Glenwood Gravel Grinder

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.

Thankfully 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 (except for the 2022 race, but we don’t talk about that). 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!

Glenwood Gravel Grinder

September 16th, 2023

50 km100 km
DateSept. 16th, 2023Sept. 16th, 2023
Start time8:00AM7:30AM
Distance50 km / 31 mi100 km / 62 mi
Elevation~ 1800 ft~ 3400 ft
PodiumRide onlyMen’s & Women’s

Tentative 2023 Results

These results have not been fully verified and may include errors.

Women’s 100KM
1.1205Bender, TheresaThe Bikeway3:38:52
2.1264Pietsch, LisaNXGG4:33:27
3.1199Young, Shawna4:36:50
4.1173Story, KristineGirlsGetGritty5:04:15
5.1195Leonard, Lori5:18:17
6.1220Fong, HannahPrarie Bloom Cycling Club5:19:03
7.1164Prochaska, Emily6:23:52
DNF1151Bowery, NancyLimestoners
Men’s 100KM
1.1158Wait, Jonathan3:06:03
2.1266Bumgarner, LeeGood Life Racing3:07:07
3.1216Huisenga, Joel3:09:31
4.1262Wilson, JakobRELENTLESS3:09:33
5.1206Loewens, TravisThe LORDT Fam p/b Neon Bananas3:14:04
6.1258Essay, Joshua3:14:09
7.1246Dix, MarkNorth Iowa Touring Club3:22:00
8.1268Bradley, Mason3:32:38
9.1299Jacob, Andrew3:33:21
10.1252Oldfield, BradOmaha Velo3:33:26
11.1194Dougherty, Brett3:38:46
12.1190Ralston, Casey3:41:45
13.1259Ertz, Dan3:57:41
14.1244Ryon, Joel4:05:30
15.1221Fong, GabrielTeam Stages4:05:30
16.1247Ullmann, Tim4:06:07
17.1170Hare, Mark4:08:59
18.1198Schmidt, Joe4:10:32
19.1242Widholm, Garrett4:12:30
20.1239Ryon, LukeGeoffs Bike and Ski4:14:46
21.1298Sorensen, Caleb4:22:16
22.1223Sorenson, Caleb4:22:18
23.1217Bauer, Jason4:22:18
24.1300Cauley, Jason4:32:41
25.1218Jordan, JonTeam Rule No. 94:34:44
26.1161Welk, Gregory4:45:54
27.1225Higginbotham, Sam4:49:07
28.1254Ramsey, ToddOmaha Velo/The Bike Way4:54:22
29.1234Frederick, TylerZCD4:54:23
30.1207Kline, Jared4:54:48
31.1176Collins, JoeOmaha Velo5:02:34
32.1224Smith, CraigNebraska Medicine Cycling Team5:03:11
33.330Turner, Jeff5:20:35
34.1177Levisay, Justin5:27:52
35.1178Levisay, John5:27:52
36.1229Jacob, Andrew5:29:24
37.1153Marley, John5:33:19
38.1183McCall, Benjamin5:55:34
39.1184Lolley, Trevor5:55:40
40.1152Vint, PatrickMagnum Thunder6:06:16
41.1165Monahan, Justin6:23:55
42.1253Zier, LarryLenny’s Zoo6:35:31
43.1174Robey, Clifford6:35:29
n.a.1169Evans, David
Open 50KM
1.485Parizek, Ricki3:20:08
Women’s 50KM
1.1227Knop, Kellie2:14:20
2.1249Mouw, Lindsay2:15:14
3.1228Knight Knaub, MaggieDivine Rebel Yoga2:25:08
4.1204Johnson, Rebecca2:52:01
5.1219Foley, ErinAdalucians4:08:11
Men’s 50KM
1.1226Ferguson, Dan2:04:45
2.1240Schnitker, Nicholas2:05:10
3.1267Clark, David2:06:18
4.1257Anderson, Denny2:14:21
5.1245Sullivan, Nolan2:15:14
6.1187Morton, Nathaniel2:16:08
7.1256Skoog, Todd2:23:39
8.1255Ferris, Jeffrey2:23:39
9.1238Hughes, TreyIronhawk Endurance2:25:09
10.1236Shorney, Marcus2:31:18
11.1235Ehlers, Clay2:31:19
12.1181Smith, Blake2:37:46
13.1233Davis, DrewHeavy Plowers2:43:02
14.1189Estabrook, Matt2:45:51
15.1208Lozer, Joe2:45:59
16.1200Filips, Steven2:46:40
17.1230White, Michael2:47:56
18.1203Clark, Mike2:49:36
19.1202Wells, RoganWogan2:50:17
20.489Pierson, Peter2:51:56
21.1241Mathis, James2:52:01
22.1263Castinado, Brock2:54:09
23.1209Kahrs, Josh3:09:20
24.1265McGinn, Jim3:49:16
25.1215Carlson, GaryAndalusians4:08:11
26.1222Whitlow, DannyAndalusians4:12:09
27.429Stultz, Paul4:12:40
28.1248Matejka, Michael4:12:39
29.1251Boling, ChrisBike SurgeOn4:43:08
DNF1196Polensky, Warren
DNF1197Polensky, Warren
n.a.1146Woelber, KarmenZoom Performance
n.a.422Johns, Ben
n.a.1147Lemon, Spencer
n.a.1148French, Dale
n.a.1159Jackson, CamdenAmes Velo
n.a.1160Jenner, Terry
n.a.1188Haskell, Paul
n.a.1191Garland, Matt
n.a.1211Evjen, Ben
n.a.1231Ensrud, Robert
n.a.1250Rokke, JohnMonkey Wrench Cycles

2023 Photos

We had an amazing 2023 race! Big congrats to our winners and to everyone that tackled the Loess Hills and the weather! It’s no small thing and you looked good doing it. Checkout all the photos here in our shared album!

Where to camp

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

2023 Routes

Event Day Map

Event Details

  • Sept. 15th

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

  • Sept. 16th

    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. 18th

    Photos and race results posted online