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When you take on a ride like the Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, you might have some questions, We are here to answer as many as we can think of. Please feel free to email me and let me know what other questions you have. Please be aware that I only answer email on Wednesdays at night. You might not get an immediate response, but the ride isn't for a few months so you should be ok.
Registration opens on Jan 1, 2021 at midnight. Follow this link to the registration page. If you missed out on registration, there are charity spots available on bike reg. If you want another way into the ride, you can always volunteer, or maybe you or your company would like to become a sponsor.
We suggest that everyone stay at the official event hotel. That hotel is the Best Western Plus in Pittston, Pa. They have a special rate of $74 per night for riders.
You could use this link to book your room or call them at (570) 654-3300.
People who like to camp out often stay at the beautiful Francis Slocum State Park before the ride.
In the true spirit of the hard men and women that came before us, the ride is a rain or shine event. Please remember that there are no refunds due to weather. Please pack to encounter a variety of weather for the day and make sure whatever you are going to ride in is comfortable.
There is no right bike for this. I am of a substantial girth and I have ridden the whole route on a sport touring bike equipped with a touring gear ratio and 25cc puncture resistant tires and have been trouble free for years.
You don’t need a road bike, gravel bike, or a cross bike or a mountain bike. Any will work, but I prefer a gravel bike for this ride because of the disc brakes and the wide range of gears.
Over the last 8 years, finishers were split between road bikes with wider tires and cross bikes. Of the top three finishers, two were on cross bikes with road tires and one was on a traditional road bike. We have had finishers on tandems, fatbkes, fixed gear bikes, and single speeds.
If you were to flatten out Pennsylvania, it would be approximately 5xs its current size. With that said, there is barely a flat mile on this entire ride. You are either going up or down or recovering from going up or down. Please bring your climbing legs and some calcium carbonate for the cramps.
There are a bunch of Strava segments out on the course that you can fight for, but other than that, this is just a timed ride. If you happen to finish first, there is a hatchet given to the first finisher and you will mostly likely get some recognition and a couple of extra prizes for your efforts.
The person that finishes dead last or 45th place or where ever will also probably get some prizes for their efforts since we run a pretty sweet raffle that is provided by our sponsors.
Although the true spirit of this ride lives in the 100+ miles of the full hundo, we added two other courses.
There is a metric century and a 50 mile version that intersects many times with the full route. If you wanted to do the 75 mile version, and planned it well, you can ride a great deal of the course with your 100 miles friends. You will have more time to enjoy the scenery and the rest stops.
I suggest that you download the route to a GPS device like a Garmin. The route will also be marked with spray paint markers, and directional arrows. In respect to mother nature, we do not provide cue sheets.
There will be some fuel stops (depending on volunteers…anyone want to sign up?), but this ain’t no charity ride. Bring what you need.
We have one water stop around 15 miles in. One full rest stop with water, sport drinks, trail goodies like PB&J, trail mix, gummy bears, oranges, bananas and loads of encouragement around mile 25. Then the world famous Redner's Taco Stop at mile 52. Around 65ish miles there is another stop that is similar to the first fully stocked stop. Then there is one within about 15 miles of the finish that is also fully stocked. The 50, and metric century go past all of the stops except for the 65ish mile stop.
If you want anything beyond what we have, there are 2 places to grab food and refuel (gas station/convenience store) but they are in the first 40 or so miles. After you leave the last town, there is NOTHING til the last 10-15 miles. Be prepared and well fueled/hydrated.
If you do not know how to maintain or repair your bike while out on the road, please don’t sign up. We will have a few riders that can provide assistance as well as a few SAG wagons on course piloted by mechanics, but this route spans 3 counties and some very remote locations, so you might be waiting for a while unless you have a way out on your own.
*I HEAR YOU HAVE THE SICKEST AFTER PARTY IN AN ACTUAL BREWERY WITH AWESOME HOMEMADE FOOD.
In year one and two. We had a party in an actual brewery with home made food.
Now we brought the party down the street for way better logistics.
The ride starts and ends at the Jenkins Twp. Firehall.
Each rider gets two beer tickets to have some goodies from our friends at Susquehanna Brewing Company.
Each rider will also get a meal ticket for some of the best food around.
Food consists of pizza, pasta with meat and non meat sauce, bread, salad and homemade sweets. There are non alcoholic drinks as well.
The swag will also be given out at this time. You have to be present to get the goodies.
That would not be 100% true, but I am the person that is responsible for making most of this happen. I could not do it without my family, friends, and some other volunteers. I am always looking for some more folks to join in and help us. Do you want to volunteer? If so, click here!