Register Now for the 4th Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere

04.10.2011 | 10:04 pm

201104102215.jpgA “Wow, That Went Fast, Let’s Keep Going” UPDATE from Fatty: I would never have believed that registration for the 4th Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere would register its 500 slots in one day!

My guess is, there are still a lot of you who would like to register and do the event, but didn’t get time to register yet.

The problem is, I got a commitment from my sponsors to provide swag for 500 registrations, and it would not be cool to strain their generosity by asking them for (possibly a lot) more.

So here’s what we’re going to do.

From this point forward, the registration for the 100 Miles of Nowhere has a few differences.

  1. What you get: Registration now gets you the t-shirt and race plate.
  2. New price. Instead of $85, the registration is now $80. This reflects the lower cost of shipping. My suspicion is that most of you appreciated getting the swag, but will survive without getting it, so $5 off the price should be an acceptable — albeit disappointing — tradeoff.
  3. New registration pages: Men click here to register; women click here to register.

So, throughout the rest of this post, you might find a couple of updates due to the quick signup of the first 500 people. I’ll flag those with a big red bold UPDATE.

I’ve got a feeling this is going to be the biggest, most-ridiculous 100 Miles of Nowhere yet!

Thanks for your generosity.

A Let’s-Get-Right-to-the-Point Note from Fatty: If you already know you want to sign up for the 100 Miles of Nowhere and just want to hurry up and register, click here to sign up for men, or click here to sign up for women .

I’m in Florida right now. It’s Spring Break for the kids, and so we’re splitting the week between Disney World and Cocoa Beach. The weather’s been in the low 80’s; we’re soaking up the sun and loving the strange, wonderful feeling of being able to wear shorts again. Saturday, we went to Epcot. Yesterday we relaxed on the beach and body-surfed. Last night, we watched the fireworks show at Disney World.

The kids are happy; I’m exhausted and a little bit sunburned. It’s past midnight, and there are very few things in the world I’d rather do than go to bed right now.

However, I’m writing this post anyways. Because registration for the 4th Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere starts today (Tuesday), and announcing that is more important than sleep.

Yes, I said it. This event is more important to me than a good night’s rest. And for those of you who know exactly how grumpy I get when I don’t get my 10.5 hours of sleep per night, you know that this event must be very important indeed.

General Information, Things You Ought To Know, And Whatnot

The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a race without a place. It’s an event in which hundreds of people participate . . . all by ourselves. (Or with a friend. Or with 20 friends.)

It’s a very strange thing where you pay $85 [UPDATE: Now $80] (which includes shipping) for the privilege of riding your rollers, trainer, or a very small course (like around the block or up and down a hill) 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.

In the third year, the race went absolutely bananas, and the 500 available spots sold out in no time, and for a few days, I posted a new story from a reader every couple of hours. I plan to carry on that tradition this year, as well.

This year, the “official” date of the race is Saturday, June 4. I’ve made the date a little later, due to the fact that more and more people are taking the 100 Miles of Nowhere outside and making it a fun, strange thing to do with friends, rather than a solitary form of torture you inflict upon yourself 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 June doesn’t work for you, you can do it another day.

Like in October, if you feel like it. Or later this afternoon if you just don’t have anything else to do. It’s your call, really.

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.

What You’ll Get

The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a fake event, but the schwag is real — and it’s better than what you’d be getting at a lot of events that make you get up at horrible hours, travel ridiculous distances before you even get to the starting area, and then wait for half an hour to use an overflowing portapotty.

Oooh, I just had a terrific slogan idea for next year: “100 Miles of Nowhere: No Overflowing Portapotties.”

OK, back to the pitch.

Here’s what you’ll score — shipped to you in late May:

The Event T-Shirt [UPDATE: Late registrants still get the shirt] : My good friends at Twin Six have — once again — managed to come up with a pure-genius design for this year’s event shirt. You saw a small version at the top of the post, but here’s a closer look:


And an extreme close-up, to give you an idea of what the text looks like:


A Race Plate [UPDATE: Late registrants still get the race plate]: My favorite souvenir of races is the race plate I get to put on my bike. The Runner and I like to staple them to the wall in the garage. So this year I’ve asked Bike Monkey — the folks who promote and run the amazing Levi’s GranFondo — to design a race plate you can attach to your bike. You know, so the fans will be able to recognize you. And so when the cops pull you over because the neighbors have complained because this is the 48th time you’ve ridden past their house in the past 7 hours, you can explain, “I’m not a public nuisance, I’m a bike racer.”

201103241230.jpgPRO Bars [UPDATE: the Halo bars went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these]: PRO Bar recently introduce Halo bars, “The Sinfully Healthy Snack,” which you’ll be getting in your swag box. A week ago, they sent me a box of 12 for each flavor.

All of them are gone now.

The Runner, my kids, my friends, and I descended on these like a horde of hungry yaks.

They’re good for you, but they taste like they’re not. You’re going to love them.

An Issue (and special subscription rate) of Bike Monkey Magazine [UPDATE: the magazines went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these]: Tired of biking magazines that teach you the same 15 tips and tricks, over and over and over, year after year? Or that review stuff you’ll never even consider buying? Then you’ll enjoy Bike Monkey, a magazine that’s about people, bikes, and rides. I dig it, and hopefully will someday be good enough to write for it.

