FAQ

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.

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.

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.

Rider packet pick up will take place the weekend of the ride. Details about packet pickup will be released closer to the event date.

Yes. All you need is their first and last name.

Riders in the two longer distances must be 15 years old by May 1 and have a parent or guardian sign a waiver at registration. 

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.

Parking is available at Terry Trueblood and Napolean softball fields. There is limited parking available at Big Grove Brewery, where the post-ride party will be held. We ask that if you plan to leave your car all day, you park at either Terry Trueblood or Napolean fields. Big Grove Brewery will be open to the public on event day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FRYfest is A Celebration of All That is Hawkeye! Celebrating its 13th year in 2021 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.

In the event that we have to cancel for any reason, not limited to COVID-19, we will ensure that all registrants will receive any merchandise purchased and gift certificates will be issued in lieu of the ride amenities. Registration fees are tied to merchandise and on route amenities, so we will not offer a cash refund (for COVID or other reasons).

A mask will be required at packet pick-up, all rest stops, the route start, and the finish line. Please respect the policies of any establishments you visit on the route. A mask will not be required while you are actively riding your bike.