2017 Jim Schmid bicycles Riverfront Trail – Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE

I drove 468 miles from Minnesota to get to Council Bluffs, IA where I’ll bike the Wabash Trace Nature Trail. It was to late in the day to get started on the longer trail so I biked 5 miles on the local Riverfront Trail which located on both sides of the Missouri River. The 3,000-foot John Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (opened in 2008) connects Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. I was biking while the sun was setting. I stayed around to see the bridge at night. There’s lights that change colors the length of the bridge. Pretty neat welcome to Iowa.