Idirtirod 200

  • Idirtirod 200: Sarah's Report

    by Sarah Cooper, Ultracyclist

    Sarah Cooper at the start of the Idirtirod 200Idirtirod 200 Gravel Challenge
    200 miles gravel bike race
    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    Palmer Lake to Elbert, Colorado

    I rode gravel today for the first time since getting home from Colorado. My bike is now covered in grey Iowa gravel dust, and the remnants of Colorado dirt are gone. I was sad to see them go. It was a wonderful trip, and the Idirtarod 200 was a fantastic first year event. I am so glad I had the opportunity to go.

    I stumbled across the Idirtarod 200 on the Riding Gravel race calendar when I was looking for an event to fill a gap in my schedule. Labor Day weekend was not the time frame I was looking for, but I kept coming back to the website over and over again… I was drawn to it. I had always wanted to race in Colorado, but had not yet had an opportunity that worked out so well with our family schedule.

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