Thinking about Hot Doggett 2014? Here's a short preview: We will again be based on the beautiful Mars Hill University campus. The roads, which were heavily damaged by summer storms prior to the 2013 event, are well on the way to full restoration. We plan to use our normal routes for both the Doggett Mountain Challenge 100 mile ride and the Devils Fork Metric.
We heard from riders that we should offer a shorter ride as well. So for 2014 we are going to add a 60k (37.5 mile) ride. While it doesn't have the climbs of Doggett Mountain, Devil's Fork or Sam's Gap, it will provide a nice challenge of the mountains of Madison County in a shorter distance.
After eight years with a manual way of tracking rider times, we are moving to a chip-based timing system for quicker and more accurate results. Comments in our post ride survey revealed that it's important to our riders to know what their times were with precision.
New this year! We are offering a special promotion for racing and recreational bike clubs - clubs with six or more riders will receive a rebate of $7 per rider. So if 10 members of a club participate, the club will receive a check for $70! Be sure to list your bike club affiliation when you register.
Want to register early? Registration for the July 12, 2014 event is now open on Active.com! We know some riders like to plan their season schedules at the start of the year so we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to register when you want to.
Remember, the Hot Doggett offers on-campus accommodation, seven fully supported rest stops, awesome SAG support, free post-ride showers, post ride meal, great "swag bags" including a commemorative t-shirt and the opportunity to purchase a 2014 Hot Doggett cyclist jersey.
We hope to see you July 12, 2014 for the ninth annual Hot Doggett 100.
Rick and Connie Molland,
Hot Doggett 100