The 20th Annual Shenandoah Mountain 100 - Sept 2, 2018 - NUE Series

Thanks so much for registering for our 19th annual event! We hope you have had a great summer and are ready to get your ride on!!!



1) STOKESVILLE Camping - Camp spots 14-24 NOW P1-P9 are reserved for people with RVs who paid for premium camping and event - RV ROW(s)!

2) STOKEVILLE CAMPING - DO NOT camp directly in front of the Observatory. They will be open this weekend for us and it is very insulting to them when then can't even get in the front door!

3) STOKESVILLE - remember about the start shoot on the side of the OBSERVATORY - don't block it and help those who don't know keep from blocking it.

4) You will need a picture ID at registration to pick up your race bib.

5) We are happy to welcome Three Notch'D Brewing Company back again - Charlottesville, VA. With taprooms in Harrisonburg and Richmond too. The good stuff comes in a recreationally friendly can - the BRIGHT GREEN 40 MILE IPA is the JAM! Bring your favorite Three Notch'D can to the SM100 and we will give you a limited edition SM100/Wilderness 101 koozie to keep it cold. Thanks to our friends at The Charlottesville Racing Club and the Stokesville Market for the Hook UP!

6) Massanutten Bike Park - yep, it is a super family friendly lift access bike park just around the corner at Massanutten Resort. Check them out on Monday after the 100 and have a GREAT TIME!! - After Labor Day Monday their Fall hours are Wed, Sat, Sunday 10-5pm until the end of Oct. Sooo fun, soooo good, you owe it to yourself to experience these big flowing berms and the weightless feeling of rolling over their jumps.

The time Thomas Turner came and got rowdy on Dowells Draft. From Stokesville Campground

In other news...

Camping will be available here by advance reservation after this weekend or virtually anytime with the purchase of an all access pass - $150 individual and $250 family for the year (not applicable during special event weekends). Buy now and use until the end of the 2019 season! Not into camping... We have day use passes for the year too - $50 ind. and $100 fam. We also offer day passes if you want to come and park here (by the Observatory) and ride these trails and/or head into the National Forest $10. Swimming Hole only passes are $5 - you can get all of these right around the bend at the Stokesville Market from 6:30 am to 9 pm. Come out and camp and ride with us whenever you can get away!! Contact for reservations or pass purchase. We are accepting applications now for a camphost/grounds manager.

Back to the event...

Again this year we spent a lot of time enthusiastically getting the trails ready to go for the event. Dowell's Draft is open and rolling. Bridge Hollow/Braley Pond got a nice freshen up from Bryan, Mike and Andy, a 2nd chainsaw pass from Rick and it will get aother handsaw pass from Paul Deeble Sunday am. Chestnut Ridge is finally tree-less and rolling well - multiple days spent by Adam Ritter and Charlie Snyder! Huge thanks to SMT staff along with Mike Carpenter, Alan Dyer, Adam Erb, Bryan Wright, Thomas Jenkins, Rick Wilkins and Andy Rhodes for making this happen.

A great way to say thanks to SVBC is to come back down to the Stokesville Campground for the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival - Oct 5-7 (SVBC Event) and ride all of these fun new trails. - You can also make a donation to support the future Phase III SVBC Recreational Trails Program grant on the Festival Registration page.

We are psyched to be assisting the Bishops with the Jeremiah Bishop Alpine Loop Grand Fondo on Sunday Sept 30th. This is a great event that you should not miss. Erin and Jeremiah have a first class ride going on. I promise their route is better than you can ever imagine!! I feel like I am lost in the Alps when I ride this route.

--- THE Race Brief! --

The 2016 Shenandoah Mountain 100 Men Open Podium - WOOOOOOO - Some super fast dudes!!! . From Stokesville Campground

TOP Fuel Dudes
It is SUPER REDICULOUS!!!!! - the field is sooooo stacked!! Jeremiah Bishop (Canyon Factory Racing Team) is in the HOT SEAT! Can he handle the HEAT that is HERE!

Defending NUE Dylan Johnson (Cameron Racing), for NUE champion Christian Tanguy (RBS Bike Shop), double USA Cycling National Champion (on one year!) Brian Schworm (Think Green-Bicycle Face p/b SWORD), producer of unfading power Heath Thummel (Race Pace Bicycles/I9), and Sam Korber is coming back, Keck Baker (Blue Ridge Cyclery) wants revenge after riding off course from 2nd place last year. HECK - LOOK AT THIS!!!

