Well due to Wyoming weather, we have been forced to make an alternative course for the 100 mile Crusher. Due to heavy snow in the mountains, we are forced to stay lower in the valley.
Don't fret though as the alternative course still boasts plenty of scenic gravel! We will have a controlled start in Kendrick Park where an escort will lead the pack through some historic homes in Sheridan towards WYO 331. Once the escort pulls off, the race is on! This will be a two-lap course with a 14 mile out-and-back on the first lap only.
Continue on WYO 331 until you make a left turn on to Beaver Creek Rd (approximately mile 6). We will hit 7 miles of rolling gravel before hitting the first aid station (mile 13) where riders will then turn around and return to WYO 331. Make a left onto WYO 331 and join up with the 40 mile course for 3 more miles of pavement before hitting the Beckton Aid Station.
Continue on the remainder of the 40 mile course (see description below). Once returning to the park, start your second lap however this lap WILL NOT include the Beaver Creek out-and-back section.
The 40 mile course starts identically to the 100 mile course. There will be a controlled start beginning at Kendrick Park where you'll follow an escort until you reach WYO 331 .
The course follows WYO 331 on pavement until you reach the small town of Beckton and the first aid station at mile 9 (approximate). From here you'll catch your first section of gravel.
Try not to hide your excitement with the first major climb of the course up the famed PK Lane Hill. As you peak out on this climb, you'll ride through Sheridan County's gorgeous rolling ranch lands at the base of the Bighorn Mountains, making your way towards Dayton.
When you roll into Dayton, you'll take a left turn at the Stop sign followed by a Right turn onto US HWY 14. The second aid station will be on the right hand side at The Dayton Town Pool. Restrooms will be open.
Make another right hand turn at Corner Grocery/Sinclair Gas Station (4th Street).
After a quick decent, you'll make a right hand turn onto Wolf Creek Rd where you'll work your way south to Soldier Creek Rd. Be prepared for a few more climbs on this section, but don't worry, the Beer and Bacon Station is at the top of one of them!
From here, you've got 10 more miles into town. Cruise down some fast gravel back into the Sheridan Valley. Just as the 100 milers did, you'll catch pavement. Cruise downhill to the Fair Grounds and make a right hand turn on Kentucky Street followed by a left hand on to Lewis Street. Continue straight down Lewis, through the four-way stop. You'll make a hard right hand turn in to the Sheridan Junior High Parking lot and on to the Bike Path where you'll begin a steep paved descent into Kendrick Park. At the bottom of the hill, you'll be directed right for the final finishing stretch where green grass awaits!
This course is designed to introduce young riders and beginners to gravel grinding.
There will be a shuttle the departs Black Tooth Brewing Company immediately following the start of the 40 mile race. Riders and their bikes will be shuttled to the Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton.
Racers will head out from the park towards 4th St where they will then turn left and join the last half of the 40 Mile course. Racers from the 40 mile and 100 mile should start coming through around the same time, so there should be plenty of encouragement out on course.
Hello Racers! Race week is upon us. We are so glad that you have chosen to ride bikes with us this weekend and can't wait to share our love for the sport and community with you. Please take a look at the schedule of events, updated course information, as well as other important tid bits about the race. Thanks again for joining in the fun!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 31st:
Black Tooth Brewing Company (312 Broadway St.)
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM:Packet Pick Up
7:00 PM:Strider Bikes Course
8:00 PM:Foot Down Contest (free and fun balancing contest)
Enjoy live music and local food vendors.
Saturday, June 1st:
100 AND 40 RACES START AND FINISH AT KENDRICK PARK.
7:00 AM: 100 Mile Race Start
10:00 AM: 40 Mile Race Start
10:15 AM: 20 Mile Shuttle Departs
11:00 AM: 20 Mile Race Start (Dayton)
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM:Live Music: Dugan Irby
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Live Music: El Wencho
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Awards Ceremony: Age Division and Overall
6:00 - 11:00pm:After Party at Black Tooth Brewing Company
with live music by The Nate Champion Band followed by the Craft Brothers!
20 Mile racers:Please be ready with your bikes to be loaded at 9:45am at the Kendrick Park Band Shell. We will be shuttling bikes and racers departing for Dayton at 10:15am.
If you are willing to haul yourself and bike to Dayton, please do. However, we will not be offering a shuttle back out to Dayton after the race.Please park in Scott Bicentennial Park if you are shuttling yourself.
100 Mile Course Update:
Due to the current snow conditions on the mountain, the 100 mile course WILL NOT be utilizing the upper mountain loop. We are bummed that we cannot offer this loop, however we do have an alternative course for this circumstance. Racers will ride the first 13 miles as normal, turning south on to Beaver Creek Road (mile 6) for a short out-an-back. There will be a turn around at the first aid station (mile 13). Return back to the highway and make a left to continue with two laps of the 40 mile course. We will not use the DRY WEATHER road this year as it is currently a nightmare and a drivetrain destroyer. You will ride the Beaver Creek Road out-an-back on the FIRST LAP ONLY.
On the bright side, you'll get to go through the Beer and Bacon station twice! Some of you will also be coming in as the 40 mile is getting started, so there should be some fresh legs to ride the second lap with. All aid Stations will be set up and ready for both laps.
Use the following links for course maps.
Packet Pick Up
All 100 Mile racers MUSTpick up their packets on Friday, May 31st. We will not be offering packet pick-up prior to the the 100 mile start on race day. 40 and 20 mile racers may pick up their packets between 7:30am and 9:00am on June 1st. However we will have a VERY LIMITED crew onsite to hand out packets so we STRONGLY encourage all riders to pick up their packets on Friday.
T-shirts are limited so we will be giving you the size that was orderd with your registration. If we have any extras after the race, we will gladly exchange sizes with what we have remaining.
Jerseries and Bibs will also be avaialble at Packet Pick Up.
Race day parking will be available at Sheridan Junior High School (see map with race packet), the YMCA, as well as Kendrick Park. 20 milers. Please utilize these parking areas and allow yourself time to load the shuttle. If you're not taking the shuttle from Sheridan, please park at Sott Bocentennial Park in Dayton.
For the saftey of the racers, we will be stopping anyone that does not make it to the aid station by the following times:
Beaver Creek Aid Station: 9:30am(100 mile course first lap only)
Beckton Aid Station: 2:30pm (40 mile course and 100 mile lap 2)
Dayton Aid Station: 4:00pm(40 mile course and 100 mile lap 2)
Bacon Station: 5:00pm(20 mile course, 40 mile course, 100 mile lap 2)
Huge Shout out to our Sponsors:
Black Tooth Brewing Company, Hammer Chevrolet, Deines Chiropractic
Sheridan Travel & Tourism, Sheridan Bicycle Company, Purenergy Fitness
Luminous Brewhouse, Hammer Nutirtion, The Pony Grill & Bar, Strider Bikes
Sheridan Spine and Sports Medicine, Pepsi, Salsa Bicycle, Giro, Giant, Blackburn
Bomber Mountain Cycling Club
Thanks and see you soon!
Sorry, but we do not offer refunds for circumstances out of our control. However, we can ship your t-shirts and race swag to you if you are unable to attend the event. Thank you for your understanding!