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Trans Iowa V11: 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. 

3/27/15: Less than a month to go!! Here's an update on what's happening with less than one month to go until T.I.V11.
 3/24/15: One guy needs to get on the stick or I will assume you aren't coming to Trans Iowa V11. Please contact me .  I NEED TO HEAR FROM:    Scott Mills. 

2/18/15: The delivery of the WTB sponsorship package has happened. See the details HERE. Don't forget to send 'em a thank you for being rad supporters of Trans Iowa. Thanks!
2/10/15: WTB To Sponsor Trans Iowa V11: Trans Iowa is proud to share with you all that WTB will be back on board sponsoring Trans Iowa again for V11. WTB believes in epic rides and feels that Trans Iowa is a gravel event that qualifies for that term. To show their appreciation for those who overcome the challenge of 300 plus miles of self-supported gravel grinding, WTB would like to give every official finisher of T.I.V11 a set of the new WTB Nano 40 TCS tires. That's right- if you can manage to finish T.I.V11 in 34 hours or less, you will receive a new set of the tubeless ready Nano 40 tires, a perfect tire for your gravel adventures. Paired up with any suitable TCS rim from WTB, the Nano 40 TCS represents the first tubeless system for the all road cyclist.

1/31/15: I have secured the venue for the Pre-Race Meat-Up again, which will be the Grinnell Steakhouse. REMEMBER- The Pre-Race Meat-Up on April 24th is a required attendance meeting for anyone riding in T.I.V11!  Look for fine details to be announced and for an e-mail in reference to this event soon in your in-boxes. For more on the e-mail and why- See HERE. Thanks!
1/4/15: As a reminder, there is NO WAITING LIST this year again. Please be prompt in letting me know if you cannot be at T.I.V11, as it saves me a lot of effort. Just e-mail me a Also- If you want to switch classes, you can. Just let me know now up to two weeks from the event. Then everything gets locked in Thanks!

12/31/14: The Trans Iowa family was saddened by the news of T.I.V1 & T.I.V2 veteran, and Dirty Kanza 200 founder, Joel Dyke's recent untimely death. He succumbed to injuries incurred when he fell from a ladder in his home workshop. He leaves behind a wife, (Michelle), a son and an unborn child. Please consider supporting Joel's family with a donation at
12/27/14: I have been asked about the convenience store situation, and while I have said things about this in the recon reports, I will post that you will have no more than 90 miles between stops and as little as about 20 in one case. One store is slightly off route, but very easily seen. After CP#2 all convenience store opportunities are open 24 hours a day.
11/26/14: The Trans Iowa family is saddened by the news today of the death of Steve Hed. Steve was a true and passionate supporter of gravel road events and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his family, friends, and supporters. 

7/31/14: The Trans Iowa family is saddened today to hear of the news of the death of Trans Iowa Veteran, Bill Pontious. Our condolences to the family and friends of Bill. He will be missed. Here is Officer Pontious' Obituary.
 5/1/14: Wally Kilburg's photo album from Trans Iowa V10 is HERE. Jeremy Kershaw's images are HERE 
    8/20/13: Trans Iowa photographer, Jason Boucher has made his T.I.V9 set available via Zenfolio here. You can get images printed and sent to your door via the site. Jason says he is not making a dime off these, so it's a bargain, as these images really are top quality stuff folks. Check it out and see for yourself.

5/12/13:  A link to Wally Kilburg's pics is here.

 6/12/12: 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.

Sponsors: Want to sponsor Trans Iowa? Shoot me an e-mail! The link is down at the lower right of this page or use Thanks!

Thanks to Kerkove Design Media for the work on this site!

Racers have been known to mentally break down and cry along side of the road.

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

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"

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.