-18

Southern Iowa Wounded Veteran Rally

This motorcycle event will be hosted by Harley Haven Sports Bar and it will be on Friday, July 17, 2015 through Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Sports Bar in Russell, IA. Come and join us! There will be a poker run, 50/50 raffle, live bands, BBQ, and a lot more! Camping is available all around Rathbun Lake with shower houses and electric as well as camping on private land. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Please contact us at (641) 535-2098 for more details. ~3

2015-07-11

Harley Parts Garage Sale & Swap

This motorcycle event will be hosted by Shawn Dunnegan on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and it will be held in DeWitt, IA. This is a ONE DAY only event! Come and browse old and new Harley Davidson parts! Blowout prices! We also welcome vendors! Grab the chance - everything you need to build, bob, chop a bike. Pan, Shovel, Evo, Twin cam, from engine parts, frames, to bodywork, and wheels, you will find it here. You will also find new helmets, clothing, and gear. Thousands of parts, one place, one day. Don't miss out! Vendor spaces available, please email us at shawn@autoexpressia.com. ~3

     

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