2 Dylan Johnson Leska MTB
3 Christian Tanguy RBS Cycling Team
4 Brian Schworm Think Green-Bicycle Face p/b SWORD
5 Chris Michaels Rocktown Bicycles
6 Gordon Wadsworth Blue Ridge Cyclery / Pivot Cycles / Industry Nine
7 Sam Koerber Industry nine/liberty bikes
8 Heath Thumel University of Pennsylvania
9 John Petrylak Bike Factory/Norco Bicycles/ESI grips/Tifosi/Athlosports
10 Nick Bragg CTS Cycling Team
11 David Flaten Otterhaus Racing/Coaching
12 Eddie Anderson Hagens Berman Axeon
13 Keck Baker Blue Ridge Cyclery Racing p/b Reynolds GM/Subaru
14 Alex Hashem Stokesville/Shenandoah Mountain Touring
15 Andy Rhodes Black Dog Bikes / Staunton, VA
16 Stewart Gross Trek Mid Atlantic
17 Collin Vento PTG / GiddyUP! / Stokesville / SMT
18 Dan Atkins Race Pace Bicycles
19 Chris Tries The Bike Shop
20 Larry Camp MORE, MBM
21 Michael Carpenter
22 Kyle Lawrence Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition / Stokesville VA
23 David Fish
24 Wes Douglas Rocktown Bicycles
25 Charlie Snyder Bluestone Bike and Run
26 Thomas Jenkins Shenandoah Bicycle Company
27 Adam Ritter Bluestone Bike and Run
28 Bradley Cobb Motor Mile Racing/SCV
29 Lee Hauber Clarksville Schwinn
30 Adam Erb Pro Tested Gear / STOKESVILLE, VA
31 Michael Danish NOXcomposites
32 Alan Dyer Rocktown / Stokesville!!
33 Peter Hufnagel
34 Justin Mace Motor Mile Racing
35 Roger Masse Stokesville/Shenandoah Mountain Touring
36 Jed Prentice Team Bike Doctor
37 Rob Campbell Trek Mid-Atlantic
38 Matthew Ferrari Stans NoTubes-Freeze Thaw Cycles
39 Daniel McPeake Blackwater Bikeshop
40 Victor Guevara Moonstomper
41 Donald Powers UPMC Pro Bikes
42 Chris Lane Joe's Bike Shop Racing Team


Smoking Fast Ladies
It's gonna be a race of skills and fitness out there with Laura Hamm (Moonstompers), Lauren Cantwell (Stokesville Lodge/ Moonstomper) and Aelia Capuano (Rearden Steel Fab). Anne Pike (Team DNA-Movement p/b Penetron), and Julia Thumel (Race Pace) and you've got a recipe for a hard fought race start to finish. Let off the gas for a second and you just might get caught!

Masters Men
"Handsome" Roger Masse (Stokesville Lodge) has this course dialed but his competition is getting SICK!! Jed Prentice (Bike Doctor) and R (THE MOTOR) Muoio (Kelly Benefit Strategies) just stepped into the ring - O'LORDY! The man in the hot seat is Bradley Cobb (Motor Mile Racing/SCV). Keep your eyes on the quiet an unassuming Russell Spaulding (TFM Racing) he is killing it.

Gordon "Quadsworth" Wadsworth (Blue Ridge Cyclery/Pivot Cycles) returns as the favorite to take the singlespeed crown - AND - be in the top 10 OVERALL just as he's been doing throughout the WORLD! Chris Lane (Joe's Bike Shop), Dahn Pahrs (UPMC Pro Bikes) will be nipping at his heels all day. As usual the singlespeed field is even more stacked with Victor Guevara (Moonstompers), and Eli Orth (Team Hungry).

Please use #Shenandoah100 and #Stokesville so your friends and family can follow the energy via their favorite social media avenue and LIKE our company page on Facebook so we can more easily tag you in our Shenandoah Mountain 100 event galleries and videos. Using #Shenandoah100 and #Stokesville in your tweets and with your pictures will help keep the momentum going!! Follow us on Instagram via @shenandoahmountaintouring and our related @StokesvilleLodge account @Stokesville.VA Our twitter feed is @ShenMtnTouring. Photos will be on their pages and we hope to have some sweet highlights of theirs and some of yours if you share them with us on Pink Bike - DO IT!!

The Shenandoah Mountain 100, held in Virginia’s George Washington National Forest is the only true big mountain 100 on the east coast. The challenging and fun course is the largest NUE event. The route takes 500 bicyclists over 6 large mountains and along amazing scenic singletrack. It is second in popularity only to the Leadville 100. The Virginia event that has long been the keystone of the NUE Series always has some excitement in store. The FULL COURSE MAP IS HERE!

Guests are not welcome at the event unless they have signed up to volunteer. We do have many slots remaining for VOLUNTEERS. We could use a few marshals and need a lot of help in the kitchen providing that 10 hour meal on Sunday! check in at the volunteer tent Saturday afternoon.

Directions to the Start/Finish below - or use 464 Stokesville Road. Mt. Solon, VA 22843 and you will likely get close...


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.

