The 4th 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 Ride and courses of 86, 68, 54, and 36 miles. The event takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 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 wash outs, chip seal and smooth asphalt pavement. For 2017, the 86 mile and 68 mile courses will offer a new 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.