Illustration of a bride carrying a bike and wielding a sword.

Hill Bill: Volume 2

 Sunday, September 18, 2022
 Racing for all ages and skill levels between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The bride is back

Presented by Educator’s Credit Union. A cyclocross race by OnMilwaukee. In partnership with Wheel & Sprocket with cooperation from the Rock Snow Park.

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?

Our partners

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.

Additional prizes

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

Wide tires are welcome thanks to our partnership with Hugh Jass and Wheel & Sprocket. If your bike has tires 3-inches or wider, join the fat bike race! This race is not scored as part of the greater series, but prizes are on offer for men and women.

Pre-register for only $10!

Kiddo Cross

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.

Race support

Food trucks

Taco Barrio (Mexican), Board Together’s Da Udder Spot (Ice Cream), and Switz’s Food Truck (American) will be available to curb your cravings.

Course map

Course preview

Course subject to change by race day.