YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sat Oct 06 2018 6:00 AM - 11:55 PM


Madison County Winery
St. Charles, IA


Spotted Horse Cycling


Thank you for supporting the 2018 Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra! Thank you for making the best of the bad weather! It was an incredibly difficult day to be out on a bike, but you all rode with good cheer, fought hard, and have much to be proud of whether you made it to the finish line or not.

104 registered. 88 were expected at check-in. 57 started. 22 finished the 150 mile sprint. Only 4 finished the 200 mile.

Spotted Horse Results 2018 – Sheet1-3

Thank you to BIKEIOWA for supporting my event since it's inception, and thank you all for coming to the Spotted Horse.

Please watch the facebook page and website for links to photography. Result will also be posted by tonight.

If you have any feedback for me regarding the event, please email me directly at Every year I strive to do better, and your feedback is most helpful. If you publish a race report, please forward a link to me and I'll make sure it gets shared. 



Markman Outdoor Photography

Eric Roccasecca




Distance - 200 or 150 miles

Full course: 200 miles
Short course: 150 miles

Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra is a self-supported gravel and dirt road adventure, and no crews are allowed on the course. There will be opportunities to resupply at convenience stores, and the distances between them will be communicated to all registered participants.

There are categories for open, single speed, fat bike, tandem.

If you are considering longer self supported gravel events like Trans Iowa or the Alexander, this is a good place to test your gear and your mettle. If you’ve completed multiple 100 km or 100 mile rides and are looking for your next challenge, you will find it here.

Visit the Spotted Horse website for detailed registration and location information.


Expect it to be very hilly, with many turns and few flat and straight sections. There will be dirt B-roads, bridges, a water crossing, and probably some hike-a-bike sections. Parts of the course will be remote, with limited cell service. Other areas will be residential farmland, but all should be low-traffic, scenic Iowa roads.


Madison County Winery

3021 St. Charles Rd.
St. Charles, IA 50240



$70 per person. Registration opens 5/1/2018 at 8am on
No refunds, no transfers, and no late entries.


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