Saturday, August 11, 2001 -- Slatyfork, WV
Wild 100 Backcountry Race
|Out for the long haul in Slatyfork|
New for 2001: ULTRA STAGE RACE that combines the accumulated time of the Wild 100 on Saturday and the XXC at the Massanutten Hoo-Ha! on Sunday!
What is the Wild 100? An all day mountain biking marathon whose length is determined by your own route choices. Check in at six different checkpoints, then finish at Elk River approximately 100K (62 miles) later. Ride the trails and terrain that has put Slatyfork on the map as the eastern mecca of serious mountain biking. This will be a true test of endurance and riding skill. Bring your lighting systems, tools, family and friends for a true back-country experience.
WHEN: Saturday, August 11th, 2001
WHERE: Slatyfork, WV at Elk River Touring Center
COURSE: The course is up to you and what you think is the best way. Start at Elk River at 7am and check in at six different check points in sequence, always deciding for yourself which trail, dirt road, or paved road is the most efficient for your skill, fitness, and mental state, then finish at the Elk River Touring Center. The entire course should total approximately 100 k (62 miles) and have a cumulative elevation gain of nearly 8,000 ft. Trails such as Tea Creek Mtn., Bear Pen, Red Run, will lead you to Sharps Knob, Gay Knob, and deep into the Tea Creek Canyon. These are the trails and terrain that have put Slatyfork on the map as the eastern mecca of serious mountain biking. Depending on weather conditions the race could very possibly last deep into the night. So bring your lighting systems, food, tools, and most importantly your courage and perseverance. This will be the true test of endurance and eastern trail riding skill.
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration is $75 (postmarked before July 20), and registration is $90 (after July 20). On-site registration 9a.m. to 9p.m. Friday August 10. Registration includes a waterproof and tear proof Slatyfork Mountain Bike Trail Guide with checkpoints marked, a Wild 100 T-shirt, food and camping Friday & Saturday nights, water at the 4th,5th and 6th checkpoints, Wild 100 Survivors BBQ Party & the confidence and satisfaction of competing in one of the toughest races around.
* Registration includes... a waterproof and tea proof Slatyfork Mountain Bike Trail Guide with checkpoints marked, a Wild 100 T-shirt, food and camping Friday & Saturday nights, water at the halfway checkpoint, Wild 100 Survivors BBQ Party & the confidence and satisfaction of competing in one of the toughest races around.
NOTE NEW STARTING TIME IN 2001: A mandatory pre-race meeting will be held on August 11th at 6:45 am at the Elk River Lodge. Riders should atten`d ready to ride. The Wild 100 will start promptly at 7:00 am.
CLASSES: There are classes for men, women, couples, and teams competing together [field limit - 200]. This race is not for beginners or intermediates with weak knees. The extreme length and terrain of the Wild 100 will surely break many. Finishers will be very proud of their accomplishment.
A NOTE ON TEAMS: The concept behind a team is to simulate the epic backcountry group ride. Teams should work together to finish together. Leaving teamates behind will not improve your finishing time as it will be based on the last team member to finish. Just like you wouldn't leave your buddy in the woods on a group ride you shouldn't do that here. A team is only as strong as its weakest link. By working together you should be able to go faster and finish together.
AWARDS: Prizes from all our great sponsors will be awarded to the top five competitors in each race class. Awards ceremony will follow the race.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional technical information and advice on gear, bikes or mountain biking in general please call (304) 572-3771 or e-mail Elk River Touring Center. Or visit us on-line at ERTC.com