Biking Type



Explore the great back roads around Iola and Scandinavia every Monday and Wednesday nights from May through August. The rides start at the carving of Vidar of Iola on State Street at 6:00 pm sharp. Ride lengths vary but usually are from 15-25 miles, with the pace ranging from 14 to 20 mph. Distance and speed on any ride night are dictated by the level of the bikers who show up, the weather, and sunset time. The rides are not races. The group practices a “no drop” policy, so no riders will be left to ride along. All riders must wear biking helmets.




Occasionally Saturday and Sunday rides in the area also occur as part of the Heartland Bike Club’s summer and fall schedule, which can be found at If you want a guide for your local ride and/or routes, contact Greg Loescher at, or visit Bike Iola! on Facebook.