100 km / 62 mi
  • Clearly marked route
  • GPX Files provide
  • Printable queue sheet
  • Aid Stations
  • Event photography
50 km / 31 mi
  • Clearly marked route
  • GPX Files provide
  • Printable queue sheet
  • Aid Stations
  • Event photography

The one that started it all

The Glenwood Gravel Grinder is the one the started it all! And we aim to make this the biggest and best race in the Iowa Gravel Series. The route is right in our backyard and we know these roads like the back of cycling gloves.

This year we have some help from the Mills County Secondary Roads team to help make sure the courses are in tip-top shape and generally mother nature is kind and beautiful in the early fall here in Iowa. It’s a great way to round out your season with a race and community that won’t disappoint.

We have podium prizes and finish line raffles, some great restaurant options, and a location that can’t be beat. So come have a great day in the saddle with us!

50 km100 km
DateSept. 17th, 2022Sept. 17th, 2022
Start time8:00AM7:30AM
Distance50 km / 31 mi100 km / 62 mi
Elevation~ 1800 ft~ 3400 ft
PodiumRide onlyMen’s & Women’s

Where to camp

Looking for some place to camp for the night before the race? We have a few suggestions.

2022 Routes

Event Day Map

Event Details

  • Sept. 16th

    6:00 to 8:00PM – Packet pickup available at Glenwood Lake Park. Look for us at the pavillions by the parking lot.

  • Sept. 17th

    6:30AM – Check-in opens up at Glenwood Lake Park, we’ll be at the South end of the lake on Lake Dr.

    7:30AM – 100km field starts

    8:00AM – 50km field starts

    8:30AM – First aid station opens

    9:30AM – Second aid station opens

    10:00AM – Sweeper truck starts

    2:00PM – SAG Support ends for the race

    11:00AM to 3:30PM – Showers available at the Mills County YMCA for $5

  • Week of Sept. 19th

    Photos and race results posted online


We had an amazing 2021 race! Big congrats to our winners and to everyone that tackled the Loess Hills! It’s no small thing and you looked good doing it. Checkout all the photos here in our shared album!