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Additional race information can be found at http://wgwltrail.com/borderbike/.
A multiple bike route event with a choice of:
- Family Route (22 miles round trip, 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)
- Warrior Century Route (100 miles, on WGWL Trail, Shooting Star Trail and county hard-surface roadways, a loop plus an out-n-back to Austin)
*Physical distancing is required in compliance with 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.
WGWL Southern Branch Option – Out-and-Back that starts at WGWL Trailhead to Lylah’s Marsh or Elma 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.
Warrior Century Route 100 Miles
An Iowa/Minnesota Loop Route that starts and ends at WGWL Trailhead, goes to Minnesota and on the Shooting Star Trail then does an out-n-back to Austin before returning - a combination of WGWL Trail, public roadway and Shooting Star Trail.
$12 to ride*
$15 same day registration*
Event shirts for $14 are available to pre-registered riders who select during online registration prior to August 7th. No guaranteed availability to same day registrants for $15.
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 August!
*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 12th - Free, no registration required
The Music of John Denver, April 23 https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/MusicofJohnDenver
IronHorse Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K Saturday, May 7 - https://ironhorse.wgwltrail.com/
Wapsi Wiggle Training Half Marathon & 5K Saturday, August 6 https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Riceville/Wapsi5K
Border Bike Ride IA/MN Interstate Ride Saturday, June 2023 https://borderbike.wgwltrail.com/
DeRailed Adventure Multi-Sport Saturday, September 24 https://derailed.wgwltrail.com/
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