What is the DUST BOWL?
This is Indiana: Farm fields stretching to the horizon, dotted with silhouettes of barns and intersected by miles of lightly traveled gravel roads. Century old covered bridges crossing serene streams and idyllic creeks. Beautiful wooded oases offering shelter from the mid-July sun. Hills (yes, Hills!) that will wake the legs and burn the lungs (but not for too long, because remember, this is Indiana). And a handful of small towns where you’ll be greeted by a wave and a smile as you pass through.
The Dust Bowl 100 is meant to be a celebration of all this. It’s meant to be a challenging race for those that want to push themselves and see how quickly they can conquer all that the Dust Bowl 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!
Oh, and about the Dust Bowl name? Let’s just say that it can be pretty dry around these parts in late summer. But it could also be rainy, or damp, or chilly, or absolutely beautiful. Remember, this is Indiana!
*routes subject to slight changes; final 2021 routes will be posted by 7/1/21
pre & post ride
Bike Wash Station
Fully Stocked SAG Stops
Signage at Key Turns/Intersections
SAG Bag Service
Softstyle Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Proud to Support Youth Cycling!
Not only do junior cyclists get discounted entry fees to the Dust Bowl 100, but we are also thrilled to be partnering with two great organizations in an effort to encourage and expand youth cycling opportunities
in Indiana. As part of the partnerships, a portion of the Dust Bowl 100 proceeds will be used to provide bicycles for Eminence students as well as help fund the Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League scholarship program.
"You truly have the best gravel we've ever ridden and it's so well maintained...We'll be back for sure."
— Keith, Bloomington (IL)
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 24, 2021
WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, AND WHAT TO SEE IN AND AROUND EMINENCE
Eminence Dairyland (8:00am - 10:00pm)
Little Point Sunoco (Open 24 hours)
Room Block available for July 23-25 (book before 6/23/21)
Use Dust Bowl 100 Group code DUS for $85 King or $99 Double rooms
Includes free hot breakfast, welcome bags, & close proximity to 12 restaurants.
A $50 Hendricks County Feature Food Products Basket will also be given away to one participant!
Special tent camp sites (with electric) available July 23-24 for $15/person
Call 765-795-6079 and ask for Dust Bowl Reservations
Showers, restrooms, swimming pool, lake fishing, & kayaking on-site.
Cabin rentals and RV sites also available on a first come, first served basis.
Farm House Brew (8:00am - 2:00pm)
Dawg House Pizza (4:00pm - 9:00pm)
Lou's Diner (6:00am - 9:00pm)
Chicago's Pizza (3:00 - 10:00pm)
POINTS OF INTEREST