You’ll get a free issue of Bike Monkey with your swag box, as well as a great discount offer in case you decide to subscribe. Which you should.


201103241158.jpgLeverage [UPDATE: the Leverage coupons went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these]: This is an action-packed show about a group of thieves who run cons to help people who have nowhere to turn. They’re bad guys being good guys.

If you haven’t watched an episode, this is going to be your chance, because you’re going to get a coupon to download an episode for free. And then you can leave a comment telling Paul Guyot — writer for the show and frequent commenter on this blog — how awesome he is. Which is in fact true.

This is already one of my favorite shows for while riding the rollers. Now it’s going to be yours.

201103241223.jpgBanjo Brothers Seat Bag: [UPDATE: the Seat Bags went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these] 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 their Seat Bags on every single bike I own — both road and mountain.

This year, Banjo Brothers will be supplying a variety of different seat bags for the 100 Miles of Nowhere. Which will you get — the Mini, the Small, the Medium, or the Large? You won’t know ’til you get your box. Regardless, since you’re always going to be getting new bikes, you’re always going to need a new bike seat bag. Then you won’t be that guy who is unprepared when you get a flat.

201103241213.jpg DZ-Nuts: [UPDATE: the DZ-Nuts went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these] DZ Nuts returns for a third year as a sponsor of the 100 Miles of Nowhere. Awesome. If you use chamois cream, it’s high time you try DZ-Nuts. If you have never tried chamois cream, I cannot think of a more perfect time to begin. As I have noted in my review, this is good stuff.

Seriously, if you’re going to be riding your bike for 100 miles and not going anywhere while doing it, you should at least be protecting your junk.


201103241217.jpg CarboRocket “Half Evil” CR333 [UPDATE: the CR333 went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these]: A couple years ago, my friend Brad told me about a new sports drink he had in mind: something powerful enough that you could drink it — and consume nothing else — long term, for however big your ride is.

Soon, had had invented “CR333? — because it has 333 calories per serving.

“You know,” I said, “333? is half the number of the beast. You should call it ‘Half-Evil’ in your tagline.”

In my defense, I didn’t honestly expect him to take me seriously.

Taglines notwithstanding, CR333 is amazing. You seriously can go all day with it. No upset stomach, no bonk. And 100 Miles of Nowhere racers will be the first people in the world to get to try out the new single-serve packets, in both raspberry and lemonade.

Give CR333 a spin during your 100 Miles of Nowhere; I think you’re going to decide it’s your new favorite endurance fuel.

201103241237.jpgWinchester Bars [UPDATE: the Winchester bars went to the first 500 registrants only. Those are gone now; late registrants will not get these]: What’s the antidote to yet another energy gel or energy chew or whatever? Meat-ergy is, that’s what.

Since getting a couple of boxes of these Winchester Beef and Cranberry bars, both the Runner and I have become huge fans. They’re like jerky, but with cranberry to give both taste and texture variety.

I was kidding when I wrote my original “Meat-ergy” post, but I’m not kidding at all when I say that these are fantastic. And if you’re a vegetarian, you can give yours to someone who isn’t. They’ll be glad you did. (And I’ll leave you to consider the ethical considerations of a vegetarian giving meat to someone.).

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 $85 registration.

In late 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.
  • The schwag 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. Last year, this race filled up in about a day, so I wouldn’t dilly-dally.
  • UPDATE: While it’s too late for you to get the schwag (as indicated at the beginning of the post and hinted at in the now-stricken-out bullet point above), it’s not too late to register. However, registration closes at Midnight (CT), April 18, and when it’s over, it’s over for real. So you’ve got time to persuade your friends to join up, but not much.

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 — for the fourth time — racing nowhere for 100 miles with me!

PS:When I originally posted this — around midnight — I accidentally put the date at June 11. That’s the incorrect date; I have corrected it to June 4. Sorry for the confusion (and that’ll teach me to post when I’m about to fall asleep at the keyboard!).


  1. Comment by lynn e | 04.10.2011 | 10:27 pm

    I have never been so looking forward to going nowhere. If this is what happens when you turn 50 (yesterday)I am in.

  2. Comment by BamaJim | 04.10.2011 | 10:34 pm

    I’m in for a potential three peat in my division. I’m not sure what that says about my critical thinking skills.

  3. Comment by Paul Guyot | 04.10.2011 | 10:46 pm

    I cannot believe how excited I am to finally get to pay money to ride nowhere. For 100 miles.

    I used to be smart. Sort of. Before I started cycling.

    This is my first year I was able to register in time. I feel like I’ve been invited to the cool kids table, only we all know the truth – we’re at the freaks & geeks table… riding rollers.

    Allez, Fatties!

  4. Comment by AK_Chick | 04.10.2011 | 11:03 pm

    I’m in!!! :) I thought it was June 4th so I might have to do a bit of modification as our annual Run for Women (breast cancer run for women only) is on the 11th. So I’ll do what I did last year, which is ride to work, walk about 1/2 mile to the start, run 5 miles, then walk back to work, then ride home (it’s about 7-8 miles one way depending on which way I bike so I’ll have either 86 or 84 miles left. :) Guess it’s gonna be a long day! I’m excited though! Might just have to wear my Fatty jersey on the run. FLS!

