300 Not On 100 -
Watch it. Love it. Get ready for 2014.
We can’t thank you all enough for making the 300 Not On 100 a success.
Thank you Cannondale for your amazing bikes all throughout the year and your financial contribution so that this ride could roll smooth like butter.
Thank you to all riders for being courteous and friendly and obeying the rules of the road.
Thank you D Squared for opening at 5am and to Paige for serving our spandex gang of cyclists caffeinated goodness.
Thank you Arlon and Loco Cycling for buying the send-off coffee and our welcome-home burritos.
Thank you Stephan and Chad for driving support and thank you DuVine Tours for providing top notch sag support.
Thank you Allagash for the beer. Good rides don’t need beer, but it certainly helps.
Thank you Billy for wrenching our bikes and being patient when we got lost on the road and tried to get you back on our tails.
Thank you Scratch Baking Co., Bob, and Sonja for the absurd amount of baked goods, bagels, and the very warm reception in Portland.
Thank you SkratchLabs for hydrating us, for having seasonally delicious Apple Cinnamon, and to Exeter Cycles for your color coordinated water bottles.
Thanks Travis for going on the whole ride with us. You’re a champ.
Thank you Erin for the delicious whoopie pies. Straight from Maine, they were outstanding.
Thank you Strava for making the cool maps. Everyone likes maps.
And to everyone else who helped make this ride rad, I thank you.
This ride has grown from the same concept three years ago — just some cycling buddies going for a ride on some of this country’s best roads and having a blast. If that’s something you believe in and can support, and if you’ve had fun riding with us, if you enjoyed following our adventurous antics on twitter (…like mid-ride poutine and prosecco with 220 miles in the legs and still 80 to go), or if you simply like helping those in need, we are generating money for the Colorado Red Cross. They are going to be recovering from the devastating flooding for a long long time to come and your support means the world to them. A suggested ride donation can be made here.
Strava is back at it, and here are files for the (proposed) return route!
Please note that the leaders of the 300 not on 100 Adventure reserve all right to change the route when we please. So if you are planning on meeting up with us, keep your eyes on this site and Twitter!
Our fine friends at Strava have prepared the 300 Not On 100 Northern/Tuesday/To Boothbay Harbor route as .gpx and .tcx files.
So, download and use as needed!
To download, right click on the link and click “Save Link As…”. If you just click on the link you’ll get a bunch o’ data in your browser window.
To add to your Garmin, connect your Garmin to your computer. Open the Garmin in your file browser, and drag the .gpx or .tcx files to the folder labeled “New Files”.
Oh, we forgot to mention the return route!
(here it is on Google Maps…it will be Strava-fied shortly)
For the most part, it is the same as Tuesday’s route. We backtrack on Tuesday’s route from Boothbay Harbor to where the Eastern Trail bike path ends in Kennebunk.
Then, it’s some lovely side roads to Dover, NH, through Durham (and UNH), and on some of the same roads of the upcoming King Of The Road Challenge!
Please note that this may change last minute…but any big changes will be posted here and/or shouted on the Twitters (@iamtedking, @timjohnsoncx, @ryantkelly). So if you want to join us on the return route, hop on!
Ayuh, we’ve upped the ante.
—Click HERE for the whole thing decked out in Strava format—
On September 24th and 25th, two memorable days of riding will see the “200 Not On 100” spearhead its first two-day adventure covering 300 miles. You read that right, 50% more than previous adventures for the mere sake of one awesome adventure. Beginning at D Squared Java in Exeter, NH we will intrepidly set forth towards the beautiful New Hampshire coast. Ahh right, it should pointed out that this is free coffee at D Squared with a big thank you to LOCO Cycling for providing a coffee “sponsorship” for this ride. Want a fresh cup of the black gold before 6am? Come on out.
Continuing up the seacoast, we’ll test out the new Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth before entering Vacationland of Maine where more rugged Atlantic coast will be our best friend. We’ll visit a smattering of bike paths to promote the invaluable message of cycling infrastructure helping to eventually save the world. Amid this adventure, we’ll swing through South Portland, ME to see our very good friends at Scratch Baking Co. because surely we’ll be at a caloric and baked good deficit by that point in the ride. Pushing into beautiful mid-coast Maine, ultimately we arrive at Boothbay Harbor, ME as our destination… oh right, that’s the half-way point ‘cause we’re riding back to New Hampshire the next day.
