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Look for updates concerning Trans Iowa V14 here.

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Trans Iowa: 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. 



12/8/17: Full course recon scheduled for 12/20/17. Weather depending. A bit of news on the course. It isn't much yet, but read HERE for what there is so far. More coming soon. Stay Tuned! 
 
11/17/17: NOTICE! I came across a Facebook event page set up to look like it is the official Trans Iowa Facebook page. IT IS NOT. Please do not confuse anything you see there as coming from Trans Iowa or Guitar Ted in an official capacity. ALL pertinent information released by Trans Iowa will be here, or linked from here back to "Guitar Ted Productions" blog. To repeat- that Facebook page with the Trans Iowa livery IS NOT OFFICIAL. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
 
11/9/17: More Sponsor News! Pedal of Littleton is back again to sponsor Trans Iowa. We've been happy to have Pedal as a sponsor since T.I.v10. Look for some raffle items from them at the Pre-race Meat-Up! 
 
11/8/17: Trans Iowa v14 welcomes back Bar Yak as a sponsor once again. This time Bar Yak has promosed a couple of their Q:Pro cue sheet holders as giveaways for two of the riders who show up for the event. Plus, a 10% discount and free shipping to anyone on the roster this year who wants to order a Bar Yak Q:Pro. Contact Bar Yak directly for details. 
 
11/8/17: Note! A series of posts will be going up on the "Guitar Ted Productions" site regarding equipment and clothing choices for Trans Iowa. Geared at the Rookie class, it still might be good to review it for everybody. The post for 11/6/17 about "How To Plan For The Weather" can be accessed by clicking the link HERE.The second post about "Lights And Batteries" can be found HERE. A word on cue sheet holders and cues can be seen HERE. Make sure to check the comment section under each post for more valuable tips from past Trans Iowa finishers and veterans!
 
10/31/17: Thanks again to the Grinnell Steakhouse for hosting the TIv14 Pre-Race Meat-Up which will be held on Friday, April 28th! This meeting has a MANDATORY ATTENDANCE FOR ALL TIv14 RIDERS!! Stay tuned for details. 
 

10/31/17: REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED! The Rookie Lottery OVER!! All the names drawn have been posted on the Roster. Good luck to all!!

 
10/7/17:  NOTE: An important change to T.I. will be happening for v14. CUES WILL NOT BE HANDED OUT AT THE PRE-RACE!! See THIS POST on the GT Productions blog for details on the what and why. 
 
9/12/17: The first leg of the course has been drafted. There needs to be some recon done to move forward on the second and third legs, so that may not be completed for a couple more weeks yet. 
 
Sponsors: Want to sponsor Trans Iowa? Shoot me an e-mail! The link is down at the lower right of this page or use g.ted.productions@gmail.com 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.
Media
Trans Iowa v8 winner, Eric Brunt is featured in this new post on Cannondale's site.

Will Ritchie's WTB blog post about Trans Iowa can be found HERE

Celete Mathias' photos from T.I.v12 can be seen HERE & HERE

Jason Boucher's 2015 T.I.v11 image gallery is HERE.

Travel Iowa did a story about gravel tourism centered around Trans Iowa for a 2015 article: HERE

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

 Wally Kilburg's photo album from Trans Iowa V10 is HERE

Jeremy Kershaw's images are HERE 

 An Article by Mark Elsasser on T.I.v10 which originally appeared in the inaugural edition of Grit.cx HERE

Wilderness Trail Bikes put up a post about "Why Trans Iowa Is Rad" HERE

An interview with Cristina Mihaescu, first ever women finisher on a single speed, from "Over The Top Radio"

 Bicycle Times this time from Jeremy Kershaw. This is a version of his story posted originally on his blog.

 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.

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

Video

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
PartII
PartIII
PartIV
An article about running, but related in spirit to Trans Iowa. Recommended for those wondering about this event.