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Day 1 - July 21, 2019 - with optional loop

Council Bluffs, Iowa , United States
77 mi




ft elev +


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Those who take on the Gravel Loop through McClelland will add about 21 miles of riding with another 1,207 feet of climb. If you rode the Gravel Loop last year, this is about 100 more feet of climb than that. So ride this clockwise loop if you welcome a hilly challenge! Today’s route also includes the Mile of Silence. The Mile of Silence is to remember riders we have lost. Please observe a moment of silence as you ride between Underwood and Neola on County Road G8L. There will be signs between Pinoak Road and Rosewood Road to mark the mile. The route was challenging, but not too difficult. Since we are in the Loess Hills area, you can expect hills. 

Routes subject to change.  Exact routes through pass-through towns and over-night towns may not be accurate.