Register Now for the 3rd Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere

03.22.2010 | 11:55 am

201003220939.jpgIs it weird for me to be all excited about riding 100 miles on my rollers on May 8?

It is? OK, I kind of thought so.

But I can’t help it. I’m excited. I’m excited because last year I loved the stories people sent in and I’m excited to read — and post — more of them this year.

I’m excited because I’ve got awesome schwag for everyone, as well as some very cool “door prizes” a few people are going to be surprised with.

I’m excited because this year we’re all going to watch a not-yet-available-to-the-public movie while we ride — and it’s topical and everything!

Most of all, though, I’m excited because together we’re going to have a lot of fun and a little bit of suffering together while we raise a bunch of money for Team Fatty’s LiveStrong challenge.

We’re having fun, getting schwag, getting a really hard workout, being ridiculous and giving cancer the finger — all at the same time.

So if you already are sold and know what this is about, you can register now — here for men, here for women.

Or read on for details.

What Is the 100 Miles of Nowhere?

The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a race without a place. It’s an event in which hundreds of people participate . . . all by ourselves.

It’s a very strange thing where you pay $95 for the privilege of riding your rollers, trainer, or a very small course (like around the block) for 100 miles. And then the profits from your entry go to LiveStrong, to help them as they help people, worldwide, in their battles against cancer.

I did the first annual one by myself, back before I knew it would be annual at all. The second one a bunch of us — from all around the world — did together, and people sent in their stories, many of which I published here.

This year, the “official” date of the race is Saturday, May 8, and the time is whenever is convenient for you.

And, thanks to the flexibility of the event — i.e., it’s just you, really — if May 8 doesn’t work for you, you can do it another day.

Like in October, if you feel like it.

And also, the “100 Miles” part is more of a guideline than a rule. For example, if you would rather ride 50 miles, that’s fine with me. So is 25.

Or if you’re a runner and you want to do a marathon on the treadmill, that would be awesome. If you’re a swimmer, swim five miles. I’m not picky.

And of course, the very best thing about the 100 Miles of Nowhere is that you are going to win your division. You just need to make sure your division is specific enough that there’s no chance anyone else is in it.

For example, I’m pretty sure I’m going to win the “Middle-Aged Cycling Satire Bloggers Based Out of Alpine, Utah” division.

In fact, I hope to dominate that category.

What Do You Get?

I have mentioned, a time or fifty, that one of my most impressive superpowers is the ability to ask companies for stuff. I’m completely unashamed. And, as it turns out, when I have a good cause, companies are more than willing to help out.

Yep, it’s true: most companies are full of people who like to do something good, and interesting, and unique.

So here are the cool things you’re going to get from the very cool sponsors of this year’s 100 Miles of Nowhere:

The T-Shirt: I love Twin Six designs, and I love the way they use nice American Apparel t-shirts to print those designs on, so I have an event t-shirt I’ll actually wear. The shirt is up at the top of this post, but what the heck

A free online viewing of Ride the Divide, a film following racers in last year’s Great Divide Race. This movie — not yet available to the public — will be online and exclusively available to participants in the 100 Miles of Nowhere on May 8. Furthermore, Mike Dion — a Friend of Fatty and one of the stars of the movie — will be riding the 100 Miles of Nowhere with me and anyone who chooses to join me in the bike shop where I’ll be doing this event. Check out the trailer:

201003221031.jpgA Clif Bar, a package of Shot Bloks, and a package of Shot Roks: My love of Shot Bloks (except the Margarita ones) is well known. What I have not mentioned, however, is that I think the new White Chocolate Macadamia Clif Bar is incredibly delicious. Like, cookie-delicious. And the Shot Roks are the tastiest protein fuel-type food I’ve ever had.

And I’m not just saying that because Shot Roks are the only tasty protein fuel-food I’ve ever eaten. Even though they are.

The important thing is, Clif is coming out with energy food that you will — get this — actually enjoy eating.

Which seems like a brilliant achievement, in spite of it being obvious.

But if it’s so obvious, how come nobody else is doing it?

201003221042.jpgDZ Nuts Sampler : A while back, I reviewed Dave Zabriskie’s Nuts. And I was glad I did, because that opened the door for a 4 sample packets of this taintastic chamois lube. As part of your 100 Miles of Nowhere Schwag kit, you’re going to get to get four sample packs of DZ Nuts, and you’ll probably want to use one of those sample packs during the event itself.

Imagine: you’re going to get to liberally apply the same stuff to your chamois that Dave Zabriskie does. It’s like a dream come true.

And then you should feel perfectly at easy making “taint” jokes for the next several hours.

It’s your right as a consumer of DZ Nuts.

201003221052.jpgCarboRocket : It’s kind of awesome having one of your best friends be a wild-eyed inventor and entrepreneur. It’s even more awesome when one of his ideas turns out to be really great. My friend Brad is this inventor, and CarboRocket is — without question — the best sports drink in the universe. As a participant in the 100 Miles of Nowhere, you’ll get to try it out for yourself and see if you agree. I kinda think you will.

You’ll get two single-serving packets of this all-natural, mild-tasting sports drink. And then you’ll wish you had more.

201003221109.jpgBanjo Brothers Mini Seat Bag: You know who the first advertiser I ever had was? You know who the first company that ever did giveaways with me was? In both cases, it was Banjo Brothers, a small company making great bags for cyclists. I have this Mini Seat Bag on every single bike I own — both road and mountain.

You can fit a tube, a couple CO2 cartridges and adapter, a tire lever, and a small bike tool in there. And a couple of bills, in case you want to stop at a convenience store. It’s honestly about as perfect of an unobtrusive bike bag as there could be, by a couple of guys who ride bikes and know what cyclists need.

201003221101.jpgAspire : You’ll get an autographed copy of Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words , written by Friend of Fatty Kevin Hall, and published by Harper-Collins.

Follow Kevin’s voyage of learning some words you probably don’t know, along with the deeper meaning of some words maybe you thought you knew.

This is a book I think you’ll want to share. And also, you may want to spend a few minutes thinking about the fact that poor Kevin’s going to have to autograph 500 books.

