Course recon ride today on the 150 route. After 2 inches of rain, the worst mud we found was on the pavement coming in to Murray. Go figure. For more photos and updates, follow us on Instagram!
Food News! We have the Papa Firkin's food truck confirmed for race day!! They will be set up at the winery from 4 to 11 pm, and the Madison County Winery has agreed to stay open until 11 pm to accomodate cyclists, supporters, and volunteers. Papa Firkin's Facebook Page
Exciting News! We are offering FREE camping this year!! Sarah and her wonderful family are offering their Madison County acreage for everyone to camp. No electricity, but a gorgeous landscape. If you are interested in camping, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course recon drive with two of my kids through Adair, Union, Clark, Decatur, and Ringold ‘does anyone live here?’ Counties. The roads are rough in spots, but generally in great shape. Only saw a few cars in over four hours of driving. The one water crossing we saw was down to a trickle. Only one [...]
We are thrilled to share that this year's race will be hosted by the Madison County Winery. The race will start and end at the winery. This will be a fantastic venue for friends, family and fans to gather awaiting the finishers. We are excited to work with Doug and his staff to make the [...]
Here is the elevation profile for the 150. Approximately 7600 feet of climbing by Ride with GPS. It rides like more. This is the route that is most subject to change at this point, but you get the idea. It's not flat. You can switch to either distance at mile 84; from the 150 to [...]
The route is as finalized as it can be at this point. Final GPX and cues will be released the week of the race. This is the elevation profile for the full dirt version of the 200 mile, with 10.5K to 15.5K feet of climbing (depending on which program I view it in). It's not [...]
Since Sarah's been on the disabled list, Scott Newbury has been out checking out the course and helping with the 150 route. Things are looking good! Thanks Newbs!
Volunteers absolutely make this event happen, and there is no way it could happen without you! If you'd like to volunteer this year, send Sarah an email at email@example.com.
Course ride photos from the weekend. Here is a sample of some of the roads you are likely to see. Two potential water crossings, and one of them will likely be after dark for most of you. The B roads are in exceptionally good shape right now.