Register NOW for the 2013 100 Miles of Nowhere

04.17.2013 | 8:03 am


UPDATE: The 100 Miles of Nowhere is now SOLD OUT. Big thanks to all those who registered!

A Note from Fatty: If you don’t know what the 100 Miles of Nowhere is, you can get at least some kind of idea in this recent post

I love the 100 Miles of Nowhere. I love what it accomplishes. I love what it represents. I love receiving and publishing your stories. I love actually coming up with a plan for where I will race myself. 

And I love registration day for the race — knowing that there are a bunch of you who are as excited for it as I am.

So I’m happy to say that, as of this moment, registration is open. 

Over the past few posts, I’ve revealed a number of what registered racers in the 100 Miles of Nowhere will receive as part of their Swag Box, and in this post I’ll reveal the rest. But I know that at least some of you would like to just get the links to go register, so here you go:

  • Men: Click here to register
  • Women: Click here to register

Note:  The only difference between the men’s and women’s registration pages is in the  t-shirt sizing.

More Swag in The Swag Box

I’m not the kind of person you’d want organizing a big event. I’m not good at it, and I am a horrible procrastinator.

And so the fact that the number and quality of cool things in the Swag Box pretty much kicks most races’ butts tells you something. I’m not sure what, but something. 

In addition to the great stuff I’ve already mentioned in a few recent posts (here and here and here), here are the things you’re going to get in your 100 Miles of Nowhere Swag Box:

NewImageThe Levi Effect

When I wrote my reaction to Levi Leipheimer’s admission of doping in the context of watching The Levi Effect, it triggered an incredibly interesting and thoughtful conversation, not too dissimilar from the conversation friends and I had when watching the video ourselves.

Now, as part of your 100 Miles of Nowhere Swag Box, you’ll get a coupon with a code to stream down and watch The Levi Effect yourself, whether as something to do as you pedal for 100 miles on your trainer, or for something to watch with your friends and / or family. 

Either way, don’t be surprised if you find yourself having some pretty involved conversations yourself after watching this.


Action Wipes

I always have a few Action Wipes stowed in my Bikemobile’s glove compartment. And a few in my bike clothes duffel bag. And one in my Camelbak. By always having something I can clean myself up with nearby, I am repulsive to those around me in one less way. And that’s a good thing.

The fact is, Action Wipes are big, soft, wet towels that are big and strong and nice (but not perfume-y) smelling. Using just one, you can go from having that stinky post-ride funk to being downright presentable and ready to be in public places, in a matter of a minute.

You’ll be getting one Action Wipes pack as part of your 100 Miles of Nowhere Swag Box. For reasons I believe to be obvious.

A Race Plate

It’s not a race if there’s no race plate, right? You’ve got to have something to commemorate your moment (your very, very long moment) of insanity, right? Well, the good folks at Bike Monkey have got you covered. You’ll be getting a race plate big enough to ensure that all and sundry will be aware that you are racing as you ride around the city park 180 times.

So Let’s Recap Everything You’re Getting, Shall We?

The 100 Miles of Nowhere – the Race Without a Place – is the signature annual fundraiser, with proceeds going to benefit Camp Kesem, giving children of parents with cancer a week of fun at no cost to their families.

You’ll be racing on June 1, or some day soonish before that day. Or after that day. 

And you’ll be getting a whole bunch of good stuff in your Box of Swag, including:

  • The 100 Miles of Nowhere Event T-Shirt: Designed by Twin Six, this is destined to be your favorite t-shirt of all time.
  • Action Wipes: 1 moist towel, perfect for cleaning up after a ride – when you’ve got to get back to work, but don’t have time to hit the showers.
  • HoneyStinger: The best-tasting energy food in the world. You’ll get both a Lemon Waffle, and a Blueberry Buzz Energy Bar.
  • DZ Nuts: Sample packs of DZ Nuts (for the guys) and DZ Bliss chamois cream. One for you, one to share. Because a chafed butt sucks.
  • The Levi Effect: A free streamed viewing of The Levi Effect documentary.
  • Specialized HydroFlo bottle: This is not a cheap, throw-away event bottle. This is a totally premium, no plastic taste, clear, beautiful bottle.
  • Banjo Brothers: Will you get a Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet? A Top Tube Bag? Or a Seat Bag? All three are things you’d want, and you’re going to get one of them.
  • CarboRocket 333: A single-serving of the best energy drink in the world.
  • Singletrack High: A free streamed viewing of the moving and inspiring documentary, Singletrack High.
  • A Race Plate: Hey, you can’t race if you don’t have a race plate, right?

Because these are all really nice items and the sponsors couldn’t very well give us an unlimited number of them, the 100 Miles of Nowhere is strictly limited to 500 registrations. Historically, it sells out in less than a day. So sign up now, or miss out later.

And Where Do You Register, Once Again?

Once again, for your convenience, the links to go register: 

  • Men: Click here to register
  • Women: Click here to register

Good luck, and thank you for being a part of the 100 Miles of Nowhere!


  1. Comment by PBRMEASAP | 04.17.2013 | 8:04 am

    I’m in. Order number 100042***

  2. Comment by BigJohn | 04.17.2013 | 8:05 am

    I’m in! Looking forward to my 2nd 100MoN. Thanks Fatty.

  3. Comment by Isaac | 04.17.2013 | 8:06 am

    Registered! Thinking 100 Miles of Elm Creek in Champlin, MN, if anyone wants to join me.

  4. Comment by Jamieson | 04.17.2013 | 8:07 am

    I’m in again this year.

  5. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 04.17.2013 | 8:08 am

    In for the second time. Looking forward to winning the Chevy Chase Cycling Club’s Super-Short Century Stage Race!

  6. Comment by Tes | 04.17.2013 | 8:10 am

    And, done! ANyone in Milwaukee is welcome to join me!

