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The Bridges of Madison CO Dual Sport Loop is located in Central Iowa near Winterset.


Follow in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep and explore the bridges and other attractions of Madison County, Iowa.


In addition to the beautiful bridges, Winterset is the birthplace of John Wayne, so be surer to visit the Duke’s birthplace and separate museum.


This is a dual sport ride because most of the covered bridges are only accessible via gravel roads.  Since we decided to designate it a Dual Sport ride, we also included as many Iowa ‘B’ roads as possible.

Motorcycle Rides, Iowa, John Wayne, Winterset, St Charles, Des Moines, Osceola, Indianola

Location:  Central Iowa

Approximate Mileage:  125  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  5.25   Hours 

Surface:  Paved / Gravel



John Wayne Museum, Madison County Freedom Rock, John Wayne Birthplace, Pammel State Park, Harmon Tunnel, Middle River Ford, Roseman Bridge, Hogback Bridge, Badger Creek State Park, Cedar Bridge, Holliwell Bridge, Imes Bridge, Cutler Donahoe Bridge, Clark Tower, Hedge Maze, Iowa Theatre

Bridges of Madison Co DS Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.



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