A multiple bike route event with a choice of:
- Two family routes (22 miles round trip, entirely on the WGWL Trail)
- Intermediate Routes (40 miles or 50 miles, on WGWL Trail and county hard-surface roadways)
- Advanced Route (56 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways)
Want to ride with a group? Riders can collect and depart at quarter pass the hour between 7 A.M. and 5 P.M. Riders may also ride as they wish. Shuttle available upon request.
WGWL Northern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Bailey Station and returns. Heavenly apples refreshments offered at Bailey Station from 2-6 P.M.
WGWL Southern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Lylah’s Marsh and returns. Homemade bars and lemonade offered at Lylah’s Marsh from 2-6 P.M.
An Iowa/Minnesota Route Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to either LeRoy or Adams, Minnesota. A combination of WGWL Trail and public roadway.
An Iowa/Minnesota Loop Route that starts and ends at WGWL Trailhead, goes to Minnesota and on the Shooting Star Trail then returns - a combination of WGWL Trail, public roadway and Shooting Star Trail.
$12 to ride | $22 to ride with event apparel
$15 same day registration
Event shirt available if pre-ordered by August 9th for Summer Farewell Border Bike. Check out our Star Wars theme!
Listing of refreshment establishments and map provided a week prior to the Border Bike to all registrants. Many establishments providing specials to officially banded Border Bike riders, like free coffee or soda pop with a purchase of any kind, etc.
Bike on your own or in a group. Group departures from the WGWL Trailhead (110 East Main Street Riceville IA 50466) are at the quarter pass the hour from 7 A.M. until 5 P.M.
Proceeds support the existence of the Wapsi-Great Western Line – a linear park preserving the past for the future, giving active people a safe place to run, hike and bike.
See you on the trail in August!