  7. Comment by Tes | 04.17.2013 | 8:10 am


  8. Comment by Bill H-D | 04.17.2013 | 8:11 am

    I’m in! And by popular vote…the winner is a stationary trainer! Here’s my preview:

    Watch that blog space for details as I cajole a lucky local business into hosting a sweaty guy raising money to fight cancer & diabetes. :)

  9. Comment by KenKoz | 04.17.2013 | 8:11 am

    In for a fourth (?) year. If anyone in central Ohio wants to get together and share the fun, please let me know.

  10. Comment by jason | 04.17.2013 | 8:14 am

    All registered. Not only is this my first 100 miles of nowhere, this will be my first century!

  11. Comment by Stef | 04.17.2013 | 8:15 am

    1st 100MoN! 1st century…seemed like a good idea at the time ;)

  12. Comment by Alex | 04.17.2013 | 8:15 am

    I think the twinsix site is melting under the pressure!

  13. Comment by ClydesdalePilot | 04.17.2013 | 8:15 am

    Woohoo! Finally got in! Anyone in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California want to join me?

  14. Comment by Mike | 04.17.2013 | 8:15 am

    Jeez, the Twinsix site is absolutely crumbling under the load. Lots of failed page loads, partial page loads, and non-responses. I *think* I’m in, but still no confirmation email from Twinsix, and the Paypal transaction says “Pending.” Ugh. Hope it doesn’t get lost in the chaos.

  15. Comment by Chase | 04.17.2013 | 8:15 am

    In for year two. Looking forward to it.

  16. Comment by Christina | 04.17.2013 | 8:16 am

    Good gosh I just did a lot of nervous clicking and waiting.

    I’m in. Here’s to riding nowhere!

  17. Comment by Sara | 04.17.2013 | 8:16 am

    YAY! Made it in …and now considering my fitness level this year, I’m scared.

  18. Comment by AGibson | 04.17.2013 | 8:16 am

    I am in!!!!! Yeah Me!

  19. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.17.2013 | 8:17 am

    Looks like we are bogging the Twin-Six webpage down as well. Nice job team!

  20. Comment by vaderspetrabbit | 04.17.2013 | 8:18 am

    I’m in as well. If you are also going to be in the “29-yr-old Male Riding a broken MTB in East Central Indiana in Increasingly Smaller Circles” Division, this is your notice that you’ve got some competition this year.

  21. Comment by AKChick55 | 04.17.2013 | 8:18 am

    I’m in! Had to reload the cart 3x before it would open. Just be patient and don’t panic! :) Very excited!

  22. Comment by AKChick55 | 04.17.2013 | 8:21 am

    Also, if there are any other Alaskans within the Anchorage area or if you want to travel to Anchorage, let me know. :) Or if you’re out of state and want to visit, June is the best month!

  23. Comment by Daniel Weise | 04.17.2013 | 8:21 am

    YAY!!! I Made it in this year!!!!! 227 trips around my block, here I come!

    Thank you Fatty for all you do!

  24. Comment by Bellhalla | 04.17.2013 | 8:23 am

    My wife and I are in for our first 100MofN and our first century! Woo!

  25. Comment by janbiker | 04.17.2013 | 8:24 am

    This is not working. Tried 6 times, was kicked from the twinsix site 6 times… Grrr… Any help on how to get in?

  26. Comment by Ed | 04.17.2013 | 8:24 am

    In for my first 100 MoN! Looking forward to it!

  27. Comment by Tom in Albany | 04.17.2013 | 8:25 am

    Woah! Twin 6 site is awfully slow today. Anyone know why? ;-)

    Woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooo! I’m signed up!

    Cheers to you, Fatty!

    Just wondering, with all of your recent weight loss, will you be faster on the trainer?

  28. Comment by laraf250 | 04.17.2013 | 8:25 am

    Sweet! My sister and I are in for our second year and our second century…last year was a blast in the hot Arizona sun.

  29. Comment by Anonymous | 04.17.2013 | 8:26 am

    How do I sign up for my division? I’m in, but need to make sure I’m in the right division!

  30. Comment by Anonymous | 04.17.2013 | 8:28 am

    In for me, my son and husband, I think. AKChick55 you should join us at Denali Park.

  31. Comment by Mark in Bremerton | 04.17.2013 | 8:32 am

    Just got myself and wife in. Waiting for my pal in Grand Junction to show up. This is going to be, uh, fun(?) !!!

  32. Comment by Maggi | 04.17.2013 | 8:32 am

    I’m IN! I was starting to freak out a little because the Twinsix site was taking forever to load up for me (but this may very well have been an issue with my network; we had some other problems early this morning, too.) But I’m in!

    Tour de Cure one day, 100MoN at the Philly Cycling Classic the next day! YES.

  33. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.17.2013 | 8:34 am

    won an entry last year, had to register this year – that was stressful waiting for the cart to refresh, BUT I am IN!!! have some friends joining if they make it through checkout, is there anyone in Kansas City area participating, interested in joining us?

  34. Comment by yensid | 04.17.2013 | 8:34 am

    I’m still waiting for the confirmation page to load! This is maddening!

    Just got the email from my credit card, so I’m in! YES!

  35. Comment by BaldCyclist | 04.17.2013 | 8:35 am

    Twin Six is having a hard time keeping up! Then again, everyone in the “Birthday on 10/24/71, weighing in at less than 150#, riding to the unknown” category is going to have a hard time keeping up, too!

  36. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 8:36 am

    @ClydesdalePilot San Fernando Valley in June? You may find yourself alone….very alone.

    @AngieG Yey for you! If you’d like to join Wife#1 and I in Kentfield, let us know. Being Marin I will probably load the aid station with Brie, Baguettes, and Pellegrino.(better yet Gerolsteiner)

    Fatty: Next year for the Luddites out there (I believe that’s only me) please consider a paper, mail-in option. Before Wife#1 came to my rescue, I had three entries in my basket, and I can never remember passwords. So next year,paper.. maybe Crane, I can use my fountain pen.

