Announcing the 2015 100 Miles of Nowhere (Sort Of)

06.9.2015 | 10:03 am


The 100 Miles of Nowhere (#100MoN for all you medially social types) is one of my biggest — and certainly my silliest — annual fundraisers. I use it to raise money for Camp Kesem, the incredible charity that provides free summer camps for kids who have parents with cancer. 

My twins have gone every year for the past three years (and they’re going again this year). It’s their absolute favorite thing to do every year. 

Last year, we did the 100MoN in September, with registration in July. A lot of you have been asking about when it will be this year. 

Which I will get to in just a second. Right after I explain what the 100MoN is, for those of you who haven’t done it before.

What Is the 100 Miles of Nowhere?

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

It’s a very strange thing where you pay for the privilege of riding your rollers, trainer, or a very small course (like around the block) for 100 miles. You get some awesome race swag. And then the profits from your entry go to Camp Kesem.

I did the first annual 100MoN 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.

And since then, I’ve limited registration to 500 people and we all do it on a certain date (approximately), riding a creative (if you want) route of 100 miles (more or less).

As you have no doubt noticed, the rules for this event are very stringent.

When Will the 100 Miles of Nowhere Be This Year?
This year, the 100 Miles of Nowhere will be November 10-ish. Registration will happen in late September. This will be for a couple reasons:

  1. It’ll happen the same time as the Camp Kesem Leadership Summit, which is 11/10. We haven’t figured out exactly what this will look like, but the amazing kids who lead the Camp Kesem camps across the country will be able to see the crazy things we do to help them, and we’ll be able to see the crazy things they do to help kids. I’m excited for this, even though I don’t have any idea yet what it means. This, basically, is how I live my entire life.
  2. I didn’t want to do it during the summer, because I’m fundraising for WBR during the summer. The Grand Slam for Zambia is going to happen around Tour de France time this year, and I just don’t want the Grand Slam and the 100MoN to step on each others’ toes.

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Last year, I charged more for the 100MoN because I included a jersey with the swag, instead of a t-shirt. I heard from some people who loved the jersey, and from other people who didn’t like how much 100MoN cost. I’d love your preference for this year: cheaper registration (with a t-shirt), or include a jersey again with pricier registration?

Also, I’d like to know your thoughts on additional swag: gels, race plates, CarboRocket, gear, random prizes, and so forth. Are those an important part of the 100MoN? Or just a nice-to-have? Or a “don’t care about having?”

Finally, the date: obviously, November is cooler / colder / wetter than a summer 100MoN. Are you OK with that? Or should I scramble the jets and make this happen in late summer after all?

If you’re planning on doing the 100MoN this year, please take a moment and leave a comment. Your thoughts really do affect how and when I’ll put this on.

PS: If you happen to live in or near Michigan and are interested in riding the 100MoN at the actual Camp Kesem summit venue, let me know about that, too. 


  1. Comment by SLL | 06.9.2015 | 10:16 am

    I would prefer the T-shirt option. Also, I am moving to Minnesota in a few weeks. That could be a chilly time for me, but perhaps better than riding in 90 degree heat!

  2. Comment by bob in denver | 06.9.2015 | 10:26 am

    NotSoFatty, How about an option for the t-shirt and not a jersey? I wear the t-shirt regularly but I have last years jersey along with nearly as many other jersey’s as water bottles and I never wear 3/4 of the jersey’s I have so I would hate to waste a spiffy jersey. Bob

  3. Comment by yannb | 06.9.2015 | 10:40 am

    option to get either jersey or tshirt or none of the above. Karen thinks I have too many tshirts and jerseys now with 3 more on the way, rockwell, fatty jersey and levi’s gran fondo.

    I’m happy to just donate to the cause.

  4. Comment by Rob L | 06.9.2015 | 10:41 am

    Option it both ways if possible, if not I vote T-shirt. I have an over-abundance of Jersey’s right now.

    Number Plates are a must but could be more simple like a few years ago. Other swag is OK but not required.

  5. Comment by owen | 06.9.2015 | 10:42 am

    lower cost and tshirt would be my vote. Live on the IN/MI border would be interested in doing the ride at Camp Kesem summit venue. Nov. 7th is Iceman Cometh Challenge also Fatty come on up/over for some MI racing then do the 100MoN.

  6. Comment by Philly BG | 06.9.2015 | 10:48 am

    Yup – Tee Shirt and a little cheaper please. I enjoyed the free support food samples too – all brands I wasn’t familiar with. And the chance at some Fatty Level Awesome Raffle Prize is nice to fantasize about.

