This page is presented in an effort to answer all of your granGABLE questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to email us or call us at 800-283-6592.
Who is Dan Gable?
Where can I register in person?
When and where is rider packet pickup?
If I can’t pick up my rider packet, can I have someone pick it up for me?
What is FRYfest?
Are children welcome to ride the granGABLE?
Where can I volunteer?
Where do I park at the start of the ride?
What support will be available on the ride?
I registered for the ride, but now am not able to participate. Can I get a refund?
What if it rains?
What hotel accommodations are available?
You serious? Ha. Dan Gable is the greatest athlete and coach our 170-year old state has ever produced. We are honored to have named this new annual event after the man who was synonymous with determination, commitment, and excellence. Learn more about Dan Gable by visiting this website.back to top
Registration is quick, easy, and secure through this website. If you would like to register in person, you can do so at the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB main office at 900 First Avenue in Coralville. The office is open Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.back to top
Rider packet pick up will take place the weekend of the ride.
Thursday, 9/28 from 12pm-5pm at Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
Friday, 9/29 from 8am-5pm at Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
Saturday, 9/30 from 2-5pm at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom – Iowa City
Sunday, 10/1 from 6-7am at Terry Trueblood
Yes. You will be able to collect everything except the rider’s bib number and matching bracelet. The rider will need to check in near the start on event day to collect his/her bib number and bracelet, both of which are required to ride.back to top
FRYfest is A Celebration of All That is Hawkeye! Celebrating its 9th year in 2017, it is a day-long festival that takes place the day before the first home game every year here in Iowa City. Learn more at the FRYfest website.back to top
Riders in the two longer distances must be 15 years old by September 1 and have a parent or guardian sign a waiver at registration.back to top
First of all, THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering! There are several areas of granGABLE where we need your help. Volunteer positions are listed here.back to top
Parking is available at the start, Terry Trueblood, as well as Big Grove Brewery, where the ride and post-ride party will be held.back to top
Rest stops will be placed every 10-15 miles with basic food and water to keep you hydrated. Some stops will also have meal items available for purchase. Bike support will be on hand if needed.back to top
If you are unable to participate after registering, you will only receive a refund if you purchased the optional cancellation protection. This option enables you to receive a full refund, minus the minimal fee, up until two weeks prior to the event. If this was not purchased, there is no refund policy in effect; however, you may transfer your registration to another rider. There are no cancellations on the day of the event.back to top
The ride will go on unless the weather is severe enough that it is no longer safe to have people on route. There is not an alternate rain date in place.back to top
You can call our office at (319) 337-6592 to inquire about availability. Keep in mind that there are just over 2,500 hotel rooms available in the Iowa City/Coralville area.back to top