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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. 

2/2/17: Course recon for the opening segment has finally been completed. See the details HERE.
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. Also, the Dirty Kanza 200 is holding its registration this weekend. While it isn't pertinent to Trans Iowa, many of you also ride in this fine event. Check out the podcast with LeLan Dains and Jim Cummings here to learn about the fine details for the '17 version of the DK200.

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. 
11/28/16: Training for Trans Iowa and need some motivation? Try listening to the latest Riding Gravel Radio Ranch podcast. Our sponsor, WTB, sent its own Will Ritchie to ride last year, and he talks a lot about his experiences and gives a lot of good insights concerning Trans Iowa. Plus, you get to hear about the process involved in bringing tires to market. It's about 1hr, 10min or so. CLICK HERE.
11/4/16: A few comments about the registration and roster from my point of view. See Here
11/1/16: Keep in mind that if you cannot attend T.I.v13 I would like to know ( email: ASAP. Also- There are NO TRANSFERS and there is NO WAITING LIST to replace riders falling out of the roster.
10/31/16: REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED! The final 55 spots  have been determined. See the Roster Page below. Look for a Special Announcement for Rookies coming soon!
10/17/16: The Recon Report is HERE

 10/6/16: We have confirmed that once again, we will be using the Grinnell Steakhouse as our venue for the Pre-Race Meat-Up. Thanks to them, we can continue the experience of having a social component to Trans Iowa, which we have found is vital to the enjoyment of the event for the riders. Please check out the Grinnell Steakhouse next time you are in Grinnell!
5/16/16: Many of you may or may not know that we had another photographer out on course. Her name is Celeste Mathias, and she has given permission to share her images with you, the riders and volunteers of Trans Iowa. So, hit THIS LINK to see some of her favorites.  Other images can be found by hitting THIS LINK. Celeste and her husband, John were out on course in the yellow Jeep, if you recall, and they would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all the T.I.v12 riders. 

5/4/16:  Will Ritchie of WTB, who rode in T.I.v12, wrote the most awesome article of the ride and I share that HERE.
4/28/16: Wally Kilburg of the Studio at 46 West has laid down some killer imagery in the past, but in my humble opinion, he's outdone himself with this year's effort. Please check out the T.I.v12 gallery HERE. Note- Riders that finished and did not receive a set of WTB Nano 40 TCS tires should be getting contacted directly via e-mail by Will Ritchie of WTB.
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Racers have been known to mentally break down and cry along side of the road.

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

A photo set by T.I.V9 photog, Jason Boucher, can be found here. And here.

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

Issue #17 of XXC MAG (Story on T.I.V8)
Bicycle Times this time from Jeremy Kershaw. This is a version of his story posted originally on his blog.

Online story about T.I.V8 winner, Eric Brunt from "Livewell Nebraska"

 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.