Race Day Details

Still working on details, check back in early July.   Lots of updates coming with the start/finish changing.

Race day details

Race Date: Saturday, 7/33/2020

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

Registration: opens at 6:30 AM (parking... info below)

Start time: 7 AM.


Maybe, but most likely not.....

Maps, Cue Sheets, GPX files

We will post Cue Sheets for you to print.  

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:

Update coming.... .

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...

Update coming.... .

Bathroom at the start/finish

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
Update coming.... .

Other unofficial spots for refreshment.
Update coming.... .
  - 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.

Update coming.... .
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
Update coming.... .

Rules - just a few
Update coming.... .
  • 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.

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