112 N 1st Ave, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, United States

Start Date

06/11/2022

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Activities: Gravel grinder, Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 40 miles

The Drift Plain Bridges Ride is a "social-self supporting" gravel ride that will cover a sampling of the very scenic hilly terrain of the Southern Iowa Drift Plain in south-central and south-west Madison County, IA. Riders will be begin and end at The/Drift Taproom located on the west side of the town square in Winterset, IA. 

Since this is classfied as a recreational ride, participants are welcome use E-bikes.

The ride is 39.7 miles long with 2,249 feet of elevation gain. The entire distance is graveled with the exception of the first 1.5 miles leaving Winterset at the beginning of the ride and 1.5 miles re-entering Winterset at the end of the ride. The course will feature rides through 3 of the famous Covered Bridges of Madison County, as well as crossing the historical low-water crossing of Middle River in Pammel State Park! Another feature along the route includes Big Rack Brew Haus featuring over a dozen local craft beers!

To help us plan for food & beverages we are requesting that registrations  be completed on-line through bikereg.com. and be submitted by the posted deadline date of June 9, 2022. However, registrations will be accepted the day of the ride.

The ride will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. All registrants are requested to check in at "The/Drift" (112 N. 1st Avenue, Winterset, IA 50273) between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to sign liability waiver and review ride protocols and additional information.

Your registration fee will include one free beverage (beer, wine or soft drink), a helmit sticker and a souvenir pint glass from The/Drift.

The/Drift Taproom was just recently opened in December of 2020 and is situated in the heart of Madison County. The/Drift is named for the once-glacial region that gave us our rolling hills and famous landform: the Southern Iowa Drift Plain. The/Drift owners belief statement is centered on the notion that we all need to slow down and connect with the simple beauty of the land that surrounds us - and the simple beauty of the moment. Cheers!!

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