We are extending to you an invitation to the 4th Annual HELLKAAT HUNDIE and the HELLKITTEN FIDDIE , April 22nd, 2017 Michigan's 100 mile gravel road race (or 50 miles for the kitten) from 5 Lakes Brewing Co, in Dorr, MI (1638 142 nd Ave, 49323)
Returning this year the ITTY BITTY KITTY, a 25 mile gravel road ride ( not a race!) if you wanna come and roll with the fundraiser but aren't into that whole racing thing!
This race is a fundraiser for JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the first year we raised about $2500 with 150 racers. In it's second year you all stepped up and we had over 200 racers and raised about $11,000 dollars, last year over 250 riders and over $11,000! Who thinks we can do that and more this year!
We are super excited this year to offer timing for the HELLKAAT HUNDIE and the HELLKITTEN FIDDIE! With timing we are moving to registration on BIKEREG.com. Look for us under HELLKAAT HUNDIE. We are charging a minimal donation and all proceeds will go to JDRF. You too can join other racers questing for the coveted HELLKAAT UNDIES, winners in each category get a pair or if racing the HELLKITTEN you could win your kitten mittens.
There are also overall winners for men and women and a "Lanterne Rouge" award cause sometimes just finishing is a thing to celebrate.
Categories (for both races 100 & 50)
What about the ITTY BITTY KITTY you ask? Love raising money to kick TYPE 1 diabetes where it counts, but maybe you aren't so into this racing thing? Why not roll the ITTY BITTY KITTY (thanks JD STone for the great name!) You can either roll out with the neural start right after the Kitten racers or you can roll the 25 mile route anytime from 8:15 to 3:00. It a great route rolling in the countryside. The route will be marked and you can get tip sheets too. Maybe even ride while a friend races then grab a bite, have fun at the bowling alley or watch the racers roll into the finish!
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!
This year the Hellkaat Hindie and the Hellkitten Fiddie are proud to be a part of the Michigan Gravel race Series. There will be a top men and top women winner in both long course and short course.
Choose the Hundie for the long course or the Fiddie for the short and sign up for the gravel series at Bike Reg. Please go to the series website or Facebook page for further details.
Keep in mind that the point of this whole thing is to have fun, race (and raise some $ for JDRF) so remember to be chill, okay?
PACKET PICK UP / CHECK IN - Friday April 21st from 5:00-8:00 pm or Saturday April 30 from 6:00-7:00am at 5 Lakes Brewing Co. in Dorr, MI. After
you sign the waiver you'll get a tip sheet, a list of the rules, your number plate and maybe a few other treats.
PARKING ON SATURDAY - Details closer to the race date. PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS by leaving the spots closest to the other stores open .
BATHROOM ACCESS - More details closer to the race date (Plan your coffee and bran cereal consumption accordingly). The grocery store nearby - be sure to BUY SOMETHING from them if you decide to take advantage of theirs. There are facilities at all of the check points as well.
THE START - details closer to the race date
Hey - the Hellkaat wants me to thank y'all for being excited about her race! We're gonna have us a fine time and hopefully everyone will dig it.
See you soon!