Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Mountain Bike, Gravel Ride and Trail Runs

Presented by Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys

The Gritty, Dirty events on Hotter’N Hell weekend in Wichita Falls, Texas

enter here – www.bikereg.com/hhh-2024

New this year

MTB and gravel changes

Based on what we’ve been hearing from our riders, we’ve made what we think are some very positive changes to the 2024 MTB races. 

We will no longer be sanctioning the MTB race; however, we will still use USAC to insure you and the event. What this means for you as a cyclist is that there will no longer be any need for you to purchase any type of race license through USAC. We will still be a competitive race with all previous events and chip timing, and the format will remain the same. The other major change for 2024 is that there will be no USAC officials. Instead, our race director will fulfill that role. We will adopt USAC XC MTB rules to solve any discrepancies within and throughout the races. We just ask that you place yourself in your proper category. Pro cat 1, cat 2, experienced, novice beginner, Novice first timers, single speed, E-bike or Clydesdale.  

The bottom line is that these changes will save you and us both money and time. At registration, you will still sign the USAC waiver, but you won’t purchase a license. The one downside to this change is that MTB race results will not be uploaded to USAC for national points.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope these changes will make everything easier for everyone in 2024 and moving forward. 

Mountain Bike Race – starts by Cat at 8 AM HHH Friday – August 26, 2024 USAC permit pending – no other dirt or gravel events are sanctioned by USCA – no USAC rider license needed!

Gravel Ride – start at 7:05 PM HHH Saturday – August 27, 2024

Trail Runs – start at 7 AM HHH Sunday – August 28, 2024

More Information below

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

  • Thursday, Aug. 22– 4 to 8 PM
    • All events – Mountain Bike, Gravel, Trail Run, Endurance Ride at Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC) 1000 5th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
    • USAC Criterium Races – TBD
  • Friday, Aug. 23
    • All events EXCEPT Mountain Bike are still at MPEC, 1 PM – 10 PM
    • Mountain Bike: J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 North Burnett St. Wichita Falls, TX
      • Novice, Clydesdales, & Jr. – 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
      • Cat 1, Cat 2 & Single Speed – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Saturday evening, Aug. 24 Gravel event only – 624 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 catty corner from the Wichita Falls Brewing Co. – Starts at 6 PM
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 Trail Runs – J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 North Burnett St. Wichita Falls, TX 76306. Starts at 6 AM

Late registration is allowed during Packet Pick up times, of course at a higher cost.

NO Mountain Bike Category changes the week of the event.  NONE!

FYI:  The following is TRUE for all Mountain Bike racers –

  • All mountain bike starts are by category and age group.
  • All mountain bikers must report to start area at least 30 minutes before their start time to have their legs marked, and give them the time to locate their start group (and start on time).
  • NO Mountain Bike Category changes the week of the event.  NONE!

MTB Start Times and Distance – Friday

Start location – J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 North Burnett St. Wichita Falls, TX 76306

  • Novice (Cat 3) starts at 8 AM – Novice ride one, 11ish mile loop. 
  • Novice Mountain Bike (for Beginners – NO AGE GROUP AWARDS – FINISHER AWARD ONLY) starts after Novice group, rides one lap This category is intended for beginners who are not concerned about finishing times or age group awards
    • No more Cat 3 Hopeful, replaced with Novice Mountain Bike
  • Pro (Cat 1) starts at 10 AM – Pro rides two, 11ish mile loops.  
  • Pro Women and Pro Men over 50 –start with the Sport group – ride only 1.5 laps
  • Sport (Cat 2) start right after Pro.  Sport rides 1.5, 11ish mile loops
  • E Bike starts with Sport, rides 1.5 lap. 11ish mile loops
  • Single Speed Open start with Sport, ride 1.5 laps, 11ish mile loops
  • Clydesdales Open start with Novice, ride 1, 11ish mile loop
  • Junior Open starts with Novice, ride 1 lap – Juniors pay ½ price for the entry.
  • Free Rug Rat event. Registration starts at 5:00, ride at 5:30 

Free 12 years old and under Rug Rat fun ride.  Sign up and Packet Pick up starts at 5:00 PM, ride at 5:30 at the Ag Barn.  No preregistration for Rug Rat event.  Helmets required.  Parent or Guardian required to stay on site.  This will be a short, (1.5 or 3 mile) 15 to 20 minute event.  Lots of fun and miles of smiles! All Rug Rats will receive the same awesome finisher medal that the adults get!

