1/26/14: With the interest already shown in the '14 version of GTDRI, I am considering "clocking" the starting point of the route to Strawberry Point, Iowa. There is a motel in downtown Strawberry Point and Backbone State Park is excellent for campers and is only 5 miles from town. Thinking this might work? Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or make suggestions. More to come- stay tuned! UPDATED: We also could go to edgewood, which seems to have a few more options for motels....
1/25/14: The GTDRI for 2014 will be on July 26th, a Saturday. A Gathering will occur the day before. The route will be a reprise of the '09-'10 route in Northeast Iowa. Stay tuned for details!
7/6/13: There is a big route and ride update on Guitar Ted Productions which you can see HERE
Note: The ride starts at 5:00am sharp and will begin at the Jackson County Welcome Center just west of Sabula on HWY 64. Route Cues: Long Route HERE
Short route (65 miles) HERE
6/30/13: The Latest:El Presedente Ari, of the Slender Fungus Cycling Association, has posted route details HERE. Stay tuned for detailed cues.
7/15/12:The GTDRI was a big success! 9 intrepid riders showed up from as far away as Kansas and Nebraska for this edition of the ride. It was hot, humid, we got rained on, and all in all had a great time. 6 finished the complete 120 mile course. A BIG THANK YOU to all you who made the ride awesome! Links to the story on this one- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 3.1 , Part 4
08/01/11: Another GTDRI In The Books! We got in right at 100 miles with temps in the upper 90's and brutal heat in the afternoon. Thanks to all in attendance. It was awesome to see all of you. Report #1 Here. Report #2 Here.
7/19/10: The GTDRI 2010 Report can be found here: Into The Heat It was a really hot day with temperatures reaching into the mid-90's with high humidity and little wind. A recipe for a truncated version of the GTDRI. That has only happened once before due to a thunderstorm back in 2007. Thanks to Jeremy Fry and Jason Boucher for coming along on this burnt, crispy critter of a ride!
Hit me with an e-mail if you want to let me know you'll be there or if you have any questions. I'll post up any last minute changes later if there are any. Stay tuned!