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CAMBA is back in 2024 with one of the midwest’s most iconic mountain bike endurance races, the Chequamegon 100, traveling along the singletrack of the Sawyer and Bayfield County Forests and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This race celebrates our CAMBA Trail System!

Race Distances

Participants can choose one of 4 distance options to match their personal endurance goals;  approximately one hundred, sixty-five, thirty or fifteen miles of sweet northern Wisconsin dirt, with the great majority of each distance being on singletrack.  NEW to 2024…the 100 mile now has a team event! Bring along friends and make a day of it.

High School Racer? There’s a huge registration discount for you on the 15 or 30 mile course.

Date & Start Times

June 22, 2024, 100 mile at 7am, 65 mile at 8am, 30 mile at 9am, 15 mile at 10am

100 Mile Team Event: 2-4 person teams will be self supported and swap at designated exchange locations, to be published soon.

Course

The 2024 courses will be very similar to the 2023 courses which are described below. A few minor changes are in the works and will be published soon.

The course is run on and permitted through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Sawyer County Forest, and Bayfield County Forest. Follow this link to see courses.

Mileage: The GPX and Garmin files are typically 5-9% shorter than the actual mileage.

Water on the 100 and 65 courses at Garmin file miles:

  • 8.5 miles – High Point Birkie warming hut (the Birkie skate trail crosses the road and the hut is approximately 100 yards off to the rider’s left.  This may require you to push a button to get water pressure. Water is not guaranteed but usually available)
  • 40.5 miles – Namekagon Town Hall – water is available.  This will also be the drop bag destination where you could put drinks in your drop bag.
  • 59.5 miles – Boedecker Birkie warming hut (the Birkie skate trail crosses the road and the hut is approximately 25yards off to the rider’s right.  This may require you to push a button to get water pressure. Water is not guaranteed, but usually available)
  • 62.5 miles – OO Trail head.  This is where you started and the 65 milers will finish.  Feel free to stop at your car or use the amenities in the SC Johnson Family Outdoor Center (water, bathrooms, vending machine).
  • 72.0 miles – Mosquito Brook – water is available at the building
  • There is also water available at the Gravel Pit Birkie warming hut similar to High Point and Boedecker, however, this would require navigating off the course and back onto the course approximately 0.3miles.  It’s recommended to just use the Mosquito Brook stop, but if required, this is at approximately 68.5 and 85.5 miles on the Garmin file.]]

Water on the 30 mile course at Garmin file miles:

  • 8.5 miles – High Point Birkie warming hut (the Birkie skate trail crosses the road and the hut is approximately 100 yards off to the rider’s left.  This may require you to push a button to get water pressure. Water is not guaranteed but usually available)
  • 26.5 miles – Boedecker Birkie warming hut (the Birkie skate trail crosses the road and the hut is approximately 25yards off to the rider’s right.  This may require you to push a button to get water pressure. Water is not guaranteed, but usually available)

Course marking info: The course will be marked with bright orange signs like the one below.  Your chief of course will have 500 of these up throughout the 100 miles.  The course will be “Open” to other traffic so you will need to be cautious of cars, ATVs, hikers, bikers, bears, etc.  Use caution crossing roads and other intersections.

Bag Drops

A 1 gallon ziploc bag will be given to 65 and 100 mile participants when you collect your number plate.  Fill them with your fuel of choice, give them to a volunteer in the parking lot collecting them in a vehicle and once you hit the Namekagon Town Hall point at ~40 miles, you will be reunited with this bag of goodness.

Awards

Yes! Top 3 in each race for Men/Women. Roughly 30 min after the top 3 have arrived at the finish.

Cutoff times

We plan to have several independent course sweeps.  These sweeps will be heading out at specific times from the following points on the course.  If you do not make it to that point by that time, it’s up to you to decide to continue or find a short cut back to the finish.

  • 12PM – C8 @ ~21.6 miles for the 65 and 100 mile races (Esker parking lot where Dirt Candy ends and Esker begins where the route crosses Spider Lake Fire Lane)
  • 3PM – 41 miles for the 65 and 100 mile races (Namekagon Town Hall bag drop stop)
  • 4PM – 65 miles for the 100 mile race (This is the OO start/finish)
  • 6PM – 78 miles for the 100 mile race (Hatchery Creek)

Other Reminders

  1. Bug spray – If you plan to stop anywhere on the course, it’s highly recommended that you have applied some bug protection.  The mosquitoes this year are aggressive and plentiful!
  2. Food/cash – The Cheq Bay Composite High School mountain bike team will be serving up food again this year!  Please bring CASH for a donation to this team!
  3. Raffle/cash – Bring some cash for the raffle!  It will have a ton of stuff from our sponsors!
  4. Returning your drop bag – we will bring back the drop bags to the start finish.  The precise time of this is not known, but most likely ~4PM.  Anything left at OO after 7PM will be donated or thrown away.
  5. If you DNF, please check in at the timing tent to tell the timers
  6. If you’re riding the 100 mile event, please check in at the timing tent as you pass through on your way south from OO to Hatchery.
  7. If you’re riding the 100 mile event and decide (while already started) to switch to the 65 mile event, THAT’s OK, just tell the folks at the timing tent and we’ll switch your category.  (This will make you ineligible for a 65mile top 3 award though).
  8. Awards will be ~ 30 min after the 3rd place finisher of each race.
  9. Raffle tickets will be pulled at 2:30PM and applied to bundles of merch.  You do not have to be present at the time of the drawing as you may still be out on the course!  We’ll attempt to call you after ~5PM if you haven’t claimed your prize.
  10. Start times for each race are posted above.

What if it rains? We’ll be updating this page with contingencies as well as the time we’ll make “the call”.  The CAMBA trails hold up extremely well to rain so a significant amount would be required for us to cancel or postpone the event.

After party?

Of course!  We plan to have food and beverages after you cross the line!

And a Raffle!

Raffle with merch from all of our awesome Sponsors. Tickets will be available for $5/ticket or $20 for 5 tickets)… again, thank you Sponsors, all proceeds go directly back to the trails. Bring your $20 to registration!

Cancellation Policy Registration fee is non-refundable. If you are unable to participate, we will consider it a donation to the Trails.

Want to be a Sponsor? Please email info@cambatrails.org

Past Results & Photos

2023 RESULTS

LINK TO KELLY RANDOLPH 2023 PHOTOS

2022 RESULTS

LINK TO KELLY RANDOLPH 2022 PHOTOS

Volunteer at the Cheq100

Take a look HERE at how you can get involved and make this race a success.

Questions about the race?  Please email us at info@cambatrails.org