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Race Description:   A 101 mile backcounty mountain bike race in the Bald Eagle and Rothrock state forests of PA on singletrack, doubletrack, and fire roads with a bit of pavement.




2018 Wilderness 101 race report at MTBRaceNews




Web Site:  Wilderness 101

Race Limit: 400

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 20, 2019

Location:  Coburn Park near State College, PA

Cash Payout Breakdown 100 mile:

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...

Cash Payout Breakdown: Marathon Distance

Top 3 Men Overall: 1st - $250, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150, 4th & 5th - 2019 101K Entry
Top 3 Women Overall: 1st - $250, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150, 4th & 5th - 2019 101K Entry




--No Refunds--
Transfer to another person $30 - prior to June 1st
Transfer to another person $50 - from June 1st to July 1st
NO Transfers after July 1st
Have picture ID/License at Rider Check in
*We do not carryover entries to another year*

Trail Description:  The race is staged in Coburn Park located 2.5 miles South of Millheim, PA (state route 45).
Turn right at the only stop light in Millheim and head downstream to Coburn (if heading from the South) or (Take a left at the light in Millheim if heading from the North). Take a left at the Coburn post office or on the 10th Street Alley. Proceed into the Coburn Park. Millheim is 20 Miles NE of State College via Rt. 45 East.

Race Info:  Early Registration is $140. --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.

Entry fee includes post race meal with beverages, 2 nights camping at the Coburn Park, fully stocked aid stations 20 miles apart along the course. Cash to top 5 men and women overall.Awards to top finishers in respective classes.  Competitor coolmax t-shirt and participant pint glass. Field limit - don't delay!

Coburn Park hosts registration, race start/finish, post race meal and awards. For local info on State College riding check out the experts in the area at The Bicycle Shop and Freezethaw Cycles.

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 Friday evening from 5 to 11:00 PM. They cannot be picked up again until Saturday 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 - no camelbak 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 4 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.

Station #1 19 miles in - 81 to go o Water or Gatorade only o quick style is to take a bottle and drop a bottle - or stop and fill bladder

Station #2 40 miles in - 60 to go - Hammer Gel - Peanut Butter and Jelly - Water and Sports Drink- Snack foods -Pringles, trail mix, granola bars, Fig bars, gummy bears, and some fruit

Station #3 60 miles in - 40 to go - Cold Coke - Peanut Butter and Jelly - Water and Sports Drink - Snack foods - Swedish Fish, Fig Bars, and some fruit

Station #4 74 miles in - 26 to go-  Hammer Gel – Cold Coke Peanut Butter and Jelly - Water and Sports Drink - Snack foods -trail mix, granola bars, Fig bars, gummy bears, bananas and apples o Axe murderer lube - for your hair or chain!

Station #5 89 miles in - 12 to go!!!! - Peanut Butter and Jelly - Water and Gatorade - Snack foods - Fig bars, and some fruit. - Lights on by 6:00 PM - Racer cut-off time will be announced at the start. It will likely be 7:30pm.


From Jersey and East on 80- exit towards lewisburg and follow 45 East to Millheim. 

From the Harrisburg, PA area- 322 to Potters Mill -
R on Rt.144 take another righ on Georges Valley Rd in 1 mile 
Following the sign to Coburn-12 miles?

From Washington DC- Take 270 towards Fredrick, MD
70 West to Breezewood, PA 
PA Turnpike West to Bedford exit 11
exit 11 is for Altoona /Johnstown
(exit 11 is about 1 mile after the Midway Service Plaza- it is easy to miss - there is no toll)
Take a left at light after tool booths
Proceed up Hill to Light and take a left towards I-99/220
Take a right on ramp and head North on I-99/220
I- 99 now continues directly to State College exits - (for hotels and local bike shops)
Take 45 East towards Spring Mills and follow to Millheim
Follow directions to Millheim above

Googlemaps Link:  http://goo.gl/maps/qeJJM

Course Map:  http://www.mtntouring.com/mountain/htm/wilderness_101/w101-route-map/Wilderness%202012%20Route%20Map.pdf

Facilities:  Wonderful creek side camping at Coburn Park along an amazing stream where you can wash off before and after the event. We will have plenty of portable toilets for you to use and running water.

Lodging:  There are a lot of cool cabin rentals around Millheim, PA and major hotels in State College nearby.

Places to Visit:  State College Creamery for ice cream on the way home after the event.

Race Press Coverage: 

 2015 Wilderness 101 Video Highlights by Dirtwire.TV

 2017 MTBRaceNews Wilderness 101 Race Report

mtbracenews.com  - July 31, 2012

cyclingdirt.org  - July 29, 2012

cyclingnews.com  - July 26, 2012