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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat Mar 23 2024 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE

Cumming Tap
Cumming, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA Racing Team

Recap/Results

THANKS to everyone who raced, volunteered and spectated yesterday at the Iowa Spring Classic - Cumming gravel race! Here are the Results, Podium Photos and a few Race Start Photos.


66 racers started. 61 finished. 6 did not start.

We are glad we didn't get today's rain !!!

THANKS to:
- The Cumming Tap for hosting us!
- Stew Hansens Dodge for sponsoring the race!
- The BIKEIOWA RACING TEAM for hosting the event!
- Jeff Mertz for officiating!
- All our volunteers and course marshals!

We will load results to Road-Results.com early next week.

Description

Gravel

Distance - 17-46 miles

This will be the 14th year of the Iowa Spring Classic!


This is a Gravel Road Gran Fondo event (gravel laps) with three race categories.
USAC Permit: 2024-8967 
No USAC license needed.
Awards will be presented for top 3 in each category.

We will upload results to Road-Results.com the week after the race.


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UPDATES:
  • 3.7.24
    - Added new "Powered by" Sponsor - Stew Hansen's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
    - Created Custom Race Number Plates
    - Increased A Race CASH payouts over 200% with new Sponsorship!
  • 2.20.24
    - USAC permit - 2024-8967
    - Registration opened
    - route link updated (same as 2023)
  • 2.13.24
    - Event Posted - Details, times, payouts subject to change as we solidify the details.
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A RACE - Advanced

  • 6 Laps - 34.2 miles
  • Recommended categories: USAC MTB cat 1-2 & USAC Road cat 1-3
  • Men & Women race together and scored separately
  • Awards Women - 3 places for $250, $130-$70-$50.
  • Awards Men - 3 places for $250, $130-$70-$50.
  • Awards were $50-$30-$20 before Stew Hansen's Sponsorship!!

B RACE - Intermediate

  • 4 Laps - 22.8 miles
  • Recommended categories: USAC MTB cat 3 & USAC Road cat 3-4
  • Awards Women - 3 places for BIKEIOWA Gear
  • Awards Men - 3 places for BIKEIOWA Gear

C RACE - Beginner

  • 2 Laps - 11.4 miles
  • Recommended categories: Beginners & USAC Road cat 5
  • Awards Women - 3 places for Cumming Tap Gear
  • Awards Men - 3 places for Cumming Tap Gear
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Itinerary

  • 10:00 am Registration opens
  • 11:30 am - Pre-race meeting outside  Cumming Tap
  • 11:35 am - Leisure ride to the race start - 4.2 miles ride along the Great Western Trail
  • 12:00 pm - A Race start
  • 12:02 pm- B Race start
  • 12:04 pm- C Race start
  • 3:00-ish pm - Awards presented at Cumming Tap once all races are over and everyone is back.
  • Post Party - The Cumming Tap will be offering some post-race food. Stick around!
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Pre-Race Meeting and Ride to the Start Line

We'll have a short meeting outside the Cumming Tap at 11:35am and then ride down as a group.
Take the Great Western Trail South for 4.2 miles to the start line (VIEW ROUTE).
Leave ample time to ride down!  recommended time is 20 minutes
If you need a drop bag hauled to the start, we'll have a vehicle at the Cumming Tap.

Rules

All USAC Rules apply and a helmet is required at all times. Course is open to
traffic and the center-line rule will be strictly enforced. The Promoter reserves the
right to combine fields when applicable.

NO REFUNDS, in accordance with USAC rules.
No Neutral Follow - No Neutral Support - No Neutral Wheels.
The course is all gravel. Carry a tube, pump/CO2 canister, etc. during your race.

BE SAFE

The course is NOT closed. We will have course marshals, but watch out for YOU.
YOU need to know the course.
Watch out for vehicles, dogs, ruts, fresh gravel, soft spots and holes.
Be careful riding behind someone or in a pack - this will be DANGEROUS on this course!
Be careful passing - the road conditions can change quickly
Watch the corners - they are very soft
Easy on the downhills.
Ride Right - move to the right when riding up hills
Be Nice - call out holes, ruts, etc to your fellow racers

Bike Choice

It's up to you.You know your skill-set.
35mm tires or more are recommended
Road bikes with skinny tires are not recommended
Fat-Bike friendly
Weather and gravel/course conditions are different each year

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What is a Spring Classic?

The Spring Classics are a set of major one-day races that take place across Northern Europe. With some of the sport's oldest and most iconic events among their number, they are deeply enshrined in cycling history and heritage. They kick off in late February and each race has its own charm and characteristics with the pavé or cobbles.

Iowa has had Spring Classics for years and the Cumming Spring Classic is our tribute to the great European races.

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That all said - Have Fun!

Route

5.7 mile laps. 

Course conditions can change overnight - Be prepared for an adventure. If any of this scares you then stay home.

KNOW THE COURSE
Race Course - Iowa Spring Classic - Cumming - 2024 Route
Race Direction - clockwise

Course Conditions - We will drive the course Fri & Sat am and report back.
Trail Conditions - We will check on the trail Fri am and report back.

2.13.24 - the 2024 is expected to be the same, but will confirm when the date gets closer.

Venue

Cumming Tap

117 N 44th
Cumming, IA 50061
  MAP

Registration

REGISTRATION -
$30 online registration fee
$45 day-of at the venue registration fee


Online registration closes at 2:00pm on THURSDAY March 21st.
It is highly recommended you register online else pay the piper day-of.

You can still register onsite before the event for an additional $15, so PLEASE save your $$ and register online.

Onsite registration table opens 10:00 AM
Onsite registration and number pick-up closes at 11:15 am (45 minutes before the race starts)

Contact

Biker@BIKEIOWA.com

jaybrock17@yahoo.com

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