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RAGBRAI Roadshow - Neal Smith Trail

Des Moines, Iowa , United States
22 mi




ft elev +


For this RAGBRAI Roadshow suggested ride, we will head North along the Neal Smith Trail to the Saylorville Dam, and back. Join us to ride with Team Cow on Saturday, October 17, or do this classic Iowa trail route on your own. We will meet at Captain Roy's and ride out at around 10:30.
Our host this week is Team Cow! Moo
If we're lucky they might just bring their team bus!
The RAGBRAI Roadshow will be located next to Captain Roy's in Des Moines.
Captain Roy's is next door to the Birdland Marina.
We should see some beautiful fall colors on our ride! 
Remember that the Neil Smith is closed at I-80 so we have to get on the road briefly. Walking through the gate into the parking area by I-80 is the only kind of tricky bit. Other than that the road detour is smooth, flat, and safe. On this detour you pass right by a Casey’s General Store if folks want snacks or hydration. Cottonwood Recreation Area is right on the trail and this route I sent you loops through there after we cross the dam and get back on thee trail.  There are restrooms and water in Cottonwood too. - Team Cow
These are not organized rides. We recommend that all riders follow normal social distancing guidelines and wear a mask or face covering at appropriate times.