    No, you had the date right! I was totally beat when I posted last night and looked at the wrong date when I checked my calendar! Aaarrgh! I’ve now corrected the post; it’s June 4, as you thought. Thanks! (and sorry for the confusion!) – FC

  5. Comment by Andrea D | 04.10.2011 | 11:17 pm

    I am following lynn e (first commentor) going 100 miles to nowhere…I am excited and looking forward to the adventure! It simply must be age…49 and holding!

  6. Comment by aussie kev | 04.10.2011 | 11:21 pm

    Aussie kev is in – very excited !!

  7. Comment by Kevin | 04.10.2011 | 11:25 pm

    I’m in for my 3rd year. This is 1 week after the Dirty Kanza 200, so if I can stand looking at my bike without curling in to a ball of cramps, I’ll do it the “official” day. Otherwise I’ll use it as one of my taper ride the week before :).

  8. Comment by Tank | 04.10.2011 | 11:29 pm

    Entry into the 100 Miles of Nowhere, I has it! No pain, no pain.

  9. Comment by chrisfit2009 | 04.10.2011 | 11:42 pm

    What if I want to enter, raise money and ride in stupid little circles for hours and hours, but am not interested in the swag?
    Do I still have to enter via Twin Six or is there a swag free entry option?

    You could probably email Twin Six and tell them not to send you anything; I’m sure they’d comply. – FC

  10. Comment by wayne | 04.10.2011 | 11:47 pm

    can’t believe i waited up to do this like, as soon as possible.
    i’ll be keeping it real, blastin spinervals 26 (hardcore 100) for anybody who wants to come ride in memphis. i thought about riding our new greenline but it’s way too scenic. i’ll settle in for a day of punishment with coach Troy.

  11. Comment by Mike/Kamala | 04.11.2011 | 12:00 am

    I’m in for more pain. Not sure when I’m going to do this just yet since I have IM70.3 Boise on the weekend of the 11th.

  12. Comment by stuckinmypedals | 04.11.2011 | 12:24 am

    I’m all signed up and ready to go nowhere fast!

  13. Comment by Grant in Newcastle, Australia | 04.11.2011 | 12:40 am

    I’m in!

    And for anyone near Newcastle, Australia, I am following Fatty’s example and doing repeats of a 16km, I mean 10 mile route. The recently completed Fernleigh Loop ( just happens to be the right length, and doesn’t interact with much vehicular traffic…


  14. Comment by LIz | 04.11.2011 | 12:43 am

    I’m in! Looking forward to my first 100 MON and first century!

    I think Fatty is having so much fun on vacation he is a bit confused about the current day of the week. I’m in the same time zone as Disney World, and this post went up in the wee hours of Monday for me, not Tuesday, and the registration link IS working, so don’t wait until Tuesday to register.

    “See” you out there, everyone!

  15. Comment by Linda | 04.11.2011 | 12:48 am

    Yippee!! Here’s another Aussie in for 100 miles (or as we say here, 160kms which makes it sound even worse!) of mindless yet somehow fun punishment!

    I’ve got a few options for routes here in lil ol’ Canberra. One things for sure, I’m going to be very very tired by the end of it considering it’s the furthest I’ll have cycled so far! :-o

  16. Comment by Jim B | 04.11.2011 | 1:07 am

    It was 93 degrees fahrenheit in Austin, TX today. By my calculations, it will be 93 celsius by June 11, so I think I’ll be doing my 100 MoN early. I’d do it next weekend, except it seems wrong to do it without having the schwag first. So the weekend after the schwag shows up, I’m riding!

  17. Comment by Turkish | 04.11.2011 | 1:09 am

    Love the amount of Aussies signing up… I’m in and will be suffering in my living room at home in Brisbane.

    161km on the trainer…it will suck but it will be awesome!

    Ride hard Fatties.

  18. Comment by a chris | 04.11.2011 | 1:47 am

    Wish I could commit to do this but since I can’t this year…have fun, everybody!

  19. Comment by Rob in Southport | 04.11.2011 | 2:03 am

    Signed in – if anyone fancies it in the NW of the UK, three of us will be at the Preston Cycle Track for 108 laps on the 4th …. :o)

  20. Comment by Lief | 04.11.2011 | 2:30 am

    I’m in for 100 miles, 100 laps…annnnnd…11,800 feet of elevation gain* right outside my door.

    See you in June.
    Allez Fatties!

    * oy, I must be crazy!

    WOW. I can hardly wait to read that story! – FC

  21. Comment by Mike Roadie | 04.11.2011 | 4:42 am

    Signed up, paid and ready to ride…….nowhere!

  22. Comment by Shelley | 04.11.2011 | 4:47 am

    Another Aussie in 80 laps of the park here I come!

    Bring on June!

  23. Comment by Robin | 04.11.2011 | 4:54 am

    I’m in! Thanks for doing this again! Can’t wait to win my division!

  24. Comment by TimOD | 04.11.2011 | 5:05 am

    The Great Southern Recumbent Australian division has signed on, 160km around the block lying down. Anyone from Ballarat Vic. would be welcome to join in.

