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Wilderness 101 Mountain Bike Race

Wilderness 101 Backcountry Mountain Bike Race

State College, PA

The Wilderness 101 is Back!

An East Coast Original that ran 1991, 92 and 93.

Racer Check in Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Coburn Park.
The race starts at 7:00 am on Saturday morning.

Bring enough water to start the race with (1 gallon)
Camping is allowed at the park on Friday and Saturday nights

The Wilderness 101 is an ultra endurance 101 mile backcountry mountain bike race. The 101 set the standard on the east coast in the early 90's and now it is back. The course is one super big loop composed of some of the best off-road riding central PA has to offer in the Rothrock and Bald Eagle State Forests just outside of State College home of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Singletrack uphills and downhills, doubletrack ridge riding, fire road climbs and a bit of pavement totaling 10,000 ft of climbing. The 2006 course will be different from the old events of the 90's. The new course will have more challenging trails so leave your cross bikes at home (possibly a small change from the 2005 course). There will be 5 aid stations complete with food, beverages, and support. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have supplies (lights, gear, food, etc.) left at the aid stations. Racers are limited to 2- 1 gallon zip lock bags for the drops which we will provide. We are not responsible for missing items. The course will be marked and marshaled. Early registration fee of $120 includes a post race barbecue, a T-shirt, and 5 fully stocked aid stations. The regular entry fee jumps to $140 on May 6th. Late registration begins on July 1st for $160. We reserve the right to alter or postpone the event. Classes are simple- Men and Women. (18 and over only) This is an ultra endurance event, participants should be of strong body and mind and prepared for a long day of incredible mountain biking.

We put the race on in a very similar fashion to that of the Shenandoah Mountain 100. The events will be a little bit different because we will not have the luxury of a 3 day weekend for the Wilderness 101. So to maximize the 2 days at our disposal we will have rider check in Friday evening with the race starting Saturday morning at 7:00 am. There will be a post race barbecue on Saturday afternoon that will rage on into the evening as riders finish. We will not be offering a pre- race meal like we do at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 we hope you can support the local communities on your way to the race site and grab some tasty grub. The Community of Coburn is letting us use their park for the weekend. They have not let people stay overnight in the past so we want to be considerate to the community so we can continue to use the park again. The main reason we are not having the pre race dinner is to keep the commotion to a minimum on Friday night. We will have Don's John's and a home made shower system set up for you at the park. We hope to offer the same great time you have come to expect with one of our events!!! See Ya There!!!!Not up for racing but you want to check out the event? Come out and volunteer. It will get you some great food and beverage with a commemorative pint glass.


We will be heading out on Friday afternoon and camping out Friday night. This promises to be another great adventure!

You can register here... https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17852

Early Registration is $140 ending 4/6/2013.

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  • John S.

    Kari is away so I am unable to do this one...focusing on Gravel Worlds!

    July 26, 2013

  • David

    Now it's a party!!! 3rd times a charm...

    February 12, 2013

  • Jackie H.

    Unfinished business I have here

    February 11, 2013

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