The dog days have passed, it is time for some beautiful, crisp, fall riding.
Please welcome our title sponsors for the event:
· Milltown Cycles of Fairbault, MN
· Salsa Cycles, based in Bloomington, MN.
This year we also have several supporting sponsors coming on:
· Angry Catfish Bicycles and Coffee of Minneapolis, MN
Finally, we can’t thank enough the partners who have provided us with prizes, opened their doors to host us, and built trails for us to ride
· Twin Six Clothing of Minneapolis, MN
· DZ Nuts embrocations
· Wolf Tooth Components
· Lakewoods Resort
· River’s Eatery
· Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association
· International Mountain Bike Association
· RJF Insurance
· Cable Chamber of Commerce
To put this event on is a labor of love for us. Our title and supporting sponsors provide the operating budget for our event along with great prizes. Our partners are critical in creating the experience that we want to provide with the event along with incredible prizes.
Many of you have requested to transfer your entry to another racer. We have received your requests and have updated the roster. If you have already requested a transfer it has been processed. If you have not sent an email to us to request a transfer you have between now and September 14th to do so. On September 14th we will lock the roster and only cancellations will be possible. We appreciate your patience while we have been silent on the issue.
If you have sent a cancellation notice we have received it. If you need to cancel for any reason please email us between now and race day. The sooner the better, but we understand circumstances. This helps us greatly with our partners for food planning and race day logistics.
We are in need of volunteers! All of our crew has either added to their family, is adding to their family, or went and wrecked themselves riding a bike. If you, or a riding a partner, are available on race weekend to volunteer please read on! Volunteers are guaranteed entry into next year’s event.
Course Setup: Friday September 20th, we are in need of course marking volunteers. Volunteers will be given all of the materials and a section of trail with a map to mark. Historically this has been roughly 15-20 miles of trail split amongst 6-10 people. Typically pairs go out together to get this job done, with 3-5 pairs of riders. We will meet Friday AM @ Lakewoods Resort parking log, 10am. Please come with bike, bug spray, a pack to hold supplies, and enough food and water for 3-4 hours.
Saturday September 21st, we are in need of volunteers at the Fish Hatchery park checkpoint. This volunteer will haul drop bags and spend the day at the checkpoint opening it up for the first riders at 10am and closing it down at 3:00pm. This is good for someone who has a larger vehicle and a racer going the 100 mile distance. We encourage rider support to make a day at the Fish Hatchery checkpoint, bring a picnic, bring a frisbee and have a great time while waiting for riders!
Sunday September 22nd we are in need of volunteers to ride a section of course and pull down course markings. Historically this has been done by 2-3 riders. We have inevitably missed signs and this isn’t how we want to show up at the trails. If you are interested in this position we will meet Sunday @10am at Lakewoods Resort to assign sections and provide course maps. This is great for race support crews that want to get a ride in and riders who ‘just didn’t get enough’ the day before.
If you, or a riding partner, are available to help please let us know. We appreciate any support and time you can provide.
Lodging: Lakewoods Resort
Just like previous years Lakewoods Resort is the host resort for the pre-race meeting and dinner.
Lakewoods is offering a 20% discount on lodging if you book for 2 or more nights, lodging is limited this year. Rooms may still available if you call Lakewoods.
Remember the Chequamegon 100 happens on September 20th and 21st, 2013.
Pre-Race Meeting and Registration:
Friday, September 20th, 6-8pm at Lakewoods Resort there will be a mandatory pre-race meeting and registration.
Registration is from 6-8pm with a brief riders meeting starting at 7:30pm.
Riders will receive a race number. If you are competing in the 100 mile event, a drop bag and number will be provided for you (more details below)
This year Lakewoods will be offering a Combo Meal Ticket. This will cover one persons meals for dinner and breakfast at a cost of 20.00. Tickets will be sold by Lakewoods Resort when you check in. Be sure to ask for them and indicate what meals they are for. If you do not get them at check-in, we will have them at the registration table with cash only.
Friday Night Pasta Feed: Friday, September 20th, 6-8pm, Lakewoods Resort
We encourage all riders, families, and support crews to eat dinner at Lakewoods Friday night. Perhaps we are naive believing that families and support crews would want to spend the weekend in the Northwoods, perhaps we are optimistic. Either way, we want this to be an event that people make a weekend out of and enjoy some time spent in the Chequamegon National Forest
Pasta Feed..$12.50, per person, gratuity is included in the cost (Kids under 5 eat free, 5-10 are 1/2 price)
Includes two pastas; Alfredo, marinara & meat sauces
Assorted French breads
Ice cream bar with sundae toppings
Cash bar will also be available
Saturday Breakfast: Saturday, September 21st, 5:30-8am (open late for families and support crews), Lakewoods Resort
We encourage everyone to pay for breakfast Friday night, this will help Lakewoods estimate how much food to prepare.
Everyone who pre-pays for breakfast Friday night will receive a ticket you will need to hand in Saturday morning.
Breakfast Buffet …$10.00, per person, gratuity is included in the cost (Kids under 5 eat free, 5-10 are 1/2 price)
The 100 Mile race start will be at 7:00am. Riders are to rally in the parking lot at Lakewoods from 6:30-6:45. We will then cross the road and have a pre-race meeting before the start on Rock Lake Road.
The Metric 100 race start will be at 8:00am. Riders are to rally in the parking lot at Lakewoods from 7:30-7:45. We will then cross the road and have a pre-race meeting before the start on Rock Lake Road
Fish Hatchery Checkpoint (for 100 mile riders):
Fish Hatchery will be roughly the half point of the 100 miler. Riders will be able to have one drop bag that we will transport to/from the checkpoint and finish. Drop bags will be provided at the pre-race meeting on Friday night to all 100 mile riders. We will not be accepting personal bags this year, only the bag that we provide. This is a change from last year. Water is available at the checkpoint via a well, or you can pack it in your bag. You may also have support crews meet up at the fish hatchery checkpint
We encourage riders to have their support crews at the checkpoint, make a day of it, make a picnic, let’s turn the park into a festival!
Fish Hatchery Checkpoint is the only place on course that we would like support crews to meet their riders. This is primarily for the experience and safety of the riders.
Janet Road Checkpoint
Janet Road will be roughly the half point for Metric 100 riders. We will not have drop bags available at this checkpoint, but there will be water and snacks for those in need. This checkpoint is intended to be a last resort aid station. Do Not plan on needing this checkpoint as you strategize for the event.
Race FinishThis year the race finish will happen in downtown Cable, WI. The finish line will be in front of River’s Eatery where riders and families will be able to relax and fuel up after a day on the bike. We will have a changing tent and bike washes available. Please keep muddy bike shoes and clothing out of the River’s Eatery.
Post-Race Party and Awards Ceremony
With a handful of sponsors comes a handful of prizes! This year we will have some prizes and giveaways for riders in the evening. Expect the awards ceremony to happen at 7:00 June 23rd, 2012, the day of the race.
That’s all for now folks. Thank you for your patience.
JM, TK, RH