    Thank you to all the sponsors, and to Twin Six for hosting this registration madness. I just hope no one out there is trying to order some new socks.

    To Nowhere…and Beyond!

  37. Comment by RoCo | 04.17.2013 | 8:36 am

    I’m in! Mexico will be represented in this edition of the 100MoN.

  38. Comment by Wife#1 | 04.17.2013 | 8:38 am

    I’m in with my freeloading 9 y/o son for the “Mama and Baby Bear” category. I told him he could have all the swag, I’m in it for the glory. *snort*

    50 laps on what Strava calls the Creekside Jam, a one mile multi-use path from College Ave to Bon Air in Kentfield, CA. It’s on a tidal inlet which can be absolutely lovely, with lots of wildlife. The low tide can also be smelly, however, and when that happens my son calls it “Tour de Stink”. :-)

    @Sara…. we can be scared together!

  39. Comment by John Boy | 04.17.2013 | 8:39 am

    Whew…after trying several times to register, I got in. I’ll be riding in the Men’s 39-40 Western Springville Utah division. I’m hopeful for a podium finish :).

  40. Comment by janbiker | 04.17.2013 | 8:39 am

    Try number 8 finaly worked for me. Will be circling the neighborhood (a 3 km tour with cobbles, hill, descent, wind and little support) for third year in a row!

  41. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 8:48 am

    @ Sasha. OK, you’ve been invited to travel up to Denali to compete in the 100MoN Alaskan Air Force Avoidance Century. (I believe you know what those are)

    Let us know how it goes.

  42. Comment by Wife#1 | 04.17.2013 | 8:48 am

    Hmmm – shopping cart issues. David’s registration had 2 extra registrations in it once we got the email receipt. The weird thing was they were for men’s small shirts and he had ordered an XL.

    I am sure the fab folks at Twin Six will refund that for us soon (I emailed them), and it should free up two more spots.

  43. Comment by Dave T | 04.17.2013 | 8:51 am

    We are in just notice the day though 6/1.
    @davidh-marin,ca I’m out of town from 5/30 through 6/2. So if you are doing your ride on 6/1 we will have to pass. Good luck everyone I hope you win your division.

  44. Comment by Jim Tolar | 04.17.2013 | 8:54 am

    The 100MtN (Dobson Ranch Edition) is in and rescheduled for Saturday, May 4th. Anyone in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, AZ) is welcome to join us. Look for our page on Facebook (100Miles to Nowhere)


  45. Comment by Lorraine | 04.17.2013 | 8:54 am

    Registered for the second year in a row :-)

    I intend once again to podium in the Ex-pat Lesbian Wife Relay division, German edition.

    If anyone’s in Frankfurt, you’re welcome to join us; we’ve got a perfect 3.2 mile loop involving a river, several sets of gratings, ponies, vegetable fields, one stoplight, and sheep pasture.

  46. Comment by Barton | 04.17.2013 | 8:55 am

    In! 1st time I haven’t been on a plane during the registration day – hooray for new non-traveling position.

    @ Isaac – I’ll be doing 100 miles of Lake Nokomis (with bonus points for rollerblade/surrey/walker/runner avoidance!).

  47. Comment by Tracy | 04.17.2013 | 9:05 am

    I’m in. Anyone near Kingfisher, Ok want to ride my cup-de-sac with me? That sounds odd.

  48. Comment by Tracy | 04.17.2013 | 9:08 am

    That would be ‘Cul-de-sac’. oops

  49. Comment by Liz | 04.17.2013 | 9:08 am

    Yikes – just registered for my first every century… Good thing I’m pretty sure I’m going to win my category – First-time-century-rider-30-something-mom-of-two-in-Central-New-Jersey-moving-to-Utah-this-summer. I may have to make this a two day stage event but I’ll get in those 100 miles if it kills me.

  50. Comment by Ray | 04.17.2013 | 9:15 am

    South Africa is in,

    I will be doing my best to finish my first 100miles on a mtb.

    (To be frank in this part of the world we are not even sure what miles are, and I will probably rely very heavily on my garmin to figure out how many kilometers in that)

    I will be doing 40 laps of a park in Johannesburg.

    If anyone else from South Africa is riding, good luck in meeting the requirements to ride in the:

    Mountain Biker with a leopard mascott on his helmet wearing cow pattern glasses, dodging mad dogs, in a park category

  51. Comment by cyclingjimbo | 04.17.2013 | 9:16 am

    Lots of business, and site was slow – but it’s done and my yet to be named division is full.

  52. Comment by GiroJenny | 04.17.2013 | 9:20 am

    1st time 100MoN here I come. Doing it for my 2 neighbors whose Daddy is battling cancer.. and all the other kids that need Camp Kesem.

  53. Comment by Superstantial | 04.17.2013 | 9:21 am

    I’m in and excited for the 4th year. I keep saying I’ll submit a race report, but haven’t yet, so this year I’m not even going to say it.

  54. Comment by Michael | 04.17.2013 | 9:25 am

    I’m in for my first year! I’m going to dominate the 100 MoN “25-29 year old French Creek Iron Tour” division. Ok so maybe it’ll be a little bit more of a 100 miles to somewhere…

  55. Comment by ericsevy | 04.17.2013 | 9:28 am

    Dang it! I did all I could do but once again I’m in the stiffest division as I noticed “the shadow” is in my division. I’ve faced him countless times and our battles are epic but I was hoping to avoid him this year.

  56. Comment by Matt | 04.17.2013 | 9:30 am

    I’m in! My second 100MON. (First was in 2010, when preparing for it was a key component of what ended up being a 50lb weight-loss epic!)

