2017 Shenandoah Mountain 100
NO OUTSIDE SUPPORT- You can NOT have your family or friends drive around the course and support you - automatic DNF will result!
- We are limiting your drops to two - 1 gallon ziplocks 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 5 full service aid stations complete with food, beverages, and support. The aid stations are what makes this race so fun. As the race gets bigger it gets a bit more hectic for the folks running the stations. So be cool- chillout, and if you see or hear someone mouthing off to one of our awesome fluffers please thump them upside the head. They are there so you can perform!!!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 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 8 to 10:00 PM. They cannot be picked up again until Sunday evening- times will be posted for pickup soon! If you are unable to pick up your supplies you can mail us a Priority mail label filled out with a stamp and we will mail you your supplies. Last year people were grabbing the wrong things and this caused quite a headache. Thanks for letting me try this new policy!
We have will have cut-off's at aid station 4, 5, and 6 - they will be announced at the riders meeting as they will be partially based on forcasted weather.
Station #1 approx. 1-2 hours (bottom of Tillman West Trail on Tillman Road)
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
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
Drops are encouraged! This the drop dead point. No one is permitted to continue past this section without lights and or approval from the BOSSf past 4:20 PM. We reserve the right to forcibly pull you from the course despite your crying and whining and stuff you to a vehicle for any reason! Warm clothes are suggested if you think you will be out after dark.
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.