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WHEN

Sat Apr 07 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE

NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
Slater, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA Cycling Team

Recap/Results

RECAP

Well, Renegade Gents Race 8.0 is officially in the books!

THANK YOU to all 359 racers who came to ride bikes on a chilly Spring day.

Your amazing donations to Furry Friends Refuge total $7000!!  We made a bunch of furry friends VERY happy.

76 teams signed up. 69 teams started and 35 teams finished (before the 4:00 pm cut-off time with all five teammates).

The first team left the start line at 9:00am. The last team left at 11:10 am.

The first team crossed the Finish Line at 2:02 pm. The fastest elapsed time was 3:41 and the slowest time was 6:03

Temps were a brisk 19 degrees at the start and warmed up to almost 40 degrees mid afternoon with with light 8-10 mph NW winds.

Lots more comments on the Facebook event.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you all at Gents Race Version 9. plan on it. 

THANKS

Thanks to Nite Hawk Bar & Grill for rolling out the red carpet, giving amazing service to hungry and thirsty racers AND for covering insurance costs. Please support these amazing folks the other 364 days of the year!!! We can't do it without them.

Thanks to Snus Hill Winery for hosting our checkpoint.

Thanks to Mary Harris and Tim for the Official Start Line Photos

Thanks to Mother Nature for 'serviceable' weather and lighter winds than in the past.

Thanks to Rob VersteeghKyle Sedore, Bruce Reese and the BIKEIOWA.com crew.

Thanks to our AMAZING volunteers: Julie Sedore, Tim Heinle, Steve Cannon, Jeff Stegeman, Katie Jones and the folks I probably forgot!

Whew. It takes a lot of people and places to make this happen.....but look at all the folks that help. Amazing. Thanks again to all of YOU, racers, and hope to see you next April.


Kind Words from the Furry Friends Refuge

coming soon...

PHOTOS

BIKEIOWA Photos (Start Line & more)
Brian & Carolyn Spiess Marsh 

Send us a link if you have more photos...


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MAKE THIS DAY A WIN-WIN !
RIDE SAFE !


RESULTS

Place

Team

Start

Finish

Elapsed

1

Ames Velo - Black

10:08 AM

2:02 PM

3:54

2

Twisted Arms

10:38 AM

2:22 PM

3:44

3

Jacque Vaughn

9:13 AM

2:27 PM

5:14

4

The Not Wanteds

9:28 AM

2:30 PM

5:02

5

Mostly Old Guys

10:32 AM

2:31 PM

3:59

6

Funky Monkey

9:50 AM

2:32 PM

4:42

7

Lewd from the Loo

10:14 AM

2:34 PM

4:20

8

Prairie Fire

9:22 AM

2:36 PM

5:14

9

Brass Monkey

10:48 AM

2:37 PM

3:49

10

Gravel Sharks

9:17 AM

2:47 PM

5:30

11

James and the Giant Peaches

10:54 AM

2:47 PM

3:53

12

Wrecked'em Racing

10:12 AM

2:48 PM

4:36

14

Butt Ice Rides for Our Friend Timmy!

9:54 AM

2:49 PM

4:55

13

Anchor Spankers

11:08 AM

2:49 PM

3:41

16

Alaskan Bush Beavers

10:20 AM

2:50 PM

4:30

15

Riding with Fred!

11:02 AM

2:50 PM

3:48

17

Grit Kickers

9:03 AM

2:51 PM

5:48

18

Rad Tad & The Eastown Gang Bang

10:56 AM

2:58 PM

4:02

19

Tumbleweeds

10:46 AM

2:59 PM

4:13

20

MisFits

10:16 AM

3:00 PM

4:44

21

Team Safety Stop

9:15 AM

3:02 PM

5:47

23

Five Feisty Fellows

9:16 AM

3:03 PM

5:47

22

Snot Rockettes

9:05 AM

3:03 PM

5:58

24

Stranger Danger 2

9:08 AM

3:04 PM

5:56

25

Chamois Droppers

11:10 AM

3:06 PM

3:56

26

ZR

11:06 AM

3:07 PM

4:01

27

Sugar Cherrythighs aka Kate's Squad

10:58 AM

3:08 PM

4:10

28

Lost AF

10:30 AM

3:10 PM

4:40

29

lonely orphans

9:38 AM

3:11 PM

5:33

30

3 Talls and 2 Smalls

10:00 AM

3:20 PM

5:20

31

Radbude

10:06 AM

3:22 PM

5:16

32

Seattle Supersonics

10:42 AM

3:24 PM

4:42

33

Team green

10:52 AM

3:30 PM

4:38

34

Half Ton Dust Mites

9:36 AM

3:39 PM

6:03

35

Dave and the Dirty Debutantes

10:26 AM

3:59 PM

5:33


Description

Gravel

Distance - 65 or so miles

GENTS RACE

The BikeIowa.com Cycling Team would like to request the presence of YOU and 4 teammates for the Gents Race 8.0 on April 7th 2018.

This race is insured as a USAC Gran Fondo race. No license required.

This will be the 8th year of the Gents race.