    So excited to do it again. The whole idea of doing wacky things on bikes has inspired me. For the last two winters I have been leading weekly indoor trainer rides at a bike-themed coffee shop in town and I kicked off monthly Kidical Mass Rides in Burlington this month. I’m also trying to get roller racing more established up here as well. All of this is because I think crazy stuff like 100MON is a really excellent component of bike culture and I think more of it will get more people riding.

    If anybody else is considering riding in VT, I have access to a projector and Sufferfest videos (if you really want to make it interesting)and we could look into interesting venues to ride in. Just let me know.

  57. Comment by Corrine | 04.17.2013 | 9:30 am

    @davidh-marin,ca what is the Alaskan Air Force Avoidance Century? We are going to ride in Denali Park and maybe need to find out what they are doing. Although we will probably ride a week early over Memorial Day weekend. Any other Fairbanks bikers want to join us?

  58. Comment by grannygear | 04.17.2013 | 9:33 am

    Anyone from western howard county Maryland want to race me? I guarantee you will win.

  59. Comment by Isaac | 04.17.2013 | 9:35 am

    @Barton – Hmm, I thought about doing Nokomis a few years ago. Would have been “poaching” it, since I didn’t have a number plate that year. It was gross outside, though, so I skipped it. What a loser, eh?

  60. Comment by Barefoot Rose | 04.17.2013 | 9:36 am

    The Bike-Wanna-Be-Might-Have-To-Run-Instead Category just got filled. I don’t know how you talk me into this every year.

  61. Comment by John Dunn | 04.17.2013 | 9:55 am

    The Sickle Court Tasting Room and Grill Cycling Team is in! Course will include some time on Light Rail in Sacramento, the American River Bike Trail and then an exciting tour of South Sac, through Elk Grove and then on to Lodi, to taste wine, beer and visit memorable locations from my youth (and last week). All are welcome, I have at least 4 adult beverage dispensaries on the itinerary, possible sag support (with heckling and jeering) and assorted other fun locations.

    Thanks to all the sponsors, can’t wait to do my first Century in a fashion that perhaps suits me better than any other kind of Century.

    Probably not done on June 1 but we’ll see.

  62. Comment by SteveB | 04.17.2013 | 9:57 am

    Well, I’m in. For some reason it didn’t let me apply the
    ‘I’m old and slow and a bit overweight’ discount code.

    Looking to place in the ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ Criterium de Belfair.

  63. Comment by mykill | 04.17.2013 | 9:58 am

    Registered for the Mens’ 41-43 Year-Old Heavily Tattooed Former(Hopefully) Clydesdale Triathlete (If You Count Chasing The Dog As Running And Soaking In A Hot Tub As Swimming) With One Reconstructed ACL, San Francisco Division.

    Right now i am leaning toward doing the full 100 on the Polo Fields midweek before SFUSD lets out for the summer and joining up with the Marin crew for a partial on the big day. Anybody want to join 150 Polo Laps Of Insanity?

    @Matt/9:30am: “Kidical Mass”, love it!

  64. Comment by Rob L | 04.17.2013 | 10:15 am

    After doing battle with the overstressed elves running TwinSix servers I have registered. Now to determine my route options.

  65. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.17.2013 | 10:25 am

    Got in, so I don’t have to poach the race like last year. Hey Jeremy in Salem, OR – or anyone in the mid-Willamette Valley – want to do this together?

    Jeremy – that does not include your suffer-fest cul-de-sac route – either something a little longer, or trainers for me. Hills are OK – I have a 5-mile loop over a hill near Brownsville mapped out.

  66. Comment by George | 04.17.2013 | 10:25 am

    I am in again! Father/Daughter in Front of the TV in the Family Room category (with a final lap around the block.)

  67. Comment by Kristina | 04.17.2013 | 10:37 am

    The future winner of the “Fairbanks Alaska ‘100 – x MoN’ with Penalty Fee” division has officially registered. Thanks for supporting my desire to join the insanity despite my lack of ability, Fatty!!

    I hereby pledge to donate x*$2 to LiveStrong, where x equals the number of miles I am unable to complete.

  68. Comment by McDeb | 04.17.2013 | 10:58 am

    I’m in! So excited! My street (in Lebanon, OH) is exactly 1 mile in length. 100 times baby! Can’t wait!

    Question: I want to get my neighbors involved to cheer me on (and let’s face it – to keep my company out there). Can I hustle some donations and if so, where shall I direct them?

  69. Comment by eclecticdeb | 04.17.2013 | 11:10 am

    First thought: “Yay, I’m IN”!
    Second thought: “Oh lordy, what the heck have I done?”

  70. Comment by Keith | 04.17.2013 | 11:14 am

    Im in, anyone else in the Triangle area of NC?

  71. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 11:21 am

    @Corrine When I loved in Alaska the mosquitos were refered to as the Alaskan Air Force. I doubt it’s changed much.2110.jpg?itok=_TqV6o99

    @MyKill I’m off mid-week so may be willing to pace you around the Polo Fields. What the heck I can call it a Double.

    @DaveT Keep me informed of where and when, given your schedule. If I didn’t ride with you I could have some tasty brats ready every 25 miles or so…or PIE.

    Congrats to everyone! Can’t wait!

  72. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.17.2013 | 11:21 am

    Looks like the Potsdam NY division is signed up. Circumstances may require us to split up into two groups. I am seriously thinking about my first MTB century being for this event.

    @davidh-marin,ca are you going to be in Colorado for Leadville this summer? Something you posted made me wonder and I’ve been meaning to ask…..

  73. Comment by pgreen | 04.17.2013 | 11:22 am

    I missed it last year but am back in for 2013!!
    So stoked!

  74. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 11:29 am

    Forgot to call out @Kristina 10:37am.

    Best idea ever, but Fatty said this before. I’m sure before Race Day Fatty will have some site up for us to contribute requisite UFI (Union Fatiste Internationale) fines for any (read: all) shortcomings that may occur.

