A Premier Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race
A 100 kilometer and 100 mile course that winds through the beautiful and varied terrain of Southern New Hampshire.
8th Annual Event
Sunday August 17, 2014
Oak Park - Greenfield, NH
Charitable Beneficiary: Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
Current News from the Event Director
MARK YOUR 2014 CALENDARS!
The Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend is scheduled for August 16-17th. MTB short track and cyclocross training races happen on Saturday. Sunday will again feature the endurance events — 100 kilometer and 100 mile mountain bike races, and the 100 kilometer ultra trail run.
H100 on DirtWire TV
Results are now posted on the Results page.
Stay in Touch
Be sure to stay in touch with the Hampshire 100 by friending us on FaceBook. Many photos and post-event stories are being swapped there.
Back to Back 100 Mile/100K Finishes — With a Twist
Matthew Dewitt rode to a solid finish at the Hampshire 100 on August 18th. An admirable accomplishment of strength, endurance, and fortitude by any standard.
However, Matt took it further, as he had just come off from a finish at the legendary Leadville 100 the weekend before the Hampshire 100. Now we're looking at the truly rare accomplishment zone — one occupied generally by top pro riders.
Here's the twist: Matt is not a pro, but he does ride a custom made bike, with features like no other. He is a middle of the pack type rider, but one on an extremely special mission. Matt served our country in the Iraq war, and suffered significant injuries, including the loss of two hands. He now rides on the Ride2Recovery Team, with his custom bike designed and built by top engineers supporting the Ride2Recovery mission. It is well worth a visit to the Ride2Recovery website. The Hampshire 100 race director asks that you follow your heart to the donation page, in recognition of Matt's back to back 100 mile/kilometer finishes.
The Good, the Ugly, and the Bad
The Good — Participant comments are being submitted, and most are raves about the event experience this past weekend. Even the gentle constructive criticism is good, as it is what makes the event better each and every year. Please keep the feedback coming.
The Ugly — There seems to have been a significant increase in litter on course this year. Littering is not only against our rules of racing, but it is also illegal in most jurisdictions, as well as being just plain rude and irresponsible. We are experiencing negative fallout from this for the first time ever. Gel wrappers, used bike parts, and empty water bottles have no reason to be left on course. While we are confident that most participants used utmost care in adhering to this policy, it only takes a few to make it appear that we collectively do not care about the properties we cross.
The Bad — Volunteers who are clearing the trails post-event of any evidence of passage have experienced a higher level of extra work to clean the trails. Landowners are sometimes beating us to the trash, and that is not a good thing. One immediate result will be that there will no longer be a water bottle station on course. It was implemented on a trial basis 2 years ago. Regrettably, the trial has ended in failure.
Thank You to All!
Wow — great participants, volunteers, sponsors, landowners, and weather all came together this past weekend for a tremendously spirited and fun weekend. Thank you to all.
Trail conditions are excellent!
Daily buffing is happening. Most sections are already in the best shape ever, and ready to ride, ride, ride……
New 2012 Hampshire 100 Video
Part 2 of the 2012 edition of the Hampshire 100 video has been released. See the video page. Enjoy!
New 2012 Hampshire 100 Video
The 2012 edition of the Hampshire 100 video has been released. See part 1 of 2 on the video page. Enjoy!
More New Events Added to the Hampshire 100 Sports Weekend
Get ready for some new action on Hampshire 100 weekend. Saturday will feature both a short track MTB event and a cyclocross training race. All happening within Oak Park and the nearby wooded trails. Guaranteed spectator-friendly. Registration opening soon on BikeReg.
New Hampshire 100 Ultra Trail Run
The inaugural Hampshire 100 Ultra Trail Run is set to debut this August. 100 kilometers of back woods roads and trails to enjoy in one day of running. What more could you ask for?
2013 Hampshire 100 Registration Now Open
Registration and information is available here.
2012 Hampshire 100 Hardcores Posted
The second class of Hampshire 100 Hardcores is now posted here. If you know these guys, convey your awe and congratulations on their accomplishment.
A sample of comments from 2012 participants:
|Earlier comments from the Event Director are here.|