Tuesday, October 30, 2018

C.O.G. 100 Iowa Gravel Single Speed Championship 2020

The C.O.G. 100 is a Self-Supported, Self-Navigated gravel road bicycle race using single speed bicycles only. This page is where you can find the latest updates....

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So, here's the deal. You C.O.G. 100 freaks weren't too pleased when I gave you 11 bonus miles for your single speed pleasure last Spring, so I've cut the bonus miles down to three.  THREE! That means the course, tentatively speaking, will be 103 miles in length. We may be able to shave it closer to 100 after we recon the thing, but I doubt it.

The next thing I recall folks getting all screwed up about was where the resupply point was. So, guess what? It is- again, this is tentative, subject to change without warning, and all that- at about FORTY EIGHT MILES INTO THE COURSE! Can you believe it? Now watch......someone will say that doesn't work for them. Just wait. Someone will complain about this. Anyway.......

So, there is ANOTHER chance to resupply- albeit off course on a hard top road about 3/4's of a mile from the course- at about 67 miles in. How about that? TWO chances to resupply. I don't know, but that sounds pretty good to me. Oh! And if you avail yourself of the second chance at resupply, YOU GET MORE BONUS SINGLE SPEEDING! (No charge, completely free and optional!)

Now, there will be Level B Road sections. Yes, plural. BUT.....the total should be 1 mile. The first section is really pretty short. Maybe a quarter mile. The next one looks to be about , (you guessed it!), 3/4's of a mile. Unlike last Spring, these will be later into the course, within the last third, I'd say now. Again, that could change. We haven't done ANY recon yet, so keep your mind open to possible changes.

 9/17/19: The C.O.G. 100 will happen again on Saturday March 28th, 2020CLICK HERE for further details and news about registration.

4/7/19: Not many folks file written blog reports that you can find and that are not on social media only, but Craig Groseth has a blog and wrote a really good accounting that represents most folks experiences out there. Give it a read HERE

Thanks again for the outpouring of responses and for your attendance to our event. Here are a few more reports filed by Guitar Ted from his blog:

NOTICE: These are the official results for the C.O.G. 100 Iowa State Single Speed Gravel Championships. All results are from within the official time stamp of the event which was 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, March 30th, 2019.  Anyone that came in after 6:00pm was scored as a DNF. 

Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers. A full race recap will be written and linked on this page Monday, April 2nd, 2019.

1st Place Overall- 1st Mens: Ian Hoogendam @ 4:50pm
2nd Place Mens- Mark Child @ 5:08pm
3rd Place Mens- Aaron Wrabeck @ 5:18pm
4th Place Mens- Josh Magie @ 5:30pm
5th Place Mens- Brian West @ 5:39pm
6th Place Mens- Justin McBride @ 5:40pm   
7th Place Overall- FIRST PLACE WOMANKae Takashita @ 5:43pm
8th Place Mens (Same Time) Tomas Claver, Mark Johnson @ 5:50pm 
9th Place Mens- Jeff Osborn @ 5:58pm