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Beverly Park

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Technical mt. biking in native upland burr oak forest. Many intersecting trails of varying difficulty with optional "trail features" alongside main trails.
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Latitude
41.94180805990591
Longitude
-91.70335292816162
Trail Length
5+
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cedar Rapids
State/Territory/Province
IA
Zip/Postal Code
52404
Country
US
Web Address
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Review Date
June 3, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Ken ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Bev is great and always getting better. The woods and grasslands of the park have been stewarded with great care, and the trails are silly fun and flowy... natural features, rollers, berms, skinnies, bridges, etc. Signage is improving, so are old trails via reroutes and little fixes. Great home trail system for the LAMBA peops, and speaking of LAMBA, show up on a Wednesday and you'll get a tour of the trails and likely something to eat / drink. Support them here... LAMBAonline.org

Recommended Route:
GreenTour to get the lay of the land, add the BlueTour, then start playing with the black / double black options and technical trail features if you're looking for more adventure / challenge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Squaw Creek, Sugar Bottom, Waterloo / Cedar Falls & Quad Cities area trails; a trip to Decorah is always good for serious challenge, some adventure unlike typical Midwest, and good beer!



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Review Date
October 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mkoskinen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I would have never thought a trail as fun as this could be located on the edge of cedar rapids. There are quite a few nice trails but without trail markings you kinda ride aimlessly. Great place to ride for a couple of hours when Sugar Bottom is closed or want a change of scenery.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
sugar bottom



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Review Date
September 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Barkleyfan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice system. Depending on how you loop it, you can get pretty good flow, or you can keep it technical and uphill. Lamba has done a great job of building this system, and it's still growing. Beverly offers plenty of smiles per mile, and the flora and fauna just add to the enjoyment. It's hard to do a lap without seeing deer up close and personal, the view from the meadows is great, and the other riders are friendly and helpful. Expect your mouth to water, as there's a grill burning at the trailhead most evenings.

Recommended Route:
Change it up...keeps things interesting.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugarbottom



Comments
summitcon (04/29/2009)
Also check out FDR in Dubuque.
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Review Date
August 26, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: cfrench ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
You can read past posts on the history of the trail system, but if you want a solid trail system in Iowa to ride this is the one. Iowa is not Moab, it's not the East Coast trails that are in featured pictorials of Bike Magazine. If you want a trail system that offers alot in a compact package this is the one. This over weight weekend warrior finds the trails to be more than a workout. The trail has a mix of rocks, log rides, jumps, roller coaster ramps with xc and up and down hills scattered throughout. Check out lambaonline.com for up to date info (forum style) on the trails.

Recommended Route:
The trails are bi-directional so go for it. I tend to follow the few arrows that are posted and start with the trail behind the trail head bench. Just be on the look out for trail walkers/runners i have come across non bikers enjoying the trails aswell.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Of course Sugar Bottom in North Liberty, and the Decorah's trail system which I hooked up with Luther College Wresling team to ride with but the local shops are also great.



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Review Date
January 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gludeachris ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wow! What a neat trail system. I am from the area and didn't even know there was a Beverly Park. I guess it was just woods that were protected b/c it has native and rare Bur Oak trees. Two years ago a group (LAMBA) got together and cleaned-up the area to make some fantastic inner city trails. They are always improving the layout and I am never disappointed when I ride there. They have about 5 miles of interconnecting loops. The trails are bi-directional b/c of the limited land available. There are not any long climbs but some nice steady grades for a good cardio workout. For those that like a little challenge, there are natural and man-made obstacles! The people of LAMBA are always itching to show newcomers some nice routes to take; just post up on their forum at www.lambaonline.com that you are coming the Cedar Rapids for a ride. Keep in mind, it is not a large state or national area so take different routes to keep it interesting.

Recommended Route:
Depending on your conditioning and time allowed, I recommend you try a different route each time. That is the beauty of Beverly; there isn't one best or correct way to go. Choosing one route may "flow" better, but the other may create a new challenge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sunderbruch in Davenport, IA Decorah.. Decorah, IA Sugar Bottom in North Liberty, IA Seven Oaks in Ames, IA



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