  25. Comment by aclowe | 04.11.2011 | 5:23 am

    My first big ride, South Coast, NSW Australia…

  26. Comment by SMK | 04.11.2011 | 5:39 am

    I think I might break up the monotony by riding as many different types of bikes as possible. Road bike, cyclocross bike, mountain bike, single speed, cargo bike, BMX. All on the rollers. Oh yeah. Going to win the multi-bike division.
    Go Aussies!

  27. Comment by cyclingjimbo | 04.11.2011 | 5:39 am

    Nice buildup over recent weeks; I have been looking forward to this since last year. I will be in Leiden, The Netherlands on June 4, and if anyone in the vicinity wants to join in, give me a shout.

  28. Comment by Redbird74 | 04.11.2011 | 5:39 am

    In for Round 3. Moved back to Canada so I need to scout out a suitable venue. I think I’ll miss the quietness of the road to nowhere I raced on in Qatar, but not having to start the ride at 2AM to beat the heat will probably balance the scales a little. Can’t wait for the day and for all the other race reports. FLS

  29. Comment by Squirrelhead | 04.11.2011 | 5:55 am

    WOOHOO! I am all signed up for my first century ride. This will be an interesting peak into what is in store for me in Davis this year. I have narrowed down the event site possibilities for the event. I should have the final site selected soon.

  30. Comment by Sean | 04.11.2011 | 6:04 am

    Registered last night for what will be my first century ride.

    It’s been a while since I’ve done anything crazy, so this is exactly what I need.

  31. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 04.11.2011 | 6:23 am

    I’ll be walking a Relay for Life with my dad on June 4, so I’ll be joining in the fight against cancer – just on my feet instead of on two wheels. I’ll be thinking of all of those riding nowhere that day as I and our team walk nowhere around a park!

  32. Comment by Lisamariepea | 04.11.2011 | 6:32 am

    All signed up and ready to ride nowhere in Guam ;) 111 times around the block!

  33. Comment by Anne Juliet | 04.11.2011 | 6:32 am

    DC division ready to roll!

  34. Comment by chrisfit2009 | 04.11.2011 | 6:35 am

    OK, I’m in. I’m going for 160 laps of a 1km loop, or if you prefer 160 laps of a 0.625mile loop.

    Does charity fundraising have to be done for livestrong or can I do it for anyone?

  35. Comment by Jean | 04.11.2011 | 6:40 am

    My very first bike event! I must be out of mind, but I’ve never won anything before and finally I’m gonna rock my division.
    Yeah! In your face!!!!


  36. Comment by James | 04.11.2011 | 6:40 am

    Yay, I missed out last year, so was waiting excitedly for this year.
    +1 Australian rider. Unsure as to the route yet… either on the trainer or laps of a local industrial park :)

  37. Comment by Kevin | 04.11.2011 | 6:48 am

    I’m in! 25 laps around Reeds Lake here we come!

    As it is my first year, I’m really hoping to have a debut podium finish. That would just be awesome.

  38. Comment by Rich | 04.11.2011 | 7:06 am

    Kevin, are you talking Reeds Lake in Grand Rapids? I’m registered but hadn’t decided on a route. I’m also very excited with the prospect of a podium position. Guess I have to build a podium.

  39. Comment by JG | 04.11.2011 | 7:09 am

    And once again this year, I’m locked out because for some friggin’ reason, TwinSix can’t process my Visa card even though every other site on the internet can.


  40. Comment by Robincanti | 04.11.2011 | 7:10 am

    All right, Las Vegas is in! Last year I only made it to a quarter century, as I was a new rider and on a new bike. This year all the way!

  41. Comment by Maggi | 04.11.2011 | 7:31 am

    I am so in! This will be my first year as a rider instead of a supporter. Team Fatty just keeps challenging and motivating me!

  42. Comment by Kevin | 04.11.2011 | 7:44 am

    Darn, I thought you’d decided to change the date :). I’ll just do mine during the week before as a taper ride.
    Anyone else in KS that wants to get together?

  43. Comment by Patrick | 04.11.2011 | 7:46 am

    Yes! I’m booked in, hopefully you’ll be reading about the exploits of North Bedfordshire 34 year old male new dad division in a couple of months time!

  44. Comment by scott | 04.11.2011 | 7:51 am

    Excellent. This falls one week before I leave for my NYC-Maine bike trip. Any other Brooklyn based riders thinking Prospect Park?

  45. Comment by B. Erath | 04.11.2011 | 8:03 am

    I saw one other comment from the D.C. area. I just signed up and plan on doing the 100 MON at Hain’s Point, keeping with the tradition started last year. (Infuriating loop with pedestrians to dodge, and ohh so boring). It will be more fun (tolerable) with more people, so if you want to join me, send me an email. erath(at) I may even be able to convince my wife to set up a sag support station.

  46. Comment by Jamieson | 04.11.2011 | 8:10 am

    I’m in for this one again. Have to figure out where I will be – probably coming back from a race in Watkins Glen, NY.

  47. Comment by Chris | 04.11.2011 | 8:15 am

    I’m in, let’s do this.

