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    Des Moines Trails

    Headed to Iwegia next month for a virtual teleconference (I know you're not supposed to travel for a virtual teleconference). Any good trails near Des Moines I should checkout?

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    Really depends on the weather conditions as everything is iced over right now. There's a 11 mile system in Greenwood Park, right in the middle of town, the locals call The Center, there's also a 6 mile system of challenging trail at Sommerset State Park, just south of town the locals call Banner. On the north side of town there is a 9 mile system called Sycamore. It has a fair amount of doubletrack, but some fun singletrack spurs, if you know where to find them. Lastly, there is new singletrack in Ewing Park, on the southside. There's only 4 miles currently, but 2 more planned for the spring. Most of Ewing has been professionally designed and built. None of the places are signed very well, so it would be a good idea to get a local to show you around.

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    ISUP, thanks. Heading there (I think) the last week of March so who knows what's going to happen with the weather. Typical Midwest bi-polar blast dependent pattern.

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    I rode both Greenwood and Sommerset. I really enjoyed Sommerset quite a bit but like. Sommerset is an old quarry so that adds to the factor. I would definitely ride Sommerset if I was ever to get back there.

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    Center Trails and Banner Lakes are best around. Check out centraliowatrails.com for more info and directions.

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