Hell of the Wind

April 20 2024
Davenport, IA
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Distances: 50, 100km
Difficulty: Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills

Think spring classics. A day in hell if you will. If we get lucky and it rains, be prepared to test your mental grit. The course has the potential to offer riders wind and some technical riding with level B sections.

Routes will be posted the week of the event, however, head over to our website to check out last years routes. Looking for more information, check out our website bigrivergravel.com for further details. The event will be held rain or shine. There are no refunds.

Series Competition Information

Riders must decide if they want to compete in the Mississippi River (long distance) or the Rock River (short distance) for the series and stick with that distance for the entire series. If a rider switches distances, their points will start not carry over to the new distance series competition.

There will be a series competition for overall (women/men) in each distance, age group (women/men), and a single speed open. Riders are eligible for both point series competitions.

There will be a podium for top three overall (women/men) in each distance and top three in each age group (women/men). Riders are eligible for both the overall and age group podium.

Age group categories are divided as follows. There will be an age group category for women and men. 19 and under juniors, 20-44, and 45+.

Your age group category is determined upon your age on November 4th, 2023. Example- You’re 39 years old and you’re birthday is October 1st. That would mean you should register for the 40-49 category for ALL events.

Scoring for the overall and age group categories will work as follows. 1st= 10 points, 2nd= 9 points, 3rd= 8 points, 4th= 7 points, 5th= 6 points, 6th= 5 points, 7th= 4 points, 8th= 3 points, 9th= 2 points, 10th= 1 point

Scoring for the series will be based on a riders accumulative points after the 4 events.

A bonus 15 points will be awarded to each rider who registers for all 4 events.

In the event of a tie at the end of the series, the tiebreaker will be determined by the rider who had the best result at the Turkey Burner. 

Hell of the Wind

Start Located At: 14910 110th Ave, Davenport, IA 52804
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