Saturday, January 14, 2012

Registration / Ride Details

We've been getting a few requests to clarify the registration details.   We will open registration on March 1st.   Registration will be via a postcard sent to a TBD address.

Include this information on your postcard.
Name (or alias):
Age:
Bike type:  Single Speed, Fixie, Legacy (antique models with gears)
Email address:

As of right now we are limiting the ride to 50.  If we can scrounge up a few  volunteers we will increase this accordingly.

At the end of March, if we get more entries than the limit we will select the riders from the post cards sent in.

Selection criteria:
1. Vets  (we have 14 vets from last year and they get priority, IF they send in a postcard)
2. Remaining entries will go into a bucket and will be awarded via lottery.

A waiting list will be created based on postmark.   So there is a reason to get your card in early.

We will give out cue cards with turn by turn instructions and a gps file so you can ride at your own pace.   There will be a 100K turn off at around 45 miles if you want to try something shorter or decide to bail.

Our hope is that most riders will think of this as a 100 mile gravel lemming pack pub crawl with the idea of finishing around 9+ hours.   (we stop at one roadside bar for lunch).   The benefit of finishing with the lemming pack is that you will be invited to the survivors party to hose down and enjoy beer and brats after the ride.

This sound like fun, and it is, but this will not be an easy ride, it will likely be very hot and windy.   The actual distance is around 104 miles and over 100 miles are on gravel.   Many of the gravel roads are downright nasty with treacherous loose deep gravel.  There isn't much to speak of for hills.   There is no shade.  It is very remote, we pass through two small towns.   You probably won't have cell coverage for some of the ride.   You will want to carry a lot of water.   The first water stop is at around 50 miles, second at 75 miles for lunch.

This is a founder sponsored ride.   We'll supply blue collar (Pabst) beer and brats at the survivors party.   You are welcome to bring your favorite libation, if you have a favorite micro brew, please bring at least one extra to put into the founders cooler.

Questions?   Post a comment and we'll post an answer.

Jim and Ed (Founders)

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