You've ridden the east side, now experience the west side!
We are excited to bring you the 2023 edition of the Bent Sprockets 50/50. Per popular demand, we have added a shorter distance this year! This year we will offer both the 100 and a 40-mile option. Both courses will provide challenging climbs with the reward of great views and some fun downhills. As well as multiple surfaces.
View our website for maps and more info on our courses. Come and explore the west side of the Black Hills with us this fall! Your next big challenge is here!
All participants that register by Friday, September 15th will be ensured a custom event t-shirt with their registration. See our website for more information! Online registration ends on Wednesday, October 4th. But we will also accept race day registrations.
Registration for the 100 mile: $60 and includes a t-shirt if registered by September 15th. Price increases on September 15th to $80.
Registration for the 40 mile: $40 and includes a t-shirt if registered by September 15th. Price increases on September 15th to $60.
No Refunds: Due to the upfront costs and fees associated with organizing this event, no refunds or rollovers will be given for registration.
The Bent Sprockets 50/50 courses will take riders through a variety of terrain and provide a fun tour of the west side of the Black Hills.
The 40 mile: this course will include challenging climbs as well as some cruising downhills. It will be a combination of gravel and pavement and views to equal the challenge. The shorter distance will avoid some of the potentially more challenging sections of the 100-mile course while still offering a fun and challenging course. Also, the cutoff is still 6 pm, providing riders with plenty of time to complete the course and enjoy a day on their bike!
100 mile: This course tours the wide range of environments making up our region. From the prairie to the canyons, pavement to gravel to two-track, this will be a ride to remember. Take a challenging tour of the west side of the Black Hills filled with beautiful views and challenging climbs, with over 7,000 ft of climbing! Similar to other comparable races in the region this race is for experienced riders who can average at least a 10 mph pace.
Every rider is required to have a support crew. If a rider DNF's, they need to reach out to their crew to pick them up. Check the race website for locations to find cell service to make a call.
For the 40-mile course, your support crew can meet you at the Flying V Trailhead Aid Station. Receiving aid of any kind from your crew outside of this aid station will result in a DNF. For the 100-mile course, your support crew can meet you at the Four Corners checkpoint, Aid Station #2. Receiving aid of any kind from your crew outside of this aid station will result in a DNF.
The race courses will be minimally marked. Riders are responsible to navigate the course on their own. A PDF map, GPX, and KML files are provided, along with Cue Sheets.
These races take place on open roads. Take care and follow the rules of the road. Stay on the right side, especially on blind corners and when topping out on hills. These roads are used by trucks, ATVs, and farm equipment. Be careful or you could easily get hit out there.
For More Information
Be sure to check out our website at https://bentsprocketswy.org/50-50-bike-race/ as we will provide occasional updates as needed.
Event's current local time: 3:12 AM MT