THE COURSE (subject to change or late season snow or forest service requests)
Please yield to all equestrian use while on the Metolius Windigo Section anytime before or during the event. Horses are large animals and need to know you are human. The equestrian groups know about the event, but you need to be aware while on this section and other sections that other mountain bikers and or trail runners, hikers could be present. Stay safe and please know some remote areas of the loop will not be clear until 7-10 days prior to the event.
Things you need to take notice of in 2016. Course was so well received in 2015 with a 90% finisher rate that it .
- You need a strong core and upper body with all the singletrack. This is true of any activity, that a strong core will help but even more so at the High Cascades 100 where the singletrack is plentiful and 1000 bumps and dips await your body.
- Remember the Bend area is enormous and you are 1 of 50,000 people recreating that may or may not require emergency services. If you go down hard it will take a minimum of 2 hrs and most likely 3 hrs to get to you.
- Nutrition is so important to take in enough electrolytes and water while eating foods that work for you. Please utilize the 1 Gallon Zip lock bag option for 2 places on course if you have a Go to food that we are not providing.
- NO spectators at Aid 2 Skyliners and Aid 3 Dutchman….NO exceptions and if you want to volunteer and be back for the finish e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or use this link to sign up for those spots.
- A Clean and dry bottle can be dropped in your Gallon Zip lock bag that may have a powdered mix of your choice ready to go with water from our aid stations.
- Drop points listed below
- I front load all of my events to the best of my ability to weed out anyone that could be put at risk later in the day if it was too easy at the beginning. When I say 7.5 MPH will get you to the cut off point this is the case and this usually means from 5:30am until 1pm to 1:30 to make the Hard Cut at Dutchman Snow park.
- Crashing is not fun! Staying in the center of the trail will keep you upright to avoid soft corners that can exist anytime of the year and to any rider. Don’t let your competitive nature get ahead of safety when it comes to passing or taking chances as the steady consistent rider will prevail and find that sweet spot during the day and be able to adjust as necessary. Talk to others when passing and say thanks!
- Last but not least is to relax and have fun, whether you are in front or towards the back treating this event like a ride with a bit of strategy is the best recipe for success for 80%
- Leaving anything on the course is not cool. Please make sure to label all of your dropped water bottles with your rider plate number on the lid prior to dropping the night before or am of. Please make extra sure to eat new gels from one pocket and stash in another pocket to be able to empty at the aid stations and not drop on the course. In addition some packaging does not open well and ends up leaving little bits a pieces of wrapper that the volunteers must clean up so please know that you have a responsiblity to take care of your litter while on course.
Turn by Turn listed inside the Ride With GPS map click view full route to explore from 2015
As always subject to change until a week prior per trail conditions Estimated Elevation Gain at 10,500 ft
Segment 1 Athletic Club to RD 300 if you would like a road easy spin.
Start From Athletic Club of Bend to sort you out
Aid 1 Wanoga Rd 4614 to Swampy Lakes to see a friend, refill water before going to Aid 2 at Skyliners (No Spectator zone)
Swampy to Skyliner Aid 2 Time to Hydrate as you leave Swampy
Skyliners Aid 2 to Dutchman Aid 3 both No Spectator Zones
Aid 3 to Aid 4 and 5
Aid 5 to Finish, please note depending on FS approval we may be using Catch and Release
Major Points on the course for 2016 and some important details and please email@example.com if you wish to be at any one of these no go areas below
MILE 9 RD 300 JACKETS AND GEAR DROP (MY TRUCK PRIOR TO CLIMBING RD 300)
THE GEAR SHOULD BE MARKED IN SOME WAY AND WILL BE AT MY TRAILER UNTIL 9PM Saturday night. MUDSLINGER EVENTS HAS A GREAT TRACK RECORD BUT CANT BE RESPONSIBLE IF SOMEONE ELSE PICKS UP YOUR GEAR ON ACCIDENT. PLEASE KNOW THIS AND THANKS.
Aid #1 Mile 20 Rd 4614.
15 MINUTE DRIVE FROM BEND
- Spectators please walk 1/2 mile from Wanoga Snow park EAST BOWL TRAIL HEAD AREA to aid station 1 (left turn and downhill after turning south off of Century Drive into Wanoga Snow Park)
(Do not leave Bend until 6am for the safety of the riders)
A 30 minute Time Penalty will be issued if you leave before 6am from the start to your rider
Swampy Snow park at Mile 30 (NOT AN AID STATION, water only)
- Friends can leap to this spot to hand a bottle up, but please please stay off the course. Area will be marked with where you can stand to support a friend
IMPORTANT AREAS and Cutoff’s (we always need volunteers and volunteers receive a BBQ, Shirt and love)
SOME AREAS BELOW YOU CAN’T SPECTATE DO TO THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC AND IMPACT RECREATIONALLY ON THE AREA. IF YOU DO COME TO ONE OF THESE SPOTS BELOW YOUR RIDER WILL RECEIVE A 1 HR TIME PENALTY . WE WANT TO KEEP PRODUCING THE EVENT AND YOU HAVE 3 SPOTS ON COURSE THAT YOU CAN VIEW AND SUPPORT.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BEND AFTER THE RACE STARTS FOR 30 MINUTES OR AGAIN A TIME PENALY WILL BE MADE ON YOUR RIDER…THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SAFETY FOR ALL INVOLVED AND OTHER RECREATION.
Aid # 2 Mile 42 Skyliners Snow park (NO SPECTATORS, SMALL AREA) please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist and be official at this spot)
1:30 Cut off Aid #3 Mile 57 Dutchman Snow Park (NO SPECTATORS AREA please e-mail email@example.com if you can assist and be official at this spot)
DROP BAG AREA 1 BLUE LABEL AVAILABLE THE DAY PRIOR TO LABEL A 1 GALLON ZIP LOCK BAG OR SMALL COOLER
3:30 Cut off AID #4 LAVA LAKE AT MILE 69 (NO SPECTATORS AREA please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist and be official at this spot)
QUICK AREA….NO OUTSIDE SPECTATORS ALLOWED AND THE FARTHEST POINT FROM THE FINISH
6:30 Cut off AID #5 EDISON SNOW PARK MILE 79 AND FINAL AID
DROP BAG AREA 2 RED LABEL AVAILABLE THE DAY PRIOR TO LABEL A 1 GALLON ZIP LOCK BAG OR VERY SMALL COOLER. YES PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT
RD 41 END OF STORM KING TRAIL MILE 94
WATCH FOR TRAFFIC AS YOU CROSS THE RD FOR THE FINAL 7 MILE PUSH! RADIO COMMUNICATION WILL BE ON HAND
RD 41 CENTURY DRIVE MILE 96 RIGHT TURN FOR FINAL 5 MILES ON ROAD
LAST TRAIL AT 100 MILES OFF OF CENTURY…TRICKY SPOT