There are lots of delicious places along Iowa trails for getting some grub during a bike ride. Sometimes though, it’s best for me to pack my own snack.
Often I’m in the mood for something lighter than what’s found in a trailside restaurant. Then there are times where I’m on an open stretch of trail when hunger strikes. My most frequent choice is to enjoy a mini meal al fresco while taking in Iowa scenery. Food always tastes better out in the fresh air and sunshine!
Here’s a list of snacks that are easy to stow in my handlebar bag and are relatively healthy. They give me the boost I sometimes need to finish a long ride without feeling heavy and bogged down. And, when I don’t get hungry while out on the trail, my snack comes in handy for a post-ride treat.
Peanut butter and graham crackers
Coconut date rolls
Half a bagel with jelly
This list provides me a variety of options allowing me to avoid the dreaded protein bar. After all, an Iowa bike ride pairs best with something delicious to eat.
Happy Riding...and Eating!