The planning committee for the second annual GranGable Powered by Scheels has announced this year’s route.
mass participation bike ride will be during FRY fest weekend, Aug. 31,
the morning after the Hawkeyes open their home football season against
the University of Northern Iowa. It will start at 7 a.m. Aug. 31 at the
Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City, ending in
the same place.
The 100-mile route will head south to Hills and
west toward Kalona and Wellman before heading to South English, north to
North English, then to Parnell and back toward Hills and Iowa City to
The 60- and 25-mile routes will turn back at Wellman and
Sharon Center Road. Riders will cruise along rural Iowa scenery and will
be able to break at rest stops along the way.
Named after coach
Dan Gable, the ride is a collaboration between the Iowa City/Coralville
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Iowa Bicycle Coalition and RAGBRAI.
Proceeds benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Hawkeye Wrestling Club.
For more information and to register, go to www.grangable.com.