|Hell Creek on Wheels – 2016 Date TBD
Hell Creek on Wheels is a one-day mountain bike challenge at the Wilson State Park's Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail in Kansas.
Designated by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) with Epic® status, the Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail is a 24-mile ride of 100% singletrack that is a well-planned, sustainable trail that is regularly raced on and groomed by the Kansas Trails Council (KTC) volunteers.
The main trail is a clockwise stacked-loop system with three main loops. Each is well marked with color-coded symbols. Riding begins at the Switchgrass Trailhead with the Golden Belt Loop (yellow), then merges with the Marina Loop (purple), and finally merges into the Hell Creek Loop (red). To ride the whole trail, ride in this order: Yellow - Purple - Red - Purple - Yellow. No repetition. No criss-cross intersections. No double-track. No two-way traffic. View the trail map here.
For the novice rider, there is the EZ LOOP, a 5.5 mi, non-technical, but genuine single track mountain bike trail. For the little kids, there is the 1/2 mi Kids Loop. All start at the trailhead kiosk.
Park roads are always nearby and make for easy bail-out access back to the trailhead. Up-to-date maps are posted at the kiosk and free handout maps are available for riders to take with them. Current maps are also accessible via smart phone.
More in-depth trail information and directions are available on IMBA’s Switchgrass Trail page.
Don’t miss out on this Epic® ride!
This year’s Hell Creek on Wheels date is yet to be determined.
A $5.00 fee will be applied to those who register after the pre-registration date for each event.
Cash or check payments accepted.
Due to the cost of organizing a successful event, race fees are nonrefundable. There is always a chance that weather may force the race director to limit, adjust or cancel an event. State park officials are the ultimate decision makers in your safety.
Cat 2/3: $25
Cat 1 will be awarded a percentage cash payout.
How to Register:
By Mail: Wild Within You - 101 W. 3rd Liebenthal, KS 67553
Online at: www.active.com
Download the registration and waiver form here.
On Site Registration Details:
9:00 am, open for all classes
Note: Registration and Start times subject to change based on weather. Please check Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail facebook page for current updates!
Heel Creek on Wheels will begin at the trailhead of the Switchgrass Trail, which is located in the Switchgrass Campground of Wilson State Park. Wilson State Park is located on the south side of Wilson Reservoir in Kansas.
Directions: Exit North at 199 or 206 (I-70) to Wilson State Park, Hell Creek Use Area. Parking and staging is in the Switchgrass Campground parking lot.
Most Current Event Details & Trail Conditions
Event length will be determined by racing class. Event lengths are approximate distances.
Cat 1 is an Open age group with men and women classes. USAC annual license is required to race Cat 1.
Cat 2/3 has men and women classes with 4 age groups: 18 and under; 19 to 39; 40 to 59 and And 60 and up. Cat 2/3 riders must have a one day license. This can be purchased on site or online at https://www.usacycling.org
Camping/Lodging: Wilson State Park: http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/State-Parks/Reservations
Current trail conditions are posted at http://www.facebook.com/SwitchgrassTrail
See http://www.usacycling.org/ for the complete rules and regulations that will be used as guidelines for Hell Creek on Wheels.
View the trail map here. Race routes subject to change.
sponsored by Lyle J. Noordhoek, MD PA