    Keep it up.

  7. Comment by JayS | 06.9.2015 | 10:53 am

    First…keep up the great fundraising efforts! I vote for jersey…especially since I ordered a medium and it was too small for me…so this year I will know better! Loved the jersey options. Something else to consider…for this any any other of your fund raisers….consider company match programs and remind people as a way to increase your impact!

  8. Comment by Bart the Clydesdale | 06.9.2015 | 10:56 am

    Fatty, I live in Michigan and would be happy to ride 100MON around the Summit venue. I can tell everyone that I am riding at a summit causing visions of Yalta, and Camp David to flood through minds eyes.

  9. Comment by Frosty | 06.9.2015 | 11:00 am

    Option both, but I am looking for another jersey….. mine is hiding.
    I’m in Michigan and would love to ride at the CKSummit. And if you are in town, you should join us for the Iceman on Nov. 7th. Our little end of season race. I am sure an award winning blogger could snag an entry.

  10. Comment by Jim Tolar | 06.9.2015 | 11:05 am


    In a surprising coincidence, we’re having the 100MtN (Dobson Ranch Edition) in late October/early November too! We have normally held it in late March/early April to beat the heat, but we had too much happening this year to do it justice so we put it off until the Fall (to beat the heat).
    I prefer the cheaper price w/ t-shirt over the jersey, and I like the swag, but it’s not a deal-killer for me either way.


  11. Comment by Tom in Albany | 06.9.2015 | 11:08 am

    I like the t-shirt idea for reasons already mentioned – though I do like last year’s 100MON jersey and do wear it.

    SWAG: I like a few snacks to try – new flavors/products. The CarboRocket was yummy. Look. I’m into free stuff so, I’m all in on that. At least random prizes. It is part of the fun! Again, I’m into free stuff. It’s the cheapskate in me!

    Veteran’s day weekend is a long weekend for a lot, though not all, of us. So it works from that POV. However, it is my anniversary weekend (11/9). Maybe I’ll get the Mrs and the kids to play along a bit. I’ve already got a route in mind that never leaves the neighborhood.

    It’ll probably be cold here in Albany, NY but, actually, we had 65F weather on my wedding day back in ‘02 so, I know it isn’t always cold. I can possibly flex the day based on the weather forecast – or not.

    Do whatever you want, Fatty. I’m in either way but, now you’ve got my opinions.


  12. Comment by Steven | 06.9.2015 | 11:12 am

    I vote T-shirt and cheaper! You should open it to more people too.

  13. Comment by Jodi | 06.9.2015 | 11:22 am

    All I know is if the swag bag doesn’t include both Root beer and Maple Bacon Gu, I’m going to be sad.

  14. Comment by Scott | 06.9.2015 | 11:23 am

    Jersey slightly preferred, t-shirt is good too. Swag or not, with the understanding that it’s cool for us and easier than cash for the companies donating.
    If registration is in September, I would ride earlier to find optimal weather (like September), but that is the beauty of 100 MoN.
    Excited to do this again.

  15. Comment by fellowfattychris | 06.9.2015 | 12:01 pm

    My first chance for the 100 MON was a little late on November 1st last year. I had a great time doing it that time of year. I REALLY like the mid November date. It would give me the chance to try and do this on my birthday this year! I like the cheaper t-shirt option with swag I can eat during the ride.

  16. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 06.9.2015 | 12:01 pm

    You know us, whatever you do we’re for it!

    Love the idea of November since many more ‘rollers’ may be involved.(can anyone best The Noodle? unlikely)

    November also allows The Brave to complete their 100MoN and post their report before the event, confirming their commitment to the true spirit of this endeavor.

    As for a ‘group’ effort in Michigan in November….need to check with home.

  17. Comment by Lana | 06.9.2015 | 12:02 pm

    I like them both for different reasons. T-shirt gets worn more often, jersey is always stylish. Maybe two tiers to get more people involved?

    Also I live in Michigan and would LOVE to do the ride with a group of people!

  18. Comment by Anonymous | 06.9.2015 | 12:06 pm

    I think having a t-shirt/jersey option would work well. I think the food schwag is important for the thrill of trying new food when you are riding the 100MoN. Nov 10 is fine for me, but if you send out the packet early the people that live where the date would be too late could just go ahead and do it earlier.

  19. Comment by Madcityspecv | 06.9.2015 | 12:15 pm

    I also ordered a size too small last year, and would love to get a properly fitting jersey. I didn’t get a chance to ride until the middle of October here in Wisconsin, and the whole day was in the 40’s. regardless of the actual date, I’ll be riding mine in late September in an effort to ride in at least the 50’s.

