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