100 km / 62 mi
  • Clearly marked route
  • GPX Files provide
  • Hammer goodie bag
  • Printable queue sheet
  • Post-ride meal included
  • Aid Stations
  • Series t-shirt
  • Event photography
50 km / 31 mi
  • Clearly marked route
  • GPX Files provide
  • Printable queue sheet
  • Post-ride meal included
  • Aid Stations
  • Series t-shirt
  • Event photography

The season starts off in Silver City Iowa

All of the rides on the Iowa Gravel Series are friendly to new and experienced riders; and Silver City is the perfect introduction for 2021. Not too hilly, not too flat, a few surprises, and an amazing community that loves cyclists and welcomes them everyday on the Wabash Trace. Not only that, but how many Iowa towns with a population of 250 people have a bike shop (go say “hi” to Mary at Happy Trails, she’s amazing) and a great place for a burger and drink like The Hood?!? Not that many…

We think Silver City is pretty special and we know you’re going to love the roads. So, come ride with us and start the 2021 season off with a great day in the saddle.

50 km100 km
DateSaturday May 8thSaturday May 8th
Start time8:00AM7:00AM
Start locationDowntown Silver CityDowntown Silver City
Distance50 km / 31 mi100 km / 62 mi
Climbing elevationAbout 1600 ftAbout 3600 ft
Post Ride MealThe HoodThe Hood
PodiumNo, ride onlyYes


Download Routes

You can download the routes for the race to your phone or GPS device (Garmin, Wahoo, etc.) from the link below:

Strava Segments

We will be tracking these 3 Strava segments and those with the best time for the men and women will get one of our & Bikes t-shirts. Shirts will go to the fastest times on race day that aren’t on the podium already.

Event Details

  • May 7th – Packet pickup available at Happy Trails Cycle from 6:00 to 8:00PM

  • May 8th

    6:00AM – Race team setup

    6:30AM – Check-in opens for packet pickup at the gazebo in the park. No same day registration available.

    7:00AM – 100km Group start. If you want to race, you’ll need to be in the group start.

    7:00 to 7:45 – 100km Open start. If you’re not interested in racing and want to social distance, you can start anytime in this window.

    8:00AM – 50km group start. This distance has no podium; it’s only a ride. But, if you want to start with the group, this when it will leave.

    8:00 to 8:30AM – 50km open start

    8:00AM – First aid station in Macedonia’s Old Town Park opens

    9:00AM – Second aid station in Willow Slough opens

    11:00AM – The Hood opens for food orders

    12:00 to 12:30PM – Podium announcement and prizes awarded. We’re not going to make a big deal of this. Winners will also be announced on Social Media.

    12:15PM – First aid station closes

    1:00PM – Second aid station closes

    2:00PM – SAG vehicle begins sweep of routes. Once the SAG vehicle passed you, you’re on your own for the race. Directional signs will be pulled from course and you’ll need to navigate on your own.

    3:00PM – SAG vehicle returns to the start/finish line and we take everything down. Start thinking about all the cool stuff we’ll do next year. 🙂

  • Week of May 10th – Start looking for links to results and photos in your inbox!

Photo Gallery

More photos available from the shared album