Presenting the Deerwood Good road cycling route: a 30-mile loop that starts and finishes at Cykel in Ironton. You’ll enjoy the backroads of Ironton and the south shore of Serpent Lake before heading through the City of Deerwood and into the wonderful rolling-hill and lake country to the southeast. The majority of the roads on this route are Crow Wing County asphalt roads, however, after cycling past Ruttger’s on Bay Lake, State Highway 6 provides a section of higher-traffic road that experienced road cyclists will be accustomed to—a narrow shoulder, rumble strip, and frequent automobile traffic. This is not ideal for beginning cyclists or families.

If the shoulders are clear of snow, sand, and standing water (they were clear before the recent snowfall) this route is a great taste of the Deerwood countryside. It’s Deerwood Good. And best yet, you can ride it on a road bike, a gravel bike, a mountain bike, even a fat bike if you want. Cycle on!

WARNING : Read the Minnesota Bicycle Laws provided by BikeMN by clicking here.

WARNING : Read the Minnesota Bicycling Handbook provided by the BikeMN by clicking here.

WARNING : Read the Rules of the Road provided by the League of American Bicyclists by clicking here.

WARNING ⚠: Read the Ride Better Tips provided by the League of American Bicyclists by clicking here.

WARNING ⚠: The guidance on this website is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking and bicycling on gravel or paved roads are inherently risky and failure to abide by the rules and signage of the trail and road may cause serious injury or death.