I read that they brew one of the top 50 beers in the world rated by Rate Beer, "King Sue"... I read that after I left town. Luckily I make the trip to Iowa twice a year and now that I know about Decorah I will make it a priority in the fall.
The Decorah area is beautiful. Lot more climbing than in KC. Dead Pet is probably the closest trail for technical riding like KC. Lots of just climbing and descending. Town is a lot of fun and really dedicated group of riders up there.