Clear Lake is a bicycling town. Rent a beach cruiser or bring your own bike, and take a leisurely 14 mile spin around the lake. Those looking for a longer ride can explore country landscape or travel the area’s trail system. As host to the annual Bicycle, Blues, & BBQ event, and a frequent RAGBRAI stop, Clear Lake welcomes riders from across the globe.
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Sister’s Prairie Trail: The trail leads from Ventura Heights access to an access off 235th St., just west of Cardinal Avenue on the north side of the road. This scenic paved trail traverses just over a mile through a private prairie-wetland complex (via an easement for public trail use) representative of Iowa’s beautiful prairie pothole region. Trail users are reminded that public use is restricted to the paved trail, as the property is privately owned and the access easement allows for public trail use only.
Trolley Trail: A bike trail is accessible between Clear Lake and Mason City on County Road B-35. This 7.5 mile trail extends into Mason City, where the trail is clearly marked.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has an interactive map (pictured) with bicycling information across the state.