Albia Holy Cow

100 km / 62 mi
  • 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!

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 3000 ft
Meal OptionProvided by St. Mary’s Catholic Church

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:

Event Details

  • July 15th – Packet pickup available in downtown Albia at the Chamber of Commerce from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

  • July 16th

    6:00AM – Check-in 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.


    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.

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

More photos in the shared album.