This is the longest running mountain bike race in the state of Iowa, covering 11 miles of Decorah singletrack.
The course starts at The Luge
and heads to Death Valley up Rocky Road
. Take a hard right before the first right on to the lower half of Little Bighorn
. Continue past GT park, down the switchbacks to Horsey
. Then, turn right down Horsey
and turn left and go up Iowa Public Television
to the service road.
From here, turn left and then left again onto Dust Bowl
, heading back up to Horsey
. Turn right onto Horsey
, continuing uphill, and turn left back on to Upper Little Bighorn
past the GT park. Follow this trail all the way back to the Shortcut to Fred
or back to top of Prairie before Rocky Road
. Turn right on Shortcut to Fred
or back to top of Prairie, then right onto the first right trail that leads back to the Kiosk.
At this point, turn right onto Pines East
heading counterclockwise until the trail comes out by an old fire pit. Then head down Gunnar
, turning left onto Julia
. On Julia
, turn then left back down Gunnar
to the service road. From the service road, take a right toward the Kiosk and then a left up North 40
back to the service road.
Turn right and head up the service road to The Prairie
, where you stay right to the top of hill. On the top of the hill turn left and then turn right onto Pines West
. Follow Pines West
until the end, then make a hard right onto The Prairie
trail doubletrack, and follow it all the way back to the northwest corner of Pines West
. Make a hard left down the hill to Fred
, turn right down Fred
, and head back to Death Valley.
From Death Valley, head up New Randy's
, to Backside
, turning right onto Cross Country
and come out on top of Old Randy's
. Take the first right onto Upper Ice Cave
back to Upper Mother's Day
. Enter onto Upper Mother's Day
and take to the end. Continue straight and through the short loop onto Middle Mother's Day
all the way down, where you turn left and follow back up to Lower Mother's Day
Continue up past Glory Hole and Pasche's Path
up to the top of Upper Ice Cave
where you turn right and then right again onto Doug's Trail. Follow Doug's Trail back towards Backbone
. Turn left on Captain's
, and follow it to the end. Here, turn right then right again down Backside
. Turn right on Upper Backside
- Some technical obstacles and a steep descent, and down to Rattle Snake Cave
, where you'll across the road and finish using the River Trail
Longest running mountain bike race in the state of Iowa.