Race Day Details

Race day details

Race Date: Saturday, 7/31/2021

Distance: 100 miles or 100 K, confirm your distance when you check in.

Registration: opens at 6 AM (parking... info below)

Start time: 7 AM.


Yep, lots of chances to score a $3 trophy.

Maps, Cue Sheets, GPX files

We will hand out Cue Sheets at the start.  But if you want to laminate yours you can print below.

We encourage the use of gps devices!   

If you don't have a Garmin, Everytrail, ridewithgps, and a dozen others have smartphone apps that you can use that are either free or only a couple dollars.

Links for gpx files, and cue sheet below:

100K Map

100M Map

Yes, you will have to sign a waiver when you register.   

Be Patient
Bring some patience and a good attitude.  This is a free ride funded by Jim, Suzanne, Ed, Becky and our families.  The volunteers are our friends and family.

The start will be a bit hectic, but with two distances and varied riding speeds we expect the finish to be fun and laid back.

Registration opens at 6 AM.   
You will need to sign a waiver, get your packet which will include a number for your helmet and a copy of the cue sheet.   

Directions to parking and start
You will need to get to Watertown, from there park at Christ Community Church on Highway 10.   
512 County Rd 10
Watertown, MN 55388

See map on how to get from parking to start.   There is a biffy next to the ball field at the parking lot. Use it to keep the bathroom line at the house down.

There is limited parking on the street near the start, we're asking that only people who car pool and riders bringing volunteers use that.

With ~100 riders we're going to have a very crowded cul-de-sac at the start.

Bathroom at the start/finish
You can use the bathrooms at our house at the start and when you finish, but it might be a bit crowded at the start so keep that in mind.

There is a biffy next to the ball field at the parking lot.  Use it to keep the bathroom line at the house down.  

Check Points
There is a check point in Biscay for both the 100 mile and 100 K at ~32 miles.  Water and restrooms are available there.      

The 100 mile riders will check into Biscay a second time after a 37 mile loop.  

Check Point Drop
We will have bins to bring items (water bottles, food, ....) to/from the check point.   Keep in mind that anything left in a bin may not get back to the start until 30 minutes after the second check point closes.   That could be as late as 2PM or so....

Other unofficial spots for refreshment.
  - 54 miles - Winsted Grocery store or Corner Bar (very nice deck)

100 mile
  - 41 miles - Lake Marion Campground - Water and restroom
  - 59 miles - Brownton Bar and Grill - 1 block west on division street
  - 91 miles - Winsted Grocery store or Corner Bar (very nice deck)

The two check points are the only "official" place for water on the 100 mile ride, keep that in mind and bring plenty of water as 30+ gravel miles on a hot day is a long way to go.  If you don't have 70 ounces of water when you leave the last rest stop, you probably don't have enough water and should make use of the unofficial water stops.

If you do run out of water, don't be stupid, stop at a farm or house along the way and ask for water.   I've done it and have never been refused.

Tentative Check Point operating times:
Biscay - 8:30 AM to 1 PM or so.... 

Support - some, but be prepared...
This is officially an unsupported ride.   That being said, we will do what we can to help you enjoy your ride.     You will need to bring adequate water and nourishment for the ride.   You will need to bring tools, spare tubes, ... If you get to a check point, chances are you will get some help from a volunteer.

We'll have some treats at the check points, but not enough to get you 100 miles, so keep that in mind.

We will be "collecting" finish times on a clip board near the finish.    It will be self timed, on your honor.

The sprint finish for those of you concerned with your place will be just before where the Luce Line goes under highway 25 coming into Watertown.  

We'll try put up a cone 50 feet before the tunnel and hopefully it will be there when you finish. Otherwise just improvise.

So if you feel the need to contest a place within the group you are riding with this is where you can do it.   There won't be anyone there to judge so work it out with your fellow sprinters and record it when you get to the finish.

Lemming survival party
Tradition holds that at the finish the surviving Lemming herd gathers for a few beers and brats and whatever else Suzanne can come up with which we will provide on our deck in the back.

We'll also have something for those who prefer veggie stuff, black bean burgers, or something like that.

Rules - just a few
  • You must sign a waiver.
  • You must check in at the check points.
  • You must wear a helmet.
  • You must wear your number on your helmet.
  • With the exception of your fellow grinders (or a friendly local), you are on your own. This is a self supported event. 
  • No public urination allowed. Please find a remote woods, cornfield, or ditch in an uninhabited area. 
  • Obey all traffic laws. This is an open course so show respect. 
  • No littering! Pack out what you bring. 
  • If you leave the course, you must re-enter at the same spot you left.
  • If you need to drop, let Jim know via text, number is in the cue sheets.

Bags at the start
Feel free to bring a bag to leave at the start/finish so you can change clothes and get comfortable.

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