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WHEN

Sat Jun 29 2019 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

WHERE

Villisca community center/city park
Villisca, IA

WHO

Cory McAlpin

Description

Gravel

Distance - 50+/100+

EDIT!!! The long route will be starting at 6 am and the short route will start at 9 am!!!! PASS THIS INFO ONTO YOUR FRIENDS! 


In 2017 I hosted the first SWIG Tour. It started as a free grassroots run what ya brung event. In 2018 I hosted the 2nd annual tour with the same philosophy. In 2018 we had over a 300% increase in numbers with riders showing up from South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and of course Iowa. We had age ranges from 13 to 70 and both men and women. We had gravel bikes, mountain bikes, and fat bikes. Also for the first time in 2018 we went from a single 50 mile ride (2017) to a 50 mile ride and a century. You got to pick which you signed up for. The end results will speak for themselves. I bet most of you know someone who was involved with this years ride. JUST ASK THEM! Most of you will have never seen so many Level B roads in your life until you come ride SWIG.

As quoted on Facebook by the founder of the "Iowa Gravel Project", Mr. Cole Ledbetter, "What a day out on the gravel. I have never seen so many rough B roads in my life!!! This ride is no joke! SWIG Tour.....Put it on your list of events to check out next year!!!!"

In 2018 we also raised a few hundred dollars through free will donation. After food expenses from the after ride meal were covered, we still had over a couple hundred to donate to our local youth sports organization to buy chalk boxes for our summer baseball/softball programs.

2019 promises to be the biggest and best yet!!  Hills, dirt, and more hills is what your gonna get. Bring your A game cause you're going to need them in 2019. Again in 2019 will be a century+ route (125 miles) as well as a 50-60 mile route. Both will feature a lot of MMR roads and a lot of hills. This year I moved the date ahead 1 week so as to not conflict with the Solstice which is only an hour and a half away. The routes will be announced 30 days prior to the ride.

Please register on the Google registration form HERE. Also check us out on Facebook or on our blog spot.

There are all kinds of camping amenities around Villisca. Check out Viking Lake, Lake of 3 Fires, Hacklebarney state park, and Lake Icaria. There are also plenty of hotels around in every town from Clarinda, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Atlantic, Corning, Creston just to name a few.

SWIG riders are some of the best! You guys rock! Villisca is excited and ready for the date!


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Villisca community center/city park

300 E 3rd St
Villisca, IA 50864
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Registration

Free will donation

Contact

swigtour@gmail.com

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