The bride is back
Attack 5 heart-pounding climbs and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the Root River Valley.
This year’s course offers benefits from refinement of the inaugural year. The 3 kilometer course will benefit from added length and access to more areas of the park, which will perhaps provide a few more seconds of recovery before attacking the next hill.
Mountain bikes are welcome, but we added more twists and turns to tip the balance towards cross racers. Who will come out on top this year?
Hundred dollar hand-up
Educator’s Credit Union will be wandering the course with a fishing line with dollar bills. Your odds:
- 100 $1 bills
- 5 $10 bills
- 1 $100 bill.
Anyone could win throughout the day, just put your hand out and grab.
Free drink samples
Rebel Hard Coffee & Tea will be offering a free drink sample to all race participants. More can be purchased on the day.
Hill Bill Hill Bottle
The talented and skilled racers who make it onto the podium will all win a Hill Bill Hill Bottle thanks to our friends at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia. The Hill Bottle is a 26-ounce, Specialized Purist water bottle with a built-in gauge that can be used to measure the steepness of any hill, in both degrees and percent grade.
Those who are less talented can purchase a bottle for themselves for $10. Limited quantities available.
Winners of each category will hit the podium with a Samurai Sword. Assorted additional prizes come from The Rock Snow Park, Giant Bicycles, Rebel Hard Coffee and Tea, Kroger and more.
Hugh Jill fat bike race
Children under 9 are welcome to “race” a miniature cross course during the lunch break/course inspection at 11:45. This race is totally FREE!
The human drum machine
Enjoy the drum stylings of Americus Kates at the top of the Rebel Run-up throughout the day.
Epic imagery by Zachary Seib Photography
Professional photographer Zachary Seib will be on hand to capture the glory-through-suffering throughout the day.
You can view the full gallery of Hill Bill: Volume 1 on Facebook.
Additional video work from OnMilwaukee’s Courtney Bondar.
- Dealing with a nagging injury, or just want to get the most out of your body? Health, medical and first-aid sponsored by Structural Elements and provided by The Rock Snow Park ski patrol.
- Neutral support provided by Wheel & Sprocket out of Franklin.
- Announcing covered by Paul Warloski of Simple Endurance Coaching.
- Course building, logistics, and tear down thanks to the fine folks of Gelbbrücke – Spirit of Sport and Wheel & Sprocket, and many other kind volunteers.
Course subject to change by race day.