Harvest Rush Gravel Grinder

Saturday, September 23, 2023 · 7:00am
1949 Pleasant Plain Road · Fairfield, IA

Our 4th Annual ‘Harvest Rush Gravel Grinder’ features the backroads of Jefferson County in SE Iowa, where we have more dirt roads than any neighboring county.

Win $1,000 CASH as the top male or female rider in the 120-mile race!!

You will roll out on Saturday, September 23th between 7:00 am – 9 am, from Fishback and Stephenson Cider House in Fairfield, Iowa. 

You can expect 3 different route options to fit any type of rider, from beginner to aficionado. 

What’s Included in Your Registration:

  • SAG Support – if you break down or just can’t finish the route call our SAG team and they will come rescue you.
  • Water & Snack Stations – there will be a few water and snack stations along each route to help you refuel to keep going.
  • NOTE BEFORE REGISTERING: Helmets, lights, and flashers are mandatory and will be checked at the start.

You may register the day of, cash or card.

Join us in Fairfield, Iowa for an all-or-nothing, unsanctioned race with cash prizes for winners beginning and ending at a top-notch venue: Fishback & Stephenson Cider House! Lots of gravel to grind on and a premier place to host.

Short Route - Rain route:


Medium Route - Rain route:


Long Route - Rain route:



$1,000 Cash for winner of 120 mile race!

Prizes for winners of fun rides.
Swag bag for all registered riders.

Costs: $40 for fun rides or $95 for race

Things to Bring

  • Helmet
  • Bike lights aka flashers
  • Your “Level B” Jersey if you bought one
  • Water Bottles (more than one)
  • Tools to fix a flat – We’ll have a SAG if needed.
  • Garmin/ GPS Device – remember to download the map of your route, if you don’t have a GPS device we will have printed off cue sheets at the registration table

Want to Volunteer?

We are currently looking for individuals to help with set up/ tear down, running the registration table, being a SAG support vehicle, helping at the various checkpoint, etc. If you have time and what to help support this event.


Presenting Sponsor Band Sponsor Aid Stations

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