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WHEN

Sat Apr 04 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE

NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
slater, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA Cycling Team

Recap/Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Gents Race 5.0!

The participants - YOU - is what makes the Gents Race special.

We changed up the starting location this year.  Slater IA... The Nite Hawk Bar & Grill -  where you can get to gravel in less than 1/4 mile!

The Gents Race is more than a gravel race. After 5 years, the team camaraderie and dynamics along with the handicap staggered start times really allowed ANY team to win. One Flat, One Cramp, or one wrong turn on the cue card, can quickly change the results.



As always there was a variety of teams this year. Some serious, some not.  We saw teams come in and out of the checkpoint in under a minutes and then there were those team who spent nearly an hour eating, drinking and socializing. This is the beauty of the Gents Race.

This year we saw that any team can win and they did!

Winners

Everyone who attempts a crazy gravel race like this is a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner....

Finish Time
These were the first 3 teams who finished
#1 - Team Ass Callous - (finished at 12:55pm with a ride time of 4.48)
#2 - Crunchy Gravel Roll - (finished at 1:28pm with a ride time of 3.43)
#3 - A&BC p/b Heartland Velo - (finished at 1.26pm with a ride time of 3.33)

FULL RESULTS BY FINISH TIME



Fastest Times
These are the teams with the fastest times
#1  -  A&BC p/b Heartland Velo - (finished at 1.26pm with a ride time of 3.33)
#1  -  ZealousRacing-C.Squad - (finished at 1:25pm with a ride time of 3.42)
#1  -  Crunchy Gravel Roll - (finished at 1:28pm with a ride time of 3.43)

FULL RESULTS BY FASTEST LAP


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Weather - a bit cool at 8 am, but quickly warmed up by 10 am. 10-13+ mph SW Winds were in our face for a portion of the course, but cross winds were encountered more than anything making the "team of 5" work together no matter the gravel conditions...

Gravel  -  Conditions we pretty dang good. There were some fresh sections, some washboards, but overall, the conditions were fine for gravel racin'.

Course - Brand new this year! A start, a new 1/2 way point and a new finish allowed for a new and fresh race course. There were a few rollers, but "North Central Iowa Flat" for the most part.  VIEW ROUTE

Venue - The Nite Hawk Bar & Grill was a new starting spot this year. The venue allowed for easy registration, breakfast, onsite restrooms and plenty of close-by parking.


70% finished this year with all five team members as compared to 78% in 2014 and 65% in 2013.
  • 64 Teams signed up (19 more than 2014!)
  • 64 Teams Started (?)
  •   0 No shows (?)
  • 45 Teams Finished

KUDOS to these fine folks for making this event happen

  • Rob, Kyle and Bruce - the Organizers
  • Rachelle Little and Heather Myer-Wince - Start-master and finish line
  • Jim Coady and Christy Varnum - registration and drop bags
  • Kut Bension - Cue Card and logo design
  • Nite Hawk Bar & Grill -  Registration, Food, drink and a cool patio
  • Squirrel - Cue card printing

Legacies through Photos

Thanks
to Jeff  Corcoran for snappin' some awesome photos. If you have links to photos
from this event, let us know and we will add your link.

  • BIKEIOWA - Coming soon

Social Media

We used the hashtag #GentsRace this year. Thanks to all who use it.

Next Year

Each year, we learn new things to make the race a better experience for the next year. If you have feedback, we'd love to hear it. Either leave comments below.. Or send an email to the Organizers.

Description

Gravel Ride

Distance - 75 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 5.0 on April 4, 2015.


This will be the 5th year of the Gents race and we expect 2015 to bigger than last year. 
In 2014 45 teams signed up and 33 finished. In 2013 37 teams signed up and 24 finished.  30 teams (145 "gents") threw down in 2012. In 2011 15 teams came to play for the first year.

START LOCATION - NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
START TIME - 8AM, at NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL

FINISH - at NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL
CUTOFF - 3PM
POST-PARTY -  AT NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL!!!!


UPDATES

  • Mar  3 -  It's ALIVE... the registration is LIVE...
  • Feb 16 - Added Gent's 5.0 Logo and a FEATURE telling all the changes for 2015. Better read it!
  • Feb 11 - REGISTRATION OPENS 3/4/15, closes @ MIDNIGHT 3/27/15



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. There 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 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. We are shutting it down at midnight on March 27th 2015. 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. 


TEAMS

I have a Team of 5.  Cool - Register below AFTER 3/4, when registration opens.

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

I am looking for a Team.  Sure Thang.- You can put you name out via our FB 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 on or around April 2nd.

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

Rob (robsversteegh@gmail.com)
Kyle (ksedore@gmail.com
Bruce (bhreese73@gmail.com)

Links

Venue

NITE HAWK BAR AND GRILL

105 Greene Street
slater, IA 50244
  MAP

Route

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

Cue cards will be handed out day-of-the-race.

Registration

No money to enter, no money to win.

REGISTRATION OPENED 3/4/15, closes @ MIDNIGHT 3/27/15


SORRY - Registration is closed.

Contact

Who Posted

  • Posted Dec 13, 2014 by bikeiowa
  • Modified Apr 8, 2015 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Apr 8, 2015

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