Game Info

LML+ there is no registration. We do need a head count for attendance, email here or invite yourself on the facebook event page created.

Send email to-

You will get tulips and the ship will set sail from the Walmart lot at 8AM.

Something more than just a bike race- FUNDRAISER.

Fundraiser history- Year 1 we raised $1300 for a young man in need. Year 2 we generated 400 lbs of food and $ for local food shelf. Year 3 the raiser brought in more than $2000 for a beautiful woman fighting cancer. Year 4 (last year) we rallied with the Bauers in support of Jason and his fight... Year 5 was cancer awareness and fund support to a single Mom.

Ethos: You are responsible for you. If you get stuck in one spot, you gotta get yourself out of it. Bring a phone, straight key for an SOS, or sky flares.

NOTE: The course will not be the same as last year. So disregard your bootleg GPS map. You rely on it, and it will cheat you.

THANKS TO MILLTOWN CYCLES & HARRY'S CAFE for their continued support!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


LML+, TBD. Something will happen if an incentive surfaces... Incentives have nothing to do with bicycles or racing... Incentives are individuals in need of help. If we find someone that can benefit from this event, it will happen. If we don't, then it will get passed over for other opportunities to 'Do Something'.

What's different- 100 miles, 3 separate trails/ 9 miles of singletrack,
What's the same- climbs to nowhere, bootleg, randoms & oddities

The first leg will be very similar to LML. Coming back from Milltown, it wont. You will encounter 3 separate singletrack trails (9 miles) in addition to a random mix. The finish will be 2 miles from the parking lot. That is okay, you rode 100 miles, you can ride 2 miles back to the lot. We will congregate at Harry's café for food/ drink/ banter.

This deal is a race, ride it at whatever pace you want or are forced to.

What bike? Trial and error...

If you are inspired to donate to the fundraiser the go fund me will still be active. Do Something.

Most deserving isn't always the winner.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Race is Canceled for 2018-

Always start with the good. LML has raised over $2500 for the Nesbitt family and we didn't even race our bikes... How awesome is that!

The bad. We have to fold em... Race is canceled.

Much communication on the cancelation and ability to contribute to the fundraiser is happening on Facebook.

If compelled to contribute to the fundraiser you can use go fund me, Matt Nesbitt is the guy we are helping.

Unofficial LML routes and maybe something larger in scale will be planned for when the singletrack actually opens up. If Spring arrives sometime before the end of May there will be a beyond LML type rally.
Year 1, conditions were perfect.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Race Update- 8 days out

We are ready for the race... Hope you are as well...

Important points, in no specific order-

- 6AM registration and 8AM start from Harry's Café, don't be late
- If registered, but you can't make it, please let us know at
- Fundraiser first- Awareness for you, those you may influence, and random acts of kindness
- Tulip notes/ cue sheets, if you have never navigated in this fashion, seek advice
- Rain, snow, or shine, we go...
- Swag Swap- bring a prize to donate/ no junk, take a prize when you finish
- Suggested donation:
     - $20 to the fundraiser, $10 to the race fund, or simply contribute what you are able
- Long route ~85 miles, Larry Marx Lite route 44 miles (no check point)
- Climbs to Knowwhere- yes X3.
- Park in the Walmart lot.
- Thanks to Harry's Café & Milltown Cycles... Without them, this event would not be. Please show them your gratitude by patronizing their establishments.

- Lastly, all remaining updates will be at the Facebook event site.

Let's race, help others, and have a good time doing it...

Departure... LML 2014

Friday, March 9, 2018

Registration Closed

Registration is now closed. If you have a valid reason and plan to DONATE mightily then plead your case in the request at

What else:
- If you need to cancel LET US KNOW, it is important to have an accurate head count when sending you off into the abyss heading south into north iowa.
- SWAG SWAP- everybody brings a new in box or hardly used bike something. These are the prizes. No junk allowed.
- Tulip Notes- there will be no electronic advance distribution of cue sheets. We want to keep the 'old school' self navigation aspect of this race alive.
north iowa Gravel Series 3rd annual- this race has joined forces with 2 other race riddles, Ragnarök, and Dickie Scramble. Simple math will be used to calculate the series, results, and glory applied as required.
- Cancer affects us all. I really hope this race/ ride does something for you and those you impact.

A link to TMB Photos from the previous 2 editions

And this guy took shots for the first 3 running's-

C5 is Doing Many Things...


Friday, February 2, 2018

Race Update-

Race date 3-24-18

Registration ends 2-28-18 for those new to LML.

Registration ends 3-8-18 for those that know what 'climb to nowhere' means.

Register at the email link above.

This race is going to support a local family man who is battling cancer. If you want to contribute via Go Fund Me, his name is Matt Nesbitt.

More race details as the event gets closer.

If your wondering March 24th, weather concerns??? That is why our backup date is Apr 14th. In the 5 years this race has occurred, we postponed once due to significant snow. Will see how it shakes out...

I expect LML V 6 to be similar to this/ V 3