  75. Comment by Paul Guyot | 04.17.2013 | 11:45 am

    Um… so I’m thinking of doing the trainer or rollers thing this year.

    I was gonna go round and round and round until I saw the Levi Effect swag.

    Wish I had the Noods to make a cool video of my death.

  76. Comment by bob | 04.17.2013 | 11:58 am

    Woohoo I’m in!

  77. Comment by Patrick | 04.17.2013 | 12:05 pm

    I’m in! My first 100 miles! Anyone in the area of Corvallis OR. I plan to ride my bike and hopefully get my neighborhood involved. It’s .5 miles around the block…200 laps!

  78. Comment by ScottR | 04.17.2013 | 12:11 pm

    ClydeinKS: I’d be interested in the details – I’ve sought people in the KC area in previous years with no success. :-)

    After a few years of winning the ‘Clyde in Independence, MO division’ outdoors, I won the ‘Trainer (set to no resistance) while my wife cared for our vent-dependent son upstairs’ division last year.

    Wondering if I’ll get to return outdoors this year (he’s hopefully getting his trach removed this summer, turned 2 last months, and is walking all over the place. And trying to imitate our dog: )

  79. Comment by JimD in IL | 04.17.2013 | 12:19 pm

    I’m in for the first time! Now I gotta find a course, and a location. Somehow, I don’t think I can take the trainer for 100 miles…

  80. Comment by kimbrolio | 04.17.2013 | 12:25 pm

    In! Any North Texans want to ride around White Rock Lake in Dallas with me?

  81. Comment by Liz M. | 04.17.2013 | 12:59 pm

    Yay! I’m in for the third time and my son (age 12)for his very first century! We will have to schedule for mid- to late-summer — he’s been doing well on the base miles, but he will need summer break for serious training (we are doing a big bicycle tour this summer, so he’s doing it anyway).

    We’ll probably be doing the 100 miles of Indian Head Rail Trail in southern Maryland — in our region, there are not a lot of options for uncrowded, flat and safe from cars.

    And yay for Camp Kesem — wish we had known about it when I was being treated for cancer four years ago.

  82. Comment by Denise | 04.17.2013 | 1:21 pm

    Hmmm…how does one pick their division? I’ve got my order confirmation, but no where do I see (nor saw) where we could assign our divisions!

    100 miles of nowhere in Hawaii. Lanikai loop with lots of hills! Husband is doing it on his Big Dummy! I’m sticking to my tri & road bike!

  83. Comment by Noel | 04.17.2013 | 1:36 pm

    My wife and I are in. First 100 MoN for us both, first century for us both. We have our route (though so grandiose a term as “route” feels wrong for a 1.2 mile loop around my daughter’s neighborhood) picked out, we have the team staff hired on (ok, drafted is probably more accurate) to (wo)man the feed zone, take pictures, and cheer. Now we just have to figure out when we’re going to do the ride since we’re finishing up a week’s vacation at the beach on June 2nd. It’ll probably either be May 19th or June 9th.

  84. Comment by Melanie in Ca | 04.17.2013 | 2:05 pm

    Feeling more than a little nauseous, I’m in. And I’ll poach Kristina’s great idea, pledging an additional $2 to Livestrong for Kamp Kesem for every mile I am unable to complete.

    But I’m confident I’ll dominate the 50-plus Female Riding in the Middle of California Who Hasn’t Ridden a Bike Since 1976 division.

    Now I gotta get a bike!

  85. Comment by Mukrider | 04.17.2013 | 2:33 pm

    I’m in for the 3rd year! First year only made 50 miles. 2nd year did 100 Miles to Nowhere in Particular (long course). This year I’m planning on hitting closer to the spirit of the event and finding myself a nice little loop to do over and over again. Probably something longer than a circular driveway…

  86. Comment by AJDad | 04.17.2013 | 3:27 pm

    Not only am I registered, but I’m feeling almost giddy about winning the first annual Canadian CFO riding around his Company Parking Lot division of the 100MoN!

  87. Comment by Davidh-Marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 3:28 pm

    @MelanieinCa. You are welcome to join us in Marin if that’s your definition of middle of California. If not, and you are further south seek out MarsupialMatt for the 100 MoN around a rocket launch pad in Santa Maria Division (that’s a suggested route for you Matt). Wherever you end up riding we are all confident of winning our divisions….and sending additional funds to Camp Keshum if we fail. In this case, failing is winning too!

  88. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.17.2013 | 3:30 pm

    @ScottR 12:11pm great to hear of the progress and hope your son continues to improve! Would LOVE you to have you join us if you are able to get out (I’ve got 2 others joining me already with possible media coverage). Still planning locations, possibly a loop around the downtown airport or looking at a loop in loop in Lee’s Summit, open to suggestions (coming from Olathe, Sedalia, and Lee’s Summit). If you’re on twitter find me @DeVriesJS and can start planning.

  89. Comment by Frost | 04.17.2013 | 3:55 pm

    I finally pulled the trigger. If your in Charlotte, MI on race day, feel free to join me for the 100 mile of nowhere Bennett Park paved path division!

  90. Comment by Michelle | 04.17.2013 | 3:57 pm

    In for the first time (going to tag team it with my boyfriend round a short as yet undecided loop). So we will be winning the Kiwi mixed team first-timers category. Looking foward to a fun and challenging ride but also contributing to a good cause. A colleague’s mum was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was reading Susan’s book (which I read in 2 days flat and loved!). Also when I jump on my commuter to ride to work I think about the kids in Zambia, about how lucky I am and how much differnce a bike can make. Thanks for those opportunities.

  91. Comment by Travis | 04.17.2013 | 4:02 pm

    I’m planning on getting either 1st or 2nd place in the 100 MoN over 30 class to be held at the Asheville, NC Velodrome. 333 laps of fun for my wife and I but she doesn’t know it yet.

