C-Stores and Checkpoints

C- STORES AND CHECKPOINTS

This event is entirely self supported. Volunteers on the course are only there to monitor your progress, and checkpoints are in the middle of nowhere. Your only opportunities to resupply are at the following locations.

200 mile:
Murray mile 36.4
Afton mile 67.3
Orient 127.7

150 mile:
Murray 36.4
Afton 67.3
Orient 99.5
Winterset 136.2 one block off route

Checkpoints for both the 150 and 200 are at approximately mile 50 and 77. At mile 77, you may drop from the 200 to the 150 mile route if you like, but you must notify the volunteer.

October is a beautiful time to ride

October is a beautiful time to ride

October is a beautiful time to ride gravel in Iowa. Planning the route for this event has been a joy and an adventure. I have wandered as far west as Monteith, and within shouting distance of Missouri. The course will not be finalized until next year, but it will be 200 and 150 miles of the best big hills, small towns, old barns, rickety bridges, and B roads that I can find. Lots more information to come soon regarding the venue, registration, checkpoints, lodging, etc.