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. 


Race News

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
Fassbinder Apiaries 


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.


Cue Sheets

105 Mile Cues Word/PDF
50 Mile Cues Word

Rain Course 105 mile -->

Photos 2020


VC 50 2020
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VC 105 2020
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