Mountain bicycle

Wilderness 101 Mountain Bicycle Race

The Wilderness 101 Mountain Bicycle Race is an ultra-endurance 101 mile (162 km) mountain bike race held annually in late July. The race starts and ends in Coburn, Pennsylvania. The course is a single loop covering roads, forest roads and trails. The total climbing in the race is approximately 10,000 feet (3050 meters.) The majority of the course is within the Bald Eagle and Rothrock Pennsylvania State Forests. The event is organized and run primarily by Shenandoah Mountain Touring locationed in Harrisonburg, VA.
Wilderness 101
Local name:Wilderness 101
Region:USA, Pennsylvania
Date:Late July
Type:Mountain Bike Race
History
First Edition:1991
Number of Editions:9
First Winner:Harry Winard
Most Wins Male:Chris Eatough (USA), 3 times
Most Wins Female:Tiffany Mann (USA), 3 times

History

This race was held in 1991-1993, 2001-2007. The 1991-1993 race courses were primarily fire-roads and roads. The 2001 race covered substantially more single-track, double-track and degraded fire-roads than the earlier editions. Time records for the 1991-1993 races can not be compared to the later races. Regardless the race has always been physically and mentally demanding.

The winner of the 1991 race was Harry Winard with a time of 6:59:40. He won the race on a Bridgestone MB-0 mountain bike with road type tires, 1.5" Avocet Cross, and a triathlon aero bars, Scott Lemond-Style clip ons. The modern course with a much higher percentage of trails would reduce the chances of anyone from winning on such a bicycle. A write-up of the 1991 race and an interview with Harry Winard was published in the October 1991 issue of Dirt Rag, No 19 pages 42-44.

The winner of the 1992 race is unknown. John Stamstad, an ultra-endurance mountain bike legend, won the 1993 race.

The male course record was set in 2008 by Jeff Schalk of 6:41. The female course record of 8:36 was set in 2007.


Results

2008 Results 287 starters - 243 finishers
Men

Women

  • 1st Place - 8:37 - Cheryl Sornson
  • 2nd Place - 8:47 - Michelle Stopper
  • 3rd Place - 8:59 - Carey Lowery

2007 Results 177 starters - 127 finishers

Men

Women

  • 1st Place - 8:36 - Betsy Shogren
  • 2nd Place - 8:48 - Trish Stevenson
  • 3rd Place - 9:01 - Carey Lowery

2006 Results 278 starters - 218 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 7:33 - Harlan Price
  • 2nd Place - 7:50 - Brandon Draugelis
  • 3rd Place - 7:57 - Brad Cole

Women

  • 1st Place - 9:28 - Betsy Shogren
  • 2nd Place - 10:00 - Michelle Schneider
  • 3rd Place - 10:06 - Jen Santoro

2005 Results 229 starters - 207 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 6:59 - Chris Eatough- Trek Volkswagen
  • 2nd Place - 7:27 - Harlan Price - Gettysburg Cycles/Yeti
  • 3rd Place - 7:27 - Rob Lichtenwalner - Cannondale-Lupine

Women

2004 Results 208 starters - 194 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 7:10 - Chris Eatough- Trek/Volkswagen East Coast
  • 2nd Place - 7:40 - Skip Brown - 7 Cycles
  • 3rd Place - 7:44 - Bernie Grysen - Michigan Mad Dog!

Women

  • 1st Place - 9:23 - Tiffany Mann - Independent Fabrication
  • 2nd Place - 9:35 - Sue George - CAMBC.org
  • 3rd Place - 9:49 - Kristen Dieffenbach - Western Maryland Wheelman

2003 Results 167 starters - 145 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 7:04 - Chris Eatough - Trek/Volkswagen East Coast
  • 2nd Place - 7:42 - Ryan Leech - Nittany Velo Club
  • 3rd Place - 7:45 - Mike Keefer - Gettysburg Bicycle and Fitness

Women

  • 1st Place - 9:23 - Lee Schwarz
  • 2nd Place - 9:44 - Tiffany Mann - Independent Fabrication
  • 3rd Place - 9:47 - Lindsey Keller- Shenandoah Bicycle Company

2002 Results 101 starters - 91 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 7:32 - Mike Keefer - Gettysburg Bicycle and Fitness
  • 2nd Place - 7:32 - Skip Brown - Seven Cycles
  • 3rd Place - 7:58 - Ryan Leech - Nittany Velo Club

Women

  • 1st Place - 9:40 - Tiffany Mann - Independent Fabrication
  • 2nd Place - 9:52 - Lee Schwarz - Team Bulldog
  • 3rd Place - 11:52 - Beth Gross - Nittany Velo Club

2001 Results 61 starters - 56 finishers

Men

  • 1st Place - 7:07 - Jay Duffy - Speedgoat Bicycles
  • 2nd Place - 7:41 - Mike Kuhn - Aquafina
  • 3rd Place - 8:05 - Kevin Wetzel - Tough Guy Racing

Women

  • 1st Place - 9:27 - Sue George
  • 2nd Place - 9:45 - Tiffany Mann - Independent Fabrication
  • 3rd Place - 10:03 - Lee Schwarz - Team Bulldog

1993 Results

Each person that finished was provided with a t-shirt that had their placing and finish time detailed using felt-iron on letters and numbers.

  • 1st Place Men - John Stamstad
  • 1st Place Women - unknown

1992 Results

  • 1st Place Men - unknown
  • 1st Place Women - unknown

1991 Results

  • 1st Place Men - 6:59 - Harry Winard
  • 1st Place Women - unknown

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