Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Horribly Hilly Hundreds road cycling ending at Blue Mound State Park, WI

The Horribly Hilly Hundreds are a set of bike rides starting in the Village of Blue Mounds and ending at the top of your very own Blue Mound State Park. The rides are 100k and 200k, each with total elevation gains that make your heart race and your legs cry "uncle.". The routes take riders through the many scenic hills and valleys of the uplands. Are you up for the challenge?

The Horribly Hilly Hundreds is one the most grueling, mentally and physically challenging events that one can participate in. Yet hundreds and hundreds of riders fight to be a part of the ride each year! The slogan of the Horribly Hilly Hundreds bike ride is “The hardest one day cycling event in the midwest.” Well, it lived up to its reputation, that’s for sure. The Horribly Hilly Hundreds Challenge Ride delivers on its promise, weaving in and out of valleys untouched by the glacial activity that left most of the upper Midwest flat.

Set in Southwest Wisconsin, the route starts in the charming village of Blue Mounds, in an area of strong Norwegian heritage (biking like a viking!). It makes its way west towards Barneveld, deceptively easy at first, until it climbs 600 feet on Mounds Park Road, coming oh so close to the finish line — a line that you won't see until some time later. The ride winds back through the village of Blue Mounds and heads north to continue the fun.

The first road cycling course proposed for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid began in the city’s suburbs and wound its way through some hilly terrain before building to a big finish downtown in the heart of the Olympic village. The big finish would be in Blue Mound State Park, trading the majestic backdrop of downtown Chicago for the tranquil woods of Wisconsin.

Seriously, this is not something just anyone can accomplish. It takes a fitness level that I'm nowhere near, and it takes some crazy kind of determination that keeps your feet a spinning. Everyone who participates in this crazy fun time should be very proud of them self's no matter how they ended up at the finish line. Riding, walking, crawling or getting sagged. You did it & you rock!

The Friends of Blue Mound are a major contributor for this ride on. The Friends made all the Viking Goulash, aided in the registration and packet pick-up, helped at rest stations, helped with parking control and after-party clean-up. They are busy all day long. Many other groups provided help, supplies and services. In this way, they can make the delicacy with a large group instead of each member making a small portion. Next year's Horribly Hilly Hundreds date is June 19, 2010. Registration will open mid-January 2010 via active.com. If you would like to see how other groups helped out, see the Horribly Hilly website.


Horribly Hilly Hundreds WI
United States
(608) 437-HURT (-4878)