ironhorse gravel grind

IronHorse Gravel Grind

Coming For The Queen City Century? Stay for the IronHorse Gravel Grind.

DateMay 15, 2022
TimeCheck-in starts 7am / 84-miler starts 8am / 43-miler starts 9am / 26-miler starts 10am
LocationFrisco Highline Trail – Willard Trailhead
CostJanuary 1 – April 15, 2022:  $30-$45April 16 – May 11, 2022:  Registration fees increase by $10

Gravel grind on the FHT and back country roads of Polk, Greene, and Dade Counties to Benefit the Frisco Highline Trail!

The IronHorse Gravel Grind will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022.  Rides will start and finish at Willard Trailhead on the Frisco Highline Trail. 

  • THE GRINDY – 26 mile Ride – (Must be 12 or older, with an adult.) This ride is not chip-timed. $30
  • THE GRINDER – 43 mile Race – (Must be 18 or older.) Chip-timed race. $45
  • THE GRINDEST- 84 mile Race – (Must be 18 or older.) Chip-timed race. $45

REGISTRATION:  Click HERE to register online. Registered participant will receive finisher swag, one raffle ticket, and post-ride food and beverage (beer/soda.)
On-line registration ends:  May 11, 2022  at 12:15 am. Fees increase by $10 on April 16, 2022

7:00am — C
heck-in starts 
8:00am — 84 mile ride starts 
9:00am — 
43 mile ride starts
10:00am — 26 mile ride starts
Noon-5:00pm — Post-race meal will be served at Willard Trailhead
1:30pm — Raffle Drawing

More Tips & Details:

  • Gravel-ready bikes are recommended.  
  • All riders should have self-supported cycling & bike repair skills, and carry water, food, and other supplies needed for the ride. 
  • Supported with limited aide stations.
  • 84-mile Race Participants:  There will be cut-off times at each aide station and will be responsible for route navigation. 
  • Food and drink will be available to spectators in exchange for a donation to Ozark Greenways. 
  • Proceeds go to the trail’s maintenance. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We’re looking for a few kind folks to help hand out drinks, food, and moral support at our five aide stations — as well as hand out food, beer, and prizes at the finishline area. Our two main volunteer shifts are: 6:30am-1pm, and 1pm-5:30pm, although we’re flexible on this if you’re only able to help part of the time.

Contact John Montgomery at (417) 864-2015 or

2021 Race Results:  Click HERE!

2022 FHT IronHorse Routes: 

  • The Grindest
  • The Grinder
  • The Grindy

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