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. 

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. 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. 
 9/4/17: Trans Iowa v14 will happen April 28th-29th, 2018. More details soon. NOTE: DO NOT e-mail ME WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING IN. Details will be released later. All info will be appearing here first. DO NOT E-MAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS!

5/10/17: An excellent race report from the winner of T.I.v13 can be read by clicking HERE. I still will be getting that page set up with all of the reports soon. The Trans Iowa History page has been updated and can be seen HERE. The Roster Page and the Results Page have been updated there as well.
5/8/17: Race Reports: I have several race reports which were shared on Facebook that I am going to publish on their own page here on this site. Stay tuned for those.... Also, I am going to post a sale page for the remaining TIv13 t-shirts I have left over. I'll tell you right now that size Large is sold out, but I have plenty of mediums. XL's are thin, and the XXL and Smalls I have a few examples of. These will be $10.00 plus shipping and any donation to Trans Iowa you care to make above that.
Stay tuned for the details coming soon... 
5/3/17: Links: More images, this time by Celeste Mathias HERE. An excellent race report by Sarah Cooper can be found HERE. Images by Ari Andonopoulous can be found HERE. Mark Johnson's Race report can be seen HERE.
5/1/17: A gallery of T.I.v13 images by Katherine Roccaseca is here. These are free to download but may not be used for commercial purposes. 
5/1/17: Official Results: HERE
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Racers have been known to mentally break down and cry along side of the road.
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 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.