Hilly Hundred (Monroe County)

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Sat 10-23 7:00am - Sun 10-24 5:00pm
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COVID-19 and HILLY

Dear Hilly Participants,

These extraordinary times have led the Central Indiana Bicycle Association and Hilly Hundred Weekend Directors to make the painful decision to postpone the 53rd Hilly Hundred Weekend to October, 2021. Your safety, that of our volunteers, and the community that supports us, is our paramount concern. We do not believe the Hilly Hundred Weekend can effectively meet CDC, Indiana, and Monroe County guidelines for a safe mass event.

Hilly Hundred 2021 which is targeted for October 22-24th, 2021.

We appreciate and understand your disappointment. Frankly, I want to ride the Hilly, too. Unfortunately, there is too much risk this year. The risks we face include infection, carrying the infection back to loved ones and community members, limited community facilities, key volunteers being in high risk categories, limitations from businesses that Hilly Hundred riders depend on, leading to an event that does not meet the standards you have come to expect. Even though the event is typically scheduled late in the year, there is a significant potential for a 2nd wave, and we still do not expect a vaccine or major treatment breakthrough before the event.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We appreciate all of our riders, volunteers, organizations, and businesses that make the Hilly Hundred Weekend possible.

Stay safe, and enjoy the ride.
Mark Bettinger, Executive Director, Hilly Hundred Weekend
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The 53rd annual Hilly Hundred will be held October 16-17, 2020, in scenic Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Brown Counties. The event is sponsored by Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA).

The riders will take on the hills riding about 50 miles each day, returning to Ellettsville where the Start - Finish Line is.

Hams are used at all Rest Stops and as APRS SAG's. To be a SAG (Support And Gear) vehicle, you need to be able to carry at least 3 bicycles and riders. Of the 5,000 + riders each day, not all will finish and the SAG's will carry them to either Rest Stops or to the Finish Line. They are dispatched by an APRS Net Control to make better use of time and urgency.

Want to help? Contact the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club rep Tom Myers, K9TEM at tmyers@bluemarble.net

www.hillyhundred.org

Location

Net Control Stations
United States
39° 14' 7.1664" N, 86° 38' 2.3928" W