YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sat Oct 21 2017 - Sun Oct 22 2017 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The Sands
Des Moines, IA


BIKEIOWA Cycling Team


What a weekend! The BIKEIOWA Racing Team hosted one heck of an event at a new venue (the SANDs Volleyball Club). 

Sat weather was great and the course was FAST.  Within an hour of the Saturday races, mother nature dumped over an inch of rain on the course, so Sunday's Master's races started out a little sloppy, but the sandy ground tacked up nicely for the rest of the day.

The course was approx 1.7 miles long and included a great mix of tight-n-twisties int he woods and longer straight-aways for those power/recovery sections.

174 raced on Sat and 118 raced on Sunday. with over 200 spectators on Sat and at least 100+ on Sunday.

Oakley provided all prizes for Saturday and Oskar Blues Brewery provided prizes for Sunday!

THANKS to Oskar Blues Brewery, OAKLEY and Iowa Beverage for sponsoring the event
THANKS to Mike and his crew at the SANDs for making it a great venue
THANKS to the 515 Pi and Big Acai bowl food trucks for the great food
THANKS to the BIKEIOWA Racing Team for the vision and hard work to make this event a success.
THANKS to ALL the spectators and racers.

RESULTS (both days)

Corcoran's Photos - Sat (smug mug)

Eric Roccasecca - Sat (smug mug)
BIKEIOWA - Podiums (fb)
Happy Birthday to Nate Hicks (fb video)
Janan Pro-Heckler Hicks - Sat (fb)
more to come

Until next year...



Distance - laps -n- laps

Expect the unexpected - the BIKEIOWA Boyz are back in town for TWO days of Cyclocross Racing and a Volleyball tournament. Wha...?!?


More to come VERY soon...

Volleyball tournament

Calling all RAGBRAI Teams and anyone else who love a party and like playing volleyball.

We will host a Volleyball tournament at the same time as the Cyclocross races on Sat, Oct 21st.
Compete in the tournament and watch cyclocross!

We will have beer, food and live music onsite, so come out for the day!

6 on 6 teams
$80/team pre-registered. $100 day of registration <---- UPDATE 10/19 - JUST SHOW UP AND PLAY FOR FREE !!!
Registration starts at 11:00 AM
Teams can have as many as 10 players
Teams can be co-ed, all male, or all female
Pool Play starts at Noon (guaranteed 4 games)
HIGH 5s for the winners.

For more information, email Dori at

The SANDS Amenities

Indoor restrooms
Outdoor showers
Bike wash
Plenty of parking
Plenty of seating
Plenty of sand
Heated tents/overhangs
Right on Bike Trail
Close to Bike Shop

Food Trucks

  • Big Acai Bowls
    A delicious treat by combining Acai sorbet with other organic ingredients of your choice into one amazing bowls

  • 515 Pi
    Pizza is Happiness!


Mike and his crew at the Sands have been great to work with and is letting us use their grounds, as such we ask that everyone respects their alcohol policy and not bring their own alcohol to the race, however, anything purchased at the Sands may be brought with you anywhere on the grounds with exception of the bike and pedestrian trails which is city property. Please don't drive home if you have been drinking. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Beer on Tap

Coors Light, Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Pils, and Pinner Throwback IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery will be on tap at #theGRAND. Courtesy of Iowa Beverage Systems

GRANDest Photo Contest

We'll give a prize to the grandest photo that is taken at the GRAND. After the event, email TAG  #BIKEIOWA and #theGRAND when posting your photo. We'll consult with the BIKEIOWA Cycling Team (ya know.. the judges...) and we'll come back with a WINNER within a week.  MAX 3 submissions per person.


View Race Schedule



The Sands

6214 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312




Volleyball registration coming.


Who Posted

  • Posted Aug 16, 2017 by bikeiowa
  • Modified Oct 25 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Oct 25



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