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 6:30 pm Saturday evening Variety Show. Decisions of the judges are final! It’s all in fun anyway, so don’t take yourself too seriously.
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 Tides . You’ll find some of the top bicycle shops in the midwest holding unbelievable end-of-season sales in the Bicycle MarketPlace .
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 2019 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.