Explore the countryside on either side of the Neosho River on this multi-surface training route.

The ride begins at Iola’s Riverside Park, rolls south on the Southwind Rail Trail to Humboldt, crosses the river on the historic rainbow arch bridge, heads north on 600th Street, and back into Iola on US-54 highway.

The Southwind is a gravel trail, but the remainder of the route uses paved roads. US-54’s shoulder is wide and paved.

Highlights include the Neosho River Park in Humboldt, and the Neosho Fishing Park near Iola, both of which offer access and views of the Neosho River.

The loop can be ridden clockwise (as shown) or counterclockwise. Riders can also start the loop in Humboldt.

Alternate: If you’re prefer an all-paved route, use Old 169 Highway between Iola and Humboldt. Mileage is approximately the same.

Route Details

Where: Starts and ends in Iola.
How Far: Approximately 22 miles.
Surface: Multi-Surface
Terrain: Flat to gently rolling.
Services: Services in Iola and Humboldt.
Cities: Humboldt, Iola

Route Map

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Elevation Profile

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Strava Segment ChallengeThe following Strava segments have been established along this route. These segments can be used to compare your efforts to those of other riders, or to compare your own efforts over time. If you've not yet signed up for Strava, please do so. It's easy (and free!) to set up an account and log your rides using a GPS bike computer or smartphone. Also be sure to check out the Bike Allen County Strava Club.


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