Rollerblading Trails Ottumwa IA

Local resource for rollerblading trails in Ottumwa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to walking trails, hiking trails, cycling trails, and skiing trails, as well as advice and content on trail skating and trail skating safety.

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(641) 683-9645
1336 Albia Rd
Ottumwa, IA
(641) 684-1869
1111 N Quincy Ave # 117
Ottumwa, IA
Health & Wellness Center
(641) 937-5053
208 E Main St
Agency, IA
Pleasant Hill Snap Fitness
655 NE 56th St
Pleasant Hill, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Ames Racquet Fitness Center
(515) 232-1911
320 S 17 St
Ames, IA
Ladyfit Healthy Inspirations
(641) 682-3005
1207 N Jefferson St # 1
Ottumwa, IA
Anytime Fitness Ottumwa, IA
(641) 684-6606
852 Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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(641) 236-1535
918 Main St
Grinnell, IA
(515) 276-2620
8814 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA
Tavish Steele
(515) 570-3678
Fort Dodge, IA

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Eight Rules for Safe Trail Skating

By Greg Major

Skaters sharing trail with bike rider

Skaters share a beach path with a cyclist in Long Beach.
Photo: Darlene Prois


With the skating season upon us, skaters everywhere will be heading outdoors again ... but so will millions of bikers, runners, walkers, dogs ... and who knows what else.

To help you navigate the hazards, here are some tips for skating on multi-use paths and trails.

1) Always wear a helmet. I am amazed when I see skaters decked out in every pad known to man but with nothing on their noggins.

Remember: Road rash heals, but a good bump on the head could cause you to eat with a straw for the rest of your life.

2) Don't expect others to make room for you. Everybody believes they are the king of the road. Be prepared to make room for trail hogs. And while you're at it, set a good example by making room for others.

3) Be polite. Let people know before you pass by calling out, "On your left." And don't expect people to get out of your...

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