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INDIANA'S PREMIER GRAVEL RACE

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023

About
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About the DUST BOWL 100

Indiana's Premier Gravel Century 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 Dust Bowl 100 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 in the 2023 field!
 

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!

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ROUTE DETAILS

*2023 routes are tentative and will be finalized by 7/1/23

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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.

$85

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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.

$65

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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.

$45

Routes
Rider Perks
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pre & post ride

Pre-Race Donuts & Coffee

Post-Race Meal

Live Music

Bike Wash Station

Vendor Expo

On-Site Camping

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during ride

Chip Timing
Live Split Tracking

Fully Stocked SAG Stops

Completely Marked Course

Drop Bag Service

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SWAG

Softstyle Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Event Photos

Finisher Awards

Podium Trophies

Swag Bags for All Participants

Giveaways All Day Long

RIDER PERKS

Giving Back to the Community!

 

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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)

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Supporting
Testimonials
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“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)

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Location

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 22, 2023

8:00am Start (80 mile at 8:15am, 44 mile at 8:30am)

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Local Attractions

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 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

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

ON-SITE CAMPING

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.  Reservation info will be posted soon.

RESTAURANTS

POINTS OF INTEREST

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Sponsors
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

*Visit our Partnership page to find out how to become involved with the Dust Bowl 100 as a sponsor or exhibitor
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MEDIA COVERAGE

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