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Trans Iowa V12: Here's a reminder of what Trans Iowa is.........We are informing you all that are in the event that if you don't agree that you are on your own, that you are responsible for yourself, and that this is being undertaken of your own volition, then don't take the start.
Read that and consider it carefully. 

1/31/16: I know it is cold and snowy here yet, but there are only 2 3/4's months left till T.I.v12!! Also- We've seen the sticker art, and it is awesome. Every rider that shows up to the Pre-Race Meat-Up will get one of these limited edition 8" X 4" vinyl stickers courtesy of an anonymous donor. 
1/20/16: NOTICE: If you cannot see yourself making the start line of T.I.v12 for any reason, please advise Trans Iowa and we will remove your name from the roster, which would save us a LOT of unnecessary work. Thanks!

1/3/16:  Trans Iowa has been sponsored by The Studio at 46 West Photography by Wally Kilburg now for a few years, but I wanted to make a point of highlighting that fact. Check him out for any important imagery needs you may have. Trans Iowa is super stoked to have WTB on board as a sponsor again. We will have more details later, but expect the same level of commitment as last year with a similar product. #exclusive  Also- We may have a special surprise to share for the event. Stay tuned, but this would involve a keepsake that accumulates by attaining to each checkpoint.

1/1/16: Happy New Year! I guess I have to re-post this again, since I've gotten another e-mail about this, so here goes... I've been getting e-mails about a "list" that supposedly exists that "people can get on to find out about next year's race". such list has ever existed, nor will it. You must pay attention to this site for any information about any possibility of a future Trans Iowa. THERE ARE NO OPEN SPOTS FOR TRANS IOWA v12!! Please pass this info along to friends, etc. Thanks! 
 10/4/15:  Time cut offs are determined as the following: To Checkpoint #1- 8:30am. To Checkpoint #2- 7:30pm. To The Finishline- 2:00pm Sunday. Recon Report HERE.   
9/18/15:  I just wanted to give the Grinnell Steakhouse a quick shout out for agreeing to be the host site for T.I.v12's Pre-Race Meat-Up. We've had six years of meetings there ever since Trans Iowa v6, and the Grinnell Steakhouse has always been stellar partners with Trans Iowa. Their hospitality, their easy going nature, and great food have been so appreciated by myself and others over the years. It's become "Checkpoint Zero", the defacto "Trans Iowa Family Reunion", and just a great place to have the pre-event meeting over the years. Little known factoid: Our first "Meat-Up" was held during the Steakhouse's first year of business there in Grinnell, so we've grown together over the past six years.
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Racers have been known to mentally break down and cry along side of the road.

Jason Boucher's 2015 T.I.v11 image gallery is HERE.

Travel Iowa did a story about gravel tourism centered around Trans Iowa for a 2015 article: HERE

The Grinnell Chamber of Commerce awarded Trans Iowa with the "Outstanding Tourism Experience Award" for 2014.

 Wally Kilburg's photo album from Trans Iowa V10 is HERE

Jeremy Kershaw's images are HERE 

 An Article by Mark Elsasser on T.I.v10 which originally appeared in the inaugural edition of HERE

Wilderness Trail Bikes put up a post about "Why Trans Iowa Is Rad" HERE

A photo set by T.I.V9 photog, Jason Boucher, can be found here. And here.

An interview with Cristina Mihaescu, first ever women finisher on a single speed, from "Over The Top Radio"

Issue #17 of XXC MAG (Story on T.I.V8)
Bicycle Times this time from Jeremy Kershaw. This is a version of his story posted originally on his blog.

Online story about T.I.V8 winner, Eric Brunt from "Livewell Nebraska"

 Official T.I.V8 photographer Steve Fuller put up his shots on This Flicker Page. Go there for some great shots of this years event.

Jeff Frings released "300 Miles of Gravel" a movie made about Trans Iowa V7, in May of 2012. This film was shown on television in the Chicago area and has won a Chicago Regional Area Emmy for Outstanding Sports Programming- One Time Special. (Purchase a copy by clicking here)

"Iowa Momentum Magazine" ran a story on Trans Iowa in its March 2012 issue.

"Bicycle Retailer and Industry News" runs a story on gravel grinding featuring Trans Iowa on its cover for its last issue of 2011.

"Dirt Rag" ran an article on T.I.V7 in its issue #157 released 7/11

Bicycle Times published an article on T.I. in issue #10, 2011

Zach Dundas' book "The Renegade Sportsman" contains a chapter about T.I.V3


Dave Mable's T.I.V8 video
T.I.V5 Clip by George Vargas. 
Clip By Matt Gersib From T.I.V6
Ben Shockey's T.I.V7 Video Scrapbook
Part I
An article about running, but related in spirit to Trans Iowa. Recommended for those wondering about this event.