  48. Comment by jerryp18d | 04.11.2011 | 8:15 am

    I’m in.. here’s hoping I don’t fall off the rollers like ClydeSteve … maybe I”ll roll over to his house and provide first aid if he repeats.

  49. Comment by VKD | 04.11.2011 | 8:22 am

    Looking forward to my first 100 MON, Early Bird* Northern California division. Since Bike Monkey World HQ is on the route out of town for 80% of my road rides, maybe I’ll spend the ride circling their office.

    *won’t actually be able to compete on June 4th as I’ll be away from my bike, so am thinking that June 1st may be my day

  50. Comment by AngieG | 04.11.2011 | 8:50 am

    Good thing I put a reminder in my Outlook!! I’m in.
    @VKD- I think we should do that. A little Lagunitas, 100 laps around Bike Monkey HQ. It would be totally Bike Monkey crazy. :-)
    I’m in if your serious. If anyone else particpating in 100 Miles of Nowhere around the Santa Rosa area is interested email me at

  51. Comment by Skip | 04.11.2011 | 8:50 am

    Looking forward to the ride! We’ve put up a Facebook event for updates (! Unfortunately, we have to ride it a week early, so check in on Memorial day for updates.

  52. Comment by este | 04.11.2011 | 8:51 am

    Can’t wait, maybe I better get started now, just sayin…

  53. Comment by Sebbie | 04.11.2011 | 8:54 am

    Awesome! Plan to get a bunch of us and do the Early Bird version. Interestingly, June 4th is smack dab in the middle of ASCO, the biggest annual meeting of cancer docs (I am one of these) and will therefore be away from my beloved bike. And my family too, I guess. Allez, allez, allez, allez (pretend i’m singing this last part).

  54. Comment by Liz | 04.11.2011 | 8:54 am

    FYI DC area participants –

    The 100 MON coincides this year with the DC Race for the Cure. I couldn’t find course info on the Race for the Cure website, and in years past, it has not gone down to Haines Point, but be aware that the central DC area will be very crowded.

    That said, I might be out of town on the 4th and have to participate a couple of days early, but if I am in town, I’d be interested to join others.

  55. Comment by plutosdad | 04.11.2011 | 8:57 am

    I just signed up! My first ever, first bike event ever too.

  56. Comment by Matt | 04.11.2011 | 9:00 am

    I’m in. Registered and everything. Now, to work up my roller tolerance to something more than an hour.

  57. Comment by Roses | 04.11.2011 | 9:00 am

    I thought that I could come here, be a good spectator and watch the comments on who signed up as if it were a good NFL draft or something. But, that shirt is soo awesome. Trying. To. Resist.

  58. Comment by yannb | 04.11.2011 | 9:21 am

    I’m signed up, hoping to get bunch of friends to join in on the fun. Will be riding my Fat Cyclist/Sycip/Shimano bike I won from you last year.

  59. Comment by AK Chick | 04.11.2011 | 9:25 am

    Thanks for correcting the date Fatty! :)

    Whew! I was completely prepared to have a long day and well, 100 miles will take me a long time, but not as long as it would have with a 5 mile run thrown in there too.

    This will be fun!

  60. Comment by Mike | 04.11.2011 | 9:27 am

    Fatty – your plan this year gave me an epiphany! I usually ride up Mt. Lemmon in Tucson for my B-Day in May each year, but the 100MON and Silent Sunday @ South Mountain on May 22nd all lined up like stars in the night sky so I’m in! SS means no motor vehicles on the 7.5 mile, 1,600′ climb up South Mountain – perfect for the 100MON. It looks like it will take just over 6 trips up to the TV towers to make the 100 miles – I will really have to keep things in check early to make the full deal. I can’t wait for the “exquisite suffering”!

  61. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 04.11.2011 | 9:27 am

    I’ve been trying to sign up since last night, for the women’s kit… I get to the part on the TwinSix website where you enter the credit card info and it is not activated so I can fill it out. Does this mean it is already sold out?

  62. Comment by Jason | 04.11.2011 | 9:30 am

    Im down.. Ive got a little 1.5 mile dirt loop not far from the house that I will have to ride 66 times. haha. What the hell.

  63. Comment by AK Chick | 04.11.2011 | 9:31 am

    Also, if there is anyone in Anchorage, Alaska that is going to do this, drop me a note caribcrazy at hotmail dot com. :) Would love to chat. All you Texans should take a vacation up here that weekend. Alaska is amazing in the summer (even when it’s cloudy and raining, it’s spectactular in the summer) and we don’t (at least not in Anchorage) have those outrageously hot temps. We should be in the 60’s maybe low 70’s. Though lest you think it doesn’t get warm here, 300+ miles north in Fairbanks, it regularly is in the 70’s and 80’s and often they reach into the 90’s in the summer. The good part? No humidity. :) Anyway, I’d love to hear from any other far north Fatty fans!

  64. Comment by Roger Whitney | 04.11.2011 | 9:40 am

    I am SUCH a sucka for anything FATTY or TWINSIX

  65. Comment by Franky | 04.11.2011 | 9:48 am

    @ scott and others in the Tristate area. Here is a facebook event page for the 100 Miles of Nowhere – NYC edition with famous NYCCarlos!!!. Join us!

