- Ice Breaker Triathlon, which began in 2008
- Y-Tri at Red Flannel Run, a new addition to the 30-year-old run race
- Pieathlon, another long-standing event.
This marked my fifth year of running in the Iowa Market to Market Relay race, a ~75 mile (depending on the year) team relay event from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines, primarily following the Raccoon River Valley Trail.
Each year, I participate in several running races and triathlons including marathons and Ironmans, but this easily is my favorite event each and every year. As a team, we are lucky to have Kyle’s Bikes as a sponsor of the event and loaning the sweet minivan for us to use. Continue reading
You would think that 340 miles of gravel with 28,000 feet of climb over 31 hours and 16 minutes could not be summed up by one word, but for me it says everything. I’m not great at expressing thoughts on paper, but I’d best do it now because some of the memories I have are slipping away at an exponential rate!
Let’s talk about the first edition of Iowa Wind and Rock! This is the thoughtful creation of Sarah Cooper, Steve Fuller, and Dennis Grelk. A race created out of a sheer love of gravel for people that share the same love… an event that promised to be an absolutely epic show that would unravel as we pedaled along.
100 km Gravel Bike Race
Saturday, February 23, 2019
CIRREM by the numbers: 250 signed up, 40-ish started the race, and 17—for some reason or another—decided to push through the interesting day that was to unfold.
by Jennifer Borst
Knowing that you want to do an Ironman is the first step. Deciding which one to do can be hard. For me, it was an easy choice after volunteering and spectating IMWI 2015. The crowd support is beyond fabulous, and being on the giving and receiving end of the volunteer support is wonderful as well.
By Nathan Cline
Not every ride can be exactly what you want. In life, as in bike riding, it is up to us to make the best out of any given situation. So when it comes time to ride with people of different ability levels, the more experienced cyclist has an opportunity to be a leader and help guide the other people on the ride. Here I will offer some tips and tricks that I have done myself to both give the person I am riding with a good experience and also get a workout for myself in the process.