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Race Description: Shenandoah Mountain 100 - 100 mile backcountry mountain bike race in Virginia's George Washington National forest on singletrack, doubletrack, fireroads with a bit of pavement.



Date/Time: Start: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Location: Stokesville Campground adjacent to Stokesville Lodge.

Awards: Cash Payout Breakdown:
Top 5 Men Overall: 1st-$500, 2nd-$400, 3rd-$300, 4th-$250, 5th-$200
Top 5 Women Overall: 1st-$500, 2nd-$400, 3rd-$300, 4th-$250, 5th-$200
*Prizes will be awarded to all other categories at least 5 deep...

Trail Description: Watch the video. It goes over 6 mountains using paved roads, dirt roads, double track and singletrack with 6 amazing singletrack downhills.

Race Info: Entry fee includes pre and post race meal's with beverages, 3 nights camping, fully stocked aid stations 20 miles apart along the course. Cash to top 5 Men and Women Overall with prizes to other top places in respective classes. Competitor coolmax t-shirt and participant pint glass.

Camping at Stokesville Campground is included with entry for event weekend only. StokesvilleCampground is central location for Registration, Start/Finish, meals and awards. We have a drop system organized where you can arrange to have supplies (lights, gear, food, etc.) left at the aid stations. They must be labeled well and are to be dropped off Saturday evening from 4 to 10:00 PM. They cannot be picked up again until Sunday evening. If you are unable to pick up your supplies we can mail them back to you for $10.

You are allowed two - 1 gallon ziplocks bags to be used as drop bags that we will provide. That includes your lights!!!! - if the ziplock cannot seal closed we will not send it the aid station - nocamelbak drops allowed unless it fits in one closed gallon ziplock bag. Your bags will be numbered by event staff. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or missing drop bags.

There is 1 mini water station and 5 full service aid stations complete with food, beverages, and support. The aid stations are what makes this race so fun. When stopping at a station please do not drop you bike in the road, either keep it between your legs or walk it to the side of the road and place it clear from harm by vehicle or foot traffic.

We have will have cut-offs at aid station 4, 5, and 6 - they will be announced at the riders meeting as they will be partially based on forecasted weather.

Station #1 approx. 2-3 hours

Water or sports drink only- no drops or food. Station 1 is mainly there to control traffic flow in a multi directional section of the course. Station #2 is only 10 mostly flat miles away.

Station #2 - 31 miles in - approx. 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours (this is also station #6 you will pass it again during your last 1-2 hours of the event)

Drops allowed. Station will be stocked with food and beverages to be announced at a later time.

Station #3 - 45 miles in - approx. 3 1/2 to 5 hours -- Hammer Gel Station

Drops are allowed. Anything but specific food is discouraged. Station will be stocked with food and beverages to be announced at a later time.

Station #4 - 57 miles in - approx. 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours – Cold Coke

Drops are allowed .Anything but specific food is discouraged. Station will be stocked with food and beverages to be announced at a later time.

Station #5 - 75 miles in - approx. 5 1/2 to 10 hours -- Hammer Gel Station, Pizza and Cold Coke

Drops are encouraged! This is the drop dead point. No one is permitted to continue past this section without lights and or approval from the Chief past 4:20 PM. We reserve the right to forcibly pull you from the course despite your crying and whining and cuff you to a tree for any reason- ain't authority great! Warm clothes are suggested if you think you will be out after dark. There will be a cut off even if you have lights. This will be announced at the start.

Station #6 - 88 miles in - approx. 7 to 14 hours (station #2 from earlier in the day)

Additional lights may be needed at this point. If you have been riding from #5 in the dark it will take you at least 2 hours to finish the race in the dark. The leaders can do the last section in about 1 hour during daylight.

Web Site:  Shenandoah 100

Registration: REGISTER HERE,  limit 650

Tranfer to another person $30 - prior to July 1st
Transfer to another person $50 - from July 1st to Aug 15th
NO Transfers after Aug 15th
Picture ID/License is required at rider check in
*We do not carryover entries to another year*

Early Registration is $150. --No Refunds-- Transfer to another person $20 - 30 days prior to event only.  Transfer to another person $50 - within 30 days of the race.  We do not carryover entries to another year.

Location: 20 Miles from Harrisonburg, VA. The Stokesville Campground - only open for the race weekend!!!!

Directions: Look for the Iron Bridge!

From I-81 take exit 240. Follow Rt. 257 to Bridgewater. Take a left on Rt. 42 south, cross the bridge leaving Bridgewater and turn right onto Rt. 727. Follow to T and turn left staying on 727. Follow to stop sign, turn left onto Rt. 730, and follow to Stokesville. At next stop sign turn left on Rt. 730 again and cross over the Iron Bridge. The Stokesville Campground is immediately on your right.

From West on the PA Turnpike - Take 70 east in Breezewood towards Washington D.C. - Take exit 1B (Rt. 522 South-Hancock exit). Go over the Potomac River through Beckeley Springs and into VA towards Winchester for a total of 40 miles before taking a right on 37 South just before Winchester (the 2nd stop light you come to in VA - a small sign for 81 South is at the turn). Follow 37 South to 81 South. Harrisonburg is about 65 miles South of Winchester.

Googlemaps Link: Googlemaps Link

Course Map: Course Map

Facilities: Full use of campground facilities is including in your entry – bathrooms, showers, swimming hole. Guests are only allowed if they are signed up in advance to volunteer.

Lodging: Closest lodging is in Harrisonburg and Bridgewater.

Places to Visit: Downtown Harrisonburg and Massanutten Resort’s – water park!

Race Press Coverage:

2018 Race Report at MTBRaceNews

Cycling News 2014

Cycling News Sept 2 2012