  66. Comment by EG | 04.11.2011 | 9:49 am

    Duvall, WA is in! I’ve been looking forward to this since I missed it last year. Now to plan my perfect route!

  67. Comment by lesley jacobs | 04.11.2011 | 10:11 am

    OK, NOW I’m registered. Turns out Internet Explorer 9 is the culprit in why I couldn’t get the credit card info to input. I tried Firefox and was successful. If anyone else is having trouble, try Firefox or Safari.
    Tally ho! I’m looking forward to the ride.
    Roses: come on and join the fun. You’ll be sporting that t-shirt all year long! You KNOW you want it!

  68. Comment by Justin | 04.11.2011 | 10:15 am

    I first got into cycling watching the Amgen coming to town, while researching cycling, i came across Fatty’s website and livestrong. Last year i jumped in feet first and have not looked back. I was going to make Livestrong Davis my first century every, since it was really livestrong and fatty that got me into this suffering. I was really stoked when i learned Elden was going to come to Davis for livestrong, so i begin my fundraising. I had completely forgot about the 100 miles to nowhere. As a tribute to Mr. Nelson, i am going to complete my first 100 mile century ride with the 100 MON. I will ride on June 4th on a 4.7 mile loop over and over and over again. Thanks fatty, I am sure i will still love you that day. Let the training continue

  69. Comment by Tom | 04.11.2011 | 10:18 am

    In. Torrey Pines hill in San Diego.
    Oh god what did I just do?

  70. Comment by RandoBoy | 04.11.2011 | 10:42 am

    I’m in, and my wife, too. And our friend, Alan. And, hopefully, a few more dozen ultra-cyclists from the southeastern USA. We’re going to stretch the route to 125 miles — a 200K — to honor our friend, Peter Lee, who passed away from cancer in November.

    Thanks for doing this, and thanks for letting us do this.

  71. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 04.11.2011 | 10:58 am

    Hey JG, try Safari or FireFox! I hope it works for you. Otherwise, give TwinSix a call and register over the phone.

  72. Comment by Jen | 04.11.2011 | 11:08 am

    The way, way upstate NY crew (think Canadian border) is signed up for a second time and hopefully recruiting some newcomers this year. 80 loops of a 1.25 mile course.

    Looking forward to it!

  73. Comment by toddneb | 04.11.2011 | 11:17 am

    My wife and I are set up! Anyone else in the Charlotte, NC area interested in joining up with us? We might try the Booty Loop, or we might try some mountain biking as well. Should be fun!

  74. Comment by Team Coffee Nook | 04.11.2011 | 11:22 am

    Team Coffee Nook is in. Thinking of driving to the middle of nowhere in Eastern Washington shrub-steppe country and doing to a 10-mile out-and-back 10X.

  75. Comment by fatgrrrl | 04.11.2011 | 12:02 pm

    In! First comment, first century. Two chubby jock girls from Vancouver, Canada. We’re terrified/excited. Still not sure about the route, though. Living room? Or 700 times around the office building parking lot?

  76. Comment by Sara | 04.11.2011 | 12:22 pm

    My husband, me, and a few friends that we’ve suckered… er, I mean, talked… into doing it will be riding around the Memorial Park Picnic Loop in Houston, TX on Friday, June 3 (the loop is open to car-traffic on weekends, so we’re doing it a day early). Join us, if you’re in Houston!

  77. Comment by ProfessorOrange | 04.11.2011 | 12:51 pm

    I’m in. I can’t remember if I hated it or loved it last year? Let’s see, indoors on a trainer for six hours…hmmm. Cycling does seem to affect one’s critical thinking skills, BamaJim! I’m doing it for Pastor Dale, recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

    Following Fatty’s example I’m looking at our local “Triple Crown” of insane hills in Duluth, Minnesota as a route possibility, again and again. Lots of climbing, but not as hard as fighting cancer. Go Team Fatty, wherever you are!

  78. Comment by Eric L | 04.11.2011 | 1:02 pm

    Richmond Shipyard Division ready to take the glory for a second year running. It’s a shame all my riding friends are far too smart to join me. It’ll be me, the geese and the Longshoremen. I hope to have my trusty and lovely soigneur-directeur sportif with me again though.


  79. Comment by ProfessorOrange | 04.11.2011 | 1:03 pm

    ps: Kevin and Rich, good luck in the Reeds Lake Division! I’d join you if I still lived in Grand Rapids…I regularly biked around Reeds Lake, but never 25 times! I’d erect the podium near the library, near the tricky congested corners of the western shore.

  80. Comment by Mary | 04.11.2011 | 1:10 pm

    Looking forward to winning my division for the second year in a row. Would someone explain what the first two pictures are on the shirt? A recliner/lounger (maybe?) and a ?

  81. Comment by Joe in San Diego | 04.11.2011 | 1:34 pm

    Randy and Joe will be doing 20 laps around Lake Miramar in San Diego. This is the flattest, least windy place we could think of in San Diego, although the GPS said we had a few hundred feet of elevation gain last year – on a closed loop? Go figure.

