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2019 Big Woods Epic Century (100 Miles)

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104.1 mile 167.5 kilometer point to point
60% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 7,366' 2,245 m
Descent: -7,335' -2,236 m
High: 1,055' 322 m
Low: 542' 165 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Paul Arlinghaus

Only for those who want a really tough challenge. 100 miles with 10,000' of climbing.

Paul Arlinghaus

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views · Commonly Bikepacked

This route goes through areas that are open to hunting and some trails are shared with horses.

Overview

We do not recommend this route, but are often asked for a 100 mile option for the Epic. This is it. We do not recommend riding the 100 mile route because it a very hard and we will all be drinking beer and eating food while you are still out suffering. You'll need to carry lights and may be out riding after our sags shut down. You must be self sufficient. We do not sweep the course.

Need to Know

Please be prepared for the back country. Ride with others, have tools, lights, carry a cell phone, and be sure to have access to maps (such as the MTB Project mobile app).

Description

This is the core ride for the 2019 Brown County Epic plus extra loops to get to 100 miles. It's not a race and riders are welcome to add trails and skip trails as desired. This route starts out on some of Brown County State Park's purpose built MTB singletrack trails.

The most difficult trail on this section of trails is Walnut, which is on the harder side of Expert rated trails. This trail can be skipped by riding the road from HP to Limekiln. Riders then get a few miles of pavement to recover as they head through the campgrounds towards 10 O'Clock Line. This trail is shared with horses and is a wide doubletrack. Please stop completely and ask for direction if you encounter horse riders.

Next up it the Crooked Creek Trail in Yellowwood State Forest. This is a rocky ad rooty expert level trail. This trail can be skipped by using Miller Ridge and taking a doubletrack down to the lake. Riders can start heading back to the park at this point, but the 75 mile route continues South. This section of the ride goes deep into the Back County and uses double tracks and rugged singletrack trails. Trail D will bring riders back to Crooked Creek Lake, where they can again skip the Crooked Creek Trail or follow the official route and ride the South Side of the rugged Crooked Creek trail.

The route heads back into the State Park. Riders who have had enough can take the paved roads back to finish, or follow the core route which show cases the new Weedpatch Trail and the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail. Riders will then do the North Gate, Aynes, and Bobcat Loops as needed to get 100 miles.

History & Background

Typically less than 20 riders try to get 100 miles each year. Typically on 2 to 5 riders actually complete 100 miles.

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Photos

J. enjoying the autumn ride on Bartley Ridge during the 2017 Brown Bounty Epic.
Oct 8, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Follow Along: Hesitation Point Brown County State Park Nashville, IN
Jun 27, 2017 near Nashville, IN
Rocky and narrow trail over looking the valley below from the Bobcat Trail
Sep 9, 2015 near Nashville, IN
Hobbs Hollow Berms
Oct 1, 2017 near Nashville, IN
A small drop at the brown county state park!
Dec 31, 2018 near Nashville, IN
J finishes the climb up to the second Hobbs flow--awesome autumn day.
Nov 9, 2018 near Nashville, IN

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