Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Race and Adventure Pursuit – China Spring, Texas

December 1, 2018 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Talbert Ranch
5037 Talbert Ranch Rd
China Spring, TX 76633
Don Ickles. Event Director

From the Promoter:

The 5th Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Road Race and Adventure Pursuit is a fun, laid-back gravel adventure event held at the historic Talbert Ranch in China Spring, Texas. The Iceman’s Challenge is a race and adventure ride organized to give gravel riders an opportunity to ride of some of the remote and most beautiful country roads in McLennan and Bosque Counties. This year we offer an 86 Mile Ultra Gravel Road Race and Adventure Pursuit Rides and courses of 68, 54, and 36 miles. The event takes place on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Historic Talbert Ranch outside the China Spring Community located near Waco, Texas, with all courses located in McLennan and Bosque Counties. The Iceman’s Challenge offers routes along beautiful gravel roads, some shaded by trees and on sunlit country roads taking you through farm and ranch lands meandering by rivers and crossing creeks, and streams. The four courses offered will feature roads with varying surface conditions from compacted gravel, small cinder-like sand, smooth dirt, rocky to smooth water crossings, rutted washouts, chip seal and smooth asphalt pavement. This year the 86-mile and 68-mile courses will again offer the challenging section called The Angel’s Lair featuring four challenging climbs and descents with some spectacular views from the highest elevations in Bosque County. Course routes average between 90-75% gravel roads with 20-25% paved roads.

As in our past events, we strive to offer a high quality event and to give back to our local community which supports the Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Pursuit and welcomes event participants. Each year we select a deserving charity or organization to donate our net proceeds on behalf of all our event participants, sponsors, and volunteers. The 5th Annual Iceman’s Challenge Gravel Race and Pursuit is very pleased to announce The Arc of McLennan County will again be our 2018 Community Charity Campaign donation recipient. The mission of the Arc of McLennan County is to expand opportunities, care, and support for persons and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities. For specific information or to make a direct donation to The Arc’s programs, please visit

For event details and specific information regarding event schedule, maps, locations, FAQs, event rules, and contact information please go to our officlal website at

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