    Tom is doing Toreey Pines over on the coast. He is crazy. That hill sucks and I estimate he will be doing it 50 times. Worst part is that the road is winding, so you can’t even come down fast. Come join us at Lake Miramar. Joe

  82. Comment by Sue L. | 04.11.2011 | 1:36 pm

    Gonna be doing this a day late as we have already signed up to do a metric century on our tandem on June 6th. That’s still a century, eh, and if you count two people, that’s over 100 miles.

  83. Comment by Jenni | 04.11.2011 | 1:43 pm

    Make sure you click the “Free Shipping” button and not the $9.90. I screwed up, then emailed T6 and within 5 minutes, Megan CALLED me to help correct it.

    Man, they’re the BEST!!

  84. Comment by robert orler | 04.11.2011 | 1:52 pm

    100 miles to Hill, is what we are calling it in The GSMNP. Check out my blog post, should be around 12,500ft in climbing. This should be one epic day.

  85. Comment by Pedro | 04.11.2011 | 1:56 pm

    As a cancer survivor myself, I am soo looking forward to this! I’m torn though, I have a 2.5 mile loop planned out that’s kinda flat, the other option is a 10 mile loop that will, after the requisite 10 loops, effectively yield 12,000 feet of climbing….decisions, decisions….

  86. Comment by South Fla Fatty Follower | 04.11.2011 | 2:09 pm

    This will be my first 100 miles of nowhere. I have supported Team Fatty in the past on the Livestrong rides, but I am looking forward to riding with the Team (virtually).

    Any other South Florida folks in? It will be a scorcher so I am starting early…maybe 20 times around Markahm park. I read about an older gentlemen training for an Iron Man, who did all of his rides inside the park and I thought he was crazy. I guess that makes it a suitable venue!

  87. Comment by GreaseMonkey | 04.11.2011 | 2:15 pm

    @ Mary…
    I think it is a chair and a coffee table with water bottles on it…

    @ All
    I am in and going to check out some riding locations tonight. Should be fun! I think I am going to do the “Short Track” at my local Mountain Bike trail, NuDraper here in Oklahoma City. 34 laps for about 102 miles… what have I signed up for.

  88. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 04.11.2011 | 2:18 pm

    Oops, I didn’t check the “free shipping” button but I’m ok with paying the AWESOME folks at TwinSix for shipping.

  89. Comment by T Foster | 04.11.2011 | 2:20 pm

    Thanks to the reminder from my PHilly Fatty teammate Maggi, I am in!

  90. Comment by Rumpled | 04.11.2011 | 2:32 pm

    Saw the tweet about only 85 regos left while getting gas at lunch ($4.179 almost seemed like a bargain) and rushed back to work to be among the last in.
    It’ll be my first century – I just need to do 344.8 laps around my condo complex.

    BTW Fatty – when will Team Fatty jerseys be out again?

  91. Comment by lara | 04.11.2011 | 2:39 pm

    I’m going to try and get your sister and all of the Ride the Rockies ladies in on this! Awesome!

  92. Comment by South Fla Fatty Follower | 04.11.2011 | 2:49 pm

    Whoo Hoo, just persuaded a friend (for now) to do this with me…. misery loves company :)

  93. Comment by Hautacam | 04.11.2011 | 3:15 pm

    Seward Park, June 4 at 7 AM.
    Top Loop.
    112 laps (@~0.9mi per lap)
    I will supply a cooler, ice, and a smallish canopy.
    Park in the vicinity of picnic shelter 4 or 5.
    The rest is up to you.
    See you there, Team Fatty Seattle riders!

  94. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.11.2011 | 3:43 pm

    to the pain!

  95. Comment by Eric | 04.11.2011 | 3:48 pm

    Done! I am so excited. This is going to be fun.

  96. Comment by Simon | 04.11.2011 | 3:55 pm

    I’ve just signed up, will be riding somewhere in San Francisco. I don’t have rollers so will be out in the open, perhaps at the Golden Gate Polo club or a short loop in the Presidio, or somewhere else if you have a suggestion. If anyone is interested in joining me email me at

  97. Comment by SteveV | 04.11.2011 | 4:02 pm

    Albuquerque New Mexico is in! Anyone else in ABQ doing this?

  98. Comment by Debi | 04.11.2011 | 4:15 pm

    I’m heartbroken. My butt pack was stolen last Thursday. I lost my license, credit cards, cell phone, cash, etc. I had to cancel everything. Surprisingly, my replacement cell phone (insured) was at my house the next day, but I’m anxiously awaiting for my ATM/Credit cards. I probably won’t get to participate this year, especially if this is sold out within the day. If nothing else goes wrong, I’ll be at the Livestrong Challenge at Davis. I am so disappointed. :-(

  99. Comment by Debi | 04.11.2011 | 6:39 pm

    I just rec’d my ATM Visa and activated it. Bummer, I didn’t get it sooner, but I’m in to help people affected by cancer and get an awesome T-shirt and the ride plate.

  100. Comment by Jason | 04.11.2011 | 7:00 pm

    @Joe in San Diego…I would love to hook up with you guys on June 4th. Wish I could email directly from here (my email address is It would be fun to go nowhere with others…I also thought about doing laps on the 56 bike path. Anyone else in San Diego doing anything fun for this? I am not crazy about the prospect of riding up and down Torrey Pines all day as I am truly a fat cyclist and all of that climbing may get the best of me (even though it is exactly what I need).

