Whether you are new to ultra-distance racing or a seasoned veteran, you will find the challenge you are looking for at The Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra. Choose from 70, 150, or 200 miles of some of the best big hills, small towns, old barns, rickety bridges, and B roads that south-central Iowa offers. Riders should be prepared for anything. Conditions range from buff dirt roads underneath bluebird skies to peanut butter gravel soaked by a cold fall rain. No matter the conditions, you will find yourself making friends and memories and hopefully crossing the finish line before time runs out.
The Spotted Horse Ultra does not allow any support on the course, so rest stops and aid come from roadside convenience store stops. The route will range from blue skies and easy-going flat gravel to rough, hilly, and possibly horrendous weather. The Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra is long and tough with a heavy dash of minimalism. A race for the purists who love to suffer on gravel!
This is a limited-field event. Registration typically opens in early May.