  20. Comment by Andy@WDW | 06.9.2015 | 12:17 pm

    Having participated the last two years, I prefer the t-shirt. It gets worn a heck of a lot more, and I’m on a tight budget, so the smaller entry fee helps. Why can’t you offer both at different prices?

    The race plate is an absolute must! Love those, but I honestly wouldn’t missed the other swag.

    I think a neat addition would be a car magnet, you know like those marathon white oval 26.2 magnets, but it would say 100.0 and have the 100MON logo.

  21. Comment by KenKoz | 06.9.2015 | 12:19 pm

    I vote t-shirt or tech shirt. Where in Michigan is the Summit being held? I live down in Ohio, but would love to attend an official FoF event in the Midwest.

  22. Comment by MLB | 06.9.2015 | 12:26 pm

    Look forward to it every year! T-shirt if it makes it more affordable, with maybe a jersey add on option? Swag box is always a fun surprise, discounts codes went to good use in my case. Time of year that makes sense for you/Camp Kesem, we can adjust riding time to fit weather.

    Looking forward to it no matter what you package you come up with!

  23. Comment by Dave H | 06.9.2015 | 12:27 pm

    Hoping this will be my first 100MON. My first century is coming up this Saturday. I am trying to get my neighborhood bar in on it, doing a 2 block 1/2 mile route 200 times with the bar being the start/end point of each lap. TShirt is probably a better option, not that I don’t love the jersey, but price/too many jerseys already?!

  24. Comment by Tom | 06.9.2015 | 12:29 pm

    T Shirt or Tech Shirt, my Jersey was a bit small last year and it looked like the Fat Cyclist. I almost never try the nutrition stuff that comes with it, but absolutely love Banjo Brothers Phone Wallet and Stem Pack. What I miss is my Clear MTN bottle from a few years back I left on a plane.

    Timing- yes later in year, trying to do it summer in Austin is rough.

  25. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 06.9.2015 | 12:31 pm

    @That Upstate NY guy knows Michigan. Bet he could come over and lead a 100MoN ride and find some remote gravel stretch. And we’d be sure to get @NancyS over as well.

  26. Comment by pfonke | 06.9.2015 | 12:34 pm

    I prefer the jersey option.

    The other swag is nice to have, but not important in the end. I think the neat thing about it is how it makes the event feel like a regular, all-in-one-place, group charity ride.

    I live in South Florida. The later the better.

  27. Comment by Tom | 06.9.2015 | 12:34 pm

    T-shirt makes it more accessible. But I’d like a jersey. Not to make it less accessible, but because I want a jersey.

    Also, I live in the Pacific Northwest and November is the rainy season. I may start my ride slightly (several months) before I actually register for the ride. This is to avoid riding 100 miles in the rain and to allow me to properly shower before getting on the podium.

  28. Comment by NZ Ev | 06.9.2015 | 12:37 pm

    Either T Shirt or Jersey works for me. I don’t have a real preference either way. Since I am down here in NZ, Nov is our spring so the weather is just starting to warm up and be more settled. We just have to watch out for the Magpies attacking. As far as other swag, it is a nice to have but not necessary. It is fantastic to just be able to donate and participate in something that will help others. Thanks for asking.

  29. Comment by Skye | 06.9.2015 | 12:57 pm

    In the interest of having some cake and eating it too…
    I would be most excited by the choice of a t-shirt or jersey or neither at the time of registration (obviously with different registration prices). Now my fundraiser registrations are running together, but I bet I have extra donation money if the registration is less, so as long as there’s also a “donate here” button on the registration I bet my bottom line stays the same, even if I opt out of shirts and swag.

    I agree with Rob (10:41am) about name plates, and with Scott (11:23am) about the “swag or not”.

    The date change makes a lot of sense to me, two competing fundraisers would be awkward, and I’ll pick my own personal ride date when it suits me regardless, so not a deal breaker on my end at all.

  30. Comment by KitC | 06.9.2015 | 1:37 pm

    Are they having the summit at Camp Copneconic in Fenton again? That’s right on top of my in-laws’ house. I would totally be up for #100MoN there! As a lifelong Michigander, I can tell you mid-November weather could be pretty terrible though.

    I would likely prefer a t-shirt, but a new jersey might be in order.

