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Sat Aug 22 2020 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Wapsi-Great Western Line Trailhead & Welcome Center
Riceville, IA


Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail Association


Trail Ride

Distance - 22, 40, 50, 56 or 86 miles

Ride on the first trail to connect Iowa to Minnesota!

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)

-       Warrior Route (86 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways)

All registered riders receive a map and access to discounts and refreshments at designated restauranteurs (over $15 worth of incentives at six refreshment stations in six different communities in IA and MN).  Riding as a group is prohibited, UNLESS you are riding in your familial or daily contact pod.  Physical distancing of 6+ feet is required for all non-related or non-daily contact individuals in compliance with COVID-19 precautions.  The highest level of safety precautions for the municipalities and districts the Border Bike goes through should be followed. This includes Minnesota Emergency Executive Order 20-81 requiring face coverings in certain settings. 


Register for the Border Bike and do the route that suits you:

2020 Wapsi-Great Western Line Events are posted online:

These events have been approved by Howard and Mitchell County Conservation Boards and directly contribute to the safety and enhancement of the 26+ miles of the WGWL Trail.

Plan your fitness and fun for the year. From running and biking to skiing and multi-sport, make sure to visit the Wapsi-Great Western Line this year. Thank you for your support!


Wapsi-Great Western Line Trailhead & Welcome Center

110 East Main Street
Riceville, IA 50466


$12 to ride (pre-register by 8/15/2020 @ 9:00 P.M.) 

$15  same day registration (between 7 AM and noon)

Event apparel ($10) available on a first come first serve basis.  No size guarantees. 


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