Opal Wapoo Changes Course

The Midwest is currently experiencing historic flooding and weather. The City of Hardin and areas surrounding the Missouri River flats are experiencing very difficult flooding conditions. It is hard to predict what challenges will come. For this reason, The organizers of the Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder have made the decision to move their Wapoo 100 course north, which will effectively eliminate the river flats from the course (Note: the 52-mile and 20-mile courses are NOT affected).

Organizers said that the last thing they wanted to do was present additional pressure to residents and county road crews preparing for and cleaning up with the floods, adding there is no way to know when roads will be passable again.

Organizer Phil Scherer said, “Although they love the diversity of terrain that the flats bring to our race, with change comes new reasons for excitement. Expect more elevation gain.”

Garmin estimates 5300 feet of climb which will most likely be near 8000 feet when ridden based on last years estimates.

For new maps of the routes, visit: Opal Wapoo Courses

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