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 105 mile race will have 3 checkpoints with aid, 1 checkpoint with aid for the 50 mile course and 1 checkpoint with aid for the 25. Checkpoints will have hydration and are intended to check the status of 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. 


Last Year's 105 Winners


Race News

105 mile racers will start at 8:00 AM 

50 and 25 mile racers will begin at 9:00 AM

Packet Pick-up will be at 6:30 to race start at the Opera House

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
Big Driftless 
The Visual Element 
Clayton County Development Group
Fassbinder Apiaries 


Below are the GPX files and RideWithGps links to each of the 3 races.  Know that the courses are subject to change if there are issues with road access or weather changes.

25 Miles GPX 

50 Miles GPX 

105 miles GPX

Cue Sheets

105 Mile Cues 
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50 Mile Cues
25 Mile Cues 
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Photos 2020


VC 50 2020
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VC 105 2020
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