Which cracks me up, for some reason.

Timex: A cap, to hide your helmet hair after the ride. And also to fool people into assuming that maybe you’ve done an Ironman or something. For once, let people’s false assumptions work in your favor.

201003221121.jpg“100% Clean” Garmin-Slipstream Camelbak Podium Bottle : I have re-purposed all of my old bottles because I love the new Camelbak Podium Bottles so much. And while I normally ask you to buy one with my logo on it, if you’re doing the 100 Miles of Nowhere, you get a Garmin-Slipstream one for free.

I love the way this team supports us in the fight against cancer. And I’m sure Lance does too.

What Else Might You Get?

I’m currently working on some awesome “door prizes” to give to some lucky random people. I haven’t nailed all of these prizes down, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the following go into some schwag boxes:

How will you know if you’ve won one of these door prizes? Easy. It’ll be in your schwag box.

Expect more info on door prizes later this week.

How Do You Register?

Registering for the 100 Miles of Nowhere is easy. Go over to Twin Six — this page if you’re a man, or this page if you’re a woman — and pick the size of T-shirt you want, then pay the $95 registration.

In late April / early May, you’ll get your kit, and you’ll be all set to go.

Now, there are a couple things you need to be aware of:

  • You can do this race anywhere: One of the nice things about 100 Miles to Nowhere is that it can be anywhere. I’ve had people ask me if they can do the race in Europe and Canada, and the answer is yes. Shipping might be a little more, and your schwag box may not get to you by race day, but that shouldn’t stop you from signing up.
  • The race is capped at 500: The sponsors of this event have very real costs associated with this event, and since — mostly — it’s small companies sponsoring the 100 Miles of Nowhere, I need to assure them that they’re not going to have to come up with — for example — 2000 seat bags. So, once we hit 500 participants, registration is over. If we don’t hit the 500 participants, registration goes through March 28. You should know, however, that more than 150 people signed up before I even posted today’s entry, so I have a feeling this thing’s gonna fill up. I wouldn’t delay if I were you.

Got a question? Leave it in the comments. I’ll answer it in comments — or if it seems like something a lot of people are wondering, I’ll update this post.

And In Conclusion…

This will be a lot of fun, and it will be very stupid, and it will do a lot of good.

Thanks for racing nowhere for 100 miles with me!

PS: If you’re a fan of Twin Six art and want to proclaim your 100 Miles of Nowhere loyalty on your computer, you’ll find a desktop-ready image here.


  1. Comment by Eunan | 03.22.2010 | 12:02 pm

    just spent the whole day clicking refresh to make sure i got in on this, maybe i get #1, or is that reserved for fatty?

    Really looking forward to this which will be my first ‘competitive ride’ of the season!

  2. Comment by Eunan | 03.22.2010 | 12:03 pm

    i might also add my GF is equally excited to make the video of my escapade….should be fun

  3. Comment by Eric Sedlmayer | 03.22.2010 | 12:04 pm

    Yeah! Registered! I’m all ready to ride around the block 212 times… If I get the extra schwag, please keep the snowshoes, as I live in AZ. Woohoo!


  4. Comment by philip | 03.22.2010 | 12:25 pm

    Woohoo, signed up. Sounds like… fun?

    Trying to get some others convinced to sign up as well. It is hard to explain to people, I just tell them “Either you get it and want to ride 100 miles of nowhere or you just don’t get it and I can’t explain it!”

    Anyone else in the Houston area? I am thinking about going to Picnic Loop over in Memorial park. Loop is 1.2 miles so 84 laps!

  5. Comment by bykjunkie | 03.22.2010 | 12:26 pm

    The two crazy cyclists (BYKJUNKIE and SNOT ROCKETEER) forward deployed, stuck on a ship are IN! We’re cleaning up the 10 year old spinners and attaching the cyclo-computers. We asked, but they will not let us ride back and forth on the flight deck.
    Mail is slow out here so we’ll keep our fingers crossed our kits show up in time.
    Keep up all the good blogging Fatty, it makes are day!

    Please please please take pictures and tell your story. I would love to feature that in the blog! – FC

  6. Comment by JamesInPhoenix | 03.22.2010 | 12:28 pm

    “Most of all, though, I’m excited because together we’re going to have a lot of fun and a little bit of suffering together…”
    I think you have your adjectives reversed… I’m just sayin… from what I remember last year it was more like… together we’re going to have a little bit of fun and a lot of suffering together…
    which of course is why I’m already registered because I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

  7. Comment by Pete | 03.22.2010 | 12:28 pm

    I’m in. Since I live in the sticks, riding around the block for 100 miles is only 21 laps (I’ve done it….once).. That almost seems like cheating. My training partner down the road has a small singletrack loop around his house. I estimate 130 laps will get me the full 100 miles. This is gonna hurt, but in a good way.

  8. Comment by Eunan | 03.22.2010 | 12:30 pm

    Alas it seems i’m not the first to register; being a rookie to this amazing show i just never thought to hit up TWINSIX this morning when i got up! Ah well…still in and thats what counts!

  9. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 03.22.2010 | 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration fatty, I registered and am now contemplating a rediculous route for myself. I’ll either borrow my neighbor’s rollers and ride on the front walkway, or I may join roan and ride back and forth on the Seattle arboretum bridge to nowhere… so many crazy ideas. My husband has offered to hand out musette bags…which would be super funny while riding on rollers. I’d probably get tangled and fall off.
    Oh, and I must mention, I’ve never ridden 100 miles in a day, so this will be a good opportunity.

  10. Comment by Betsy | 03.22.2010 | 12:30 pm

    I was one of the first 150 before you posted this. Woo Hoo. I love this crazy Idea!!!

  11. Comment by AnneJuliet | 03.22.2010 | 12:32 pm

    i can’t wait!

  12. Comment by Kim | 03.22.2010 | 12:32 pm

    Ok, I’m in. I ran the Honolulu marathon in 85 with about as much training and I lived to tell about that!

  13. Comment by AnneJuliet | 03.22.2010 | 12:33 pm

    i can’t wait!

