Route 66 Bicycles - Rolla, MO

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Gnarly Trails to Shred

Best Trails near Rolla:

Forest City Trail  (11 miles beginner+/intermediate+) (video link here)

Lions Club  (3 miles beginner)

Magruderville (8 miles intermediate)(Private trails, open seasonally Wednesday and/or Sunday)

Tanager Trails  (2-3 miles beginner/intermediate)(NOT mountain bike specific trails but OK to ride)  (a GREAT source of info for STL/Ozarks mountain biking)

Middle Fork Section -Ozark Trail (24+ miles Premier backcountry singletrack intermediate+)

Katy Trail State Park (240 miles beginner rail-to-trail)

Honey Run - FLW/Lake of the Ozarks (12.75 miles beginner/intermediate)(description Here)

Council Bluffssss (12 mile lake loop intermediate/intermediate+)

North Trace Creek Section - Ozark Trail (13 mile out-and-back intermediate)


If you enjoy riding the finest singletrack in all the land, please consider getting involved with one of these trail organizations because they are the ones who get it done!!

     Ozark Trail Association

Our Favorite Gravel Grinders:

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The Famous Joe Dirt Ride (25 miles ~2000ft climbing, 100% gravel, very scenic, lots of climbing)

Shorter 'Pink' Joe Dirt Loop (15 miles ~1000ft climbing, 100% gravel, all right or all left turns)

Little Prairie Grinder (25 miles 1200ft climbing, Great night ride, start/finish at Little Prairie Lake)

Gravel Pie  (48 miles, 1800ft climbing, great long ride only 3 big hills, Pie stop in Edgar Springs)

Rolla to Salem (~33 miles one way, not much climbing)

Death by Gravel (Huge Ride.  90+ miles 7000ft climbing, food stops at 40 and 65 miles)

Serious Injury by Gravel  (50 miles with some hard climbs, food stop around mile 30)

The Waterfall Ride (Easy and close to town)

Firecracker Five-O

Big Paddy 50

Maries County Mangleur

Kaintuck Hollow Grinder

MCNBCC Grinder (Mill Creek Natural Bridge Corn Creek, 23 miles, lots of hills)

Spring Creek 20-mile Grinder

North Rolla 25-mile Grinder

Tour de Traileur

Dry Fork Loop

Any ride in the MO Gravel Grinder Series

CIRREM (Central Iowa Rocky Road Endurance Metric)

Dirty Kanza (200 miles of bad roads in Kansas)


Founded in 1996, Route 66 Bicycles is dedicated to serving the needs of area cyclists for years to come. Our philosophy is simple: You can't know bikes unless you ride them. Our staff puts years of experience behind every sale or repair. You can trust that we will not steer you off the trail.

At our shop you will find everything from high-end road bikes to affordable comfort bikes, as well as parts and accessories. Our job is to make sure you love your new bike and help you find more ways to ride it more often.

We promote cycling as a sport for everyone to enjoy. From the avid to recreational rider, road, tri, 'cross, or mountain, Route 66 will meet your needs.  Shop us online or visit us in Rolla, MO, the gateway to the Mark Twain National Forest.

Our shop is located just east of Kroger at the 63/ Kingshighway Intersection.
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