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INDIANA'S FIRST GRAVEL CENTURY

Presented by: 

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SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2022 (tentative)

 
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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!

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ROUTE DETAILS

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100 Miles

60 miles of gravel.

7 historic bridges crossed.

2 off-road adventure sections.

3,500 feet of elevation gain.

$80

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80 Miles

50 miles of gravel.

5 historic bridges crossed.

2 off-road adventure sections.

2,500 feet of elevation gain.

$60

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44 Miles

30 miles of gravel.

2 historic bridges crossed.

1 off-road adventure section.

1,300 feet of elevation gain.

$40

 
 
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pre & post ride

Pre-Race Donuts

Post-Race Meal

Bike Wash Station

Free Parking

during ride

Chip Timing

Fully Stocked SAG Stops

Signage at Key Turns/Intersections

SAG Bag Service

SWAG

Softstyle Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Event Photos

Finisher Awards

Podium Trophies

RIDER PERKS

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.

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"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)

REGISTER for the DUST BOWL

Please visit www.bikereg.com/dustbowl100 for registration

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LOCATION

Venue

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!

Address

Date

Saturday, July 24, 2021

8:00am Start

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, AND WHAT TO SEE IN AND AROUND EMINENCE

CONVENIENCE STORES

Eminence Dairyland (8:00am - 10:00pm)

6540 IN-42, Eminence, IN 46125


Little Point Sunoco (Open 24 hours)

9620 N Little Point Rd, Stilesville, IN 46180

LODGING

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!

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

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.

RESTAURANTS

POINTS OF INTEREST

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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MEDIA COVERAGE

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