Bootlegger 100 Cycle Race
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Lenoir has cancelled / postponed all public events until further notice. You can read the full statement on the City’s website HERE.
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Registration is now OPEN for one of the most challenging and scenic gravel events of the year: The Bootlegger 100.
There are two route choices (58 and 107 miles) that both start and finish in downtown Lenoir, NC and travel through the beautiful and rugged Wilson Creek Gorge.
The 58 mile route has approximately 4500 feet of climbing while the 107 mile route will take you up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and includes approximately 9700 feet of climbing!
The course will be well marked in Pisgah Productions style and post-race meals and refreshments will be provided.
‘My main takeaways, based on seven or eight serious gravel events, Battenkill, a few of the major fondos including Levi’s and Hincapie and nearly 100 USAC races was 1) that the race was unusually well organized. 2) It is one of the most challenging “100” length gravel races in the country and maybe THE most challenging.’ -Jay P. 5/14/18
‘The ride/race itself you couldn’t ask for a better organized ride. All the turns were marked either with an arrow and or orange flagging tapping hanging from the trees before the turns and on stakes or hanging from the trees after the turn to assure you that you were still on course. They had 3 controls/rest stops on the 60 miler. The guy at the 41.7 one was way over the top cooking up grilled cheese sandwiches which for sure hit the spot. The burritos and beer at the finish line were great also.’ -Larry B. 4/24/18
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
12:00PM — Online registration closes.
5:00PM-10:00PM — Packet pickup open.
5:30AM-7:30AM — Packet pickup open.
7:45AM — Rider meeting.
8:00AM — Start.
12:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at intersection of Hwy 90 and Roseboro Rd
2:00PM — 100 Mile cutoff at Betsey’s Country Store.
5:00PM — Awards.
1. Have Fun!
2. Riders must wear an approved cycling helmet at all times while on the bike.
3. Riders must burn FRONT and REAR lights at all times while on the bike.
4. Riders must complete the event on the bike they started on. No bike swaps during the event.
5. Riders may receive outside support within 100′ of official rest areas.
6. Riders may receive support from other PARTICIPATING riders at any time.
7. Riders must stay in single-file except to pass.
8. Riders must obey all local traffic laws.
9. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited.
10. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify any rider for any reason deemed by race officials as unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event.
11. Rule infractions witnessed by Race Officials will result in disqualification.
13. Protest period ends 30 minutes after the final team returns or 10:30PM Saturday, whichever comes first.