  92. Comment by Jerry | 04.17.2013 | 4:13 pm

    I’m In! Simpsonville, SC. First century, first win! (50+ Left-Handed Male Cancer Survivor, Simpsonville Division) I thought about going around a traffic circle all day, but perhaps a parking lot would be safer. I have rollers, but I’m afraid that I would lose concentration and wreck! Anyone in SC is welcome to join me.

  93. Comment by Brian Ogilvie | 04.17.2013 | 4:25 pm

    I’m in! I think my category will be “Ride around Mount Warner, Hadley, Mass., Men, 44-46, on steel framed bikes with fat tires.” Mount Warner is a 515-foot tall hill; the 5.4-mile loop around it passes right in front of my house. If I do it 19 times (which would make just over 100 miles), I’ll do about 4000 feet of climbing.

  94. Comment by SteveB | 04.17.2013 | 4:41 pm

    @Melanie in CA… If Marin and Santa Maria don’t work for you, there’s the Polo Grounds in SF option with @mykill, and then I’ll be doing this in Sunnyvale – probably 222 laps of my block (or so). Good local support, flat flat flat. All right hand turns, unless you want to do it Nascar style and then its all left hand turns. If you need bike purchasing advice, I’m sure lots of people here would help with that too.

  95. Comment by Kristina | 04.17.2013 | 5:08 pm

    @Davidh-Marin,ca and @Melanie in Ca

    Thanks for your support of my plan! Glad to have anyone who wants join in the ‘penalty fee’ program. I’m super excited about 100 MoN. Aside from raising money for a great cause, I’m hoping it will also be the shove I need to get my health/fitness going in an appropriate direction.

  96. Comment by Kristina | 04.17.2013 | 5:11 pm

    @Corrine and @AKChick55 (I feel like we need to set up a FatCyclist chat room)…

    There seem to be a surprising number of Alaskans represented here! What’s the plan for the Denali course, Corrine? I don’t know if I could make the drive to Anchorage, but I could do Denali. If it’s a really short course, it might feel like I’m doing the ride ‘with’ someone, even if in reality I’m just getting lapped a lot ;)

  97. Comment by BamaJim | 04.17.2013 | 5:12 pm

    In for the 4th year in a row. Still working on a course, but I may have something in mind that could be an improvement over past years..

  98. Comment by Davidh-Marin,ca | 04.17.2013 | 5:23 pm

    @Travis 4:02 pm

    Word of advice: if your wife doesn’t know about 333 laps of a velodrome yet , you better not plan on taking anything but second place. To quote my 12 y.o. Daughter “…just sayin”

  99. Comment by Nancy_in_MN | 04.17.2013 | 5:29 pm

    @Isaac @Barton Consider riding The Dark 100MON in central Minnesota!

    Four from our group are “in” and riding IN THE DARK starting May 31, finishing June 1. We (and several poachers) will be riding The Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph, MN, going NW for 50 miles and then turning back.

    We will get nowhere and it will seem like we were nowhere all night because of the darkness. In fact, there won’t even be much of a moon. From the interweb: Illumination of the moon disk: 53 % on May 31, 2013.

    Not much of a moon, but there will be Moon PIES!!!!!

    More details coming soon at:

  100. Comment by Rob | 04.17.2013 | 6:03 pm

    I’m in! Men’s Over 50 fatter than Fatty backyard in Poolesville, Md with a beagle and a yellow lab for support division! I think I can win this. Can’t wait!!! First year!

  101. Comment by Darren | 04.17.2013 | 6:21 pm

    Let’s me go all the way to Paypal and enter information…. and then tells me it is sold out…. Can’t wait to see the credit card statement…

    I will ride in spirit on June 1

  102. Comment by Tracy | 04.17.2013 | 6:21 pm

    In! Wow. 7 p.m. and I thought I had no chance of still getting in. And now I wonder what on earth I have done. Planning to ride an admittedly-too-long 3.36-mile lake loop that I’ve *run* literally hundreds of times. But never 30 loops in a row. I may never be able to run it again after this…

  103. Comment by BamaJim | 04.17.2013 | 6:36 pm

    Hmmm… checked the math (counted t-shirts in the closet) and this will actually make my 5th year. I must be a slow learner.

  104. Comment by eclecticdeb | 04.17.2013 | 7:04 pm

    @SteveB (in Sunnyvale) — I live in Willow Glen — in a pretty protected area/neighborhood (little traffic, wide streets, flat/flat/flat). Was planning on a course through meandering through my streets — will have a combination of right/left hand turns. Hoping to have decent neighborhood support — anybody is welcome to join me.

  105. Comment by mrbass68 | 04.17.2013 | 7:11 pm

    I’m in! My 3rd year doing this, and as a cancer survivor myself, I’m looking forward to suffering senselessly for a good cause!

  106. Comment by Fred | 04.17.2013 | 7:13 pm

    Yes Keith… There is at least one more crazy person in the Triangle of NC.

    I’m tentatively planning on going on my Cyclops indoors in the employee gym at my workplace in RTP. Boring – but there is some fundraising potential, and there is a defibrillator nearby. I’m currently registered in the “Male, age 44, specifics unknown” division.

    I would be a good bit faster outdoors, but the mental challenge of doing this indoors has a certain appeal. If I can do this, maybe an indoor 50-miler next winter will seem easy.

    I think I can do this in about 7.5 hours of rolling time. I’m considering challenging myself by changing the music selection at 7.5 hours. If I’m still riding at 7.51 hours, it’s an infinite loop of the worst song in history until I finish. Can you say negative split???

    I’ll do a 50-mile Cyclops test ride to determine my endurance pace and time target a week or two before the event.

    If you have a neat idea, and want to team up, I might be interested. I’m probably riding on Friday 05/31/13.

