Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Race

Mountain Bike, Trail Runs and Gravel Rides

Presented by Streams & Valleys

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Wee-Chi-Tah Dirt and Gravel Events

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

Presented by Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys

Mountain Bike races and Trail Runs start at J S Bridwell Agricultural Center 111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Gravel events start at Wichita Falls Brewery 701 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Registration is at  https://www.bikereg.com/48595

Mountain Bike races—all day Friday—Cat 1, 2, 3 (Novice), 3 Hopeful, Junior, Single Speed and Clydesdale (one neutral water table)

Gravel Grinds—7:05 PM Saturday – 3 courses—fun for all! (maybe one or two water/electrolyte drink and maybe something with bubbles!) Self supported

Trail Runs—Sunday 7 AM—Half ish Marathon and 10K ish -lots of rest stops, like every 2-3 miles! Please carry what you want, the things we have you may not like! Distances are CLOSE – IT’S A TRAIL RUN!!! The 10 k may be within a mile of 6.2 and the half may be within 2 or so miles of a half!! If anything the courses will be short. As I said, IT’S A TRAIL RUN – not a perfect, paved run – PLEASE do NOT whine and complain and show us your garmin…. This is the last event in a super long weekend and we are tired. We work ALL YEAR to get ready, if the only thing that goes wrong is short milage on the trail run – then it was a great weekend!

Chupacabra – 100 mile Endurance Ride + 100 K ish Gravel

Triple Threat – Mountain Bike race Friday, 100 mile Endurance Ride Saturday and the Half Marathon Trail run Sunday morning!

Quadzilla – The Triple Threat plus 100 K ish – Sasquatch- Gravel

For more information go to https://weechitah.org/ or email Sandy at info@weechitah.org

To register go to hh100.org

Mountain Bike Race – All starts are by Cat and age group, your start time will be on your bib.  All mountain bikers MUST have at least a One Day USAC license.  Report to start area at least 30 minutes before your start time to have body marking and find your start group

Course is well marked and about 12 miles long.  We like to call it flowy with punchy climbs.  We have many wood bridges and elevated structures.

  • Our 2021 Mountain Bike start times will stay the same as in 2019.  
  • Our Novice and Clydesdale cyclists will start at 8 a.m. Friday in order to Beat the Heat.
  • Our Novice Hopefuls start after all of the Novices and Clydesdales have started.
  • Cat 1’s will start at 10 a.m. and race two laps.
  • Finally, after the Cat 1’s have left the start line, the Cat 2’s, the Single Speed, the Cat 1 women and the Cat 1 men (60+) will start and ride their 1.5 laps (17.5-ish miles.)
  • Juniors start with the Cat their license says they are.
  • Remember, both your start time and your group are both listed on your bib.

Are you terrified of Highway to Heaven? 

Once again we are leaving the “go around” open!  It’s longer but stays ON THE GROUND!

Gravel

Saturday evening – starts at 7:05 PM at the Wichita Falls Brewery, 701 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Everyone must have lights front and back – real ones, not those silly ones. And of course, helmets. It’s also a great idea to have back up batteries and to have ridden at night a few times to make sure you can see with your lights! 

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

Grewbie – about 24 miles.  Riders must be at least 16 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 

Party Loop – about 43 miles. Riders must be at least 18 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 

Sasquatch – about 67 miles. Riders must be at least 16 years old.  Exceptions may be granted by the Race Director BEFORE the event. 

SUNDAY Trail Runs

Both the runs on Sunday will start in the meadow just like a Cross Country race start!  Exciting!!!  The Half will start at 7 AM and the 10 K will start at 15 or so after 7

Are you terrified of Highway to Heaven? 

Once again we are leaving the “go around” open!  It’s longer but stays ON THE GROUND!

What has changed for 2021?

Added open Single Speed category to the Mountain Bike race. They will start together, open category –we will award 1, 2, and 3.  Single Speed will start with the Cat 2 groups and ride two laps. If any women enter before I order the awards, I’ll get a set for the women!

Added an open Clydesdale Category to the Mountain Bike race– They will start together, we will award 1, 2, and 3.  Clydesdale starts at 220 LB – honor system. If any women enter before I order the awards, I’ll get a set for the women! Woman weight starts at 160 – honor system. Clydesdale will start with the Cat 2 groups and ride two laps.

Chupacabra is now 100 MILE Endurance ride and 100K Gravel ride

Changed the name of the 100 K ish GG to the Sasquatch

Juniors – start with their Category – racing age 9 to Under 18.   USAC has added a FREE Junior License, a parent just needs to go online to https://membership.usacycling.org/ to sign up! Please sign up before the event!

Juniors age 9 to 18 pay half price for the Mountain Bike race!   

USAC changes –

USAC has changed Cat 3 to Novice

USAC now has a One Day for those that were a Cat 1 but do not hold a yearly license – for $25 you can get a One Day Cat 1 license.

