INDIANA'S PREMIER GRAVEL RACE
PRESENTED BY ZIPP
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023
About the DUST BOWL 100
Indiana's Premier Gravel Century, the Dust Bowl 100 presented by Zipp, is back for another year! After welcoming a sold-out field of 600 riders from 20 different states in 2022, we're once again making the 2023 race even bigger and better and are excited to be opening registration to 800 participants! We've also set a goal to DOUBLE our women and junior participation and will be reserving 200 spots for women and 25 spots for juniors!
Traversing the wide open farm fields, century old bridges, and wooded creek valleys of west-central Indiana, the Dust Bowl 100 offers a scenic journey across some of the midwest's finest gravel roads. The event is meant to be a challenging race for those that want to push themselves and see how quickly they can conquer all that the route throws at them. BUT it’s also meant to be a rewarding and memorable experience for those that just want to unplug from the busyness of everyday life and explore roads that will refresh the soul. Three distances are available (100 miles, 80 miles, and 44 miles), so no matter if you choose to race, ride, or cruise, this event is for you! Come get dusty!
*2023 routes are tentative and will be finalized by 7/1/23
60 miles of gravel.
7 historic bridges crossed.
2 off-road adventure sections.
3,500 feet of elevation gain.
50 miles of gravel.
5 historic bridges crossed.
2 off-road adventure sections.
2,500 feet of elevation gain.
30 miles of gravel.
2 historic bridges crossed.
1 off-road adventure section.
1,300 feet of elevation gain.
pre & post ride
Pre-Race Donuts & Coffee
Bike Wash Station
Live Split Tracking
Fully Stocked SAG Stops
Completely Marked Course
Drop Bag Service
Softstyle Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Swag Bags for All Participants
Giveaways All Day Long
Giving Back to the Community!
The Dust Bowl 100 was able to support the following programs and initiatives in 2022:
• 9 bicycles donated to students in the Eminence Community Schools system
• $1,000 raised for the Eminence Athletic Department
• 6 full student scholarships funded for the 2022 Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA) season
• 1 0-to-100 Challenge scholarship awarded to a beginning cyclist (included race entry,
gravel bike, Kickr trainer, full kit, and personalized training plan)
• 1,500 food items donated to the Eminence Christian Church food pantry
We're excited to partner with these great organizations again in 2023, as well as continuing to offer discounted entry fees for junior participants ($45 entry fee for any distance for all 18 & under participants)
“The whole experience was very inclusive at all distances. Seeing so many women participating was awesome . The communication was absolutely incredible. The on course photographers were wonderful. The cold wet towel at the end was pure heaven. It was simply an amazing event that was fun for all , like it should be, but like so few actually accomplish”
— Michael, Nashville (TN)
REGISTER for the 2023 DUST BOWL
Registration will open at www.bikereg.com/dustbowl100 on January 1, 2023 (8:00am EST)
The Dust Bowl 100 event headquarters will be at Eminence High School in Eminence, Indiana.
Conveniently located just 7 minutes off Interstate 70 and only 30 minutes west of downtown Indianapolis, Eminence is a small town that's big on community!
Saturday, July 22, 2023
8:00am Start (80 mile at 8:15am, 44 mile at 8:30am)
WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, AND WHAT TO SEE IN AND AROUND EMINENCE
Eminence Dairyland (8:00am - 10:00pm)
6540 IN-42, Eminence, IN 46125
Little Point Sunoco (Open 24 hours)
Room blocks available for all hotels July 21-23; must book before 6/21/23
Holiday Inn Express Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
6296 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN 46168
Book via this link for $159 King / $179 Doubles
Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, IN 46168
Use Dust Bowl 100 Group code DBL for $162 Suites
Book via this link or call 1-800-EMBASSY
Best Western Plus Atrea Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
6109 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN 46168
Book via this link for $159 King or 2 Queen rooms
Eminence Baseball Fields (at the Dust Bowl venue)
6760 State Road 42 North, Eminence, IN 46125
Available Friday and Saturday nights; $20/night or $35/both nights. Reserve here by selecting the "On-Site Camping" option
Nigh Brewing Company (11:00am - Midnight)
2067 Hadley Rd., Plainfield, IN, 46168
Nonna's So Italian (11:00am - 9:00pm)
5020 Cambridge Way Plainfield, IN
Dawg House Pizza (4:00pm - 9:00pm)
160 W Main St, Monrovia, IN 46157
Farm House Brew (8:00am - 2:00pm)
55 S Chestnut St, Monrovia, IN 46157
Taphouse Burgers (11:00am - 10:00pm)
24 S. Indiana St., Greencastle, IN, 46120
Chicago's Pizza (3:00 - 10:00pm)
POINTS OF INTEREST
2605 N Cataract Rd, Spencer, IN, 47460
6501 W Honey Ln, Martinsville, IN, 46151
1400 W County Road 125 S, Greencastle, IN 46135
Lieber State Recreation Area Aquatic Center
1317 W Lieber Rd, Cloverdale, IN, 46120
Small College Town with Shopping, Restaurants, and Lodging