RENEGADE GENTS RACE
The BikeIowa.com Cycling Team would like to request the presence of you and 4 teammates for The Gents Race 3.0 on April 6, 2013.
This will be the 3rd year of the Gent's race. In 2011 15 teams came to play. 30 teams (145 "gents") threw down in 2012. We expect 2013 to bigger yet. Oh yeah.. stick around afterwards for a post-party!
START LOCATION - Kyle's Bikes
START TIME - will be at 8AM.
STAGING will be a 5 minute bike ride from Kyles Bikes
FINISH - will be a 5 minute bike ride from Kyles Bikes.
CUTOFF - TBD
POST-PARTY - will be JETHROS in Ankeny! party room is reserved!
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’…….
there you have it. 5 teammates (friends), racing for nothing more than
pride over the roads north of Ankeny. 65 (or so) miles of mostly gravel.
Winners get nothing but pride and high-fives.
No money to enter, no
money to win.
It will be fun.
- 4-2-2013 12:00am - Closed Registration. 37 Teams will compete. Captains - watch for you email soon that will contain your start time and other information.
- 3-6-2013 8:35pm - decreased mileage from 75 to 65 and updated a bunch more info
- 3-6-2013 8:15am - Registration went LIVE (exactly 1 month from race day)
- 2-27-2013 9:20 pm - working on the registration form and other details...
- 1-18-2013 9:45 pm - We have a route. I repeat. We have a route.
- 11-26-2012 9:44 pm - Event posted...
Yes: 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
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.
will be a small ride to get to the START LINE. Remember, there WILL be a
staggered start for each team. First team goes off at 8AM, with each
remaining team rolling out at equally spaced intervals yet to be
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.
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).
TEAM CAPTAIN will register the complete team below. We are shutting it
down at midnight on April 1st 2013. You must be registered by then or no
gents for you.
Teams can be comprised of all males, all females or a mix of both.
All staging handicaps are final. Our team of Nerf-ball engineers have devised a special algorithm to ensure every team has the correct handicap.
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 page].
I am looking for a Team. Sure Thang.- You can put you name out via our [Facebook page].
Time penalties will occur for any changes to your roster AFTER registration. No exceptions.
COMMUNICATIONThe 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.
We will send you your assigned start time on or around April 3rd.
Questions, concerns or issues? We’re here to help.
REGISTERRegistration is closed.