• Posted Jan 11, 2014

Looking for a new challenge for the winter months? Try the Iowa Roller Race Series.

Here in Iowa we have a race series every winter. Participants ride their own bikes on the Kreitler Alloy Rollers in full race trim:alloy rollers with a flywheel and a "killer headwind" resistance unit.

About Rollers

Both sets of race rollers are hooked to the computer to record time and distance. The race is a time trial; 2 miles done for time. With the resistance level, racers typically turn in times between 5 and 12 minutes. It's the toughest 2.00 miles in many racers' seasons.

Stop by to spectate, try a race near you, or do them all. You can chart your improvement over the winter and from season to season. Roller racing rewards steady, smooth efforts. You'll be rewarded in the spring with a smoother spin and steadier riding. See you at the races.

Never ridden rollers but want to learn? Most road riders who've ridden a few years can pick up rollers quickly. It is not that different from riding in a straight line down the road. In time many riders learn to ride no-handed and to stand and stretch their legs.

An Iowa Roller Champion will be awarded for each category.

Your 3 best rides average times will determine your finishing place. Good luck, may the tailwinds be with you.

2014 Roller Race Series

2014 Al Kreitler Memorial Killer 2-Mile Roller Race Series

Jan.11th Sat.

Harper’s Cycling & Fitness Roller Race
1106 Grandview Ave.
Muscatine, IA 52761

Contact: Greg Harper
ph. (563)263-4043

Jan. 19th Sun.

Europa Cycle Killer 2-Mile Roller Race
4302 University Ave.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Contact: Russ Clarke
ph. (319)277-0734

Jan. 25th Sat.

2014 Iowa Bicycle Summit & Expo Roller Race
Iowa Events Center (Expo Area)
833 5th Ave.
Des Moines, IA

Contact: Randy Catron
ph (515)480-7030

Feb. 2nd Sun.

West Des Moines, IA

Contact: Randy Catron
ph (515)480-7030

Feb. 8th Sat.

Bickel’s Killer 2-mile Roller Race
305 E. Agency Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655

Contact: Tyler Bickel
ph. (319)754-8208

Feb. 9th Sun.

Ames Assault Roller Race
Bike World of Ames
126 South 3rd St.
Ames, IA 50010

Contact: Steve Lauber
ph. (282)852-9152

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