Mullet Fall Classic

IMBCS #10 The Mullet Fall Classic
Lake Ahquabi State Park
Indianola, Iowa
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Marathon mtb category included
Trail run included

Race Directors: Bruce Brown & Bob Matthews

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Course Description

The 6.5 mile loop includes a trip around Lake Ahquabi’s multi-use trail with additional sections that include backwood trails. You will encounter gravel, dirt, roots, ruts, grass, logs, wooden bridges, climbs, fast descents, and the best nature has to offer on this scenic course. The loop will be the perfect test of one’s fitness with all of the full throttle speed and all of the climbing, but will not be technical in nature to scare off the entry level racer. In fact, this will be a perfect venue for first timers and experts alike. Come and join the fun!

Course will go clockwise from the Beach Shelter this year.

Bob Matthews has created a very detailed map for you to zoom in on:


Categories, Start Times, and Distances

9:30 a.m. Trail Run 10 km $20 online
$25 same day
11:00 a.m. Marathon 4 hours $40 online
$45 same day
1:00 p.m. Men
1:02 p.m. Women
Cat 1 Men: 4 Laps
Women: 3 Laps
$40 online
$45 same day
1:04 p.m. Comp 3 Laps $35 online
$40 same day
1:06 p.m. Men
1:08 p.m. Women
Cat 2 Sport 2 Laps $35 online
$40 same day
1:06 p.m. Men
1:08 p.m. Women
Fat Bike 2 Laps $35 online
$40 same day
1:10 p.m. Men
1:12 p.m. Women
Cat 3 Novice 1 Lap $30 online
$35 same day
1:14 p.m. Juniors 1 Lap FREE
3:30 p.m. Kids Race Short beach loop FREE

Schedule subject to change. Classes may be combined and/or races shortened if conditions warrant.

Registration and Awards

  • Online registration closes at 8:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 27th (7:00 p.m. MDT 8/27/16).
  • On-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Trail run registration closes at 9:00 a.m., marathon at 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. for the rest. Please register online; it greatly improves the timing system.
  • Free registration for all those 18 and under. Provided by the IBMCS Youth Entry Fee Help Fund.
  • Cat 1 awards: age class awards and cash payout prizes for overall, both men’s and women’s.
  • Comp awards: age class awards and cash payout prizes for top 3 overall winners.
  • Cat 2 & Cat 3 awards: age class awards and cash payouts for top 3 overall winners, both men’s and women’s.
  • Cash prizes totaling $500 for top 3 in Comp, Men Cat 2, Women Cat 2, Men Cat 3, and Women Cat 3. Provided by IMBCS title sponsor World of Wheels.
  • Fat bike awards: prizes for winners
  • Held under USAC permit #2016-2148.

Additional Information

  • Registration, start/finish, and porta-potties are located at the Beach Shelter.
  • Parking is in the Beach Shelter parking lots.
  • Elvish Consulting will be electronic timing the races.
  • Once the points are tabulated and series winners are known, the IMBCS year end awards will be presented.
  • Post-race party in the Beach Shelter!
  • The race entry fee includes a full hog roast with all the fixin’s which will be catered by There will be a donation jar for non-racer family members who would also like to go whole hog!
  • Oskar Blues Brewery tent will be there with all of their selections free to racers of legal drinking age. Provided by IMBCS sponsor Oskar Blues Brewery.
  • Camping is located on the opposite lakeshore. Campground map, details, and reservations are available on the Iowa State Parks reservations system.
  • Directions: Lake Ahquabi State Park is five miles south of Indianola on Hwy 65/69 and one mile west on G58. Enter the park through the main entrance gate where G58 ends at a four-way stop. Once you enter the park, follow the road all the way down the hill to the beach area.

Race News

The Mullet Fall Classic is a GO!

Reminder to get registered for tomorrow’s Mullet Fall Classic! Online registration closes tonight at 8:00 p.m. CDT (Saturday, August 27th). The link to register (in case you missed it) is HERE! The pork will be served beginning at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow as it takes a full 12 hours to roast our 139 pounder.