Awards for Mountain Bike –

The Fastest Lap Challenge for Pro and Sport male/female. The fastest full lap gets a crisp $100 dollar bill!   Must finish race!

No overall or masters for MB. We will award 10 year age group awards male/female in Pro, Sport and Novice.

Single Speed, E-Bikes and Clydesdale are Open, so 3 deep overall.

Grava del Fuego

Start Times, Distance and Awards

Saturday evening 7:05 PM

Start location – Wichita Falls Brewing Company 701 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. 7:05 PM

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Finisher patches for all distances, tickets for beverage and food, and the most amazing overall awards you’ve ever seen! 

Three distances – 27 ish miles (the Grewbie), 42 ish miles (the Party Loop) and 100 K (60 miles – the Sasquatch)

All bikes must have a front and rear light – a real one, not the silly little ones!

We will have reflective signs marking the course – BUT – you MUST have the map from RIDEWITHGPS or Strava downloaded  will you get lost without it?? Most likely! We are marking the turns, but come on.. It’s the country, things happen, signs get stolen by kids, cows and Chupacabras!

2023 Route links are below – Same routes for 2024

Grewbie – 27 ish miles Riders must be at least 16 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 


Party Loop – 42 ish miles. Riders must be at least 18 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 


Sasquatch –100 K ish (about 60 miles). Riders must be at least 18 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 


This is an unsupported ride! You must carry all you need for drinking, eating, changing a flat and anything else you may need! (OK, we MAY have a couple rest stops)  but.. come on.. it’s a Gravel ride, y’all are tough, self-sufficient and capable!)

All routes close at 1 AM, we will sweep the routes, but if you choose to stay out past 1 AM, you are ON YOUR OWN.

Awards for the Gravel events – everyone gets an awesome finisher patch.  You will get tickets for free beer (from WF Brewing Co) or soda and sandwich.

Please email David Coleman, the Grava del Fuego Race Director at [email protected] to request an exemption or ask any questions you may have. All gravel riders under 18 will also require a signed waiver from a parent or legal guardian to ride any of three routes.

After all – it’s going to get dark and the hogs, coyotes, Chupacabra’s and Sasquatch will be out!

Trail Runs

Start Times, Distance and Awards

Sunday morning 7 AM

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  • Start location – J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 North Burnett St. Wichita Falls, TX 76306

10 K ish and 12ish mile Long Run. – (NO whining if the distance is off a bit!! It’s a TRAIL RUN!) everyone starts together at 7 AM Sunday in the field by the river, under the Pedestrian Bridge– Packet Pickup and Late Reg starts at 6 AM Sunday morning.

Awards – Overall and Masters in each distance, age group awards in 5 year increments.

Sign up here – www.bikereg.com/hhh-2024

Are you dedicated to riding and running?  Do you workout while others sleep? Do you love the feeling of a job well done?  Do you LOVE bling??

Combined Events

The Chupacabra – 100 Mile Endurance Road ride Saturday morning plus 100 K Gravel Grind Saturday evening. Get the finish award for the Endurance ride, the Grava del Fuego patch, PLUS the Chupacabra patch and be in the running for the amazing Overall Fastest Chupacabra awards! Last year they were 2 foot tall metal statues!

The Triple Threat = Mountain bike race + 100 Mile Endurance Road Ride + the Long Trail Run. Get all the finisher awards for each event PLUS a SLAB OF WOOD with “I Survived the Triple Threat”.  The Fastest male and female in the Triple Threat will receive a CLOCK made from one of the awesome slabs of wood!  (First lap of MB count for TT time, you must finish the MB race for your time to count)

The Quadzilla sound fun?  It’s the Triple Threat AND the 100 K Gravel!! It’s ALL the Miles! You will get all the Triple Threat bling, the Gravel Finisher patch for the 100 K Gravel ride, the Chupacabra patch, and another patch for the Quadzilla AND the satisfaction and pride of riding/running ALL THE MILES on Hotter’N Hell weekend!   So stinking cool!  You know you want to!