    The DC ride to nowhere will feature lots of fun, i assure you!

  14. Comment by Redbird | 03.22.2010 | 12:35 pm

    So excited (?) to do this again this year. If anyone is in Qatar and wants to join me, I’ll be at the Losail International Circuit. Or…if anyone wants to come out for the event for race day it will be a great time. If we start about 2:30 AM, it should still be less than 110 degrees when we finish! Wait….did I say excited?

    Awesome! We’re in Qatar, and officially international! Woohoo! – FC

  15. Comment by Doug (WAY upstate NY) | 03.22.2010 | 12:41 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    Myself and two friends are going to do this. We are going to ride around our campus parking lot.

    So BIG question. If we want to try to get additional donations for our insanity, can we do that, how do we do that. We figure this is just stupid enough that we can get some millage out of it!


    PS. They were so excited to ride this that they were cursing your slowness getting the blog up. In fact they somehow figured out the T6 link and made me sign up this morning.

    You absolutely can use this as a fundraising opportunity. I recommend emailing everyone you know, telling them what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Then ask them to donate a quarter to your LiveStrong challenge for every mile you ride (should come out to $25 per person, if my math is right). – FC

  16. Comment by Black Pearl | 03.22.2010 | 12:41 pm

    12:30 and I can’t register!?!?!?!

    Bummer, How about a second list for just the t-shirt? I still have the DZ sample, bottle and seat bag from last year.

    There are still plenty of slots open; try again! – FC

  17. Comment by buckythedonkey | 03.22.2010 | 12:41 pm

    Snowshoes? :-/

    The single most exciting item of swag (apart from the shirt, naturally) is the CarboRocket, which is delicious but you can’t get it in the UK…

    I love snowshoeing. It lets me, in the Winter, use the same MTB trails I love in the Summer. All without needing any new skills (eg, knowing how to ski). – FC

  18. Comment by NYCCarlos | 03.22.2010 | 12:44 pm

    1) redbird is freaking hardcore (for the second year in a row)

    2) Woohoo! I can’t wait!

    3) I kind of feel like skippy posting this again, but here it is now that everyone is registering –

    If you live in or around NYC, let’s suffer together. There’s a 1-mile loop at the bottom of Central Park that should be sufficiently small and horrible… it’s no cul de sac, but it’s the best we can do safely (I’d love to ride loops around columbus circle, but I’d also like to live past 5/9/2010) in the city. We’re riding 5/9 because of prior committments of 2 of the people riding. E-mail me if you’re interested at all. carlosgperea AT gmail DOT com

  19. Comment by Chris | 03.22.2010 | 12:45 pm

    Is there any way we can register and donate after the 500 people limit has been reached and just not get any of the schwag? I don’t know if I can register in time and participating and knowing the money is going to Livestrong is more important than the free stuff.

    In that case, I’d say just donate to your LiveStrong Challenge and join us! – FC

  20. Comment by Letli | 03.22.2010 | 12:46 pm

    Signed up! Planning on riding the 1.1 mile loop around Northerly Island in Chicago if anyone else wants to join in the…fun?

  21. Comment by Black Pearl | 03.22.2010 | 12:49 pm

    Darn, forgot I java script turned off.
    Got IT!!

  22. Comment by Cardiac Kid | 03.22.2010 | 12:50 pm

    I signed up earlier and ready to go !!!!

  23. Pingback by I have a goal « Off the Gravel Road | 03.22.2010 | 12:55 pm

    [...] for the 90 mile Livestrong Ride in Austin this coming October.  I just finished signing up for the Fat Cyclist 100 Miles of Nowhere, and I now have plans to do the Ragbrai in [...]

  24. Comment by Kamala | 03.22.2010 | 12:58 pm

    200 Miles! I have to do this bad boy twice because of my friends with scheduling issues. Once in small laps, once on the trainers. Actually, the second is only going to happen if I get over $10K in donations by May 1. More than halfway there!

    Dude, you’re amazing. Nice work. – FC

  25. Comment by Chuck | 03.22.2010 | 1:00 pm

    Fatty, where are you riding in Salt Lake? If training permits, I might join you.

  26. Comment by RunningWalker | 03.22.2010 | 1:01 pm

    A 70.3 tri to nowhere. 56 on the rollers, 13.1 on the treadmill, still trying to figure out the swim. Might just turn into a biathlon. Any suggestions?

  27. Comment by JP | 03.22.2010 | 1:02 pm

    I assume that I am in if T6 took my purchase, right?

    Going to ride it with friends, now we just have to agree on a time and venue.

    Yep, that’s right. – FC

  28. Comment by JP | 03.22.2010 | 1:03 pm

    @RunningWalker – that is a GREAT idea, I may pose a Biathlon to my companions…

  29. Comment by Eunan | 03.22.2010 | 1:09 pm

    any philly registrants other than me???

  30. Comment by AEL | 03.22.2010 | 1:15 pm

    Signed up in Wichita! (I realize this is far less exciting than Quatar) I only hope its not too windy, because on a 1.5 mile loop, 60 some turns into the wind might crush my soul.

  31. Comment by Bicycle Bill | 03.22.2010 | 1:19 pm

    I am now entered in the
    • Wisconsin region
    • Trailer Trash division
    • Super-Clydesdale class
    • recumbent category
    • over-55 age group

    D’ya think that’s exclusive enough a group, Fatty?

  32. Comment by Biene-Munich | 03.22.2010 | 1:23 pm

    Registered. Anyone in Munich who likes to join me? I found a loop very close to a parking space with a bad reputation in the north of Munich(near Neuherbergstr.).

  33. Comment by Clark | 03.22.2010 | 1:30 pm

    In for two of the kits, one for me and one for my wife. Glad to be able to support this cause and gives us some more excuses to ride!

  34. Comment by Limey | 03.22.2010 | 1:30 pm

    I’m in, it will be my first century, I’m way too close to 60 years old and Fat, what a blast, I’m in the Way too old fat and foolish ‘limey” philly division. There seems to be a lot of competition in this devision but I am sure I can win it. I will ware the T in the 5boros NYC ride the week before. Go Fatty. Cheers M8

  35. Comment by stuckinmypedals | 03.22.2010 | 1:36 pm

    I’m in. Redding, CA. will be nice and hot by then.

