Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The deets!

Date - 10/7-8/2017

Registration - 11:20 - 12:20 – $20 entry fee, partner, food pantry donations, pot luck dish

Racer Meeting – 12:45

Race Start - 1:00

Gelande Quaffing - 3:15

Kids Race - About 4:15 Grab a beer and watch the young shredders throw down after the biathlon

What - Crazy cycling/gelande quaffing duo endurance biathlon followed by the ultimate potluck dinner and partying into the night

Where - John and Kattia's Farm; 9658 E Perry Center Rd, Mount Horeb, WI; a farm in a valley south of Mount Horeb

Why - Because we all like to see our friends riding the sufferbus!

Who - Anyone and their kids

Lodging - Free overnight camping is available onsite - there is limited space for camper parking as well

Dinner - POTLUCK - please bring one dish per racer to pass (spectators can bring one dish per couple), a grill will be available. Don't forget dishes are tied to bonus points!

Bonfire - weather permitting

Sunday – Breakfast by Coleman with bloody marys to remedy that hangover

Beverages - Available for BYC events as well as a couple sixth barrels from the Vintage Bent Frame for dinner; please BYOB for all of your other needs

Course Features - 1.5 mile hilly short track (expect 7 - 15 minute laps); a shed full of fog and inflatables, CX barriers, hay wagons, livestock (pot belly pigs, goats, and chickens)

Fee - $20 to cover shirts, breakfast, insurance, the plastic box with a toilet, beverages, and other misc. expenses

Donation - The VBC is asking participants and spectators to bring 2 canned items per person to donate to the local food pantry. Don't forget donations are tied to bonus points!

Let me start by saying that although this is a race, it is for fun, so those of you that feel you don't like to compete should have no excuse for not coming out and having a good time. This particular event is focused on endurance or rather how many laps can be put down and bonuses accumulated in 2 hours. This is a duo format event so you only really have to ride for about an hour. The standard egg baton, costume, and underwear bonuses are in place. Let's get CREATIVE with those costumes and remember spandex does not count toward the underwear bonus! Most of you know what gelande quaffing entails but in case you have been living under a rock…….check the link at the bottom of this wall of text. Don't be intimidated by the athleticism displayed! We are just as health conscious as the next dude. We will go with 6 oz pours of delicious golden heaven. Sunday morning will bring bloody marys with breakfast to shake off that hangover from the delicious brews we are getting for dinner!

A few things to make sure you bring with you:

Teammate – Still looking? Post here with your personal profile including favorite color, song, food etc

Do not fear if you can’t snag a partner! There is always someone standing around that can ride a bike.

Entry fee – please bring exact change and we prefer cash – the closest ATM is like 4 hills away

Potluck dish – 1 per racer or 1 per spectating couple

2 food pantry donations – CHECK those expiration dates! We don’t need your 5 year old baked beans with chilis!

Costume and/or underwear (underwear does not equal spandex, spandex is for roadies or cross racers not super cool mountain bikers)


Sleeping bag

Weather appropriate clothes – It’s Wisconsin. Anything can happen.

Chair for the bonfire

Beverages for the post potluck shenanigans

Flashlight/head lamp for the late night trip to the barn for leftovers or other bodily necessities

Water to keep you in top shape


Biathalon Details:

MTB Race:

Format - Duo (male, female, coed, or junior - 10 - 18 and confident on the trail)

2 hour - The last lap must be completed before time expires

Lap rule - Teammates can't be more than 2 laps apart

Costume/underwear - PG13 rated - there will be kids around

Altering or shortcutting the course = DQ

Thinking about bringing and Ebike = DQ

Actually bringing an Ebike –DQ plus and unequalled amount of heckling and shaming (think Game of Thrones)


Successful completion of the egg baton: Don't crack your egg! = 2 laps overall. The egg must be carried

somewhere on the rider or the bike at all times. You choose the means.

Consuming your raw uncracked egg = 1 lap overall

Costume = 2 laps overall per rider and must be worn for at least 2 laps

Underwear - wearing only tighty whities or granny panties and a bra = 1 lap overall per rider (Lycra, boxers, and boxer briefs do not count)

All bonuses must be acknowledged by the scorekeeper in the bonus tent – Don’t assume we noticed your goofy ass costume or those spiffy underwear!

Vomiting = 1 lap penalty per instance (my money is on Seth J)

Not bringing a dish for the potluck = 1 lap penalty per rider

Not bringing a food pantry donation = 2 lap penalty per rider

Bringing expired food pantry donation = 2 lap penalty per rider


Gelande Quaffing: this portion is optional* for male, female, and coed teams

Format - 90 sec rounds - 2 teams

The ‘quaffer’ must be 2’ from the edge of the table and must catch the mug in the AIR with ONE hand

Players must alternate positions for each turn

Positions can’t be exchanged until the mug in play touches the table top

6 oz. pours

Beer must be quaffed not worn to count


Mug catch = 1 pt

Handle catch = 1 pts

360 deg catch = 2 pts

Under the leg catch = 2 pts

Wearing your costumes during quaffing = 2 pts

1 pt = 1 lap

Placing will determined by a composite score from both events.

*Must be 21 or older to quaff beer. In the event a player chooses not to quaff beer they must quaff soda or seltzer water.

All biathlon related details (except duration and team makeup) are subject to change prior to the event.

See you soon!
The VBC crew

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We're back 10/7/17!