The Horribly Hilly Hundreds features 200k, 150k, and 100k routes, all of which will test the mettle of even the most seasoned cyclist. Whichever route you choose, be sure your climbing legs are in shape, as riders can expect serious elevation gains during the event.
Route Maps and Descriptions
Downloadable Ride with GPS files
Download the course your your Phone, Garmin, or Wahoo device. Using turn-by-turn directions is not recommended.
Note that routes are subject to change due to construction, unexpected spring-like weather in December or unexpected winter-like weather in June. This is Wisconsin, after all.
The 200K option of the HHH offers 124.2 miles of riding. You’ll climb 40 significant rises, from 50-foot bumps to the 910-foot final climb, for a total of 10,700 feet of elevation gain. The ride has four full-service rest stops, including bathrooms, at mile markers 24, 44, 65, 98 and the finish line. Leg C is the easiest, a respite in preparation for legs D and E. There will be mini-water stops at critical intersections where you can fill up your water bottle and get a banana or granola bar, but those will not have restrooms.
The 150K route features 9,300 feet of elevation gain. Full-service rest stops are at mile markers 24, 51, 75 and the finish line.
Expect 5,700 feet of elevation gain over 66.5 miles on this route. The 100K has full-service rest stops at mile markers 24, 42 and the finish line.
Staying on the route is facilitated by maps, cue sheets, and adhesive arrows on the road. Sag wagons, medical support, and repair trucks will be available. Bring extra tubes and other spares, especially if you use sew-up tires or non-standard gear. We recommend a minimum of a 27-tooth rear cassette. Many successful completers of the HHH have used a rear mountain bike derailleur with a 32- or 34-tooth, or a triple crank.
Ham radio operators will be manning the course. Stop any of them or a sag wagon if you need assistance. In the event of a serious emergency, use your cell phone or get to the nearest house and call 911.