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2013 X100 The Ultimate Mountain Bike Xventure

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Traverse City -Ranch Rudolf 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse CityMI  49696
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Traverse City -Ranch Rudolf 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse CityMI  49696

About This Activity

X100 RACE INFORMATION and FAQ

The X100, Michigan’s Ultimate Mountain Bike Xventure, starts and finishes at Beautiful RANCH RUDOLF nestled right on the Boardman River just 15 miles South of Traverse City.  The race is 100 miles of twisting single track that winds in and out of county gravel roads, two tracks and fire roads. Bikers roll through the most beautiful terrain Michigan has to offer: deep woods and steep hills dotted with pristine lakes, streams and ponds. The X100 has some the most challenging and killer cross-country riding – until now - known only by die-hard locals.

WHEN: August 23, 2014

WHERE: Ranch Rudolf, Traverse City, Michigan

RACE MENU

  • X100-Mile Single: One person starts and finishes the 100-mile race. Open Male and open Female classes.
  • X100-Mile Team Relay: Three riders ride equal legs, pre-determined by race coordinator. Race is relay style, where the current rider meets the next rider at a designated transfer station and transfers the race plate. This is repeated until the three legs are completed. Open Class.
  • X50ST: Fifty miles of single track. Open male and Female Classes.
  • X20SPORT: 20-23 miles of single-track racing giving you a taste of our great trails. The route is mostly single track.
  • X10FUN: A 10 mile loop around the Muncie Lake Trail, run and fast family friends and kids looking for a fun ride and something to do at the Ranch.

REGISTRATION FEES

100 Mile Individual $139 (CHECK THE ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION LINK FOR DATES ON WHEN RACE FEES INCREASE)

  • Male and Female open class
  • Race entry fee, race plate and credentials
  • T-Shirt if you register by August 11th, 2014
  • Racer bag with swag
  • 2 free drink tickets
  • An award for every finisher

 

 

 

100 Mile Team $199 (CHECK THE ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION LINK FOR DATES ON WHEN RACE FEE INCREASE)

  • Open Class
  • Race entry fee, race plate for each team member and credentials
  • Racer bag with swag
  • T-Shirt if you register by August 11th, 2014
  • 2 free drink tickets for each rider
  • Entry into the after-party awards ceremony

 

50 Mile Single Track $69 (CHECK THE ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION LINK FOR WHEN RACE FEE INCREASE)

  • Age Class Finishes for Male and female

      - Under 30

      - 30-39

      - 40-49

      - 50-59

      - 60 and over

  • Race entry fee, race plate and credentials
  • Racer bag with swag
  • T-Shirt if you register by August 11th, 2014
  • Entry into the after-party awards ceremony
  • Awards for the top three men and women in each age category

 

20 Mile Sport Single Track $59 (CHECK THE ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION LINK FOR WHEN RACE FEE INCREASE)

  • Age Class Finishes for Male and female

      - Under 30

      - 30-39

      - 40-49

      - 50-59

      - 60 and over

  • Race entry fee, race plate and credentials
  • Racer bag with swag
  • T-Shirt if you register by August 11th, 2014
  • Entry into the after-party awards ceremony
  • Awards for the top three men and women in each age category

 

10 Mile Fun Single Track $59 (CHECK THE ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION LINK FOR WHEN RACE FEE INCREASE)

  • Age Class Finishes for Male and female

      - Under 14

      - 14-19

      - 20-39

      - 40-59

      - 60 and over

  • Race entry fee, race plate and credentials
  • Racer bag with swag
  • T-Shirt if you register by August 11th, 2014
  • Entry into the after-party awards ceremony
  • Awards for the top three men and women in each age category

 

GETTING HERE

Flights can be booked directly into the Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (TVC).

Approximate drive times from major cities:

  • Detroit – 3.5 hours
  • Grand Rapids – 2.5 Hours
  • Chicago – 5 hours
  • Indianapolis – 7 hours
  • Green Bay – 7 hours
  • Leadville – 24 hours

LODGING

Ranch Rudolf is a beautiful 195-acre resort in the heart of the Pere Marquette State Forest on the Boardman River.  It is one of Traverse City’s first known landmarks dating back to the early 1900s and is located only 16 miles from downtown Traverse City.

The Ranch has set special X100 rates for participating racers, families and friends. There is an added benefit to staying or camping at the Ranch – the start and finish of the X100 is only a few feet from your door. Visit RanchRudolf.com or call (231) 947-9529. There is limited availability; call early.