  107. Comment by Travis | 04.17.2013 | 7:20 pm

    @Davidh-Marin,ca. “Just sayin” The plan as it usually works out for her will be to ride my wheel for the 1st 315 laps then drop me like a soon to be discounted can of tuna. Did I mention it’s an anniversary gift?

  108. Comment by Corrine | 04.17.2013 | 7:33 pm

    @Kristina @AKChick55. Plan to go down to Denali over Memorial Day weekend. Will camp at Teklanika and start riding probably around 5 PM Saturday night. Haven’t figured out all the details but will probably post on the FCC (Fairbanks Cycle Club) site. Let’s keep in touch. Last year a couple of other Fairbanksans joined me also. Go Alaskan women!!

  109. Comment by AKChick55 | 04.17.2013 | 7:38 pm

    @Corrine and @Kristina I’m so excited there are other Alaskans involved! I’m not sure about driving up to Denali only because I was very looking forward to being in close proximity to a flushing toilet, not having to carry food or water, did I mention indoor flushing toilet and running water? The last two years I haven’t had either since I’ve rode a course away from such luxuries. It is tempting though cause though I’ve lived here my entire life, I’ve never visited Denali Park (shameful, I know). Maybe we should exchange emails just in case? It would be SO fun to participate with a team of people. I could even put the nobby tires on my cross and still bring my fat tire bike. I’m at AKChick55 at hotmail dot com I have a coworker that got in this year too so not sure if he’ll join me or stay closer to home.

    @davidh-marin,ca Glad you explained what the Alaskan Air Force is! I wasn’t sure and since my husband works on the local Air Force base, that is immediately where my mind went. Yes, our mosquitoes are rather large and obnoxious, but I’d say the no-seeums or gnats are MUCH worse. Then again, I haven’t been up north where they get really bad in the summer. They aren’t too bad around our house. I suspect in Denali, they are BAD.

    Fatty if you read these, could you please pass along our thank you to all the sponsors for the amazing schwag and to the folks at TwinSix (they have got to be nuts running this through their servers!). I can’t express how much we appreciate their support of this incredibly fun event.

  110. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.17.2013 | 8:08 pm

    Fatty – hearing that we might be able to get some media coverage for our ride this year! I’m wondering will there be a link that people can donate to, when asked how others can also help Camp Kesem?
    Thanks for again setting up and special thanks to all the amazing sponsors!!

  111. Comment by Neil | 04.17.2013 | 8:26 pm

    Action Wipes! Ya a big thumbs up from me on those too. They have made life so much easier.

  112. Comment by Isaac | 04.17.2013 | 8:42 pm

    @Nancy_in_MN – Hmm. I’ll definitely consider it. There’s a possibility that the mountain bike trails won’t be open yet, if we keep getting crappy weather like this, so I may not be able to do my current plan of 100 on the MTB. I’ll bookmark your blog and try to keep up to date.

  113. Comment by khoo | 04.17.2013 | 9:40 pm

    i am from Malaysia. thinking of doing it here in Malaysia, getting 20 cyclist to join in, and each responsible to get a fix amount of money for each miles to qualify. and donate them to a cancer research related organization within our country.

    wondering if i can still use your branding.


  114. Comment by Lonster | 04.17.2013 | 9:46 pm

    In for year two. Now to find a more diabolical and monotonous course than last year. Maybe up a local mountain road called Hogback would be appropriate.

  115. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.18.2013 | 12:10 am

    Fatty. I assume we all need to get a ‘racing license’. Can you explain how we go about that? If I win my division (and how could I not) will I have to provide a sample? Is coconut cake a banned substance?

  116. Comment by Tim | 04.18.2013 | 1:22 am

    Dang. I just wanted the t-shirt, and I missed it by seconds…

  117. Comment by fattodd | 04.18.2013 | 4:40 am

    @Ray 100 miles is a just under 161 kilometers. I wonder if you are the only one who will be doing the race in the middle of winter?
    I hope to win first place in the 41-year old, tallahassean, riding-on-a-rollers-while-a-black-lab-barks-at-him division.
    I will celebrate my victory with pie– it only seems right.

  118. Comment by Elisha | 04.18.2013 | 6:10 am

    The Minnesota Ironman ride is a bit too soon -April 28- for the 100 Miles of Nowhere so I will ride the Raccoon River Valley Trail near Des Moines on Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully the new loop will be open by then…

  119. Comment by Ray | 04.18.2013 | 6:27 am

    @fattodd – mid winter is not so bad here (average June midday temperature is 63 degrees F; 17 degrees C)

    If it’s the normal sunny June day I will start off with a long sleeve jersey but end up riding with shortsleeves for the mid morning through to late afternoon. (If I am riding later than that my biggest problem will be my legs not my clothing)

    I also have the benefit of the fact that my biggest event of the year is the joberg2c mountain bike stage race which is 910km over 9 days – starting next week friday, and running until 5 May. I hope the fitness carries – its about as fit as I get in a year, so the race really comes at a good time for me, and hey if the weather takes a turn for the worse, so what its going to be an awesome event.

    I am super stoked! I have already got one of my mates in north america to skype in and do a “virtual lap” with me along with a few physical laps done by friends who are going to join me on the day.

  120. Comment by Maggi | 04.18.2013 | 8:05 am

    If anyone in the Philly area wants to come hang out, I’m currently planning to set up my trainer and spin out my 100 miles on the sidelines of the pro race:

    I did the same thing 2 years ago and it was a ton of fun. We pre-rode one loop of the course before I put my bike on the trainer and cranked out the rest of my miles while the pros showed me how it was REALLY done.