  31. Comment by Sara | 06.9.2015 | 1:59 pm

    As a person who lives in Houston, I think the November timeframe is AWESOME! ;)

    I have no preference for t-shirt vs. jersey – I’m happy to have either and will pay appropriately.

    The other swag is fine to have, but I could take or leave.

    I can’t wait! I’m putting it on our calendar now.

  32. Comment by Kevin | 06.9.2015 | 2:26 pm

    I’d vote for the option of jersey, t-shirt, or both, if people wanted. And one year I received a copy of Aspire, by Kevin Hall. And living in Florida, I vote for later, for sure, November sounds perfect to me.

  33. Comment by Lauri | 06.9.2015 | 2:27 pm

    November makes it a deal breaker for me. Winter/dark/cold means inside riding – and that doesn’t sound like fun at all. That being said – I can’t wait to see what people come up with!!

  34. Comment by Scott Gilbert | 06.9.2015 | 2:30 pm

    Can you make an option with T-shirt = lower $ Jersey = higher $? The additional swag is nice but if by not including more money can go to the charity I’d be willing to give that up otherwise swag me! November works for me in SoCal it’s usually cool weather which makes it a more pleasant (if you can call 100 miles pleasant) adventure. I’m already planning my 100 MON route and hope to involve my girlfriend this time. Keep up the good work Fatty!

  35. Comment by Long428 | 06.9.2015 | 2:35 pm

    October should be the latest as far as the date goes. November will be hit and miss with weather here in Utah. As for jersey or t-shirt I vote for polo with embroidered logo on the sleeve or chest.

  36. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 06.9.2015 | 2:53 pm

    I’m okay with November. It’s 100 Miles of NOWHERE, so if I am stuck riding inside, so be it. But earlier would work too.

    On the jersey v. t-shirt front, I am okay either way. The jersey was great, but I have several and saving money is never a bad thing. And my daughters love to sleep in the super-soft t-shirts!

    The water bottle is my favorite swag. By the time each year’s shows up I need a new one (or two). Definitely more CarboRocket and food. No need for random prizes, race plates, movie codes, etc.

    Looking forward to it.

  37. Comment by Doug (Way Upstate NY) | 06.9.2015 | 2:57 pm

    Since I already got a FC jersey this year, T-shirt would definitely be more appealing. The car magnet/sticker is a crazy awesome idea.

    I could certainly be convinced to go to Michigan to ride 100 MoN. If it was around the same time as Iceman Cometh….. Wait a minute, Iceman Cometh is on November 8 next year. Oooh. Double the fun weekend.

  38. Comment by Ryan | 06.9.2015 | 3:04 pm

    How about an option to do the race with no swag? You could just have a check box at registration with the option to send you the package or not send you the package. That way you could do 500 packages and sell as many as possible with no box. That way more people could do the ride and more help for the camp.

  39. Comment by David | 06.9.2015 | 3:06 pm

    I prefer the t-shirt to jerseys. The additional swag is a nice-to-have, but not critically necessary. The water bottles have been my favourite

    Nov 10 would mean I probably would not be able to participate. I live in Canada, and it’s not unusual for us to have snow on the ground by early November. While I do ride a (big, heavy, cheap) mountain bike to commute during the winter, I’m not going to (be able to) do that for 100 miles!

  40. Comment by Jeff L | 06.9.2015 | 3:15 pm

    It seems like winter is better than summer since the original concept was to ride on rollers or a trainer. In the summer we should be out riding up mountains (or something…)

  41. Comment by Corrine | 06.9.2015 | 3:28 pm

    I won’t be able to do the 100 MoN in November as I’m getting both my knees replaced in October. i’ll have to do it early. I don’t care about T shirt, jersey, swag, etc. But I love to do a really stupid ride! I do care that, Fatty, you never ran my awesome story from last year even after you emailed me to send it to you. I could still send it to you to get people excited about what they want to do. My story included 15,000 feet elevation gain, beautiful fall colors, and even flamingos and paparazzi. How could FoF not want to read that?! My husband thinks you don’t like me, I think my email must go into your spam box!!

  42. Comment by Joe | 06.9.2015 | 3:34 pm

    last year was the first 100MoN that I had to miss because of the cost and my lack of need for a riding jersey. Would love a t-shirt this year, or at least a t-shirt option.

    Aside from that, any swag that you want to include or are able to include is cool. Samples of edibles are my favorite since I usually get to try stuff I wouldn’t normally buy. The banjo bros seat bags are great, but I already have one for each bike from previous years.