  36. Comment by BamaJim | 03.22.2010 | 1:36 pm

    In as one of the early 150, and the odds on favorite to repeat last year’s neighborhood division.

  37. Comment by PW Dave | 03.22.2010 | 1:39 pm

    I’m in. Not sure if I’m riding alone or not here in Colorado but I’m getting the word out. Putting together potential routes right now too. Go Team Fatty!

  38. Comment by Gomez | 03.22.2010 | 1:43 pm

    Registered for my first event since 1978! Chose the following demographic for registration:
    US Air Force Reservist
    – Major
    — Passed over for Lt Col
    — Activated
    —- Fudges annual physical fitness test (running, yuck)

    Hoping for relatively thin turnout in my division, so I can do well

  39. Comment by Mike Roadie | 03.22.2010 | 1:44 pm

    I was one of those 150 who kept trying to refresh and then went to T6 for the heck of it and registered this morning!

    I can’t wait to be the big winner of my division on May 8th!

    Hey fellow Team Fatty Austinites, let’s use this as a fundraising kickoff and get going on the $$$ for the LAF!


  40. Comment by Kyle | 03.22.2010 | 1:49 pm

    Fatty, any chance that you could send me a fatcyclist or livestrong banner to use for the day? I will be “racing” my uncle on trainers in the middle of Downtown Carlsbad CA on the first big weekend of tourist beach season and we will be hamming it up for livestrong donations. We will also be photo-documenting and filming the race, and have quite a few hijinks planned to replicate a non-stationary race (feed zones, sprint finish, victory salutes, “climbs” etc…) but think that some kin of signage would help significantly to wrangle in the money.

    Also, is it possible that I’m the only junior racing? The race will be the day before my 18th birthday

  41. Comment by fancydirt | 03.22.2010 | 1:51 pm

    Add me to the camp who went and found the package at the T6 site before the blog post. I’ve been looking forward to this all year since I read about it last year when I first stumbled across your blog. Can’t wait for May 8th!

  42. Comment by Paula | 03.22.2010 | 1:57 pm

    My husband keeps trying to talk me out of this, which only makes me want to do it more! I am trying to present it as an opportunity for him to exceed the standard that Noodle set last year!

  43. Comment by Nic Grillo | 03.22.2010 | 1:58 pm

    I’m in! Looking forward to going nowhere!

    BTW, totally agree re: white choc mac clif bar!

  44. Comment by clcollins88 | 03.22.2010 | 2:11 pm

    I am a relative newbie to the blog and the “Fatty Fan Club” but I am excited to ride for the cause– not so sure about the 7+ hours on the trainer?! Fun, not (yet) convinced… worth it, absolutely! Thanks!

  45. Comment by Noodle | 03.22.2010 | 2:19 pm

    I cannot in good conscience take a registration slot and schwag away from someone busting to do the ‘to nowhere’ route. I plan on riding a large loop (River Road/9W in NJ for those who know the area) and that’s a big loop. I hereby preemptively disqualify myself from my own division for not adhering to the spirit of the event.

    But why should Team Fatty suffer? Good question. The first LIVESTRONG Team Fatty member to email me a link to their fundraising page gets my $95 disqualification penalty added to their goal. Email:

    Noodle, not only are you an awesome videographer, but a true class act. – FC

  46. Comment by AnneJuliet | 03.22.2010 | 2:20 pm

    Any DC riders out there want to coordinate?

  47. Comment by Joel P. | 03.22.2010 | 2:22 pm

    As I sit here at my computer with my ice bag on my newly injured back, hopped up on muscle relaxers and Aleve, I find myself now entered in The 100 Miles of Nowhere. How did that happen?
    Joel P.
    P.S. I never knew hockey was a contact sport.

  48. Comment by Kyle | 03.22.2010 | 2:23 pm

    I’m in, totally stoked (refusing to think about the laps right now).

    Anyone in Charleston, SC riding? If so I’m thinking Hampton Park. The park loop is almost exactly a mile…

  49. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 03.22.2010 | 2:26 pm

    Hi all,
    I decided to take up fatty on the extra challenge and join team fatty & fundraise for LiveStrong while I’m on the 100 miles of nowhere. Now all my friends and family know I’m riding this crazy thing for a reason. In honor of my mom who died 5 years ago of multiple myeloma.

  50. Comment by Roses | 03.22.2010 | 2:30 pm

    I wasn’t planning on registering because I was sure it would be sold out by now. I took it as a sign. I am pretty sure I’ll be in one of the biathlon categories like running walker.

    See you all May 8th, if only in my dreams.

  51. Comment by Noodle | 03.22.2010 | 2:32 pm

    Woohoo Anne Patterson! The spoils of my shameful disqualification go to you!

  52. Comment by AnneJuliet | 03.22.2010 | 2:43 pm

    YES! Thanks, Noodle!

    PS, you’re ride sounds AWESOME! can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  53. Comment by melicious | 03.22.2010 | 2:46 pm

    I am registered and brainstorming a lovely ride to nowhere…and I think I found it. I’ve always wanted a good excuse to ride the abandoned PA turnpike and what better one than this! Now to plan the logistics…

  54. Comment by ScottyH | 03.22.2010 | 2:56 pm

    Hey Fatty.
    Now you can add Sweden to your international list.
    Looking forward to the challenge.

  55. Comment by Alan B. | 03.22.2010 | 3:06 pm

    Philip – I’m in Houston, so I may be up for Picnic Loop. I was leaning toward the .5 mile path around a duck pond in my neighborhood.

    May 8 is also my boy’s 2nd bday party, so my post-ride festival is sure to include cake, ice cream and (knowing my son) choo choo trains.

  56. Comment by Paul | 03.22.2010 | 3:10 pm

    I am in for the Philly division…
    I should be less fat when I finish :)

  57. Comment by did | 03.22.2010 | 3:12 pm

    Oh, lord help me, I’ve registered. The neighbors already think I’m weird, what’s this gonna do?

