Volga City Gravel Race
25mile/50 mile/105 mile
Race Date September 25, 2021
Ride the Driftless
This is a tough and scenic gravel race through the hills of Clayton County, Iowa. The race will start and end in Volga, Iowa. The route will include level-B roads and a small water crossing. It is a hilly course with more than 10,000 feet of climbing in the 105 mile course. The race will be self-supported with 3 checkpoints for the 105 mile course, 1 checkpoint for the 50 mile course and no checkpoints for the 25. Checkpoints will have limited aid for emergency and are intended to check the status for riders as they navigate the race.
Any tire size or style of bike is allowed with the exception of e-bikes. GPS Navigation will be posted a week or two before the race as well as cue cards. There will be limited course marking, therefore you will want your own navigation. All proceeds from entry fees will go towards the development of the Volga City Opera House. T-Shirts, hats and jerseys will be available to order through bikereg.com as well as on race day.
Camping is available at the Volga U Campground on a first come first serve basis. Packet pick up will be held in the Volga Opera House on Saturday (September 25th) from 6:00-8:45AM.
As of now the race is on and we will be allowed to gather as a group in the Volga City Opera House before and after the race.
105 mile racers will start at 8:00 AM
50 and 25 mile racers will begin at 9:00 AM
Signage will be on the course but secondary navigation is required.
We are currently partnered with these following organizations and businesses
Volga City Truck Cruise
Clayton County Development Group
The GPX files below are the 2020 50 mile and 105 mile courses respectively. Maps and cards for the 2021 race will be posted by June 1, 2021.