Eldora – Tuesday, July 14
PARK IT HERE! Eldora is home to beautiful Pine Lake State Park and sits along the Iowa River. A recreation heaven, Eldora provides camping, biking, hiking, swimming and fishing.
A small community with a big heart, Eldora is home to just over 2,700 residents who will welcome Iowa’s Ride with small town hospitality. As the Hardin County seat, you’ll be awed by one of the most beautiful courthouses in Iowa. The square is surrounded by quaint shops and will be the center of action for Iowa’s Ride.
Eldora encourages riders to reach out with suggestions for their overnight. Contact Eldora’s Iowa’s Ride Committee at IowasRideEldora@gmail.com
If you would like to be a Vendor in Eldora for Iowa’s Ride, download the application below.
Pine Lake State Park offers woodland, river, and lakes in the midst of rolling Iowa farmland. The park was dedicated in 1929, placing it amongst the earliest state parks in Iowa. A lovely paved bike trail starts at the Welcome Center, runs along the lake and can take you to nearby Steamboat Rock. The west side of the lake is perfect for a leisurely hike along the natural trail. Visitors can still enjoy many of the historic structures built in the 1930s. Pine Lake was named for being the southernmost stand of native pine trees in Iowa, but unfortunately most of the nearly 250-year old giants were lost to a severe hail storm in August of 2009. Visitors today will notice hundreds of caged tree seedlings throughout the park which are part of a massive reforestation effort.
There will be plenty of camping for all registered riders in the designated campgrounds that is situated fairly close to the evening activities. These campsites will be listed in the future.
The Village Motel
2005 Edgington Avenue
Eldora, IA 50627
The Eldora Motel
1315 23rd Street
Eldora, IA 50627