Albia Holy Cow

100 km / 62 mi
$40
  • Clearly marked route
  • GPX Files provide
  • Printable queue sheet
  • Aid Stations
  • Event photography

Albia is for the adventurous

When I first rode West out of Albia, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew there were a number of Class B roads I wanted to travel along the way, but I didn’t expect to meet acres of grass-fed cattle, beautiful views, river crossings, and even a short ride along the Historic Mormon Trail. It was spectacular and the opportunity to explore Monroe county left me thinking, “Holy Cow this is cool!”

Albia is a fairly hill route, but there are a lot of long descents and nice flats to help you recharge and get ready for the next Class B challenge. We’re working closely with the Albia Chamber of Commerce on this one and they are eager to show you around downtown and their picturesque square. You’ll want to plan to stick around after this adventure!


Details
DateSaturday July 16th, 2021
Start time7:00AM
Start locationSt. Mary’s Catholic Church – 730 W Benton Ave, Albia, IA 52531
Distance100 km / 62 mi
Climbing elevationAbout 3500 ft
Meal Option$15 Chamber Bucks that can be used at several locations in Albia

Where to stay or camp

One of the unique parts of Albia and Monroe county is that it’s a bit off the beaten path. Fortunately, there a few good places to stay if you’d like to camp or just grab a place to stay for the night. Here’s what know of:

Route

Event Details

  • July 15th – Packet pickup available in downtown Albia at the pavillion on the North-West corner of the Monroe County Courthouse. We’ll be there from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Address and directions.

    Albia is hosting Jake Simon just across the street. Check’em out!

  • July 16th

    6:00AM – Check-in and packet pick-up opens at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
    6:45AM – Line-up at starting line for last minute instructions
    7:00AM – Race starts, group start!
    8:00AM – First aid station opens
    9:00AM – Second aid station opens
    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.

    Podium

    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.

    Raffle

    We’ll be drawing random numbers between 4 and the total number of racers on the route. Big thanks to our sponsors!

    • XX2i – 3 pairs on sunglasses
    • &Collar – 4 pairs of socks
    • And a selection of our classic t-shirts!

    Meal

    For those that pre-purchased a meal, the Albia Chamber is hooking us up with $15 Chamber Bucks vouchers that you can use at the following restaurants in town:

    We’ll have a pamphlet you can reference for all the places where the voucher is good.

  • Week of July 18th – Start looking for links to photos and official race results in your inbox!


2022 Results

Pl.BibNameClubPaceChipTime
1.258Kell, AngieStay Park City Cycling (SPCC)18.4 mph3:22:36
2.233Kugel, Bel16.1 mph3:50:21
3.241Sheffield, Jennifer14.1 mph4:22:58
4.245Reese, KristinVelorosa14.0 mph4:26:12
5.243Clark, Tonja13.7 mph4:31:22
6.275Thompson, Annalisa13.5 mph4:35:28
7.249Coady, Jamie12.2 mph5:04:47
8.224Darcy, Johnson11.5 mph5:22:15
9.242Crow, ChristineVelorosa11.5 mph5:22:20
1.225Johnson, Jacob20.4 mph3:02:35
2.276Hardy, BrendenAbove + Beyond Cancer p/b Bike World20.4 mph3:02:35
3.274Wenzel, BryanTrek Bicycle19.9 mph3:07:01
4.281Maney, Michael19.9 mph3:07:02
5.279Tellinghuisen, SethOmaha Velo / The Bike Way19.6 mph3:09:35
6.231Cubbage, ChaseCorridor Devo Junior Cycling Club19.3 mph3:12:55
7.240Bimson, CameronCorridordevo18.4 mph3:22:03
8.221Hallstrom, LawrenceTeam Army Cycling18.4 mph3:22:08
9.266Aspenson, DrewDenovo18.4 mph3:22:13
10.230Ceballos, GustavoTeam Presto18.4 mph3:22:18
11.259Longnecker, Ted18.4 mph3:22:23
12.271Wilson, MasonIC Scramblers18.4 mph3:22:30
13.280Adams, Kris18.1 mph3:24:55
14.269Bredesky, Kyle51517.9 mph3:27:11
15.195Huisenga, Joel17.7 mph3:30:00
16.223Swartzendruber, DanielNorthbound Outfitters17.2 mph3:36:39
17.257Gilbert, Zach17.1 mph3:37:23
18.247Ullmann, Tim17.1 mph3:37:26
19.299Missing, Contact us if you had this number17.1 mph3:37:28
20.227Peterson, Lance17.1 mph3:37:37
21.228Dahlen, Nathan17.0 mph3:38:26
22.297Dayton, RyanPrairie Burners17.0 mph3:38:37
23.229Rodríguez, AlejandroTeam Presto16.4 mph3:46:00
24.101Reed, CharlesReset Ankeny16.4 mph3:46:03
25.236Stahl, TimPrairie burners16.2 mph3:49:57
26.267Zangerle, David16.1 mph3:50:28
27.248Windenberger, AurelienIdeal Energy16.1 mph3:51:15
28.278Acevedo, ManuelAmes Velo16.1 mph3:51:18
29.260Lane, BillTeam Waldo16.1 mph3:51:25
30.246Reese, BruceMidstate15.9 mph3:53:19
31.254Furlong, Chad15.7 mph3:56:57
32.270Wilson, CalebIC Scramblers15.4 mph4:01:10
33.300Titus, Greg15.4 mph4:01:15
34.263Morford, JaredBIke Iowa Race Team15.3 mph4:02:42
35.264Grelk, DennisBike Iowa15.3 mph4:03:10
36.268Rivas, JoseTeam presto15.0 mph4:08:15
37.251Flores, DanielTeam Presto15.0 mph4:08:15
38.261O'Brien, Sean14.7 mph4:12:55
39.237Dillon, WyattPrairie Burners14.3 mph4:20:23
40.256Sheffield, Todd14.1 mph4:22:58
41.173Bartusek, RyanBIKEIOWA RACING TEAM14.1 mph4:23:30
42.238Price, RussellGray Ghost Gravel13.8 mph4:29:22
43.136Marley, John13.7 mph4:30:31
44.252Contreras, ErickTeam Presto13.6 mph4:33:43
45.273Marquez, JoseTeam Presto13.5 mph4:34:32
46.152Robinson, DonnieTeam Zoot13.3 mph4:39:23
47.235Jenner, TerrySummit velo racing12.6 mph4:54:56
48.253Johnson, Jason12.2 mph5:03:34
49.250Coady, Jim12.2 mph5:04:47
50.255Rodriguez, Jerry11.9 mph5:12:48
51.262Aburto, RandyPresto11.9 mph5:12:55
52.298Vanderbilt, Tom11.4 mph5:25:24
53.277Garcia, AnastasioTeam presto11.0 mph5:36:45

More photos in the shared album.