Trans Iowa

Trans Iowa

Trans Iowa is an annual non-stop, self-supported, solo competition along the gravel roads of rural Iowa. The 2013 edition of the ride will start and end in Grinnell, Iowa, and cover over 300 miles. There is no entry fee for the ride, but the number of entrants is capped at 100.

Each rider is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for riders becoming lost or stranded.

Competitors will stock up on food and other items at stores and businesses along the route. Competitors must carry with them ALL necessary equipment. When you're out riding in Iowa in early Spring, the weather can change rapidly at any time, and being prepared for wind and rain or snowy conditions with the gear that you carry will make your ride much more enjoyable. Even on a 60 degree day, it's possible to get cold very quickly if you have to stop to fix a mechanical problem or become injured, so always carry a waterproof/windproof jacket or thermal top and dress in layers appropriate to the conditions.

This event will happen regardless of rain, sleet, snow, drought, wind, rabbit infestation, etc. You get the idea.

Web Site: transiowa.blogspot.com
Location: Grinnell, IA [map]

Event Info:

04-28-2018Trans Iowa - An annual non-stop, self-supported, solo competition along the gravel roads of rural Iowa.

Headlines From Trans IowaFeed

LATEST NEWS 05-01-2006
Scroll down! This is a long page. Trans Iowa:  This event will no longer be heldNews about the former Trans Iowa event and anything related to it will continue to be posted here when relevant5/14/24: We were saddened to learn that Trans Iowa volunteer, photographer, […]
"There is no "Easy Button" when it comes to Trans Iowa.Everything is difficult."- Guitar TedEvent Dates:  Trans Iowa v14 was the last Trans Iowa. There will be no more.   Registration:   CLOSED forever.   […]
RACE RULES 11-29-2004
NOTE: TRANS IOWA NO LONGER EXITS> THESE RULES ARE FREE TO USE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO PUT ON A GRAVEL EVENT: Guitar Ted 1: The Golden Rule. The sponsors, organizers, and anyone having anything to do with this race are NOT responsible for your safety. Think of this race […]
Yeah, we have some prizes, but they are neither bling-bling or going to help you find a mate. If you are looking to get rich by winning this event, I am sorry, but you better look elsewhere. Some prizing will be given to the top finishers in these 3 fields... Open MenOpen […]
SAFETY & SUPPLIES 11-29-2004
The following is information for you the racer, and some suggestions for gear to keep in mind for the event. Of course, what you decided to carry is up to you. The items listed in RED are the "must haves" by all racers!IOWA SAFETY TIPSWhen you're out riding […]
RACE ROSTER 11-29-2004
 Trans Iowa RosterLimited to 120 Riders "Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness"                        […]


Last Update: September 8th, 2017