Cycling at Lake of the Ozarks
The Lake offers a variety of riding for cyclists of any style, level or age. Road Cyclists, Mountain Bikers, and recreational riders must bring their bikes.
Mountain bikers have 16 miles of sweet singletrack in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The Midwest Fat Tire Series called the Trail of Four Winds the best race course for 2002. It is widely known throughout the midwest for its beauty and solitude. Directions to the trailhead: From the junction of Hwy 54 and Hwy 42, go east on Hwy 42 for 4 miles; then right on Hwy 134 for another 2.5 miles and it¹s on the right.
Casual riders can enjoy a paved multi-use trail starting at the Village of Four Seasons City Hall, located 4 miles down Horseshoe Bend Parkway, off of Business 54. The trail parallels Horseshoe Bend Parkway, Bittersweet and Cherokee. Casual riders can expect up to 9 miles of casual riding.
The popular 216 mile Katy Trail is only 45 minutes from Lake of the Ozarks, in Jefferson City. The multi-use trail runs along the Missouri River. Hop on the trail to either Hartsburg or historic Rocheport for a fun day trip.
Roadies have several options. The local favorite is the toll bridge ride. We suggest beginning at Paul¹s Supermarket in Lake Ozark, at the junction of business 54 and Horseshoe Bend Parkway, and crossing the community bridge, onto Shawnee Bend. It's safe and scenic for up to 30 miles. Venture onto the lake roads that offshoot throughout the communities, and experience very little traffic, and nice rolling hills.
Skateparks can entertain both skaters and freestyle bikers. The Village of Four Seasons (located by the trailhead of the multi-use trail) is limited to skateboarders; however, all are welcome at the Rockhouse. The Rockhouse is a challenge for all levels, and is located in Linn Creek, next to Tonka Hills restaurant.