By the numbers...
2018 - 76 teams signed up. How many will finish?
2017 - 63 teams signed up. 46 finished - beautiful day!
2016 - 64 teams signed up. 18 finished - WINDY!
2015 - 64 teams signed up. 45 finished
2014 - 45 teams signed up. 33 finished
2013 - 37 teams signed up. 24 finished
2012 - 30 teams signed up. 22 finished
2011 - 15 teams signed up. 13 finished

START LOCATION - NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
START TIME - 8AM - NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
STAGING - NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL 
FINISH - NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
CUTOFF - 3PM
POST-PARTY -  NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL


UPDATES

Apr 5 2018 - Start times moves from 8am to 9am - find out more
Apr 4 2018 - Teams ranked. Whew. Look soon for your Captain's email
Mar 30 2018 - Registration closed at midnight.
Mar 27 2018 - Add the Furry Friend Donate list to the Registration section
Mar 24 2018 -  Nite Hawk Bar & Grill has your back. Get to the end and you’ll have $3 tall boys and homemade brisket or pulled pork sandwiches waiting for you to purchase.
Mar 22 2018 - FYI - The Nite Hawk will open at 7 am on Race Day for your team to sign-in.
Mar 19 2018 - 58 Teams Registered so far
Mar 1 2018 - Registration Opened
Nov 13 2017 - Event Posted


WHAT IS A GENTS RACE?

Glad you asked!  To directly quote the folks at Rapha that started the whole concept (and that we’ve blatantly stolen it from): ‘I sold it to the racers as an unsupported, unsanctioned, unmarshalled, five-rider team time trial meets alley-cat, meets ‘Cannonball Run’…….

So there you have it. 5 teammates (friends), racing for nothing more than pride over the roads surrounding Slater, Iowa. 65 (or so) miles of gravel.

Winners get nothing but pride and high-fives.

No money to enter, no money to win.

It will be fun.



RULES?

Yes:  There are a few rules...

  1. No cheating. No working with/drafting off of other teams. All teammates must stay together at all times. No bad attitudes. No outside support. Be Gentlemen (or ladies).

  2. To make it interesting teams will be staged according to your team's potential. If you have a fast team then you will be one of the last teams to start the race. For instance - first team left the starting line last year at 8am sharp while the last team left at 9:30am. The race is a time handicapped race. It makes for a very interesting finish.

  3. Remember, there WILL be a staggered start for each team. First team goes off at 9AM, with each remaining team rolling out at equally spaced intervals yet to be determined.

  4. You are responsible for YOU-you are doing this event at YOUR risk. For you, by you. Take care of yourself. Ride smart. Roads will be open to traffic. Dogs will come say hello. Miles will add up. NO neutral support. NO sag wagon. NO power food sponsorship. Again, you are doing this BY CHOICE.

  5. There will be a mandatory checkpoint at or around the race halfway point. Here, you will also have access to your drop bag (one per team).

  6. Your TEAM CAPTAIN will register the complete team below. You must be registered by then or no gents for you.

  7. Teams can be comprised of all males, all females or a mix of both.

  8. All staging handicaps are final. Our team of Nerf-ball engineers have devised a special algorithm to ensure every team has the correct handicap.

  9. Time penalties will occur for any changes to your roster AFTER registration closes. No exceptions.

  10. 4:00 pm is the cut off. You can still finish after 4pm, but your time won't be counted.


TEAMS

I have a Team of 5.  Cool - Register below.

I have a Team but need one or more person.  Almost there - You can request a teammate via our Facebook event page.

I am looking for a Team.  Sure Thang.- You can put you name out via our Facebook event page.



COMMUNICATION

The ONLY correspondence going out to your team will go to your TEAM CAPTAIN, it’s THEIR responsibility to relay information to YOU.
 
General information and updates about The Gents Race can always be found right here (See the updates section).

We will send you your assigned start time and route on or around April 5th.

Questions, concerns or issues? We’re here to help.

Rob (robsversteegh@gmail.com)
Kyle (ksedore@gmail.com
Bruce (bhreese73@gmail.com)
USA Cycling Permit 2018-1393

Cover Photo by Jeff at Corcoan Photos

Route

Gravel, more Gravel, and some pavement leaving from SLATER, IOWA. 

Cue cards and start time will be emailed to the captain.

We will NOT have cue cards at the race start. Be sure to print your own!

Venue

NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL

105 Greene Street
Slater, IA 50244
  MAP

Registration

REGISTRATION opened March 1st and shuts down at midnight on Sat March 30th 2018.

** REGISTRATION IS CLOSED **

We will once again donate to the Furry Friends Refuge. Each racer is asked to bring $15 worth of product as a donation. Online donations will also be accepted. Just print out a copy of your receipt and bring it on race day. Find out what to donate.

Updated March 27 with the latest needed items: peanut butter, lemon floor cleaner, Windex, dog treats, office paper, 2XL red and black Kong chew toys, wet cat food (any brand, pate style is best but not required), Purina dry cat food, dog leashes to give out to adopted dogs, Natural Balance brand LID chicken and pea cat food, and Walmart gift cards (to enable them to buy test strips for diabetic cats). Amazon page ( http://tinyurl.com/ffr-amazon-wish-list

Furry Friends Refuge is a nonprofit humane organization serving the animals of West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, and Windsor Heights. Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization and has created the first no-kill community in the Des Moines metro area.

The Nite Hawk will open at 7 am on Race Day for your team to sign-in.



Contact

Robsversteegh@gmail.com

ksedore@gmail.com

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