  58. Comment by Canadian Roadie | 03.22.2010 | 3:16 pm

    I’m in – ACK! What have I done?!!!

  59. Comment by linteater | 03.22.2010 | 3:27 pm

    Would it be cheating if I combined this with a 4 hour spin-a-thon I already committed to doing in April? I’m thinking 2 full days of riding on a trainer might break my mind.

  60. Comment by geo | 03.22.2010 | 3:38 pm

    I’m in it for the Carborocket…oh yeah, and for the stark stupidity (and generosity) that this ride is! This year planning on completing the home-made roller division.

  61. Comment by winner27 | 03.22.2010 | 3:47 pm

    OK I’m in! Gulp. And I was freaked out enough by the thought that I signed a friend up too! Now to find a way to break it to said friend.

  62. Comment by Jarrod | 03.22.2010 | 3:50 pm

    I’m in.

    It will be my first race, so I’m really hoping I can win my division. I hear the competition will be really tough though. I informed myself that I will be gunning for me and I’ve been smack talking myself all week. I don’t know if I can take me on the roller flats, but I will do my best. At the very least, I plan to give myself a race for the win.

  63. Comment by Lauren | 03.22.2010 | 3:56 pm

    I can send you a door prize or two, if you are interested.

  64. Comment by ps | 03.22.2010 | 4:19 pm

    can any women out there help me out with the sizing? according to the size chart, I’m a medium, but according to an old American Apparel shirt (which seem to run quite small), I’m a large. which can i trust? i know, i know, it’s not about the schwag, but i REALLY want the sweet shirt to fit for my 100 miles!

  65. Comment by Dan | 03.22.2010 | 4:21 pm

    Curious about what kind of digs are going to be available to people in the SLC area. Now that I’m registered, I’m deciding whether I want to set up a short circuit to ride, or if I should plan on indoor riding with Fatty and crew.

    The latter would probably be more fun.

  66. Comment by nibbler | 03.22.2010 | 4:34 pm

    I’m in!

    FYI: Biathlon is skiing and shooting. I suppose if there’s a blizzard I could do this in a bad neighborhood in Denver. Duathlon is running and biking.

    Also, size up one shirt size for AA (women’)shirts. They run small, and a medium is significantly shorter in length than a large.

  67. Comment by Tail Gunner | 03.22.2010 | 4:53 pm

    A great bike for the 100 Miles of Nowhere.

  68. Comment by Jenni Laurita | 03.22.2010 | 5:57 pm

    I’m in!
    After Tour of the Battenkill I can do anything!!

  69. Comment by Ian | 03.22.2010 | 6:05 pm

    AnneJuliet–I’m in Alexandria and have already registered. I’d be interested in doing the ride with others. I was thinking of just doing laps around Hains Point, and my wife/dog volunteered to come bring me a picnic lunch midway through. I’m open to other courses if you have something in mind.

  70. Comment by Canadian Roadie | 03.22.2010 | 6:08 pm

    ps, I usually wear a medium but the large is definitely a more comfortable fit from Twin Six.

  71. Comment by Alex | 03.22.2010 | 6:18 pm

    I’m in!

    Anne, I live in NOVA, but could be convinced to do something crazy, like ride 100 miles on the trainer on the Mall, or as close to the White House or Capitol Building as possible. That has fundraising potential written all over it (and would be fun, assuming no rain).

    Also, I will be entering the “Northern Virginia P.E. Teachers Under 30 And Over 6 Feet Tall” category. Guaranteed win!

  72. Comment by Fred | 03.22.2010 | 6:31 pm

    How can you tell what number you are when you register? Just thought it would be fun to know.

  73. Pingback by Day 78: Team Fatty’s 100 Miles to Nowhere « Cyclingproject365 | 03.22.2010 | 6:39 pm

    [...] read recently about Fat Cyclist’s 3rd Annual “100 Miles to Nowhere” ride. As Fatty explained on his blog: “The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a race without a place. [...]

  74. Comment by Bee | 03.22.2010 | 6:43 pm

    this is frighteningly awesome. And I just hooked up my very first bike computer all by myself. (Aw, who am I kidding? I went all-out bike mechanic on my roadie AND my hybrid this weekend, and they are SO ready to go now, so I feel all powerful and need something to put me back in my Chubby Chaplain place.) I hope I can do this! I need more fun events to do.

  75. Comment by Mike | 03.22.2010 | 6:51 pm

    Another 2 down for Team Philly…riding 100 miles of historic Levittown.

    First century. I believe my category will be the “100 miles of (5 o’clock) Somewhere.”

  76. Comment by Superstantial | 03.22.2010 | 6:53 pm

    Isn’t this the week after that IronMan you’re doing, Fatty? You’re crazier than the rest of us (except my brother-in-law, who’s also doing that crazy IronMan and then this).

  77. Comment by Fletch | 03.22.2010 | 6:59 pm

    Signed up this morning, almost forgot due to school run and blank mind from previous nights couch intake. More DZ nuts – yeah!
    Anyone interested in getting together in the Detroit are?

  78. Comment by Anne | 03.22.2010 | 7:15 pm

    Ian and Alex and anyone else in the DC metro area,

    Shoot me an email (anne.paterson AT if you want to try to join forces! I have been thinking about making a fundraiser out if it as well and was also thinking Haine Point could be a fun loop! I have been brainstorming shorter loops and public trainer options (like the mall) too, but HP has got such great potential!

  79. Comment by Greg | 03.22.2010 | 7:21 pm

    There will be a contingent (of at least one) in Sydney, Australia – Plan is to ride the centenial park loop if there is anyone keen to join.

  80. Comment by SuperCat | 03.22.2010 | 7:41 pm

    Sydney, Australia signed up… not planned a route yet but it may be on the trainer…

    Ive been on the bike only twice this year due to my health so this may be an interesting challenge since my longest ride ever is more like 50 miles…

    I wonder at what point I tell the doc what Im up to? ;)

  81. Comment by hannah | 03.22.2010 | 7:55 pm

    Yesss!!! I am so pumped! Anyone else in Minneapolis/St. Paul? Care to join me as I trounce the field in the “Formerly thin bike commuter, now fat car commuter, newly pregnant” division? I’m thinking around Lake Nokomis: 2.78 miles round trip.

