Sugar Cubed Marathon – Rescheduled: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saturday October 19, 2019 Rescheduled: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Update: Friday, Oct. 18: The forecast has been stable at predicting rain during the race tomorrow, and we likely won’t have any different information later today, so we’ve decided to go ahead and postpone the race a day. Sunday should be a nice day, and the limited amount of rainfall predicted will have time to soak in to give us a nice trail to ride. Thrice. Registration and race times will remain the same. We empathize with those folks who won’t be able to attend Sunday, and are happy for those who will attend that couldn’t make the Saturday race. And we’re really excited to finally, finally, have an event for a change!  Revised flyer posted below.  For any further updates / information please see the facebook event page.

Update: Sometime in June before the 16th: Area rains have driven Coralville Lake levels well above flood stage for Sugar Bottom access, and it won’t recede enough for us to have an event on June 16. We are still committed to having the Sugar Cubed Marathon however, and will give it another shot on Saturday, October 19. This also allows one more mulligan by letting us shift to the 20th if necessary. Fall is the best time to Ride Sugar, hope to see you there!

S3: Sugar Cubed Marathon

Get ready for the Sugar Cubed Marathon, the second (who knows anymore after our 3rd reschedule!) of five 2019 IMBCS Marathon Events. This separate Marathon-Only event allows Marathon Riders to experience everything that Sugar Bottom has to offer – 12 miles of classic Iowa singletrack, 1400’ elevation gain – three times. S3: Sugar, Cubed.
This year we’ll be running the race in the opposite direction, counter-clockwise (“backwards” to normal trail markings).  Laps will be capped at a maximum of 3 laps, and racers must start their third lap before the clock hits the 4 hour mark.  Racers will be scored for completing 1 through 3 laps.

S5: Single Speeds Scored Semi-Separately (race within a race)

Along with the Open Mens and Womens IMBCS Categories, we will again recognize the intrepid Single Speed riders. We’ll score SS with the main field, but there will be some special awards for the top three SS riders in the field.

Post Race Food Provided

Thanks to Geoff’s Bike and Ski for once again providing post race eats! They will have the grills fired up for burgers and brats again – a perfect post race meal.
Hope to see you there!

Get Registered

Pre-registration available at USA Cycling.

Flyer and Course Map

2019 Marathon Flyer-Rerereschedule

2019 Marathon Map