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» Cycling Gravel Grinder Race


Saturday, June 20, 2020
(date is subject to change)


Alluvial Brewing
3715 W 190th St. | Ames, IA | 50014


Long Course:

Check-in: 7:00 AM
Pre-Race Meeting: 7:50 AM
Race: 8:00 AM

Short Course:

Check-In: 9:00 AM
Pre-Race Meeting: 9:50 AM
Race: 10:00 AM


Josh Magie

2021 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2021 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!

Competition Format

The Gravel Bike Race is a non-stop, self-supported, solo competition along the gravel roads of rural Iowa. Two distances will be offered: 30 miles and 60 miles.

Bikers can choose day of the event if they want to ride the short or long course.

Tandem bikes are allowed, however, each rider must register and pay the entry fee.

Image of Short Course map

Image of Long Course map

Following the final registration deadline, GPX files will be emailed to participants.



Bike choice is up to the rider however a 26 inch, 700c, (bigger than 700 x 28) or 29er tire is required.

Riders must wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet.

Riders must obey the Rules of the Road and obey city, county and state laws.

Age Determining Date

December 31, 2020
Racers must be 18 years of age by the day of the event.

Awards sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three place finishers in each age group within each event.


Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt.  T-shirts will be available at your venue.

Age Divisions

18-34 | Female Male

35-49 | Female & Male

50 & Over | Masters | Female & Male

Single Speed | Female & Male

Tandem | Female, Male & Coed*

*All members of a tandem team must register and pay entry fee.

Registration Deadlines

$25 if registered by March 30
$30 if registered between March 31 – May 4
$35 if registered between May 5 – June 8

Tandem bikes are allowed, however, both riders must register and pay the entry fee.

On-Site Registration
$40 Entry Fee
Pre-Registration is preferred

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