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Soldier Cutoff Hillduro

August 10 2024
Pisgah, IA
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Distances: 50km, 100 km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Friendly to both new and experienced racers, the Iowa Gravel Series is about having a great day in the saddle and riding some of the best roads in Iowa. This is a ride that you can invite your family or buddy to that's new to gravel grinding or group riding and know the route will be well marked and the people friendly.

Preparation Pisgah is now Soldier Cutoff Hillduro

Pisgah Iowa is an amazing town. It's home to Preparation Canyon State Park, the Loess Hills State Forest and some of the most unique terrain in all of Iowa. We initially named the race "Preparation Pisgah" in honor of the town and the local state park. But, it really didn't describe how epic of a race this really is. Luckily, there's a little river that flows through the valley, "Solider Cutoff" that we thought would give a bit of epicness to the name. But, it still wasn't enough, so we created our own term, the Hillduro. What is a "hillduro" you migh ask? Well, it's when the take all the challenges you could possibly face on a bike and then add lots of hills. It's a special experience for special people. We think you're going to love it.

Why should I ride in Pisgah?

Pisgah means summit in Hebrew, at least that's what we learned on Wikipedia. And, it is completely fitting for this ride. The area around the Loess Hills State Forest is amazing and hilly and beautiful. The route for this race will swing around Preparation Canyon State Park and wind through the valleys of the Little Sioux River and Soldier River Cutoff. The geography in this area is diverse and challenging. We're estimating the elevation on this race will be over +4,000 ft. But, it will be worth it. Ever climb opens up to another vista and every descent lets you discover a new and less travelled area.

I you're looking for a challenge and you want to be surrounded by good people, the Soldier Cutoff Hillduro in Pisgah Iowa is your race. Pisgah's City Park has great facilities, including camping and showers.

Soldier Cutoff Hillduro

Start Located At: 399 Ash St, Pisgah, IA 51564
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Post-race meal ticket
Number plate and timing
Clearly marked route, downloadable queue sheet, and GPX files
Aid station with water and snacks
Event photography
Part of the Iowa Gravel Series
Some good memories and fun!

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
SAG Wagon
After Party
Course Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 2
Aug 10 2024 - EVENT: Soldier Cutoff Hillduro