Celebrating one year of Iowa By Trail

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It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the Iowa By Trail app launched last spring. The app has allowed users across the state to:

  • Geo locate their position and find their closest trail.
  • Find points of interest along Iowa’s trails, like local restaurants, museums and natural resource information.
  • Communicate with friends and followers about what they did along the trail.
  • Keep track of distance, weather, news and trail events.

We couldn’t be more thankful for all our members’ support of IBT, and we look forward to the future of Iowa trails. Before looking ahead, though, let’s a take a look back at our journey: Continue reading

Celebrate Iowa By Trail’s Android launch at the Iowa Bike Expo

Visit INHF at the Iowa Bike Expo on Saturday, Jan. 24, and help us celebrate the launch of Iowa By Trail for Android!


Since the iPhone version launched last summer, Iowa By Trail has been used more than 58,000 times, and now Android users will have access to this free resource. Join us at the expo to learn more! Plus, don’t miss these opportunities:

  • Enter for a chance to win a free Iowa By Trail bike jersey.
  • Share the Iowa By Trail app on Facebook or Twitter during the expo on Saturday and be entered to win some great bike swag!
  • Buy Iowa By Trail merchandise.

One of the biggest bike shows in the Midwest, the Iowa Bike Expo will feature trail, event and equipment exhibitors from all over the country. Educational seminars will help you learn more about bike advocacy, the latest consumer trends and new places to ride. As if that’s not enough, it’s also a great time to stock up on gear. This free one-day expo will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Jan. 24.

Help us promote your trails!

INHF will also be at the Iowa Bicycle Summit on Friday, Jan. 23. Drop by our table to learn how you can promote your trail and help us make Iowa By Trail even better.


Visit our staff on RAGBRAI

This year during RAGBRAI, a few INHF staff members will be riding the whole RAGBRAI route, making media visits and holding events along the way to promote the Iowa by Trail app launch that will take place at the RAGBRAI Expo. In each overnight town, INHF staffers will hold app demonstrations, provide limited edition Iowa By Trail memorabilia for purchase and be available for any trail-related discussions!

Meet the staff that you will have the opportunity to meet July 20th through the 26th to learn how to use the app, help us spread the word, and learn all the great spots to explore after RAGBRAI is over! Continue reading