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No Racing on the Trace

The last 3 miles of the Silver City Century are on the Wabash Trace. Known as “the trace” to locals, it is 60+ miles of Rails to Trails goodness that goes from Council Bluffs to Blanchard. It’s well maintained and used by locals and visitors from all over. There’s been a lot written about the trace, so I’ll let you do your own research and I’ll cover the important thing …

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How can my friends and family watch me race?

Watching a bicycle race is kind of hard. My favorite way is from a TV at home on my couch, but unfortunately the Iowa Gravel Series is not televised (yet). So, if friends and family want to come cheer you on, what can they do? Well, we have scouted out a couple options for you for each race. As we get closer to each race we’ll add a new section. …

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Parking in Silver City

There’s a bit of street parking in Silver City, but the local town folks have suggested we us an old Co-op lot that is next to the Wabash Trace. People will be on hand to direct you and parking is marked on the 100km and 50km route files we sent you. The old Co-op was on W Railroad St., just a bit South of the main street through town and …

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How do I win an Iowa Gravel Series race?

This isn’t a posts on how to win races. No, this post is about the requirements racers have to fulfill to receive their prizes when placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on a Iowa Gravel Series race. Basically, there are 3 requirements to win a race… You have to start with the group start. Most of the races and rides have a group start and then an open start period. This …

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How do aid stations work?

A self-described “total noob”, i.e. someone new to gravel riding, reached out and asked a completely legit question, “explain it to me like I’m 5–how do the aid stations work?” This is a great question and I’m glad you ask. Aid stations are an opportunity for you to stock up on water and food and sometimes give you access to restroom facilities. We’ll have several coolers of water, a few …

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