Come join us for 3 races, over 2 days, with options for all levels of riders:
- Iowa Games Gravel Grinder (1 or 3, 19 mile Laps)
- Sunny Heights Gravel Time Trial (2.6 miles)
- Crushed Rock Classic (2, 5, or 7, 6.2 mile Laps)
Ames Velo is excited to host the 1st version of our Gravel Omnium featuring 3 events that participants can enter individually, or as an overall competition.
To be eligible you MUST enter the Iowa Games Gravel Grinder Long Course, the Sunny Heights Time Trial, and the Crushed Rock Classic Men's or Women's Open Circuit Race. You may enter any combination of weekend races - one event, two events, all three events - but only the categories specified here are eligible for the omnium scoring.
- Omnium participants will be awarded points for each stage starting with 100 points for 1st place, and descending value for each place (e.g. 2nd place = 99 points, 3rd place = 98 points, etc.)
- Tie breaker will be best finish on CRC Long Course.
The Iowa Games Gravel Grinder, is held under the auspices of the Iowa Games and run by Ames Velo, held on Saturday, June 4. The Iowa Games are open to anyone but only Iowa residents are eligible for Iowa Games medals. BUT, overall results in the Long Course will be scored towards the Omnium
The Crushed Rock Classic and Sunny Height Time Trial are USA Cycling events. All riders must have a current USAC Annual License or purchase a USAC one-day license. The Beginner's races are only open to one-day licensees but you can enter any of the categories with a one-day license. One-day and annual licenses must be purchased on-line. We cannot sell them at the race site though you can purchase them on race day with your smart phone or other internet enabled device.