Remember – EVERYONE has to have at least a One Day USAC license.  Either buy one when you sign up, or stand in line at packet pick up. (You don’t need one for the Virtual mountain bike – that’s all on your own)

Are you a “Bling” hound?  Love finisher awards?  How about age group awards?  This is your weekend!  Here is what you can snag;

Friday Mountain Bike race—finisher award and maybe an age group award.

Saturday, the marquee event, Hotter’N Hell Hundred – the largest one day, 100 mile endurance ride in the country, maybe the world!  Ride with 10,000 to 14,000 of your new, best friends. Choose from 6 distance routes!  Everyone gets a finisher medal.

Saturday night—the Gravel Grinds—to combat the Hotter’N Hell heat this ride starts at 7:05 PM!  Ride past farms, orchards and oil wells in the summer night! Three distances to choose from.  Finisher patch to all that can beat the 2 AM cut off!

Sunday morning—a Half Marathon ish or 10k ish Trail Run—finisher and maybe an age group award! 

You want more? 

Do the Triple ThreatMountain bike race + 100 mile Endurance Ride + Half Marathon ish 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)

How about the Chupacabra100 mile Endurance ride Saturday morning + 100 K Gravel Grind Saturday evening. Get the finish award for the Endurance ride and the Chupacabra patch!

Does the Quadzilla sound like fun?  It’s the Triple Threat + the 100 K ish Sasquatch Gravel! You will get all the Triple Threat bling + a Quadzilla patch

Rug Rats FREE- 12 and under – must have a helmet – parent or guardian must fill out waivers and stay on site during event. Event starts at 5:30 Friday evening – registration from 4 to 5 at the J S Bridwell Agricultural Center 111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306. No early reg.

Running along with your small person is a great idea but not required.  Any kind of bike; training wheels and balance bikes welcome.  Laps of about 1.5 miles – you choose if your little person rides one or two laps.  This is a super fun – everyone is happy event.  Finisher awards for all.  No age group awards. 

Definitions

Chupacabra – 100 mile Endurance ride Saturday morning + 100 K Gravel Grind (Sasquatch) Saturday evening

Triple Threat – Friday Mountain Bike Race (any cat) + 100 mile Endurance Ride on Saturday + Half Marathon Trail Run Sunday morning.

Quadzilla – The Triple Threat + the 100 K Gravel Grind! 

Grewbie – about 24 mile Gravel Grind. 

Party Loop – about 43 mile Gravel Grind

Sasquatch – about 67 mile Gravel Grind.

Be on the lookout for Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac!

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If you end up getting Poison Ivy, follow these tips.

We encourage you to come to town and pre-ride the trail, please join the trail FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/210611852037/ for trail conditions and company on your ride.  We have a group ride most Sundays at 2 PM, we start at Berends Landing 501 Wichita Street. 

For entry and information on Hotter’N Hell weekend, go to hh100.org 

WHAT CHANGES WILL WE SEE FOR 2021 HHH?

We will offer registration for both a live-in-person and virtual option for each of the HHH Events

We anticipate that health and safety concerns may require some changes to the activities that we have loved for the past 39 years. As we identify those adjustments we will share them on this website and the Hotter’N Hell 100 Facebook page.

Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races

Hotter’N Hell weekend

Are you terrified of Highway to Heaven? 

For the FIRST TIME EVER we are leaving the “go around” open!  It’s longer but stays ON THE GROUND!  

For entry and information on Hotter’N Hell weekend, go to hh100.org 

Want text updates on the trail?  Text intheknow to 84483

Registration is at 

Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races

Presented by Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys

Hotter’N Hell weekend

To complete the Triple Threat you must complete the Mountain Bike race, the 100 mile Endurance ride and run the  half marathon,  you must have a valid time in all three events and complete all three events to receive a I survived the Triple Threat award!  Your first lap on the MB counts as your TT time, but you MUST complete your race, you must start behind the start line in the endurance ride and have a complete 100 mile time and you must complete the entire half marathon to become a Triple Threat athlete!   Cheaters are bad!  Sandy does not like cheaters and short cutters!!!  Do not make me use my mother voice!  

Mountain bikers – Beware!  Outside Aide is not allowed! From section 5A4 of the USAC Rule Book https://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-rule-book.htm … all repairs during an event will be performed by the individual racer. No outside support is permitted. Riders whose bicycles are not functional will be allowed to continue to the finish line, where they may be asked to withdraw from the race by the Chief Referee.… all spare parts and tools shall be carried by the individual racer, to be used only by that racer; cannibalizing other bikes is not permitted. A racer can only use spare parts or tools that he/she started with at the beginning of the race.

We encourage you to come to town and pre-ride the trail, please join the trail FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/210611852037/ for trail conditions and company on your ride.  We have a group ride most Sundays at 2 PM, we start at Berends Landing 501 Wichita Street.