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Border Bike Ride – Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail

A multiple bike route event with a choice of:

–       Two family routes (22 miles round trip, entirely on the WGWL Trail, an out-n-back)

–       Intermediate Routes (40 miles, on WGWL Trail and county hard-surface roadways, an out-n-back)

–       Advanced Route (56 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways, a loop)

–       A Warrior Route (86 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways, a loop plus an out-n-back to Austin)

–       A Century Route (100 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways, a loop plus two out-n-backs)

*Physical distancing of 6+ feet is required for all non-related or non-daily contact individuals in compliance with COVID-19 precautions.  The highest level of safety precautions for the municipalities and districts the ride goes through should be followed.

Family Routes

WGWL Northern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Bailey Station or IA/MN state line and returns.

WGWL Southern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Lylah’s Marsh or Elma and returns.

Intermediate Routes

An Iowa/Minnesota Route Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to LeRoy, Minnesota.  A combination of WGWL Trail and public roadway.

Skilled Route

An Iowa/Minnesota Loop Route that starts and ends at WGWL Trailhead, goes to Minnesota and on the Shooting Star Trail then returns – a combination of WGWL Trail, public roadway and Shooting Star Trail.

Warrior Route

An Iowa/Minnesota Loop Route that starts and ends at WGWL Trailhead, goes to Minnesota and on the Shooting Star Trail then does an out-n-back to Austin before returning – a combination of WGWL Trail, public roadway and Shooting Star Trail.

Century – 100 mile Route

$12 to ride*

$15  same day registration*

Event shirts for $14 are available to pre-registered riders who select during online registration prior to August 10th.  No guaranteed availability to same day registrants.

This is a self-supported event in regards to hydration and support vehicle. A SAG Wagon is available for riders who experience a bike breakdown or their health physical limit. Stand-alone toilets are available along the route at city parks and points-of-interest along the WGWL Trail.  Listing of refreshment establishments (restaurants) and a map will be provided to pre-registered riders prior to the event and to same-day Border Bike registrants.  Many establishments providing specials to officially banded Border Bike riders, like free coffee, bottled water or soda pop with a purchase of any kind, etc.

Proceeds support the existence of the Wapsi-Great Western Line – a linear park preserving the past for the future, giving active people a safe place to run, hike and bike.

See you on the trail in August!

Date

Aug 27 2022

Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

$12 Registration

Location

Riceville Iowa
190 E Main St Riceville, IA 50466
$12 Registration
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