The Friday evening Hill Climb will take place on 265th Street, south of St. Charles, IA. This is a steep, rocky, and technical Iowa B-Road. Bring your legs, your gear(s) and your sense of humor as you vie for the title of Queen or King of The Hill. This road is always a challenge, and at times just ridiculous.
Just want to ride and enjoy the scenery without the pressure of a race? We have a beginner friendly 40 mile route that is just for fun, and can be enjoyed at your own pace.
The 100 and 200K routes will be mostly gravel, with the potential for a B level dirt road or two. This area is significantly hilly, with grades mostly in the 8-10% range. Expect minimal pavement.
The Mann Powered 380 is a mixed surface route that is roughly 70% gravel / 30% pavement. Supported racers will be able to meet with their crew at predefined locations, roughly 25-50 miles apart. Crew support will not be allowed outside of those locations. For those racing self supported, the route will pass by convenience stores, and a drop bag service will be available. Preliminary route and support location information is posted below. Route will be finalized in summer of 2022.
All 380 mile participants will be required to carry a GPS tracking device, for the duration of the race. Our live tracking service is being provided by Follow My Challenge. Once you have registered for the event, you will be able to rent a device, or register your personal Spot or Garmin Inreach with Follow My Challenge.