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Trans Iowa V13: 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. 

4/22/17: Today's Required Reading- Cue sheet details. CLICK HERE
4/20/17: Today's Required Reading: T-shirts & Traffic CLICK HERE
4/18/17: Today's Reading: News on some sponsors and an update on details coming together for the event. CLICK HERE.
4/14/17: Cue sheets have been sent off to be printed and then when this is completed they will be sorted into sets, bagged, and made ready for the event. 
4/11/17: TRANS IOWA RADIO WILL HAPPEN AGAIN! Stay tuned for details and an update on the page at here. Thanks to for sponsoring this again for T.I.v13!
4/10/17: Today's Required Reading: Final course check is complete. Cues will be printed, but there are some things you need to understand about this course. Also- Note that the finish line location is different than last year. Read up on all of that HERE
4/4/17: Today's required reading: HERE All about how to ride the gravel roads, what to expect, and YIELDING to farmers and emergency vehicles.
4/2/17: The WTB tires for prizing have arrived at Guitar Ted Productions. This will work like last year. EVERY official FINISHER will receive ONE PAIR of tires of their choice from three options. A 700X 37, 700 X 45, or a 650B X 47.  
 3/30/17: Today's required reading concerns information on number plates and what NOT to do with them and can be found HERE.
3/25/17:  Today's required  reading is from last year. (Note that "last year's event" means T.I.v11). Read it HERE!
3/19/17: Cue sheets are VERY IMPORTANT and you need to understand how they work. Go HERE to read a post about this and to find TWO IMPORTANT LINKS to more about how cue sheets for Trans Iowa look and work. DO YOUR RESEARCH! There is no reason for not understanding how these work. 
3/17/17:  Required reading to prep you for your Trans Iowa experience HERE.
3/13/17: Trans Iowa Recon to complete the route for T.I.v13 is finally complete. See the report HERE. Also- The time cut off for Checkpoint #2 is 11:00pm this year. CP#2 is 193 miles in to the course.

  3/7/17: Check out today's Guitar Ted Productions post about the details of the new Rule #24. I explain why it exists and how to interpret it. Basically it is a rule to prohibit riders from trespassing on private land.
1/14/17: Check out the latest post on the G-Ted blog and a link to an excellent article about gravel riding HERE
1/11/17 : A few odds and ends about Volunteer Exemptions, bribing your way into Trans Iowa, and more can be read HERE

1/2/17: A small, craft brewer in Waterloo called Guerilla Brewing has agreed to set us up with three nice bottles of craft brew for the winner of the Mens Open, Womens Open, and Single Speed/Fixed gear classes. Thanks to Guerilla Brewing for that award! If you are ever in Waterloo, Iowa, look up the Guerilla Brewing beer on tap at the Lava Lounge, the only place on Planet Earth you can get this beer at. More news on course work can be read HERE.

12/14/16: Trans Iowa is proud to announce that Velocity USA will once again be a sponsor of Trans Iowa. See what's up in this post on Guitar Ted Productions. 
Sponsors: Want to sponsor Trans Iowa? Shoot me an e-mail! The link is down at the lower right of this page or use 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.
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 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


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