If the Ranch is full Traverse City has a number of other hotel, motel and camping options, check out the Traverse City Visitors Bureau for more lodging information. Traverse City is a beautiful tourism-driven town; please note that hotels and campgrounds fill quickly.

SHIPPING, ASSEMBLING YOUR BIKE

You can have your bike shipped directly to Einstein Cycles (www.EinsteinCycles.com or 231-421-8148). For $50 Jason and the team will have it assembled and ready to race.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE THE 100-MILE AND 50-MILE RACES HARD? Yes

WHAT IF I BRING MY FAMILY? Traverse City is an outdoor playground and it all starts right at the Ranch. They offer an amazing variety of outdoor activities. Horseback riding through the Pere Marquette State Forest, canoeing, kayaking or inner tubing down the Boardman River, fishing both stocked trout ponds or the river, a heated outdoor swimming pool, yard games & nature trails.  Check out their web site at www.ranchrudolf.com for a complete list of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Thousands come to Traverse City (MyNorth.com) each season for wine tours, charter fishing and sailing trips as well as to see the Sleeping Bear National Dunes, voted the most beautiful beach in America by the viewers of Good Morning America. Miles of paved bike paths, hundreds of beaches, islands, small coastal towns, and more make the Grand Traverse region the jewel of the Midwest.

CAN I PRE-RIDE THE COURSE? Yes.The course is laid out on country roads and public land and is open to riding, hiking, and cross-country skiing all year long.

IS THERE A MAP OF THE COURSE? Due to logging and course changes a full map of the route may not be available. However sections of GPS can be provided.

IS THERE COLD BEER ON TAP? What would a Mountain Bike race be without cold beer on tap? Of course you must be 21 years old to enjoy.

ARE THERE NON-ALCHOHILC BEVERAGES AVAILABLE? Yes

WHAT IS GOING ON AFTER THE RACE? The Ranch Rudolf After-Race Cook-Out. Awards ceremony, music and a cookout.

WHERE CAN I PARK AND IS THERE PARKING FOR SPECTATORS? Overnight guests of Ranch Rudolf can park on site. Parking is FREE on race day for racers and spectators will be in a designated lot a few hundred yards from the Ranch. You can also park at the Muncie Lake trailhead, which is less than a mile from the Ranch. Muncie Lake is a State Owned Trailhead and has a $5 per day parking fee.

ARE THERE REFUNDS? No.

CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION? Yes, registered riders may transfer their registration for $25 and must do so by August 12th.

I AM RACING THE 50-MILE EVENT. DO I NEED TO BE AT THE 7am PRE-RACE MEETING? No, there will be a meeting prior to the 50ST start.

MY TEAM IS RACING THE 100-MILE EVENT. DO I NEED TO BE AT THE 7am PRE-RACE MEETING? Yes.

ARE DONATIONS BEING MADE - Yes, donations are being made to many groups who volunteer including schools, and organizations like the Boy Scouts, schools bands, NMMBA, Grand Traverse Snowmobile Clubs and local sports clubs.

 

Event schedule and times

X100 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

November 1, 2013    

10:00AM   Registration opens at the Iceman Expo

August 22, 2014

4PM-9PM   Packet pickup at Ranch Rudolf opens

August 23, 2013

6:00AM      Late packet pick up from 6-6:30AM for all 100 mile racers

6:30AM      All 100 mile and 100 mile team riders must be checked in

6:30AM      Mandatory 100-Mile racer meeting at the Start Area

6:55AM       National Anthem

7:01AM      100-Mile start for all individual preferred start racers

7:06AM      100-Mile start for all 100-mile individual racers

7:20AM      100-Mile start for all 100-mile team racers

9:30AM      Late packet pick up from 6-6:30AM for all other mile racers

10:29AM    50-Mile start for all 50-mile single-track racers

12:00PM    20-mile start for all sport racers

1:00PM       10-mile start for all fun racers

12:01PM     New Belgium Brewery taps open

1:00PM       First 10 mile and 20 mile racers expected to finish

2:00PM       Post party starts with music, beer & food available

2:00PM       First 100-mile racers expected to finish

3:00PM       Awards ceremony for 10 Mile Racers

3:30PM       Awards ceremony for 20 Mile Racers

4:00PM       Awards ceremony for 50ST racers

5:00PM       Awards ceremony for team racers

5:30PM       Awards ceremony for 100-mile racers

7:30PM       All racers should be finished

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Traverse City -Ranch Rudolf 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse CityMI  49696
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