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
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 6:30 pm Variety Show
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 35th consecutive year with
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 2018 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.