NOTE: The C.O.G.100 was ultimately cancelled. I also have retired from event productions/promotions, so any future event like this will not be something I am involved with any longer.
I have left this post up as a reference, nothing more to it than that, since the event is now defunct thanks to COVID-19 issues. The original post follows the jump break.
Also: There is some leftover C.O.G. 100 merch for sale. See the Garage Sale Page Here
Hey all you single speed nut jobs out there. Listen up, because N.Y. Roll and I have some news concerning the C.O.G. 100 Iowa Single Speed Gravel Road Championship.
They say "single speed is dead", "gravel has jumped the shark", and riding in the Mid-West is dumb, but ya know what? We don't care what they say. We're doing this again, and that's that. Y'all can come along for the good times or just sit there and be a typical keyboard warrior. What'evs. If you are in on this deal, read on. If not, move on......
Back in May, when we announced that this would, in fact, happen again, we posted this poasty-post. In that screed we asked y'all for ideas on what you thought about some prompts we floated out there. The ideas that got the most energy and the ones we liked are the following. First- There will be some sort of nod to the Military Veteran folk. One idea was that people could sponsor a Vet, have their name on the number plate, and that we'd do something with donation money that would support veterans in some way. (Big idea, may be too complicated, but it is interesting) The other thought was that we'd give those in the Military or Veterans of Military service some sort of discount. The first idea makes everyone pay the same and those who want to put in a little bit more would get their money donated and the name on the number plate, etc. The second idea is just cut and dry. Easy-peasy. Maybe we'll do both. Dunno right now.
Okay, what we do know, and this all is set in stone, are the following bullet points for the next C.O.G. 100:
- Single Speed bicycles only.
- Self-navigated by cue sheet.
- New Course out of Grinnell
- Event date of March 28th, 2020
Speaking of registration, we will also be working on the details of that and make a further announcement later into the Fall.
Finally- This will be a hard event. Many will not finish it. Maybe no one will. And we are alright with that. Don't plan on coming if that rubs ya the wrong way.