About the DUST BOWL 100
Indiana's First Gravel Century is back for another year! After welcoming a sold-out field of 400 riders from 18 different states in 2021, we're making the 2022 Dust Bowl 100 even bigger and better and are excited to be opening registration to 600 participants!
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
pre & post ride
Pre-Race Donuts & Coffee
Bike Wash Station
Fully Stocked SAG Stops
Signage at Key Turns/Intersections
Drop Bag Service
Softstyle Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Proud to Support Youth Cycling!
In 2021, the Dust Bowl 100 had the goal of expanding youth cycling opportunities in Indiana. This was accomplished by donating 6 bicycles to students in the Eminence Community Schools system (thanks to Westfield Cyclesports for the help!), as well as by funding 4 full student scholarships for the Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League's 2021 season! We are excited to again be partnering with these two great organizations in 2022!
And, once again, all junior cyclists (18 & under) will receive discounted entry fees to the 2022 Dust Bowl 100.
“It was everything a race should be - an impeccably run event that was as challenging as it was rewarding.”
— Patrick, Indianapolis (IN)
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)
Little Point Sunoco (Open 24 hours)
Room blocks available for all hotels July 22-24; must book before 6/22/22
Holiday Inn Express Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
$159 King or $169 Double rooms; Group Code DUS
Reserve here or call 317-839-9000
Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
$154 suites; Group Code DB1; reserve here or call 1-800-EMBASSY
Homewood Suites Plainfield/Indy Airport (20 miles east)
$159 suites; reserve here
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