13th Annual Wilderness 101
Saturday July 27th, 2013
Wilderness 101 - My big day in the park! - by Gerard Arantowicz
NEW 2012 course map HERE
- Jeff Schalk - Vicki Barclay
2010 Winners - Jeff Schalk - Cheryl Sornson(F) - Bill Nagel - (M) - Justin Pokrivka(SS) - David Cook (Cdale)
2009 Winners - Jeff Schalk - Pua Sawicki (F) - Bill Nagel (M) - Andrea Slack (MW) - Gerry Pflug (SS) - Douglas Pepelko (Cdale)
2008 Winners - Jeff Schalk - Cheryl Sornson (F) - Scott Root (M) - John "Fuzzy" Mylne (SS) - Steve Blackman (Cdale)
2007 Winners - Jeremiah Bishop - Betsy Shogren (F) - John Majors (M) - Wes Schempf (SS) - Rebecca Tomaszewski (SS - W)
2006 Winners - Harlan Price - Betsy Shogren (F)- John Majors (M)- Greg Montello (SS)- Tiffany Mann (SS-W)
2005 Winners - Chris Eatough - Tiffany Mann with Skip Brown on singlespeed
2004 Winners - Chris Eatough - Tiffany Mann with Danny Brennan on the singlespeed
2003 Winners were Chris Eatough - Lee Schwarz with Mark Elsasser on the singlespeed
2002 Winners were Mike Keefer and Tiffany Mann (Independent Fabrications)
2001 Winners were Sue George of Charlottesville, VA
and Jay Duffy (Speedgoat) of Michaux, PA!
Wilderness 101 Backcountry Mountain Bike Race
State College, PA
The Wilderness 101 is Back!
An East Coast Original that ran 1991, 92 and 93.
Check in Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Coburn Park.
The race starts at 7:00 am on Saturday morning.
Bring enough water to start the race with (1 gallon)
Camping is allowed at the park on Friday and Saturday nights
Wilderness 101 is an ultra endurance 101 mile backcountry mountain bike
race. The 101 set the standard on the east coast in the early 90's and
now it is back. The course is one super big loop composed of some of the
best off-road riding central PA has to offer in the Rothrock and Bald
Eagle State Forests just outside of State College home of the Penn State
Nittany Lions. Singletrack uphills and downhills, doubletrack ridge riding,
fire road climbs and a bit of pavement totaling 10,000 ft of climbing.
The 2006 course will be different from the old events of the 90's. The
new course will have more challenging trails so leave your cross bikes
at home (possibly a small change from the 2005 course). There will be
5 aid stations complete with food, beverages, and support. We have a drop
system organized so you can arrange to have supplies (lights, gear, food,
etc.) left at the aid stations. Racers are limited to 2- 1 gallon zip
lock bags for the drops which we will provide. We are not responsible
for missing items. The course will be marked and marshaled. Early registration
fee of $120 includes a post race barbecue, a T-shirt, and 5 fully stocked
aid stations. The regular entry fee jumps to $140 on May 6th. Late registration
begins on July 1st for $160. We reserve the right to alter or postpone
the event. Classes are simple- Men and Women. (18 and over only) This
is an ultra endurance event, participants should be of strong body and
mind and prepared for a long day of incredible mountain biking.
The Wilderness 101 was put on by Jim Bryant a proud member of the Millheim, PA community and Randy Moore who single-handedly invented Mountain Bikes in State College, PA. The event was run in conjunction with the already popular Coburn XC races. The event was a huge success because of the magic those gentleman were able to work; Jim with his community wide connections, and Randy with the industry specific connections. Over the winter I talked with Jim and Randy about continuing the event and they were both excited to hear that is was going to happen again. The Nittany Mountain Bike Association is on board to assist in with course preparation for the event.