  82. Comment by SuperCat | 03.22.2010 | 7:55 pm

    Greg – Centennial Park during the day on a Saturday… you are a brave brave man.. how many loops for 100 miles?

  83. Comment by Jamieson | 03.22.2010 | 7:58 pm

    Registered for year #2 at 3am. Got a Year 1 shirt signed by Fatty.

    Looking forward to this one again.

  84. Comment by Susan | 03.22.2010 | 8:06 pm

    Another 2 for Sydney signed up, will either be laps of Centennial Park or a rooftop overlooking the city on trainers.
    Maybe we should have a Sydney based group event?

  85. Comment by DonQuix | 03.22.2010 | 8:10 pm

    Looking forward to this! Don’t know why.

  86. Comment by Nooch | 03.22.2010 | 8:20 pm

    I’ll say, I’m in it for the t-shirt.

    But yet today I lost my third family member in two months to cancer today. Eff this disease and everything that comes with it (with the exception of positive, determined groups like Livestrong and you, Fatty…)

    NYC Carlos — Do we have any more riding with us on the 9th? We’ll have to find a way to get some donations coming in… :o)

  87. Comment by Nooch | 03.22.2010 | 8:21 pm

    Oh, and I registered before 7am EST today… Maybe I snagged first honors?

  88. Comment by Alice | 03.22.2010 | 8:27 pm

    I’m registered! I’ve not ridden 100 miles yet, but I’m looking forward to the event! I’m shooting for 50-100 miles around our local neighborhood cemetery (1 mile per lap) as a “Day of the Dead” rememberance in honor of those who lost their battles with cancer and who have died in bicycle crashes. Happy to do something for such a great cause and for Team Fatty and LiveStrong.

  89. Comment by Rose | 03.22.2010 | 8:53 pm

    I’m registered in the “pudgy female electrical engineer who doesn’t own a road bike and has never ridden more than 25 miles at once” category. I’ll be riding my mountain bike around our neighborhood park loop – maybe 0.25 miles per lap at most. Yikes, that’s a damn lot of laps.

    And @Jarrod – totally hysterical comment!

  90. Comment by Limey | 03.22.2010 | 9:03 pm

    “Another 2 down for Team Philly…riding 100 miles of historic Levittown.

    First century. I believe my category will be the “100 miles of (5 o’clock) Somewhere.””

    Mike I’m in Penns Grant, Morrisville, also my first century, want some one to tag along? slowstdy(at)mac(dot)com

  91. Comment by Jeremy | 03.22.2010 | 9:11 pm

    @PW Dave where in Colorado? I’m in the Springs.

  92. Comment by christine | 03.22.2010 | 9:16 pm

    Noodle – that 9W/river road combo sounds pretty serious. i think the loop from the GWB to alpine and back is about 24 miles, plus some major climbing from sheriff’s hill repeats? i’m debating between riding my trainer (in an apt overlooking the GWB) and joining the central park folks.

  93. Comment by Noodle | 03.22.2010 | 9:39 pm

    Christine – Yeah, I actually want to do the hills, much as I hate them. I need the practice. I find this one right at the end hurts the most Gotta hurt, or there ain’t no worth. :)

    Anne – sorry the donation hasn’t come through yet! I keep getting an error page on submit (and I’ve tried donating to three different people today and none have worked, so it’s very frustrating)

  94. Comment by Mike | 03.22.2010 | 9:46 pm

    Finally registered. Now to figure out way to have fun. Ride the road bike or the single speed commuter bike. Maybe switch off between the two. Either way the pain I inflict on myself will be way less pain than the pain cancer inflicted on my grandfather as it slowly ate him away. I am glad to help Fatty out and hopefully we can beat this disease.

  95. Comment by roan | 03.22.2010 | 9:56 pm

    Hey, Noodle I’ve been telling so many people about your video and 100 MoN ever since Fatty started this years challenge. I’m in for the 1st time this year, plan to follow your example for years to come.
    Further searching leaves me with 2 questions:
    1.) What would MacGyver DO ?
    2.) Flippin the Bird, I need a cycling jersey with this logo on the back. Any suggestions ?

    luv ya Noodle, you are great !

  96. Comment by Dan | 03.22.2010 | 10:25 pm

    Another one for Colorado. I’m in and now I need to talk my wife into joining me for the “100 miles of no where tandem category”. I have the route all planned out. I think its almost a half a mile around our neighborhood circle (no stop signs either!). I suppose I could ride the tandem by myself if I can’t talk her into it. She thinks the ideas is a bit nutty saying, “why don’t we actually ride somewhere?”

  97. Comment by leroy | 03.22.2010 | 10:56 pm

    Will we have to submit samples to WADA this year?

    And if not required, can we submit them anyway?

    I want to put to rest some of the questions raised by my performance last year in Prospect Park.

    I was the only on the podium who was there for the award ceremony.

    Everyone else was looking at me like I needed some sort of examination.

  98. Comment by Greg | 03.22.2010 | 11:12 pm

    Supercat – My maths puts it at 42 loops of centennial park. I know I am nuts but why dont you come along too. madness loves company.

  99. Comment by Bisso | 03.22.2010 | 11:18 pm

    Qatar, Sweden, UK and now Australia checking in- signed up for 100 MON – this time i’m taking it to the streets – sort of …100 plus laps of the local crit circuit.

    Anyone else down under ready to give it a go?

  100. Comment by Rita | 03.22.2010 | 11:55 pm

    1:30 am in NY, just checked T6 – ALL SOLD OUT.
    Fatty conjures; the continents drift.

  101. Comment by Jeremy | 03.22.2010 | 11:59 pm

    I’m selling miles at $10 a pop. I’m hoping to get $2000 by May 7 and am really hoping I can better last year’s mileage total of 176. Sadly, home construction on my .15 mile loop at the top of the hill will prevent that particular insanity from occurring again. (Yeah, over 4600 right turns.)

