The ride is only part of the weekend fun!
The fun begins on Friday night when those who arrive early pickup
their registration packets and then stick around for live
entertainment and free refreshments that can't be beat.
Friday night arrival is optional but encouraged in order to reduce
the congestion during packet pickup on Saturday morning.
Saturday morning includes the always popular Costume
Contest. Dress up in a period costume, a clown costume
or anything of your choosing. Use your imagination. Your photo
will be taken at the first rest stop between 9:30 and 11:30
am. Individual and group awards will be given at the 7:30 pm
Saturday evening Variety Show. Decisions of the judges are final!
It’s all in fun anyway, so don’t take yourself too
After Saturday's ride, come to the Rest & Recovery area near
the Vendor Tent to reunite with your friends, tell stories and
enjoy a free ice cream bar courtesy of the Hilly Hundred.
This is always where you will find the famous Circle City Sidewalk Stompers
Clown Band on Saturday afternoon.
You’ll find many of the top bicycle shops in the midwest holding
unbelievable end-of-season sales in the Hilly
Hundred Vendor Tent.
The fun continues on Saturday night at the 5:30 and 7:30 pm
Variety Shows with live,
professional entertainment. Much of the evening is set aside
to highlight the people and events of the Hilly Hundred Weekend,
including some special awards for special people. Reed
Steele will perform and serve as the Master of Ceremonies,
appearing in his 34th consecutive year with us. The featured
attraction this year will be Donnie Ray, the blind
keyboard/vocalist/humorist. Go here
to learn more about Donnie.
If photography is one of your passions, bring your camera, take
your best shots and review the contest
rules so you can enter this year’s Hilly Photo Contest.
Judging takes place after the Hilly Hundred Weekend. The winners
will be notified next February and their pictures will be
displayed at the 2017 Hilly Hundred Weekend. Top prize is worth a
cool $100 cash. Check out the official Hilly
Hundred Photo Contest Rules.
The Hilly Hundred will continue to keep you advised of activities
in the local area, such as in Bloomington, which will offer you a
diversion away from the cycling activities on Friday and Saturday
nights. Those events offering discounted fees to Hilly
Hundred riders will especially be mentioned. The best place
to find this information will be on the Late
Breaking News page, just before you leave home for
Ellettsville, as this information will often be available only at
the last minute.