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» Cycling Gravel Grinder Race

As of May 26, cycling gravel grinder race has officially been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Date

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Site

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

Time

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

Commissioners

Josh Magie
j.magie@mchsi.com

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!

T-shirts

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

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.

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 $7.00 during online registration.

 

Rules

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.

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 June 15
$30 if registered between June 16 – June 21
$35 if registered between June 22 – June 26

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 $7.00 during online registration.

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