  43. Comment by AKChick | 06.9.2015 | 3:55 pm

    I like a lower price point (but then again, I have a 100MoN jersey from last year so easy for me to say). I never wear the tshirts because they are for impossibly small women with no chest even the XXL size. I think it would be fun to have a tech t as opposed to a cotton tshirt.

    I really like the option of sign up for x price with tshirt and swag or sign up at x price for nothing. I understand that it’s hard to get more than 500 pieces of swag! It would be nice for those who are on a tight budget but would love to participate.

    For swag, it is really nice, but not necessary. I love all my banjo brother’s swag. It’s fun to try different treats. I’d do it with or without swag or even a tshirt for that matter. I love the idea of the event and keeping it simple.

    I didn’t get a chance to do it last year between my mom being diagnosed with cancer and starting chemo/radiation treatment and a last minute visit to see my sister and brother-in-law who was dying from Stage 4 colon cancer.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what the weather brings this year (last year we set a record for the least amount of snowfall in Anchorage). Could it be a fat tire, road bike, CX, mountain bike (one lap on each for a kind of bike type relay) kinda day around the neighborhood? :) Only time will tell!

  44. Comment by Eric | 06.9.2015 | 3:55 pm

    Missed the registration deadline last year by a day, so I’m looking forward to it this year. Personally I’d prefer a t shirt along with the decreased entry fee it would bring. Just my 2 cents. As you were.

  45. Comment by AKChick | 06.9.2015 | 3:57 pm

    I should amend my post to add that my mom sailed through treatment and did great! Cancer spread to her brain so we are in the wait and see if radiation worked.

    My brother-in-law (only 32 years old), unfortunately, ran out of time and is in heaven causing all kinds of trouble with my Dad.

  46. Comment by Geoffrey | 06.9.2015 | 4:09 pm


    Like the FLARP ( Fatty Level Awesome Raffle Prize), and the swag, but indifferent to jersey. Veteran’s Day weekend is perfect, though it may be hot (we suffer so much in San Diego), and strangely, I get the day off, but my kids have school on that Monday. It writes itself! I also have a course chosen.

  47. Comment by Blake | 06.9.2015 | 5:57 pm

    I would like the t-shirt, but it would be great to get a tech tee that I can actually work out in, as opposed to a cotton one. As far as time of year, late summer in Austin would be less fun than the fall, so I prefer later.

  48. Comment by JillP | 06.9.2015 | 6:26 pm

    I’m totally in no matter what time of year! I do like the t-shirt option but a jersey is ok too! Can’t wait! Maybe this time I’ll finally finish! :). Oh – and I do like the swag but it’s not super important.

  49. Comment by BamaJim | 06.9.2015 | 6:32 pm

    Either jersey or t-shirt is fine with me, I wear both. November sounds fine. As far as the rest of the swag is concerned, it is fun to get, but isn’t a big deal if it makes things harder for you.

  50. Comment by Randy J from GA | 06.9.2015 | 7:23 pm

    Thanks for asking! T-shirt or tech-shirt (less expensive option). The swag has been great, and i’ve enjoyed it and discovered new companies to order from (e.g. Banjo Bros.). I’ve also really enjoyed the free video passes that you’ve offered. Please keep the bike number, too. Time of year: prefer late summer. Thanks, Fatty.

  51. Comment by Dave T | 06.9.2015 | 8:29 pm

    Jersey or t-shirt no real preference. Swag although nice is really not that important. November might be a bit tough with the shorter days since I figure Rob and I are going to need about 12 hours to do this. But we can make it work, I can fit the trike with lights Rob will love that.

  52. Comment by Chris C. | 06.9.2015 | 9:04 pm

    Jersey and it’s not even close. Could go either way on xtra swag. November is perfecto!

  53. Comment by Tanner Lovelace | 06.9.2015 | 11:05 pm

    I really liked last years jersey (much better than the regular FC jersey this year, in fact!) and was bummed I missed out on it last year so I’d love to see a jersey option this year. November 10 will be about 3 weeks after my first ironman distance triathlon but only 5 days before a half iron so I’m not sure it will fit into the training plan, but hey, why not! :-)

  54. Comment by jack | 06.10.2015 | 12:51 am

    i think 2013 we enetered but our package never made it to our home in australia. different international shipping would be my suggestion

    I am super stoked about entering this year!

  55. Comment by PaulW | 06.10.2015 | 1:46 am

    T-shirt please. If you hold this in November, I promise to ride 100MoN in the main entrance of Kingston University (London, UK)in full view of ~10,000 students!

  56. Comment by rb | 06.10.2015 | 4:39 am

    I’ll be in MIchigan.

