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Sunny Heights Farm
17641 Templeton Rd | Ames, IA | 50010


Long Course:
Check In 9:00am
Pre-Race Meeting 9:50am
Race Start 10:00am

Short Course:
Check In 9:00am
Pre-Race Meeting 10:05am
Race Start 10:15am


Jason Quinn /  Ames Velo

Competition Format

This year’s edition features an ALL gravel course with the options to do 1 lap (Short Course) or 3 laps (Long Course) of the 19.3 mile circuit.

The Long Course is also a prerequisite for any athletes looking to compete for the Omnium. Long Course participants will return to Sunny Heights on each lap, where there will be a 180 degree turn. There will be a bottle drop area in the vicinity of the turn. More information available at

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

Race Course Map

TCX File (PC users – Right click to save file)

Cue sheet

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.

There will be NO support on the course with minimal signage (course arrows) and there may be corner marshals at a few select locations but navigation of the course is strictly the responsibility of the rider. Riders must obey the Rules of the Road and obey city, county and state laws.

Age Determining Date

December 31, 2023
Racers must be 18 years of age by the day of the event.


Athletes will receive a T-shirt. T-shirts will be available for pick up at your venue.

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.

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

$27 if registered by TBD
$32 if registered between TBD
$37 if registered between TBD

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

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

Iowa Games Cycling Package: Iowa Games offers three cycling events. If you register for one, you can add on the other one (or two) for an additional $10.00 during online registration.


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