YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Wed Dec 04 2019 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Kyle's Bikes
Ankeny, IA


Kyle's Bikes


Change of pace for our Wednesday ride. We could tell a few days out that the freeze/thaw cycle would leave the mountain bike trails muddy and susceptible to damage, so we knew we'd have to cancel our ride. :-( Instead, we organized a gravel ride! Nine of us rode from the Ankeny store and out to the gravel roads north of town, about 28 miles total. :-( It was fun and a great endurance ride. We will definately keep this option in mind for other times the trail is too muddy. Thanks for coming! Next week is our Holiday Lights Bike Ride!



Distance - About 20–30 miles, or as far as the group decides

UPDATE (Tues 11:30 a.m.): Making the change official so everyone can plan ahead. New surface, new start location, and new time! Meet at the Ankeny Kyle's Bikes at 5:30 and be ready to roll out at 5:45 (just like our summer rides). Mountain bikes and fat bikes are great! Or, bring your gravel bike, if you prefer.

UPDATE (Tues 9:00 a.m.): Freeze/thaw cycle is likely going to be in effect this week. In other words, the trial will likely be muddy and closed. So, we are considering getting together for a gravel ride. Let us know your opinion!

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Kyle loves mountain biking. And mountain biking is fun. So for the fall and winter, the Kyle's Bikes Wednesday Night Ride is a mountain bike ride on Sycamore Trail!

Meet us at the trail. The "north gravel lot" is off 66th Avenue, just west of the river and east of the Johnston Soccer Fields. If the gravel lot is full, you can park in the paved Neal Smith Trail lot on the east side of the river and ride the protected bike/ped trail on the bridge.

Gather at 7:30 p.m. We will roll out at 7:45.

The pace will vary depending on who shows up. We may split into smaller groups if the group is large or there is a significant difference in paces. We vary the route a little each time, but regardless of route, we regroup at the following points:

  1. Double Track (by the gravel pit)
  2. Fish Camp (confluence of Beaver Creek and Des Moines River)
  3. Turnaround (the paved Trestle to Trestle Trail)
  4. Fish Camp
  5. Double Track

If you've not ridden at Sycamore before and are concerned about getting lost, find Katherine, Kyer, or Kyle before the ride and let them know. We can find you a buddy. :-) We don't want to lose anyone! Getting lost is *not* fun.

BRING LIGHTS. Running into things is *not* fun.

We do not ride wet trails. Nor during blizzards. Watch our Facebook page carefully for updates. Or join our Facebook group!



Laps of Sycamore Trail. Varies slightly each time.

Paved trail west from the store, north along Irvinedale, and west along 18th. Gravel north on 26th/Weigel.


Kyle's Bikes

1840 SW White Birch Circle
Ankeny, IA 50023


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