Sat Sep 21 2024 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Glenwood Iowa
Glenwood, IA


Iowa Gravel Series



Distance - 100k / 62 miles

The Glenwood Gravel Grinder is the one the started it all! And we aim to make this a great day in the saddle for everyone. But to do that… we have to focus on the areas where we want to improve. Much like structured workouts, you have to focus on one thing and one thing only to make the change you want to see in yourself. That’s why we’re excited for 2024. Here’s Julie Borer, founder of Prairie Bloom Cycling Club, to explain…

2024 Superbloom

If you google the definition of a superbloom, you’ll find that it’s a rare phenomenon occurring in the deserts of California and Arizona with an unusually high number of wildflowers that bloom at once!

But we aren’t in the desert, not even close. Here in the midwest, we have a superbloom in our own backyard. It’s a time when our prairies morph into a sea of native flowers that demand we take note. They are quite a sight to behold! 

Glenwood Superbloom, a women’s gravel race, derives its name from this rare phenomenon. A very fitting name for a first-of-its-kind race in the midwest (taking inspiration from our friends at The Dusty Bandita). It’s also a nod to Prairie Bloom Cycling Club (PBCC), a women’s club and race team based in Omaha, Nebraska.

PBCC is proud to partner with the Iowa Gravel Series, a race series we’ve raced and supported over the past few years, and who have shown equal support for us too!

Time and time again we’ve shown up to start lines where there might only be a handful of women in a sport dominated by men. We hope to change that by providing a welcoming environment for all women, regardless of skill level or race aspirations. If you’ve raced in the Loess Hills, you already know they’re some of the prettiest roads, but also some of the most challenging (in the best way). If you haven’t experienced this part of the country, you should see it for yourself! 

We are up for the challenge, and we’re betting you are too!



Glenwood Iowa

Glenwood, IA 51534



$40 - GRASSROOTS REGISTRATION - includes chip timing, marked course, pro photography and aid stations
$60  - RACE PACE - All grass roots amenities plus an Iowa Gravel Series t-shirt and entry in the finish line raffle
$400 - FULL SEASON - Why not join us for all 6 races in the series and enjoy a one of a kind Superbloom Series jersey!


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