Thanks to everyone who made it to the ride! Great weather, bear sighting, lots of stories, old/new friends… Erin took some great pictures which we will put on the gallery page later in the week. – Brent
The 3rd Annual Bear 100 will take place on May 23rd, 2015
100K and 100 mile options
New Honey Bear 25 mile route
Registration is open
I am happy to announce that The Bear 100 will be working with both the Laona Rescue Squad and Wabeno Fire Department. They will be providing both pre-race logistical help and will be out on the routes on the day of the ride in the event of emergency. Thank you for your support!
Why ride The Bear 100? If you look at the picture at the top of the page and need to know what’s around the bend, then The Bear 100 is for you. Explore, discover, be a kid again!
What is The Bear 100? An unsupported gravel road cycling event through the Nicolet National Forest focusing on self sufficiency and personal responsibility. You are responsible for yourself.
Where: Nicolet National Forest – Laona, WI
When: May 23rd, 2015 Start times: 7:00am for 100mile and 100K, 7:15 for 25 mile
Distances: Approximately 100 mile, 100K, and 25 mile routes
New! Honey Bear 25: A 25 mile route (perfect for spouses looking for something to do while you’re out on the longer routes, or for gravel novices) This route uses sections of the Bear 100 routes and while shorter, should not be taken lightly.
Size: 250 rider limit
Road surface: Just a few miles of pavement, mostly gravel and dirt roads, some two track
If you are the Goldilocks type and expect:
-your road/trail not too bumpy, not too smooth, not too muddy, not too dry, not too hilly, not too flat
-rest stops with bagels, cream cheese, and strawberry shortcake every 15miles
-a SAG vehicle to cart your worn out carcass and/or broken bike back to the start
-that everything will go juuust right….
Then The Bear 100 is not for you. Please think about this before you register. READ the FAQ’s!