The event will start at a new location in Sioux Center this year – Country View Park, 1051 12th St. NE – due to ongoing construction at the previous site. The park is located on the northeast side of the softball field in that area.
- A 60-mile paved route will travel through the communities of Rock Valley and Hawarden. Aid stations will be located in those towns to welcome riders and rejuvenate them with Gatorade, water and snacks before heading back out on the road. The ride is departing a half hour earlier this year at 6 a.m.
- A 30-mile paved route will travel to Rock Valley and back through the Sioux County countryside. The ride will depart at 8 a.m.
- A 30-mile gravel route will loop riders through rural Sioux County. The ride will depart at 8 a.m.
“The 60-mile route travels through some of the most scenic portions of Sioux County. It’s a partial hybrid of previous routes that we have used before, along with stretches that are completely new,” Vander Waal said. “Our 30-mile route is entirely new from recent years but brings back elements from a route that we use a few years ago. Most stretches of these routes are on quiet, country roads with relatively low traffic counts. We will ensure that the routes are well-marked again.”
Participants who register by the early-bird deadline of Thursday, May 30, will receive a discount. The cost is $25 through that date. The price will increase by $10 to $35 thereafter until the day of the event. Participants who register by May 30 will guarantee a T-shirt in their size.
- American State Bank,
- Peoples Bank,
- Premier Bank,
- Northwest Bank,
- Proactive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab,
- Brothers Bicycle Shop,
- Dordt College,
- Lewis Family Drug,
- Mane Attraction,
- Robin’s School of Dance,
- Sioux Center Chiropractic Wellness Clinic.
The following businesses are donating materials or services to the event: Pizza Ranch, Fareway, Hy-Vee and McDonald’s.