2017 Continued Event Improvements-

--- we are cutting the pavilion lights and pulling the taps early Saturday night to add more energy to Sunday evening - you’re welcome!

1) The Start staging area below the Stokesville Observatory that has a bracketed starting area similar to marathons. Please line up in the area based on your expectations/reality (7HR, 8HR, 9HR, 10HR..DFL!)

2) We have increased the camping area below the Stokesville Observatory too- its the best flat and quiet spot for the weekend. Just don’t block the starting grid mentioned above.

4) We TWO FULL bathroom building with outdoor showers and inside showers as well as the bathrooms at the pavilion.

Here are your participant responsibilities. 1) Do NOT plug anything in any electric outlets at or near the Observatory, 2) Obey all traffic laws and rules of the trail while participating in the event (you will be riding on open roads and trails - stay tight and to the right on Rt. 250 after Station #3 and never stop and set your bike down in or on a road, please get in the grass on the shoulder. The only ones who can stop in the road are the bear hunters with their trucks - sorry!) 3) Notify the finish line official AND the nearest aid station if you drop out of the event 4) Do NOT EVER turn your car alarm on while you are at the Stokesville Campground 5) Do NOT take your car keys with you during the race. Please make sure everyone traveling with you knows where your keys are at your vehicle if they are traveling with you 6) Make sure your guests are signed up to volunteer or don't bring them 6) Make sure your dogs stay on a leash the whole time if you really have to bring them. 7) Take all the supplies you bring to the event home with you (that means trash) 8) Don't drive out of the Stokesville Campground the way you entered - exit the way the racers leave at the start, the "EXIT". 9) Bring your favorite camp plate, drink cup and utensils 10) Only let your children play in the playground if you deem it safe - the fact that the equipment is there does not mean it is safe. 11) Refresh and replenish your StansNoTubes sealant before the event so you can run optimal tire pressure, get amazing traction and have a safer ride!!

We are requesting that folks who know their way around don't drive through the Todd Lake area to get to aid station #3-#4 to limit traffic on the course. The aid station directions for #3 and #4 give directions using Stribbling Springs Rd. to Rt. 250. By using this route you will prevent racers from coughing up nasty dust phlegm for hours after the event. We also don't want anyone but the sweep vehicle driving up FR 95 / FR 85 to get to Aid Station #5. The Volunteer directions send you up the paved route towards Reddish Knob via Rt. 924 - this will eliminate you dusting out racers for over 15 miles. The gravel is extremely dry and dusty!

All volunteers please follow parking directions when you arrive at your aid station and only park on one side of the road, it is much safer for participants on bicycles!

The campground is at max capacity.... don't bring extra people unless they have committed to volunteering for the weekend. -- Also -- Don't be a primadonna and have your special person think they can drive around the course to cheer you on. There is not enough room on the forest roads for this to happen. Managing the campground food and beverage situation has always worked somehow. It can't continue if you bring unannounced people. We don't have the room. They can come to Harrisonburg to ride any other time of the year. They can come back to the Stokesville Campground another weekend. Just email or during the Oct 6 -8 weekend for the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival.

Ok, back to the rules and then on to the good stuff in a minute. Racers can send a maximum of 2 drop bags to aid stations (1 gallon zip lock bag) that we will provide upon request at registration. Those bags have to be closed and sealed for us to take them to an aid station. We will not transport camelbak systems. You can take an extra 30 seconds to fill up the one you are already wearing. Jeremiah Bishop will not get this special treatment, neither will you. Your pals at the aid station can not bring things out there for you-period. Anything they bring will be open for everyone to use - i.e. neutral support. If we see this happening security will quietly pack you into their vehicle and take you away. This will apply to anyone with a vehicle following them around from aid station to aid station - YOU WILL NOT GET A FINISH TIME

The Law of Support - Race Rule #1- For 2015, as in past years, we do not allow outside support on the course (except from other registered racers) or at aid stations (except from volunteers). This decision was made in an attempt to extend the life of the event. We cannot have spectators or support crews traveling around excessively on the National Forest roads during the event or we will not have our permit renewed with the National Forest. We have been told this again this year. The Forest is for many different users and we don't want to ruin anyone's experience by overusing an area. So, we are asking for your friends and family to volunteer at an aid station or pick one to hang out at and not try to follow the race. Those of us who want this event to continue thank you tremendously for not traveling on the course to follow your special person. Open up your heart to everyone at one of the aid stations and make friends!!!

Slippery Fingers – Race Rule #2 - Tuck your energy bar wrappers under the elastic on the leg of your shorts, don't just reach behind for your pocket and assume it made it in there!!!