    No matter what I bring in, I’m going to ride them all, though anything over 200 may be a bit unrealistic in one day. This year I’m getting a big ring for Big Blue and going at it stationary style.

    Thankfully, this isn’t going to fall near my daughter’s birthday this year so I won’t have any conflicts with birthday parties if one or both events should switch weekends, which should make my wife very happy. Bring on the pain.

  102. Comment by Todd | 03.23.2010 | 12:03 am

    SOLD OUT! :-(

    Can you take anymore entries with just the shirt in the swag bag? I’m trying to get a few guys together for 160 laps of the local crit track in Port Macquarie, Australia.

  103. Comment by PW Dave | 03.23.2010 | 12:59 am

    Jeremy – I’m a bit far north for you. I’m up in Golden. We could ride to meet in the middle and get our miles that way :)

  104. Comment by Nicole | 03.23.2010 | 1:19 am

    Dang – I’ve been away for a week and missed the ramp up to this and registration is sold out. Count me as someone who would be interested in paying for a registration that is only a donation and t-shirt.

  105. Comment by randy | 03.23.2010 | 5:47 am

    all ready ‘unavailable’,,,oh well, maybe next year.

  106. Pingback by infinitely sustainable pace » Overcome | 03.23.2010 | 6:02 am

    [...] I don’t know what came over me, but as I read through my blog feeds yesterday The 100 Miles of Nowhere totally caught my eye, and made me sign up for it.  It’s Fat Cyclist’s charity ride. A [...]

  107. Comment by ManiacRager | 03.23.2010 | 6:19 am

    Ugh. Sold out already! What a bummer. Interested on getting in if any numbers free up.

  108. Comment by ManiacRager | 03.23.2010 | 6:24 am

    Um…scratch that. Just tried the lower link and got in. If you got blocked, make sure you try all the links to register- must be a glitch.

  109. Pingback by Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » The Grand Illusion | 03.23.2010 | 6:44 am

    [...] « Register Now for the 3rd Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere [...]

  110. Comment by Mandy | 03.23.2010 | 6:57 am

    The 60 people who live in this town already think I am nuts, wait until I go by their house 70 times on a Sunday morning in May. I am hoping to win the “Short and spunky girl from Caratunk, Maine” division.

  111. Comment by wayne | 03.23.2010 | 7:56 am

    I’m doing this for my aunt who’s been fighting lung cancer for 18 months now. Maybe the thought of her moron nephew spinning for five hours will give her reason to smile. I can’t wait!

  112. Comment by Javier | 03.23.2010 | 8:59 am

    I’m doing this for the fight against cancer and for a friend that lost the battle againt it last year. He was the best cyclist we knew and I’m sure he will be laughing his ass off in heaven!
    We love you J.W.
    P.S. I’m also going to win and dominate my division:
    38 year old Cysdale fat cuban architect cyclist with hairy legs and two australian shepperd dogs. If anyone wants to join that division…Bring it!

  113. Comment by Terry Boyd | 03.23.2010 | 11:28 am

    Is this all full? I tried to register and it says sold out. Please let me know.

  114. Comment by Jenni | 03.23.2010 | 3:32 pm

    Nooch and Carlos NYC,
    I’m in the NYC area, I might come down and join y’all for a few laps- I’ll be doing this event in Philly with Surlyrider on the 8th so I might be toast for the Central Park loop, but it sounds fun.
    What are you start details? Time?

  115. Comment by Smudge | 03.23.2010 | 8:35 pm

    T6 have taken my cash and given me an order number, so I guess that means I’m in! So another rider from DownUnder, this one from Adelaide, home of the awesome Tour Down Under.

    Riding it for my father, 2 x bowel cancer survivor, and in memory of my mother, ovarian cancer survivor, but lost her battle with depression 3 years ago.

    Decision will be, which bike to ride and where, or do I take four or five bikes along and let each bike be a part of the fun?

  116. Comment by Auggie61 | 03.23.2010 | 8:58 pm

    Can’t wait. Anyone in Mpls. want to coordinate?

  117. Comment by MainiacRager | 03.24.2010 | 1:32 pm

    @ Mandy- another Mainer here, from Portland. I wonder how many we’ve got at FC? Have fun.

  118. Comment by Kevin Swenson | 03.24.2010 | 2:28 pm

    I plan on dominating the “Woodlawn Heights Criterium for fools training for IronMan Japan” division. And since IM Japan is only 5 weeks after the “100 Miles to Nowhere”, I will be doing 112 miles. That’s 180 laps around our 1 kilometer block here in the Florida Panhandle.

    Now to break it to my wife…..

  119. Pingback by Magazine, A Race and Computer Porn » Adventure Monkey | 03.24.2010 | 3:43 pm

    [...] one of the 500 people to register in time for the 100 Miles to Nowhere race. Read the details of it HERE. All the profits go to Livestrong to help in the fight against cancer. In case you were just too [...]

  120. Pingback by Started my training for the 100 miles on Nowhere ride « The Slowcyclist | 03.26.2010 | 10:21 am

    [...] yesterday. 20 miles on the trainer. I thought this would be the perfect first century ride for me. Unlike most century rides I don’t have to get up before dawn, an d drive around a strange [...]

  121. Pingback by New Woodchippers and a windy ride » Adventure Monkey | 03.29.2010 | 7:18 am

    [...] my 100 miles to nowhere race is on. Check THIS LINK to see what it’s all about. This is taking on a life of it’s own and is turning into a [...]

  122. Pingback by Livestrong and t-shirts… » Adventure Monkey | 04.1.2010 | 11:35 am

    [...] so I am doing the 100 miles to nowhere race. Yes it’s a race to nowhere and it will be miserable, but it is for a good cause. I [...]

  123. Pingback by 100 miles, a T-shirt and a Teaser » Adventure Monkey | 04.5.2010 | 9:31 am

    [...] about the Adventure Monkey Team, 100 miles to Nowhere fundraiser. For Fatty’s details go HERE. I was going to do this myself to raise some cancer fighting money and take on a new challenge, but [...]

