Iowa is home to over 65,000 miles of gravel. We procured two routes through some of the very best. Deep in the heart of Madison County Iowa, where the packed limestone gravel roads follow the curves of Badger Creek, climb the limestone ridges of the North River, and descend into lush valleys where one of the most iconic covered bridges built in 1884 still stands today - The Hogback.
This is Hogback GRVL - your pick of 70 miles (The Whole Hog) or 40 miles (The Half Hog) on gravel gold. Where you choose to race, set a PR, or just enjoy the scenery with the gravel family, Hogback GRVL will meet you head on. The nearly all gravel course, connected by brief paved sections, will allow you to test your limits or enjoy the scenery. There are no B-level roads - all dust, no mud. Additional, chip-timing will be utilized for accurate time tracking. When the limestone dust settles for the day we'll celebrate the winners, the finishers, the PR's and the stories captured on our live-stream at Kinship Brewing Co. in Waukee, IA.
A portion of the race proceeds will be distributed to our non-profit race beneficiary, BreakTheCycle200 - A Hope for Justice Company, that utlizes extreme events to create awareness and raise money to fight human trafficking around the world.
Registration for Hogback GRVL 2023 will open January 1, 2023.