If you love long distances and you love mountain bikes, consider a ‘Dirty 100’ They are not nearly as common as regular centuries and usually a bit more intense. Here is a list of the ones I have found. If you know of any others put the events in the comments and I will add them to the post.
Not sure the best way to order thes so I will just break them out by month.
The dates are for 2018, so if you are reading this in the future, the dates may shift by a few days. (Hi from the Past)
True Grit Epic — March 10, St George UT, 600 people max.
Breckenridge 100 – July 14th Breckenridge CO 750 riders max
Wilderness 101 – July 28th, State College, PA 400 riders max
Butte 100 – July 28th Butte Montana, (250 riders max I think)
Cascade Creampuff 100 Early August, Eugene, Oregon http://www.cascadecreampuff.com/
Leadville 100 MTB, Leadville CO
Pierre’s Hole 100 August 4 Alta, WY (450 riders max)
Crotched Mountain 100 August 18 Bennington, NH (650 riders max) (I think the Hampshire 100 turned into this)
Volcano 100 September 1 Liberia, Costa Rica (1200 riders max)
Shenandoah 100 September 2 Harrisonburg, VA (650 riders max)
Barnburner 100 September 8 Part of the leadville race series http://www.barnburnermtb.com/
Marji Gesick 100 September 22 Ishpheming, MI (700riders max)
Big Bear Grizzly 100 September 29 Big Bear Lake, CA (500 riders max)
Other Races in the past (may or may not be active)
Hampshire 100 looks like 2016 was the last year http://www.hampshire100.com/
Oak Ass 100 Pelham Alabama, Think this series is over
Fools Gold 100 Dahlonegha, GA Think this turned into a 60 mile race
This is a 12 hour ride but coold be cool 12 hours of Tsali it is in Bryson City North Carolina
Other Resources and Races
There are many other types of events besides 100 mile rides here is a good calendar that covers many of these
- 10 Dirty Centuries to Test your Mettle10 Dirty Centuries to Test your Mettle
- National Ultra Endurance Series 2018 Race Calendar
- Great article at Singletracks about 100 milers
- Great Google Doc with race details (from singletracks)
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