  121. Comment by Gwen | 04.18.2013 | 8:47 am

    Damn, two late. I guess I’m gonna have to do my own thing. Good luck to all those involved :)

  122. Comment by GenghisKhan | 04.18.2013 | 10:08 am

    Hey Fatty, how ’bout opening a lower cost t-shirt only option for 100 MoN for those slow to click? Should increase participation and funds raised for Camp Kasem, without adding burden to sponsors!

  123. Comment by Patty in Portland | 04.18.2013 | 10:43 am

    Ditto the t-shirt option! I want to go from zero to pie!

  124. Comment by SteveB(inSunnyvale) | 04.18.2013 | 11:06 am


    This could work… it depends on whether I ride it on June 1 (I might ride on Memorial Day instead, which is rather fitting for me w.r.t. fighting cancer)…

  125. Comment by fattodd | 04.18.2013 | 11:56 am

    @ray Wow! I just checked the website for the JoBerg2c. That is incredible. Real lions at the top of the hill on day 3! The scariest we have here are just alligators. Plus the highest point in Florida is only 105 meters high (345 feet) so it isn’t really mountain biking anyway. We do have some nice single track though the woods, though. Enjoy the race and have a great CMoN.

  126. Comment by eclecticdeb | 04.18.2013 | 12:17 pm

    @SteveB(inSunnyvale) == my email is debisfun2 (at
    Send me a message, we can try to hook up. Memorial Day might work for me as well.

    Gulp, I’m actually going to have to do this thing.

  127. Comment by bummed in CA | 04.18.2013 | 1:51 pm

    TS website having troubles yesterday. Tried to register twice while on layovers but it wouldn’t drop it into the cart. it was morning and afternoon so I think it wasn’t sold out at the time.

    I am….bummed in CA.

  128. Comment by Twister | 04.18.2013 | 2:19 pm

    I was able to get in! 52.63157894 laps of the Slough Loop plus the River Link Connector on Bangert Island. 1.9 mile laps with about 15 feet of total elevation gain per lap on a rigid single speed.

    Hopefully I can win the 43.75 year old male rigid single speed in Missouri category.

  129. Comment by Tim | 04.18.2013 | 3:16 pm

    Twister – when will you ride? I live just down the Katy trail and would consider doing at least some of this with you. Not registered this year, but I could put last year’s number on a hybrid and wear a Fatty Jersey. Will have to wait for the Mighty MO to go down before we can take your route.


  130. Comment by Nancy_in_MN | 04.18.2013 | 7:30 pm

    @Isaac I wondered if you were serious about riding single track for 100 miles. Wow! Great trails at Elm Creek, but I share your concern about the trails being ready… it’s going to be a late start this year, with our 6″ of fresh heavy snow just today.

    Rest assured the paved Wobegon trail will be rideable by May 31, even in the dark. Give me a shout at if you want to know more about our plans.

  131. Comment by Bob | 04.19.2013 | 7:57 am

    DAMNIT! Too late. May do it anyway, just buy the shirt and send a donation directly to Camp Keesum. Will just miss not having the race plate. Have you considered having a second tier of 100MoN that doesn’t include the swag but still raises the money?

    p.s.: Fatty, your Pie short would be perfect for the RAGBRAI set!

  132. Comment by Barton | 04.19.2013 | 8:23 am

    @Isaac & @Nancy_in_MN –
    I’m thinking we should to the MN division now – 8 inches of snow in S Mpls, 14 inches in Maple Plain, and I understand Grand Marais got hammered w/ 24+ of the heavy wet stuff.

    Kidding – I’m very glad this “race” is happening in June. Maybe we’ll be able to put away the leg/arm warmers by then!

  133. Comment by Barton | 04.19.2013 | 8:29 am

    @nancy_in_mn –

    Just saw your comment re: The Dark! How cool is that! Sadly, I’m already scheduled for a trip in MO/IL then (won’t do 100MoN there though, 1/4 mile up 25% grade, 1/4 down 25% grade for 30 miles gets quickly on the nerves – and the legs!).

    definitely checking out your blog!

  134. Comment by Eric L | 04.19.2013 | 10:39 am

    In for the 4th time YAY! I think I’m going to retire the Richmond (CA) Shipyard course this year. The Missus suggested Bidwell Park in Chico which is a grand idea.

  135. Comment by Melanie in Ca | 04.19.2013 | 1:16 pm

    @Davidh-Marin,ca and @SteveB(in Sunnyvale) – thanks for the invites and encouragement. When I said “middle of California” I really meant it… I’m within 20 miles of the exact geographic center of the state. Anybody in the North Fork-Madera County area doing 100MON?

  136. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.20.2013 | 9:59 am

    @Eric L I loved the shipyard report. I’ll be in Chico next week for the Wildflower. Is there any coincidence that Bidwell Park is practically next door to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company?? Probably not, your wife is a good woman.

    @Melanie in Ca Madera, Madera, Madera. I am born and raised in California and I can think of nowhere to ride in Madera…sounds like a great course. (Hah!)
    Better still I just found out there’s a Pizza Farm in Madera (who knew?);

    Last thought Melanie: Fresno. Have fun.

  137. Comment by Dan O | 04.22.2013 | 8:47 am


    I just got my “Last Stop” T-shirt from twin six.

    it’s great

    So was the 100 MON water bottle that was thrown in.

    Thanks for the extra in the envelope!


  138. Comment by Elizabeth | 04.24.2013 | 2:08 pm

    I took one -ONE- day off of work with no computer in front of me and MISSED the 100 MON! I’m so dissapointed…I will do it anyway. Without swag. :(

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  140. Comment by Donal | 04.27.2013 | 10:41 am

    I managed to get in, so I’m on for my first 100MoN and first century, gulp!
    Is anyone planning to do it in London, UK? I’m entering the 34year old Rugby-Front-Rower-from-England divison and was thinking of lapping Richmond Park 14 times but that seems a bit too interesting for the 100MoN. I saw someone did 160 laps of Regents Park Inner Circle back in 2009 – it looked tough!

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