Border Bike - Official Interstate Bike Ride

Sat July 15, 2023 Riceville, IA 50466 US Directions
Events

Border Bike (IA/MN) - Family Ride (22 or 26 miles)

$12 9:00AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT Registration ends July 14, 2023 at 10:00pm CDT

Border Bike (IA/MN) - Skilled Ride (56 miles)

$12 8:30AM CDT - 3:00PM CDT Registration ends July 14, 2023 at 10:00pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://wgwltrail.com/borderbike/.

Place
Wapsi-Great Western Line Welcome Center
110 East Main Street
Riceville, IA US 50466
Description

A multiple bike route event with a choice of:

-       Family Route (22 miles round trip to Bailey or 26 miles rout trip to the IA/MN Border, entirely on the WGWL Trail, an out-n-back)

-       Skilled Route (56 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways, a loop)

Due to COVID-19 precautions: the highest level of safety precautions for the municipalities and districts the ride goes through should be followed.

Family Routes 22 Miles

WGWL Northern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Bailey Station or IA/MN state line and returns.  

Skilled Route 56 Miles

An Iowa/Minnesota Loop Route that starts and ends at WGWL Trailhead, goes to Minnesota and on the Shooting Star Trail then returns - a combination of WGWL Trail, public roadway and Shooting Star Trail.

$12 to ride*

$15  same day registration*

Event shirts for $20 are available to pre-registered riders who select during online registration prior to July 1st.  No guaranteed availability to same day registrants for $25.

This is a self-supported event in regards to hydration and support vehicle. A SAG Wagon is available for riders who experience a bike breakdown or their health physical limit. Stand-alone toilets are available along the route at city parks and points-of-interest along the WGWL Trail.  Listing of refreshment establishments (restaurants) and a map will be provided to pre-registered riders prior to the event and to same-day Border Bike registrants.  Many establishments providing specials to officially banded Border Bike riders, like free coffee, bottled water or soda pop with a purchase of any kind, etc.

Proceeds support the existence of the Wapsi-Great Western Line – a linear park preserving the past for the future, giving active people a safe place to run, hike and bike.

See you on the trail in July!  Training for RAGBRAI?  Join us!

*The WGWL Trail reserves the right to cancel the event due to situational status of the COVID Pandemic or other unforeseeable events.  Riders take the responsibility for personal safety, including any infectious exposure.   If canceled, online registrants will receive a full refund, minus the online service fee +$1 and taxes.  Refunds are allowed until 11:59 P.M. the night prior to the event.

See all WGWL Trail events at WGWLTrail.com

Sweetheart Ski Saturday, Feb 18th - Free, no registration required

IronHorse Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Saturday, May 6 - https://ironhorse.wgwltrail.com/

Border Bike Ride IA/MN Interstate Ride Saturday, July 15 https://borderbike.wgwltrail.com/

Wapsi Wiggle Training Half Marathon & 5K Saturday, August 5 https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/Wapsi5K

DeRailed Adventure Multi-Sport Saturday, September 16 https://derailed.wgwltrail.com/

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Facebook

Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.