- Clearly marked route
- GPX Files provide
- Printable queue sheet
- Post-ride meal included
- Aid Stations
- Series t-shirt
- Event photography
Waukon the amazing roads in Northeastern Iowa
All of the rides on the Iowa Gravel Series are friendly to new and experienced riders; but Waukon and Allamakee county might surprise you. Each corner of Iowa is unique and the roads North of Waukon and East of Decorah are some of the best we’ve experienced. Mother nature has created an amazing series of long valleys and steep ridges. But, if you plan it just right (and we think we’ve gotten something good), you can spend the day exploring all the beauty of the Upper Iowa River and Waterloo river bottoms in the way God intended… on a gravel bike.
Make no mistake, there’s a bit more climbing in Waukon than the Silver City race, but it’s absolutely worth it.
|Date||Saturday June 12th, 2021|
|Start location||Allamakee County Fairgrounds|
|Distance||100 km / 62 mi|
|Climbing elevation||About 3300 ft|
|Post Ride Meal||Waukon City Club|
You can download the routes for the race to your phone or GPS device (Garmin, Wahoo, etc.) from the link below:
- Want a cue sheets? Follow the instructions on our YouTube channel!
We will be tracking these 4 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.
- Ferrid Mill climb from Lundy Bridge Rd. – https://www.strava.com/segments/7880285
- Ellingson climb to Iverson – https://www.strava.com/segments/26637266
- Quandahl Rd. East to West – https://www.strava.com/segments/28598093
- Van Buren Dr. – Big Dip! https://www.strava.com/segments/28598111
June 11th – Packet pickup available at Waukon City Club from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
6:00AM – Check-in opens at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds
6:50AM – Line-up for neutral start from fairgrounds to Spirit Rd.
7:00AM – Leave fairgrounds under neutral start. ~2 mile warm up from fairground to Spirit Rd.
8:00AM – First aid station opens at mile 17 on Iverson Bottom Rd.
9:00AM – Second aid station opens just past mile 40 on River Rd.
10:00AM – First aid station closes
Noon – Second aid station closes
1:00PM – Sweep starts on route.
2:00PM – Route sweep complete, all racers still on the route are on their own for support.
Once the first three racers in the men’s and women’s divisions cross the finish line, we’ll take pictures of them on the podium.
Waukon City Club – open from 10:00AM to 10:00PM Saturday
Week of June 13th – Start looking for links to photos in your inbox!