Special Information of Note:
- Please join us for any part of the ride. Five minutes, five miles, five hours, or the whole enchilada, you’re welcome to come along (…anyone planning on the entire ride, continue reading all the way to the bottom)! We’ll be vigilant to staying on track, but let it be known that we may get lost or detoured or whatever, so don’t hold us accountable if we skip any particular section of the above route.
- We will tweet along our merry way. Follow @iamtedking, @ryantkelly and @timjohnsoncx plus #300noton100 on the twitter machine; that should provide some insight into where we are and how much maple syrup we’ve consumed.
- 5:15am coffee generously paid for by LOCO Cycling and shop talk at D Squared Java will be followed by a prompt 6am departure on September 24. Lest we forget, our lovely barrista is waking up before 5am, so tip accordingly, say thank you accordingly, and be friendly… accordingly.
- It’s fall in New England - yeaa! Which means it will very likely be dark and chilly at 6am. Safety first, ladies and gentlemen: bring bike lights and dress appropriately.
- On the southern return leg, we’re departing Boothbay Harbor at 8am…ish. I have a hunch we’ll be caffeinating ourselves at Red Cup Coffeehouse on September 25.
- Friends, we are on a tight time budget. We have a lot of ground to cover and only so much time. If you’re up for the mega adventure and are doing the entire route, please ride prepared. Bring tubes, a pump/CO2, a couple (many) dollars, food, maybe a phone, and credit card. Perhaps a postcard and stamp to mail to your loved ones upon arrival. Lesson here: on each day, you are self-supported. We wait for NO one. That said, we’re offering space for your overnight goodies. Keep reading…
- If you’re really up for the big’n’, we are packing the foresight to offer you car space for your backpack. Read: single, small backpack for your change of clothes, shoes, and a few bars or your homemade Rice Krispy treats for Wednesday’s return south. Show up with a duffel bag? You’ll be voted off the island.
This superb support comes thanks to DuVine / Cannondale Tours, who are providing ProTour level travel support.
- We at the #300NotOn100 with help from Cannondale are in the giving spirit and you’re the lucky recipient! In addition to carrying your laundry per the above, we’re renting a room for anyone who’s up for the mega 3-hundo not on 1-hundo. If there’s just one of you, then the room is all yours. If there are 20 of you who are doing the full monty, well geeze, then you’re either going to sleep like a sardine or you’re wise enough to get your own room (rooms in the $120-180 range). It’s a tourist town in the off season, so you will be absolutely fine if you’re looking for a room on the spot.
- As if you needed this reminder, Colorado has suffered tremendously from the ravaging floods these past few days. Just as the original 200 On 100 benefited the Vermont Food Bank after Hurricane Irene, and last year’s 200 Not On 100 benefited the Colorado Red Cross after the scorching wildfires, this year we will again help Colorado. If you’re reading this, you probably ride and/or enjoy bicycles. Therefore, either directly or indirectly, you have friends in Colorado and there’s a good chance they’re hurting right now. A dollar, one dollar per mile, heck twenty-five freakin’ cents is going to help Colorado rebuild. Remember cycling is community, so whatever reason you can think of, please donate to the Colorado Red Cross HERE.
Let the fun begin.
The 200 NOT ON 100 video is coming.
Are you ready?
Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your hats ‘cause the 200 on 100 is back for 2012!
More accurately, however, we’re not tackling the same route. When planning this year’s edition, there was no shortage of thought and discussion on the matter from the 2011 200-on-100 brain trust. We wanted to keep things spicy, fresh, and new and we wanted to ensure the organic, essence of the adventure as three friends just going for an awesome bike ride. Ultimately we ended up picking what will be a stellar route from Burlington, VT to Portland, ME.
July 28 is the date and as the map shows above we’ll scan the three northern New England states, highlighting some of the best of each. Precisely as the clock strikes 6am, or thereabouts, we will be rolling from downtown Burlington right at City Hall. One of the first attractions being Waterbury, VT where Chandler just may very well stop for another Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone before 9am. Waterbury also marks the only point on this ride where we will touch Vermont’s Route 100, the road which we spanned its entire 200+ miles distance in 2011, so that could very well make for a nice photo op’ for posterity’s sake.
