Assuming I make it, the 200K Horribly Hilly Hundreds will combine the longest distance, and the most elevation gain, I’ve ever completed in a single ride. I expect that it will be crushing. But, that’s kind of the point in endurance cycling. Isn’t it? Set a goal, do what you can to train and plan to achieve that goal, and suffer until you get there. Been talking a good game so far. Hopefully my legs can cash the check my mouth is writing.
Three routes, two county tours, one result: a painfully fun, must-do biking experience destined to find its way onto your June calendar for years to come.
2020 marks the 18th anniversary of the Horribly Hilly Hundreds. Once voted the “Sufferfest of the Year” by Madison weekly newspaper Isthmus, “The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest” is not to be missed by serious riders anywhere.
Since 2003, Horribly Hilly participants have enjoyed a day of riding that results in an awe-inspiring accumulation of 10,000 feet of elevation gain in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Growing in popularity each year, the Horribly Hilly registration has moved to an annual lottery system to accommodate the swelling number of interested riders. A second and third route option beyond the original course were added in 2005 and 2011. How hard do you want to push it? Choose between the 100K, 150K, and 200K routes. The day is capped with a meal featuring quality local food and beer.