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  • Where to camp near Glenwood Iowa

    Where to camp near Glenwood Iowa

    Glenwood sits in a really unique place. Just 30 minutes from Omaha and Council Bluffs, but once you get into the Loess Hills you feel worlds apart from the busy city or suburbs. And, there are some great places for camping depending on the level of “roughing it” you want to do and how far…

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  • 2022 Silver City Century & Waukon 100

    2022 Silver City Century & Waukon 100

    The Iowa Gravel Series Podium Podcast is an opportunity for us to sit down with the those standing on the podium at our races, learn a bit about them and their methods when it comes to gravel racing. In this first episode we have racers from the 2021 Glenwood Gravel, 2022 Silver City Century, and…

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  • New Sponsor: &Collar

    New Sponsor: &Collar

    Announcing our newest sponsor, &Collar! Amazing performance menswear that looks great on and off the bike.

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  • New Sponsor: XX2i

    New Sponsor: XX2i

    We are so excited to announce the newest Iowa Gravel Series sponsor, a brand we personally use and love–XX2i. The good folks at XX2i have been providing sunglasses for over a decade. It’s eyewear that looks great and is designed for athletes.

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  • How to order your 2022 Iowa Gravel Jerseys

    How to order your 2022 Iowa Gravel Jerseys

    We worked with Iowa native cycling apparel company BikeRags to design and produce a custom jersey for the Iowa Gravel Series. They’re on sale now for pre-order!

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  • 2022 Silver City Results are live!

    The results for the 2022 Silver City 100K and 50K race are live and we’re more than just a little excited! It might seem like a small thing, but to get here we had to do a fair amount of research and a lot learning and even a few calls to tech support to make…

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  • How to get from Glenwood to the Archeological State Preserve

    How to get from Glenwood to the Archeological State Preserve

    If you’re staying in Glenwood at an AirBnB or at the Glenwood Lake Park campground, there’s a nice way to get to the Archeological State Preserve on the other side of Highway 34 without crossing fast moving traffic. There’s a tunnel. Here’s a link to the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37523115 This route will take you from the…

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  • Route Dilemmas

    Route Dilemmas

    Race directors have to make decisions and trade-offs all the time. But some decisions are not just trade-offs, they are true dilemas, meaning there is no good answer. After riding the 100km route for the Glenwood Gravel last week I was faced with a true route dilema, a version of the Trolley Problem, a gravel…

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  • 2021 Strava Segments

    2021 Strava Segments

    Each race in the series has a number of Strava Segments that we pick out as either especially difficult or uniquely positioned in the race to provide some novelty. We post these segments with the route release the Wednesday before the race.

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  • Waukon 100 preview

    Waukon 100 preview

    I had some time and saw a nice break in the weather, so I drove out to Waukon yesterday to test the route. Get all the details in this post and a few tips in the videos.

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