Kalona Horseshoe

green grass field under blue sky

Kalona is more than just the “quilt capital of Iowa”. It has a deep and long legacy of fantastic roads to travel. Maybe the good folks who put together Jingle GX knew what they were doing when they picked Washington county for much of the course? Maybe it’s the amazing Amish and Mennonite population that keeps these roads beautiful and rustic without the complexity of asphalt? Or, maybe it’s the proximity to Iowa City that raises the general desire for a simple and more community focused environment?

Whatever it is, you need to see it for yourself! Kalona is new to the Iowa Gravel Series in 2024 and we’re excited to have it open the series and give us a bit of a preview of the terrain in Southeastern Iowa and our championship race in Fairfield later in the season. Come for the race, stay for the amazing bakeries!

Kalona Horseshoe

May 11th, 2024

DateSaturday May 11th
Start time7:00AM
Start locationKalona
Ride Distance100 km, 50km
Run Distance10KM on Friday May 10th
Climbing elevationWe’ll get back to you…
Meal OptionYes

Where to stay or camp

More details coming soon!

Event Details

  • May 10th

    5:00PM – Packet pickup opens for the 10km run

    6:00PM – 10km running race opens

    6:00PM – Packet pickup for the ride opens

  • May 11th

    6:00AM – Check-in and packet pick-up opens
    6:45AM – Line-up at starting line for last minute instructions
    7:30AM – 100km race starts
    8:00AM – 50km ride starts

    8:00AM – First aid station opens and sweeper starts
    9:00AM – Second aid station opens
    10:00AM – First aid station closes
    Noon – Second aid station closes
    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 May 12th – Start looking for links to photos and official race results in your inbox!