Hampshire 100 Race Details
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:45 AM
A true endurance event. Have you got what it takes to make it to the finish line?
The 100 kilometer option (62+ mile) course will wind through the beautiful and varied terrain of Southern New Hampshire. The single loop course will give participants a good mix of mountain bike terrain. The trail boss is always scheming to incorporate some new twists to the course, and this year will be no exception. A detailed description of the current year course will be available in an updated version of the Particpant Guide as spring approaches. In the meantime, you can count on a challenging course, with a bit of everything mixed into the adventure. There is approximately 7,800 feet of climbing. You can see a map of the 2011 course here.
The 100 mile option will use the same course, with a lap point at the start/finish area. The second lap will be an abbreviated version, again with a few twists of its own.
Please note that the course crosses many private landowner areas, and these areas are NOT open for pre-riding. Doing so will jeopardize future editions of the event. We take seriously the privacy rights of our generous landowners, and expect all participants to do likewise. If interested in previewing some of the trails passing over private properties near the end of the course, Greenfield Trails Association may again offer led pre-rides on Saturday afternoon/evening.
Registration fee includes entry, aid stations with food and fluids, SAG wagon support, post-race meal, complimentary campsite (for Saturday night only - no Friday or Sunday camping allowed at venue) at the start/finish venue (no hookups, but within sight of the start/finish line), participant souvenirs, festivities, and awards to top finishers.
Racers will be responsible for the information in the Participant Guide. The final version of the document will be included in racer packets.
If a racer does not wish to take advantage of the complimentary rough camping at the venue, more traditional overnight lodging, for a fee, may be found in the area. Helpful links include the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Visit NH, and Greenfield State Park.
The primary beneficiary will be Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, which is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families. This event specifically supports their accessible recreation and sports program. This program aims to bring people living with disabilities together with family and friends in a range of accessible recreational and sport activities. Visit their website for more information on, or to make an additional donation to, this charitable organization.
Additional beneficiaries this season include the Eastern Fat Tire Association, a nonprofit organization which promotes and sanctions mountain bike races, recreational bicycle fun rides, and works on New England mountain bike trail access issues and Greenfield Trails Association, a nonprofit organization working to restore, maintain, and enhance some of the very trails you may ride on. Also benefitting from this year's event will be many local civic and charitable groups from the 6 towns that the course traverses.
Prizing (See BikeReg for detailed information on prizing)
- NUE classes (100 mile option) - Cash purse, merchandise, and unique Hampshire 100 medals
- Elite classes (62+ mile option) - Cash purse, merchandise, and unique Hampshire 100 medals
- All other classes - merchandise and unique Hampshire 100 medals
- Top Finisher in 100 Mile Classes, Elite, Expert, Sport, Novice, Single Speed, Tandem, and Clydesdale - the famous H100 windchime
All racers are generally expected to pick up their racer packet on Saturday, August 16th, between the hours of 2 – 9 PM, at the start/finish venue at Oak Park. There may be an opportunity for Sunday morning pick-up for those that cannot get to the venue on Saturday without undue hardship. This is packet pick-up only. No new registrations will be allowed on Sunday morning. Participants must pick up their own packets. Photo ID is required. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must also be present.
Additional Race Information
Be sure to check for additional race information posted periodically here and on the home page. This page was last updated on 12/14/2013.