The granGABLE fondo is designed for cyclists of all ages and abilities. All three of this year’s routes take you south of Iowa City, beginning at Terry Trueblood Lodge and ending at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.
Note: all routes subject to change.
GOLD: 100 mile
Pedal for the Medal! Train like Gable and tackle the personal challenge of riding a bike 100 miles. This year’s route takes you south of Iowa City through Hills and Riverside and then through the beautiful countryside of Washington County. Head north twoard Wellman and Joetown/Amish before turning west toward North English, named after the English River. The route heads back east through the towns of Parnell and “blink and you’ll miss it” Windham before making the journey hom on Rohret Drive. Finish the ride with a cold beer at our afterparty celebration at the new Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.
SILVER: 60 mile
Ever wanted to experience a typical RAGBRAI day? This 60 mile trek through Johnson, Washington, Keokuk and Iowa Counties will give you the chance. This year’s route takes you through the towns of Hills, Riverside, an Wellman before ending at the 2017 afterparty location – Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.
Gable Gravel Grinder: 55 mile
Ready for a new challenge? The 55 mile Gable Gravel Grinder was made for you. It follows scenic country back roads through Johnson, Washington, Keokuk and Iowa Counties. Jump on your bike and head south through hills, stopping along the way in Riverside, Joetown/Amish, and Cosgrove before joining the other routes at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City for an after party celebration. Earn your Gable Gravel Grinder medal and try this new route in 2017!
As cyclists know, riding right is essential for the safety of all participants in organized road rides. Below is a non-exhaustive list of things to keep in mind as you ride.
- It is the expectation that all cyclists will obey all traffic control devices and will not have the right-of-way over traffic unless at an intersection controlled by Johnson County personnel.
- When practicable, cyclists will ride single-file.
- Cyclists shall not impede the normal flow of traffic and shall ride along the right side of the road. All roads will remain open to vehicle traffic for the duration of the event.
- Johnson County personnel may stop cyclists for short periods of time to allow motor vehicles through.
- Communication is key. Use signals to communicate with motorists and warn other cyclists when passing, slowing, or stopping.