The 2022 Prairie Burn 100 gravel bike ride will take off from Grinnell, Iowa’s Central Park on Saturday, June 11, 2022, with a start time of 7 A.M. The ride is a fundraiser for Imagine Grinnell, a nonprofit that manages programming for healthy and sustainability initiatives. Riders can sign up online now for 25, 50 or 100 miles routes. Entry is $40 per person with discounted family rates and the first 250 entrants receive free swag including a t-shirt and slap koozie.
“The Prairie Burn 100 is a fun event where riders can enjoy our beautiful local gravel roads with a bunch of new friends,” says Tim Ellsworth, President of Imagine Grinnell. “We’ll have determined riders who grit their way through the full 100 miles of hills, gravel and B roads while many of the 25-milers will take their time enjoying the amazing views that surround our community.”
To help prepare for the event, a group of Prairie Burners take off for a weekly ride every Tuesday departing from Bikes to You at 5:30 P.M. This is considered a no-drop ride, so new gravel riders have an opportunity to try gravel riding without getting left behind.
In addition to the June 11 gravel bike ride, more activities are planned in and around Central Park with the following schedule:
9–10 A.M. Yoga in the Park
9:30 A.M. Food Trucks & Hotel Grinnell Patio Open
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. Grinnell Farmer’s Market
10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. Storytime Art in the Park presented by the Drake Community Library and Grinnell College Museum of Art
12 P.M. Family Bike Ride
“We are thrilled to offer opportunities for the entire family at this year’s event,” says Jennifer Cogley, Director of Programs at the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and Prairie Burn 100 organizer. “We hope the community will take advantage of this fun summer event and cheer on the cyclists as they finish their ride.”
For more information on the gravel ride and activities, visit prairieburn100.com.