Vermont’s capital, Montpelier is next, followed by Barre, and then on into Ted and Ryan’s home state of New Hampshire. The quaint four-season town of Lincoln segues immediately to the Kancamangus Highway - one of the nicest stretches of riding in all of New England. It’s nearly all downhill to the finish - the only consideration is that we still have one-third of the ride yet to complete! The town of Conway pushes us into the Vacationland state of Maine, featuring gorgeous rolling hills as we ride southeast into Gorham and ultimately Portland.
More specifically, we’ll arrive to South Portland, where our very good friends, cycling advocates, and master bakers, Scratch Baking Co. will welcome us with open arms and hopefully a trio of their world famous bagels.
How YOU Can Be Involved
After the original 200 on 100 video went viral, we received countless requests to join the fun. Wait no more, because 2012 is your chance to join the crew! Here is our plan:
The three amigos, Ryan, Tim, and Ted, are going to tackle the tri-state, 200 mile route above. We have a superb support crew around us, and we are dotting the Is and crossing the Ts to make this ride a success. (When you take a second to think about it, there is no shortage of logistics to cover - feeds, housing, travel, documenting Ryan hallucinate, etc. When you pump your arms in celebration 200 miles from your starting point, you don’t want to look around and be forced to politely ask someone to drive you back to Burlington to get your car. You especially don’t want to flip it and ride back.)
The ride is therefore wide open. As mavens of social media, we will continually post our whereabouts with action packed photos and videos. That way, you’ll know precisely where we are and, more importantly, you can therefore hop on board the train. Our Twitter hashtag is #200NotOn100 so wherever you are, you can follow along and join the fun.
These are public roads and cycling is an open and accessible sport. Heck, we’re riding through the heart of New Hampshire where we proudly proclaim Live Free or Die. We are excited to have you join us along part of the route - ride with us for one mile or one hour. More than you can even imagine, we’re looking forward to your enthusiasm, cheers, and a heckle or two along the road.
That said, the three of us are doing the pedaling. We thank you in advance, but we are not looking for a push or a pull (…just maybe a pint of your maple syrup or tub of Fluff to help fuel the ride). We are the motor at the front of this ever-dynamic “peloton” churning out watts towards Scratch. There are three of us riding, and at most we only ever ride two-abreast. That of course means there’s always someone with whom to talk when you latch on and join our crew to inquire about this zany adventure.
To put it another way: if we get a flat, we’re going to do a quick pit-stop. If you flat, we’ will gently bid you farewell. We do have 200 tough miles to cover and there’s only so many hours in the day. No rest for the weary.
There’s More! Saving the World Through the Power of Bikes
You’ll remember last year that we sold Vermont green t-shirts after Ryan infamously said, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a dumptruck of awesome.” The pristine state of Vermont gave to us enormously by allowing us this ride and a lifetime of memories. In order to give back, we donated all of the nearly $2,000 proceeds to the Vermont Food Bank after Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding devastated the region.
We are all intricately linked to the cycling world and inevitably we have friends, colleagues, sponsors, and family in Colorado. The wildfires of 2012 are ravaging the state of Colorado and we want to give back to the cycling community that has again given us so much. Therefore all proceeds from these t-shirts will benefit the Colorado Red Cross which is doing more than their part in these troubling times.
If you’re reading this from Timbuktu and can’t make it to the ride, if you join us in the Burlington City Hall send-off, if you hop on our train somewhere along the route, or if you’re at the welcome reception at Scratch and you want a memento from the ride, we encourage you to buy this sweet Colorado themed Dumptruck Full of Awesome/200NotOn100 t-shirt. Once again knowing that these fine threads will not only make you look great but you’re helping rebuild Colorado too.
…of course if you don’t want the t-shirt but want to help out, a link to the Colorado Red Cross can be found here.
200 not on 100 Shirt Sold Here.
Fine Print Details
— Date/time: July 28, 6am
— Start: Burlington’s City Hall
— Distance: 196 miles, but surely we’ll make some wrong turns and zigzag up some roads bringing us well over 200 miles
— Route: here
— Destination: South Portland’s Scratch Baking Co.
— Estimated arrival: err, somewhere around 5-6pm
— Benefitiary: The Colorado Red Cross
— Friends of the ride who help make it possible (or else just make it more excellent) include: Scratch Baking Co., Strava, Skratch Labs, Allagash, Cutaway Clothing, and every one of you joining us, cheering along the road, or interacting with us on the Twitter. THANK you.
— Please, please be safe, only ever ride at most two abreast, you are your own support crew, remember that we are professionals and ride at a professional pace,… hmm, anything else?