    100 miles of iceman….hmmmm. I’m already planning on wearing my fatty arm warmers…and looking good is the most important part, right?

    I have already been accused (correctly) of having tooanybrire t-shirts and jerseys. So really, I’ll just be adding to that perception. I suggest t-shirt default with option to buy a jersey.

    Carborocket is amazing stuff…especially the magic beans Bead calls rocketlytes. He should call them “magic beans”. This is why they don’t let me do marketing.

  57. Comment by Austin | 06.10.2015 | 6:06 am

    T-shirt, gels and bottles!

  58. Comment by Festa | 06.10.2015 | 6:22 am

    I would prefer a Jersey and be happy to pay whatever extra was required. Earlier in the year than November would also be my preference, but it is your event and I would be happy to go along with whatever works for you!

  59. Comment by Sven | 06.10.2015 | 6:25 am

    Fatty – As the 5-time reigning Woodlawn Heights Criterium for Fools Training for IronMan XXX Champion (and shooting for #6 this year), I’d prefer the T-Shirt over a jersey. Please bring back the race plates (AWESOME garage decorations) and water bottles (my co-workers ALWAYS wanna know about the races/events on my water bottles). Regardless – I’ll be registering again this year.

    Thank-You for all that you do for everyone!!!!

  60. Comment by Noel | 06.10.2015 | 6:43 am

    I’d prefer both jersey and T-shirt, but if I had to go with one vs. the other I think I would land on the side of the t-shirt. But only barely. I do think the race plates are great. The rest of the swag is purely icing to me. If it’s there great, if not, I won’t miss it. In fact, the first year my wife and I did the 100MoN (2013) my pair of Great Danes got into our swag box before we did so we never got any use out of it anyway. :-/

  61. Comment by cyclostu | 06.10.2015 | 6:51 am

    November: perfect
    T-shirt vs. Jersey: t-shirt, it’s better from a cost perspective but if more overall funds could go to the Camp then that would be the best scenario
    Swag: totally optional, although Gu’s and number plate would be good
    Thanks Fatty! You’re a good egg.

  62. Comment by Dave | 06.10.2015 | 7:20 am

    Definitely t-shirt. And agree if more money goes to the Camp, then that is the best scenario.

    Additional swag…optional.

    I am thinking of doing this for the first time!!!

  63. Comment by msk | 06.10.2015 | 7:21 am

    november – tip top
    could maybe even get a zwift group ride going
    preference for jersey but either is good
    swag is good esp water bottles and DZnutz

  64. Comment by peter | 06.10.2015 | 7:39 am

    I love the jerseys. But would not hesitate to sign up if it was the T-shirt option.

    Swag is fantastic. I have used it all, or shared the couple of flavours that did not appeal to me.

    November 10th will likely be unreasonably cold for those of us living in Edmonton, Canada. But that will not stop me. Just makes a better story or, a basement session.

  65. Comment by zosoreid | 06.10.2015 | 7:39 am

    Charge more, include the cycling jersey, skip the schwag, and thus more of a donation to the cause… November can be cold/rainy in Boston area here, but in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother!

  66. Comment by pgreen | 06.10.2015 | 7:51 am

    This charity holds a special place in my family. My Daughter who is a Senior at Penn State helped set up a new Camp Kesem in the SE Pennsylvania area last year. This year is their second year and they have almost doubled the amount of campers that they will be hosting.

    I vote T-Shirt. Whatever gets more money to the camp is my vote from a swag and number plate perspective.

    Can’t wait for November!

  67. Comment by joliver3 | 06.10.2015 | 7:51 am

    I’d prefer a jersey, but it’s not a deal-breaker either way. The rest of the swag is just a bonus as far as I’m concerned, although I do enjoy the surprise factor of opening the package and seeing what’s in each year’s haul.

    I’m in Michigan too, and as others have said, November is pretty hit or miss, although I can usually get in a ride or two in the first half of the month in metro Detroit. The farther north you go, the worse it’s likely to be. I’d love to try to do a group ride, depending of course on weather and exact location and timing, but I’ll probably plan my own ride for an earlier date in Sept. or Oct., like I did last year.

  68. Comment by Lorri | 06.10.2015 | 8:24 am

    I love the jersey but would be fine with the t-shirt as well. Love, love the snack, energy food options. Schwag is always good.

    November could be cold here but due to illness and travel last year I did a 10×10x10 100 MoN (10 miles a day for 10 days on a route with 10 stops). Maybe that could be it’s own category?

