Fairfield Iowa: A Cyclist’s Paradise
By Visit Fairfield | June 8, 2022
There's something about the wind rushing through your hair and the sun on your face that just can't be beat. And when you add in the stunning views of nature, it's hard to resist the urge to jump on a bike and head out for a ride. Some say that the best way to see Iowa is from the seat of a bike and Fairfield is quickly becoming a cyclist's paradise. With its quiet country roads, rolling hills, and abundance of scenic routes, it's easy to see why cycling enthusiasts, beginner & experienced, are drawn to this area.
Let's talk about taking it easy. The Fairfield Loop Trail is a 16-mile route that takes you through some of the most picturesque scenery in Iowa. The trail will weave through prairie and woods but also goes right through wetland areas, home to an abundance of wildlife. This is an ideal ride for someone who wants to take it easy and enjoy the view while getting a little cardio in. You can also chunk the ride out into 4 mile sections.
For the more experienced cyclist, there are plenty of gravel roads and mud to create the perfect biking challenge. Group rides on gravel roads are organized by The Ride every Thursday evening throughout the summer and newcomers are welcome to join in. For experienced riders looking for a challenge, sign up for the Harvest Rush Gravel Grinder taking place in September. This event is an organized ride that takes place on the gravel and dirt roads around Fairfield. The hills, the gravel, and the mud will test your endurance.
Be sure to get in a little after ride care (or celebration) by visiting these yummy food stops after your ride;
Fishback & Stephenson Cider House for award winning burgers & refreshing cider
Dairy Bar for cool ice cream treats
Big Acai Bowls for refreshing & healthy smoothie bowls
SOMM Wines for wine by the glass and charcuterie boards
Whether you're cruising along trails or exploring country roads, biking is a great way to clear your head and get some fresh air. Plus, it's a great workout! So what are you waiting for? Grab your helmet and hit the open road. Your Fairfield bike adventure awaits!