  101. Comment by Tom | 04.11.2011 | 7:39 pm

    @Jason & @Joe in San Diego — Ok, ok, so maybe Torrey Pines is… shall we say, aspirational?? If I tried it tomorrow it would kill me. (By the way, we’re talking “outside” not “inside” loops.) I think Fiesta Island would be a good option. 56 bike path is a good idea though. And I like the idea of joining others too. Hmmm.

  102. Comment by Jamieson | 04.11.2011 | 8:36 pm

    With NYCCarlos, we’re looking at getting to the Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY for 403 laps of the 400m track.

    There is no elevation change, but what can be more maddeningly boring without being indoors.

  103. Comment by Yahoo! Rob | 04.11.2011 | 9:21 pm

    Damn the procrastinator in me!!! I saw this post about 15 minutes after you posted it Fatty, but did I act? No!! That would be too easy.

    So now I’m signed in, but with limited schwag. Oh well, good thing we really do this to fight cancer, and not for the stuff. (I’m still going to buy myself a tube of DZ Nuts, because NO ONE should ride 100 miles without that tingle on your junk!)

    Also, I have a great loop in South San Jose, CA. If anyone wants to join me, I’m happy to have some company. Sign up or contact me via this facebook event

  104. Comment by Jeremy | 04.11.2011 | 10:52 pm

    I’m so in and I’m really glad I did it before bed last night. V2, I did .15-mile loops for 176 miles. V3, I did the trainer for 272 miles. This year, what will it be? I’m going to hock miles to anyone who thinks I’m mildly insane, ride the rollers and show it all over the web on—4th-annual-fatcyclist-com-100-miles-of-nowhere-keizer-edition just for the sheer humiliation and suffering of uncontrollable sobbing at hour 8 or so. I’m already up to 67 miles. This may be my dumbest year yet.

  105. Comment by @ickygrosz | 04.12.2011 | 9:09 am

    33+ laps on tap on the Horicon Marsh Auto Tour Loop in beautiful Waupun, Wisconsin – City of Sculptures. Glass smooth blacktop full of sunning snakes, hissing geese and the occasional muskrat. Oh and there is a hill of 14 feet. Single speed, gears or alternating – what to do???

  106. Comment by Dave T | 04.12.2011 | 9:09 am

    My son Rob and I will be doing this together on the tandem I built for us. More than likely we will have to do the ride over several weeks though. We are in South San Jose and will try and finish with Yahoo!Rob on the route he has chosen looks good.

  107. Comment by Doug (Way Upstate NY) | 04.12.2011 | 10:05 am

    Potsdam NY contingent is set. Anyone in the area is welcome to join us for 86 laps around the Clarkson University campus. Only problem we had last year was nearly getting run over by our own security people! (sigh)

  108. Comment by Robert | 04.12.2011 | 11:35 am

    My wife and I are in Baltimore, we are thinking about doing laps at Lake Montebello as I did last year, but I also thought, as a tribute to the spring classics, we could do our 100 MON in Fells Point on the Cobbles.

    As a side note, we will do it on 6/5 as somebody mentioned, the Komen Race for the Cure is in DC on 6/4 and I will be busy providing audio for that. Also on that note, for the hains point crew, the course doesn’t go up town that far.

  109. Comment by Jake | 04.12.2011 | 11:37 am

    I am going to attempt my first century too. This seems like a great opportunity for a great cause. I am new to cycling and loving it! I got into it as a way to loose some weight and it has been great so far. I have my work cut out for me preparing for June 4th – I appreciate the challenge!

  110. Comment by Dave B | 04.12.2011 | 5:18 pm

    Maybe next year. This year I’m getting married on June 4th.

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  112. Comment by AnneJuliet | 04.13.2011 | 11:57 am

    DC folks –

    I am planning to ride Memorial day instead (will be out of town the 4th + Race for the Cure) or the weekend of June 11. Leaning towards Memorial Day weekend though so we can participate in Fatty’s wrap up excitement the week after.

    Last year I rode Haines Point – the wind made that HORRIBLE. But, I suppose that was part of the fun:) Thinking about that or trainers or other possible locations…

    If you are interested in joining me, shoot me an email at anne.paterson @

  113. Comment by Mark J. | 04.13.2011 | 12:23 pm

    Is anyone else in Dallas going to do this? My buddy Steve and I are registered and are planning on doing 11 laps of White Rock Lake unless we hear of something more interesting.


  114. Comment by Karl | 04.13.2011 | 1:58 pm

    Wow so many Aussies are doing this event that is awesome. It shows how crazy we are to take on a dare. I’m injured @ the moment but will look at what I could do to cover the distance. may be interested in participating next year or offering custom “100 miles to nowhere” limited edition carbon wheels and donate money this way? It’s a thought…..! At this stage anyway :-) SCHNELL SCHNELL

  115. Comment by Mike | 04.19.2011 | 9:32 am

    I missed registration. Anyone selling their bib?

  116. Comment by Joe Fleming | 04.28.2011 | 12:28 am

    Tom in San Diego. Randy and I will be starting when the lake opens around 5:30 to 6. Park near the boat dock. We are not fast riders. We did this last year and rode with breaks until around 4pm. expect the same this year.


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