Full course: 200 miles
Short course: 150 miles
Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra is a self-supported adventure, and no crews are allowed on the course. There will be opportunities to resupply at convenience stores, and the distances between them will be communicated to all registered participants.
Expect it to be very hilly, with many turns and few flat and straight sections. There will be dirt B-roads, rickety bridges, and probably some hike-a-bike sections. Parts of the course will be remote, with limited cell service. Other areas will be residential farmland, but all should be low-traffic, scenic Iowa roads.
GPX files will be sent to participants before the event date.
You can follow our Facebook page for hints and more information as the route develops. You can browse our course recon updates on our blog. And you can follow us on Instagram! You can also check out photos from prior years!