April 21st Update!: 250 Riders will start the Chequamegon 100.

Once again, time has flown by since our last update. In that time we have been busy preparing a proposal for the Forest Service to consider and waiting for their decision. Late last week we recieved a simple note on a small piece of yellow notebook paper. On that note was the one word that we’ve all been waiting for…Approved! After a weekend meeting with the CAMBA board of directors, Tim and I are excited to tell you that we have full approval to open the race to 250 riders! Thank you for your patience while we all awaited this important piece of news.

You will notice on the site that there is now a Roster page that has a list of all riders that were on the original roster and all riders that were on the wait list. We need action from you! If your name is on the roster and you will not be riding the 2010 Chequamegon 100 please contact us immediately. This helps us plan for the event and opens up spots on the roster for others. Thank you for letting us know if you will not be riding.

We have more important news for you!

There will be an announcement made soon about a Post Race Party. When we started Chequamegon 100 seeking out sponsorship for the event was not on our list of to do’s. We are humbled by the support from riders and business’. Several business’ have approached us about sponsoring the Chequamegon 100 and we are finding ways to make that happen. Look for an announcement about the post race party. There will be prizes given out to randomly drawn names. You’ll have to be there to get in on the action. This will happen Saturday night after the race.

The course is being finalized and we will have two options for navigation, Cue Sheets or downloadable GPS files. The course will not be marked with ribbons, arrows, paper plates, etc… It is critical for you to be aware of this. If you are expecting a marked course you will be disappointed. We will also provide a stack of CAMBA trail maps for those who wish to carry them as a back up. Cue Sheets and Maps will be available at the start line!

We have mentioned this every time an update has been sent just to make sure you know what you are getting into. Chequamegon 100 is a self supported race. You are responsible for you! There will be no court marshal, there will be no course sweep, there will be nobody out there. Of course, there will be other racers out there and we ask that you look out for each other. If a racer is in need, take care of them. Do not leave other racers stranded for any reason. No outside support is allowed, unless you are dropping the race. As always, if you have questions, now is the time to ask.

I hate to be verbose on the self supported nature of the event, but it needs to be said. This is going to be a fun and challenging ride for all of us. If we aren’t going out there for fun, then why are we going out there? There are no prizes at the end, just good stories and a few scrapes and bruises to share.

We are looking forward to seeing you in May! Until then, get on your bike and ride. This weekend TK & I will be taking place in TransIowa V6. Coverage is slim, but what does come through adds to the mystique of the event. Check it out when you get a chance and send good vibes to all of the participants.

Thank You.

TK & JM