    And then I got better and the weather turned nice and I did the 100 mile day too.

    So whenever, with whatever options, I’m in.

  69. Comment by ClydeinKS | 06.10.2015 | 8:35 am

    YAY 100MoN planning!! After last year’s ride I have learned that it inspired some folks and have more ideas, riding to honor my Dad now adding “2x” to his survivorship – leukemia and now within the past months prostate – take THAT cancer!! My location won’t be impacted by the weather and later in the year may improve my plan for participation.
    I like the idea of a tech tee, the jersey was great but I get to spread the word much more when wearing the tee. Absolutley a race plate and I love the idea of 100MoN sticker, would love to have an option to purchase more and use as part of my ride. I’m already picturing it but I know the Fatty Design Team will have no issue coming up with somehting stellar! Tech tee, race plate, and a sticker (able to purchase additional). I hate the indoor ride but this year I am seeing something special!

  70. Comment by GeistOnABike | 06.10.2015 | 9:41 am

    Date is fine – I’m always looking for an excuse to extend the riding season. I’m in IL, so Michigan is a possibility and I’d love to join a summit ride if I can make the logistics work. T shirt option please, I have more jerseys than I need already (even though the 100MoN jersey was cooler than many of mine). Love the swag and the prizes. Keep up the good work!

  71. Comment by Liz M. | 06.10.2015 | 10:27 am

    I ride outdoors year round so November is just as tolerable as any other month, in fact much more so than certain other months. But the 10th is a Tuesday, so I will probably have to do it on the weekend before.

    Slight preference for tshirt, but go with majority rules.

    Race plates are my #1 swag favorite. The ride fuel and gear is a nice treat. I am always happy to try your sponsor’s products. However, I could live without it if it is too much trouble for you.

  72. Comment by Hate | 06.10.2015 | 10:32 am

    I would prefer the jersey and I like the water bottle. I thought the random chance of swag was exciting.

  73. Comment by Anonymous | 06.10.2015 | 10:32 am

    I haven’t read through all of the comments so I don’t know if it has been suggested yet but what about doing a swag package of the goodies as the base entry and then offer an option for an additional jersey or shirt at an additional cost. This way people can spend what they want and get what they want too.

  74. Comment by cyclingjimbo | 06.10.2015 | 10:40 am

    I already have more jerseys than I can wear. Another jersey would be cool to have, but I am thinking it would be better to keep the cost of entry a little high (maybe not as high as last year) but with a T shirt and give the extra dollars to Camp Kesem.

    Late October or early November is a great time for southeastern Pennsylvania (but note that November 10 is a Monday, so some adjustment in your timing will be required in any case).

    The extra swag us always fun to see, but isn’t the reason we do this ride. I would be in with or without.

  75. Comment by Heidi | 06.10.2015 | 10:55 am

    Input from someone that doesn’t even ride (ducks head): Consider not putting a cap on the number of people who participate. Whatever options you decide on, perhaps the first (insert number here) people who are drawn receive them. Limiting the number of people who would like to donate to such a worthy cause seems crazy pants (technical term) to me.

  76. Comment by Superstantial | 06.10.2015 | 12:18 pm

    I’m putting in for T-Shirt as well, rather than a jersey (or the option).

    I think November is a great time for this and brings it back to the event’s roots, riding a crazy amount indoors.

  77. Comment by Jarom | 06.10.2015 | 12:49 pm

    I’d prefer the T-shirt option.

    The swag is fun, but not a deal breaker.

    November is a little late to do the ride outside, but can always change the date to fit the weather, or come up with a way to do it inside.

  78. Comment by Mark in Bremerton | 06.10.2015 | 4:59 pm

    T-shirt. Swag is nice, but I’m OK without.

    The 100MoN is a motivating thing to do something different. Being in November puts it right at the real start of the indoor rowing season. Maybe I’ll try for 100K meters, which is about 8 hours worth. Any other cyclists/rowers out there interested in something even crazier than 100 miles on a trainer?

  79. Comment by Drdaven | 06.10.2015 | 5:00 pm

    I am in Michigan, would love to join in. I haven’t done the 100MON in many years. Think it was in April the year I did it. Froze my buns off then and probably will in November too, but it’s all good. Will keep checking back for more news. BTW Jersey, all the way!

  80. Comment by PaulW | 06.11.2015 | 5:01 am

    …. how about a ‘virtual’ registration lite?

    £10/$10 fee, racers get e-mailed a copy of their race plate (maybe also a logo/poster), and any funds they raise go to Camp Kesem.

