A huge thank you to all who participated in the 2013 Iowa Gran Fondo.
This year’s race was fast, with our winner, Greg Gleason, finishing in 3 hours 56 minutes and 9 seconds. We knew that this mostly downhill course would be speedy, but the tailwind made it even quicker for the hordes of riders who took off from Sioux City around 7 a.m. headed for Council Bluffs.
Other than the occasional flat tire, the ride went off mostly without a hitch. And the weather stayed friendly as well.
We’re counting the hours now, and we couldn’t be more excited to be hosting Iowa’s most exciting Gran Fondo.
Here is information that riders need for this weekend.
iGran Fondo packet pickup is at the starting point of this year’s ride. The IBP Ice Center at 3808 Stadium Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106 will be open for registration and packet pickup noon-7 p.m. on Friday and 6-7 a.m. on Saturday. We are accepting new registrations up to the start of the ride. Cash/Credit/Debit only.
The 100-mile ride will leave at 7 a.m. and the Medio Fondo riders will be transported to the Onawa Community Center at 320 10th St., Onawa, for the 67 mile ride.
2012 Jerseys on sale
The remaining 2012 iGran Fondo jerseys will be sold for $10 each at registration only. These are awesome looking, high quality Primal jerseys. Come prepared to buy one before they are gone!
It’s our official iGranFondo trailer. Register today and join us on July 20 for a century ride from Sioux City to the starting point of RAGBRAI, this year in Council Bluffs.
This year’s century route rides from Sioux City heading south along the gorgeous Loess Hills that populate the Western part of the state to the river’s edge in Council Bluffs. A 60-mile route is planned, starting in Onawa.
On the ride, you will experience the ups and downs of Iowa’s beautiful landscape as you test your might before the 7-day cycling venture across the state.
Local IGran fondo and Ragbrai riders participated in a training opportunity by cycling across South Dakota. RASDak (Ride across South Dakota) otherwise known as Faces to the Falls started in Hill City, then to Hot Springs, Martin, Winner, Pickstown, Freeman with Sioux Falls as the final destination. Overall, the ride include cycling through fantastic scenery, meeting wonderful locals and eating a lot! Snakes, buffalo, road construction, and semis presented some challenges as well. Over 80 folks were able to ride 476 miles of beautiful landscape.
Lunch at Pringle- sharing the road with other bikers!Sunrise in Pickstown