About the DUST BOWL 100
Welcome to Indiana’s Premier Gravel Race, the Dust Bowl 100 presented by Zipp! After successfully hosting a sold-out race featuring 800 riders from 29 different states in 2023, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of registration to accommodate 1,000 participants in 2024!
Set against the picturesque landscapes of the Hoosier state, the DB100 offers cyclists a unique journey through history and terrain. The meticulously designed course takes riders over some of the Midwest's finest gravel roads, weaving together both wide open farm fields and wooded creek valleys, stitched together by several iconic bridges echoing a century’s worth of stories.
Whether you're a seasoned cyclist seeking a new and compelling challenge or an adventurous spirit eager to explore Indiana’s backroads on two wheels, we invite you to be a part of this journey with us. Come get dusty!
*2024 routes are tentative and will be finalized by 7/1/24
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 2023:
• 12 bicycles donated to students in the Eminence Community Schools system
• $2,650 raised for the Eminence Athletic Department
• 8 full student scholarships funded for the 2023 Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA) season
• 1 0-to-100 Challenge scholarship awarded to a beginning cyclist (included race entry and kit;
gravel bike and Kickr trainer from Westfield Cyclesports; Hammerhead computer; and
personalized FasCat Coaching training plan)
• 1,500 food items donated to the Eminence Christian Church food pantry
• Monetary donations to Bicycle Indiana and Putnam Parks & Pathways to
support their work expanding cycling opportunities in Indiana
We're excited to partner with these great organizations again in 2024 and will become an official Bicycle Indiana funding ride. Junior participants 18 & under will continue to receive discounted $50 entry fees for any distance.
“One of the best races I've participated in. Very high value for the money ”
— Scott, Bellefontaine (OH)
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 27, 2024
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)
Little Point Sunoco (Open 24 hours)
Room blocks available for all hotels July 26-28; must book before 6/26/24
Holiday Inn Express Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
Book via this link for $159 King / $179 Doubles
Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
Use Dust Bowl 100 Group code DBR for $174 King Suites
Book via this link or call 1-800-EMBASSY
Eminence Baseball Fields (at the Dust Bowl venue)
Nigh Brewing Company (11:00am - Midnight)
Nonna's So Italian (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Dawg House Pizza (4:00pm - 9:00pm)
Farm House Brew (8:00am - 2:00pm)
Taphouse Burgers (11:00am - 10:00pm)
Chicago's Pizza (3:00 - 10:00pm)
POINTS OF INTEREST
Small College Town with Shopping, Restaurants, and Lodging