    No limits on numbers, £10 x Friends of Fatty = £lots!

  81. Comment by ShawnR | 06.11.2015 | 8:29 am

    I missed out on last year and really wanted that jersey. I would love the option of being able to select both! The swag is always a plus as well! Having different options would be amazing – just don’t know how feasible it is for you.

  82. Comment by Katherine | 06.11.2015 | 10:07 am

    T-shirt. Don’t wear jerseys.
    Lukewarm on other loot.
    Anytime in the fall.

  83. Comment by Flat tired | 06.11.2015 | 10:08 am

    I love t-shirts. The jersey will never get worn. My t-shirts get worn out.

  84. Comment by Bill H-D | 06.11.2015 | 8:24 pm

    I’m in Michigan. I’m a multiple #100MoN division winner. And it all sounds good to me. Swag or no, jersey or no. And barring an early blizzard, my driveway is available. :)

  85. Comment by Fred | 06.11.2015 | 9:43 pm

    I vote for a T-shirt with a jersey upgrade/option.
    I’d be happy just replacing my 2013 100MoN water bottle. (although the 2014 bottle was pretty cool also)

    The morning after 100MoN-2014, I told myself I would NEVER do that again. Shortly after lunch that day, I was contemplating ways to increase my suffer score in 2015. I guess I’m in.

  86. Comment by Sylvia S. | 06.12.2015 | 12:08 am

    T-shirt. A water bottle would be cool too.

  87. Comment by Tes | 06.12.2015 | 5:29 pm

    I LOVE the jersey but I understand about the price. Why not have both options? You could charge more for the jersey than the t-shirt. (Also, who doesn’t already have a million ride t-shirts?)

    The free swag is also fun, but I think most people have tried the gels/food. I missed the water bottle last year, they are my most-used bottles.

    I’m in WI and while that is pretty close to MI, it’s cold here in November. Hope about September or October?

    I’m registering regardless of how/when you do it but really hope there is a jersey option.

  88. Comment by Tes | 06.12.2015 | 5:33 pm

    Oh! And the sticker to add to my car window is a must! ????

  89. Comment by Sara W | 06.13.2015 | 9:43 am

    The 100MoN might be my “A-race” for this year! I’m currently recovering from clavicle surgery after a nasty bike wreck so all I get to do is ride to nowhere in my living room! Might as well make the most of it and train for 100 Miles of Nowhere. I vote t-shirt. A jersey implies that I was going somewhere and needed to carry things in the pockets. A t-shirt says “I’m riding in front of the TV and everything I need is in the refrigerator.” Looking forward to it! :)

  90. Comment by Todd M | 06.15.2015 | 9:05 am

    I’m doing IMAZ the next weekend and will be in full taper mode at this time…is there any way I could sign up and use my Ironman bike leg as my 100MoN ride even though it’d be a week late?

    Either way I’ll donate for the cause. I like the idea of the T-Shirt with an upgrade or additional purchase option. A hat, socks, stickers or something along those lines would be cool also.I’m looking forward to it!

  91. Comment by jonboy | 06.15.2015 | 2:31 pm

    I got a jersey last year, so I would prefer just a t-shirt, tech shirt would be great.
    love the water bottles
    love the race plate
    a car sticker would be a fun addition
    it is fun to try new foods, but not needed
    the random prizes are not needed
    thank you for all you do!
    my neighbors think I am insane for riding 200 laps around our city park, but it is a lot of fun!

  92. Comment by Cheap cyclist | 06.17.2015 | 7:03 am

    jersey, bottles, swag!

    Any date, then let the mayhem ensue

  93. Comment by Grant | 06.18.2015 | 4:04 am

    I’d love to do it, but I missed out as I was away from the internet for all of a few hours. A few CRITICAL hours, as it turned out. Maybe a 2 stage ticket release for those of us on the other side of the planet and/or not at a terminal for those few specific hours it takes to sell out.

    Maybe Jersey optional? I’d want one as I missed out last year, but might not want one every year…

  94. Comment by Christina | 06.24.2015 | 11:07 am

    T-Shirt and I LOVE all the stuff. I feel like a pro and pretend like companies are just begging me to try their stuff. The waterbottles have been my favorite. Also, is Twin Six still an option? I buy stuff from them based on previous Fatty collaborations.

    November can be about the same temperature as May around here, so I’m ready to suit up for snow or (gasp) a trainer.

    Can I pay an extra $10 so that I don’t miss registration this year? I got locked out of last year and was bummed.


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