IOWA -- Compiling Level B Road Maps

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  1. NameHere

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    To all Iowans and passers-through:

    I am acquiring copies (electronic, if possible) of maps detailing the location of Level B Roads throughout Iowa (starting south and working north). I've already gotten a few, but I figured I'd put a feeler out for anyone who already has some.

    Anyone care to kick some along to a fella?

    Thanks!
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  2. Computer

    Computer Let's Go Get Lost!

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    This link has earned a spot in my bookmarks:
    http://www.iowadotmaps.com/msp/pdfview/counties.html

    Look for roads designated as Earth Roads. These are your B's. After the GRGR I printed out the PDF for my county, highlighted all these roads, and then drew a 100mi track to try and get as many as possible. Rode it on Saturday and had a great time! Planning to complete my county next Saturday and then it's off to neighboring counties!
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  3. rokklym

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    Yep, thats the way to do it! Works well for most states that I've looked at. If you go to a states D.O.T. website, look for the bicycle maps, those are usually the ones that show the good stuff.
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  4. tbirdsp

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    I have done the same thing for the Loess Hills in western IA. Harrison and Monona Co's, a little in Woodbury. Still need to check out the stuff south of Council Bluffs down to Hamburg (Mills and Fremont Co's). I know of a few, haven't compiled and tracked them out yet though.
    I eventually want to get a route running from Sioux City down to Hamburg, probably 300 miles or so.
    Pic from July 5 ride I led.

    Attached Files:

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  5. rebar

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  6. tbirdsp

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    Yes they do. Level B are "earth" roads. The color ones are better though. Middle column ( has "surf" for "surface" in the link)

    http://www.iowadot.gov/maps//msp/DLbody_co.htm
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  7. rebar

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    Golden! Earthen roads are green. Thanks!
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  8. kimzx1000r

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    Those are the maps I used when I created the Trans Iowa Trail (TIT). I incorporated many of the B-roads into the ride.
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