Stokesville Campground - as most of you have experienced, the Stokesville Campground is a wonderful place to host the event. Camping is first come first served - except for the reserved RV slots. There are flush toilets, sinks, lots of porta johns and two bath shower buildings. You can still swim in the river under the Stokesville bridge. Please do not run any generators because you decided not to pay for an RV spot. Please do not use the trash can vaults that are in the ground near your campsite. You had room to bring everything you brought with you, we request that you take it home with you too, even if it is in a trash bag. Please assist us with our effort to limit waste this year by bringing your favorite camp plate and mug that you can reuse the entire weekend.

Stokesville Observatory – clear skies pending… we hope it will be open for your pleasure on Saturday and Sunday night. If you are camping near the Observatory please keep your bright white lights OUT so those interested in viewing the planets can have a higher quality look.

Packet Pickup- Saturday 4:05ish -10 pm

Sunday race starts 6:30 am

Aid Stations -- please note that HEED is the ONLY sports drink we will be providing at the aid stations

#1 - 12 miles in- is just a quick water fill up with a water bottle exchange system

#2 Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club with tech Support by The Bike Lane

- 31 miles in- is Full on food, water, and HEED

--cut off 12:30

#3 Support by Shenandoah Bicycle Co. (SBC) and PULP

- 45 miles in- is Hammer Gel and full on food, water, and HEED

-- cut off 2:30

#4 Becky and John with Tech Support by York River Mechanical Contracting

- 57 miles in- Full on food, water, HEED and COKE!

--cut off 4:00

#5 Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition with Tech Support by BIKENETIC

- 75 miles in- is Channello’s Pizza, Hammer Gel and full on food, water, cold coke and HEED (light drop station).

-- cut off 4:20 if you DON'T have lights; 6:00 even if you do have lights

#6 Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club with Tech Support by THE BIKE LANE - Reston / Burke VA

- 88 miles in- is full on food, water and HEED

-- cut off 8:00-

**** all cutoffs are subject to change at any time ****

Full on food is – PB&J sandwiches, Fig Newtons, Cookies, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Pringles, Twizzlers, Gummy Bears and a mix of Apples and Bananas.

Check the website for the weekend schedule (campground schedule)

If you have to leave a drop bag behind at the race, fill out a priority mail label at the finish line table with your racer number on it and give us a $20 check for postage – Otherwise we appreciate your donation of gear to the cause. All bags not claimed or will be emptied at 9:00 am on Monday morning and contents/supplies will be emptied and used for the local fall trail work series.

The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, IMBA and the SMT staff has done some great work on the trails in the last few weeks making them ride much better than they have all summer.

VOLUNTEERS - A HUGE "thanks" in advance for everyone coming down to volunteer for the event. We hope you have a wonderful time at the Stokesville Campground and enjoy your time in your National Forest.

Emergency Protocol -- If you have any allergies or require any medications please grab a sharpie from the registration table and describe your condition or list your needs on the back of your number plate. This is the first place that will be checked if someone is found unconscious. There is a good chance we could have a nasty case of Yellow Jackets (Bees) on the course this year. You must be prepared with the medication that you would need to survive multiple stings.

We will re-announce our aid station cut off schedule at the racers meeting and again at the start line.

Let us know who is entering the thousand mile club!!! Larry Camp (Team Green) is going for his 20th consecutive SM100. We are sooooooo excited to be putting on the 20th Annual event!

A HUGE thanks to all of the sponsors for 2018
Three Notch'D Brewing Company - Charlottesville, VA (Hburg Pub TOO!)
Hammer Nutrition with Hammer Gel and HEED
Shenandoah Mountain Touring, LLC
Stokesville Campground
Trek BicyclesKenda USA
Massanutten Resort
The Bike Lane
Stokesville Lodge
Shenandoah Bicycle Co.
The Sole Source - OUR BEST Harrisonburg Shoe Store
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC)
United States Forest Service
Squirt Lube
Chanellos Pizza - at Aid Station #5
Billy Jack's- Wing and Draft Shack
Jack Brown's- Beer and Burger Joint
York River Mechanical Contracting - JEFF HELLNER!!

A HUGE thanks to the JMU University Recreation Wilderness First Responders who will be out on the course at our remote medic locations and to Guy and Chris Barnes for coordinating all of that magic. Doctor Brian Dean will be out on the course keeping tabs on situations as they may arise. The Valley Amateur Club under the amazing leadership of Jeff Rinehart - sweet sweet simplex. Yep, Jeff is such a huge part of this - THANKS MAN!!!

Patrick Gunn and Rick Wilkins will be leading it all out on the Motos! SOOOO EXCITING!!!

We wish you safe travels to the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia's George Washington National Forest for the Shenandoah Mountain 100 - #Shenandoah100.

Good luck and we will see ya soon,

The Shenandoah Mountain 100 Crew

Special thanks to Jade, Judy, Courtney, Lynn, Mike and EVERYONE!!!