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Sat Jun 15 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Boehner Park
Malvern, IA


Loess Hills Enduro



Distance - 100k (62 miles)

While Iowa isn’t known for mountains, you will find over 4,500 ft of climbing through the Loess Hills over this 100-kilometer  event (or about 63 miles) Course  is guaranteed  to test your limits- including gravel, rolling hills and minimum maintenance roads- all coming together to showcase Iowa’s signature landscape. Be ready for some fun! We look forward to seeing you out on the gravel!


  • Start/finish at  Boehner Pond - Malvern IA 51551
  • $30  Registration Fee (Proceeds benefit Junior Racing  )
  • June 15th, 2018 (8am start)
  • Registration will open  April 20th (Spend your tax refund wisely)


  • The Boehner Pond Campground (located just a few short blocks from the city-center of Malvern, IA) is a great camping option ($5/night for tent camping, No RV camping this year due to flooding)
  • For traditional hotel-style accommodations, Omaha NE is a short drive to the West of Malvern– and has many hotel/motel/B&B offerings.

Driving Directions

From Omaha…

Take Interstate 480-S to US-75 S/US-34 to 315th St in Silver Creek (~35 miles). Continue on 315th St. Drive to Main St. in Malvern (~3 miles)

From the North (Sioux City/Sioux Falls)…

Take Interstate 29-S to US-275 S/US-34 W in Plattville (~115 miles). Take exit 35 from I-29 S. Continue on US-34 W to Main St in Malvern (~15 miles)

From the East (Des Moines/Central Iowa)…

Take Interstate 235 W to I-80 W (~10 miles). Take I-80 W to US-59 S in Avoca (~90 miles). Take exit 40 from I-80 W. Follow US-59 S and US-34 W to Main St in Malvern (~55 miles)

From the South (Kansas City)…

Take Interstate 70 W to I-29 N. Follow I-29 N to Council Bluffs (~160 miles). Take exit 32 from I-29 N. Continue on 221st St. Take US-34 E to Main St in Malvern (~15 miles)


Prizes for Top 3 in each category!!!

2019 Course

The course of 2019 will be similar to the 2018 course. GPX files will be posted the week of the race.

THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE WATER STOP @ MILE 30. PLEASE Plan Accordingly. The stop will be at Sugar Clay Winery.  The aid station will be fully stocked.

This race was formally the "Good Life Gravel Gran Fondo".


About the Ride

Whether you’re a local looking to explore Iowa’s hidden gravel treasures or are coming in from out of town for this epic ride, you’ll grow to learn the Midwestern belief that with hard work and perseverance, good things will happen. Loess hills Enduro is endurance Gravel event in western Iowa.

This year’s we renamed Good life Gravel to Loess Hills Enduro. The course will offer 100-KM route – following an unsanctioned, mass-start format. There will be an epic food and beverages at Start/Finish Area provided by local caterer, chef Jenn Beebe. As if this event wasn’t already awesome enough – proceeds are going to a great cause, supporting local junior racers at regional and national races.

What to Expect

The Loess Hills Enduro brings the Midwestern spirit alive with a unique, challenging and scenic ride – with your choice of carefully-selected 100-km route tracing through the area’s signature gravel roads. The courses showcase the rugged terrain once followed by famous explorers Lewis & Clark and indigenous settlers headed down the Oregon Trail. You’ll experience where the West began through the rolling hills of prairie grass, cornfields, rustic barns and river bluffs. There are a few carefully placed refreshment stations along the way, but remember, this is a self-supported event so come prepared.

Please Note this is Self Supported event. You are traversing open roads without outside aid or assistance. There will be only one  fully stocked aid station with food and beverages on course.

Start Finish

We'll be starting and finishing in Boehner Park in Malvern, IA again. Want to camp and roll up to the start finish line, not a problem.

Camping Info

Boehner Pond: Tent Camping only ($5.00 per night) No RV Camping due to flooding.

Contact the City
Malvern City Hall
107 E. 4th St.
Malvern, Iowa 51551

Phone: (712) 624-8282
Email: OR

The After Race

If everything you’ve read above isn’t enough to get you excited, you can also look forward to the post-ride Good Life Gravel Apres Party – bringing locally sourced offerings; everything from post-race libations to delicious grub for your belly, this year we are offering some great food by local Chef Jenn Beebe!!!!

Is the Ride Right for You?

Come join us in the spirit of the Good Life at our local gravel gran fondo! We don’t care what you ride- just that you ride. So bring out your gravel bike, mountain bike, skinny bike, fat bike…heck even your unicycle, if you just happen to be that awesome. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

Giving Back

In the spirit of giving back, proceeds for this event will go towards supporting local junior racers at regional and national races.


Boehner Park

Boehner Park
Malvern, IA 51551



Online registration closes June 13th.


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