  124. Pingback by Adventure Monkey News » Adventure Monkey | 04.12.2010 | 3:46 pm

    [...] met with Jennifer and Anne Marie to plan for the 100 miles to Nowhere fundraiser. Here are some details for [...]

  125. Comment by Mike | 04.14.2010 | 4:31 am

    I’ve just found your site and am absolutely loving it. I really want to do the 100 miles of Nowhere in London but can’t seem to add it to my shopping basket. Is it sold out?

  126. Pingback by Local Motion Blog » Winooski Policeman to Ride 100 Miles to Nowhere | 04.15.2010 | 9:13 pm

    [...] awareness. And he’s not alone: hundreds of folks around the world take the so called “100 Miles to Nowhere” challenge. WCAX had this quote from Ben: “The important thing to me here is not only [...]

  127. Pingback by When your wife complains… « turnings | 04.23.2010 | 7:28 am

    [...] winter’s huffing and puffing blew them off the house in places), I could well be riding the 100 Miles of Nowhere this Sunday, and be marshalling the 5 boro bike tour on the 2nd. I’m working on a top secret [...]

  128. Pingback by Next Day Guilt « Off the Gravel Road | 04.29.2010 | 11:30 am

    [...] have got to get my bike to the shop today.  We’re just a week away from the 100 Miles of Nowhere and I don’t want to attempt my first century ride on a bike that is going to randomly shift [...]

  129. Pingback by Next? « TeamCarboRocket | 05.5.2010 | 9:26 am

    [...] week, however, I will be “competing” in Fatty’s 100 Miles of Nowhere.  I am trying to secure permission to use the running track encircling the football field at [...]

  130. Pingback by Transparent Agenda » Blog Archive » Time for something stupid? | 05.6.2010 | 6:34 am

    [...] 100 miles for a good cause and a way to make myself get into shape faster. So I signed up for the Fat Cyclists 100 miles to nowhere. Ride on a trainer or a small course for 100 miles. Then came spring break, followed by rain and [...]

  131. Pingback by 72/ 365 “100 Miles of Nowhere Preview” « Beyond Academia | 05.6.2010 | 6:48 am

    [...] 365 “100 Miles of Nowhere Preview” Jump to Comments I just got my 100 Miles of Nowhere schwag kit and couldn’t be [...]

  132. Comment by Greg Furry | 05.7.2010 | 5:48 am

    Have been to Nowhere and back. Due to schedule and weather issues I completed my 100 miles yesterday. Great day, even made the TV news. While I was riding my wife was interviewed about what we were doing. Since you knew little to nothing about what we were doing the story lacks some detail Oh, well. Read about it here.

  133. Comment by Mary R | 05.7.2010 | 10:01 am

    Who’s tweeting from 100 miles of Nowhere? How about #100miles so we can follow each other all weekend? Team CarboRocket representing! @marycycle

  134. Comment by So Tyred | 05.9.2010 | 1:43 am

    It is a great shame I missed this. However, you have inspired me to do something similar. I am taking part in Relay for Life and for my bit will cycle 100 miles around the running track where the event is being held locally.

  135. Pingback by the-way-to-the-centre » 100km of nowhere | 05.10.2010 | 4:21 am

    [...] Saturday, I attempted 100 miles for the Fat Cyclist 3rd anual 100 Miles of Nowhere challenge. Where 500 people around the world have donated money for the honour of completely dominating their [...]

  136. Comment by J. Ryan | 05.11.2010 | 10:53 am

    I just discovered this. I’m definitely in for next year!

  137. Comment by Patrick | 05.12.2010 | 3:11 am

    Count me in for 2011, you don’t even have to send me the schwag bag Fatty. I’ve just got to do this.

  138. Pingback by Group Ride! — Note To Future Self | 06.14.2010 | 2:05 am

    [...] was gorgeous this weekend, so the GB and I did a little 100 Miles of Nowhere in the backyard. By little, I mean it was really the 200 ft of [...]

  139. Comment by xiaochen | 07.8.2010 | 12:57 am

    Looking for sitLos Angeleses about: It’s written by on. Replay me!

  140. Pingback by I am cycling 100 miles to nowhere – can you help me to raise money for Cancer Research UK? « So Tyred | 07.11.2010 | 11:40 am

    [...] I thought I would do something similar to what was started by someone from the US known as the Fat Cyclist .  That is, during the 24 hour period, I pledge to ride round the racetrack up to a total distance [...]

  141. Trackback by No gym needed! P90X | 07.12.2010 | 8:34 am

    No gym needed! P90X…

    Comments RSS Feed TrackBack URI 23 Comments sorceeeey90 says: July 15, 2009 at 9: 38 pm IHATEEGGHEADS says: July 15, 2009 at 9: 45 pm IHATEEGGHEADS says: July 15, 2009 at 9: 48 pm darklink809 says: July 15, 2009 at 9: 53 pm MsGarciaFernandez says: July…

  142. Comment by kobe2424 | 07.15.2010 | 7:44 pm

    Welcome to It’s writeen by shen206 on 07.16.

  143. Comment by kobe2424 | 07.15.2010 | 7:44 pm

    Welcome to It’s writeen by shen206 on 07.16.

  144. Comment by kobe2424 | 07.19.2010 | 3:39 am

    Welcome to It’s writeen by shen206 on 07.19.

  145. Comment by Claire Black | 01.15.2011 | 11:38 am

    Hello there, just was alert to your weblog thru Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate in the event you continue this in future. Lots of other people will likely be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  146. Comment by Asics Alton | 03.11.2011 | 5:24 pm

    Could I simply say what a help to search out anyone who essentially realizes exactly what they’re discussing on the internet. You definitely get experience to take a problem to light and allow it to valuable. More people should study this and understand it side of the story. I cannot believe you’re not very popular because you actually have the gift.

  147. Pingback by Ironman By Thirty » Blog Archive » Training in Style | 06.12.2011 | 7:58 pm

    [...] was a great day for training.  With all my trainer riding, I may just have to sign up for the 100 Miles to Nowhere this year. [...]


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.