Everyone can start getting motivated for another great event at a new teaser site for the 2013 ride. All the information for the upcoming year will be posted at the new Mountains of Misery 2013 site.
Without the outstanding support of dedicated community minded groups and individuals like you, this event would not be such a huge success every year. We are looking for volunteers for Sunday along the ride course. Gather your friends, family, charity organization, or c0-workers to volunteer and watch the athletes ride along the course. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
After April 15 we will no longer transfer ride slots. If riders are unable to ride after April 15 they will be able to defer their slot until 2013.
Mountains of Misery registration is now closed. We have reached our capacity. If you were unable to register and would still like a chance to ride you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get onto the wait list. As the ride draws closer and registered riders cannot ride, we are happy to transfer their opening to you in the order we received your names.
The date for MOM 2012 is Sunday May 27.
Registration for NRVBA members will begin January 1, 2012. Registration will open for all others beginning February 1, 2012.
Registration fee for 2012 is $75, late registration price is $105.
Participants must collect his / her own event materials. Photo ID is required in order to collect event materials. NO ID = NO EVENT.
Wilderness Road Ride, Saturday May 26, 2012, has no rider limit — register in advance at the site, or in person at the event.
Wilderness Road Ride has 14, 29, 38, 58, and 78 mile routes — something for everyone, from a relaxed journey for families to a challenge for the fittest athlete. The 2012 Wilderness Road Ride will be operated separately by FCA Endurance of Southwest Virginia. See the FCA Endurance website for details and to register. Mountains of Misery registration, packet pick-up, and pasta dinner returns to The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Inn is offering cyclists a special rate of $90 per night. Call 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360 for a reservation, and mention “Cycling Double Header” or “Mountains of Misery.” Packet pick-up for Mountains of Misery will be available on May 28 at the Inn at Virginia Tech 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on ride day at the Newport Recreation Center beginning at 6 a.m. Mountains of Misery is limited to 500 riders. We anticipate selling out. If there are still openings, you may register at the event. However, entry fees jump significantly after May 15, from $75 to $105. Please register early, using the links at the upper left. For More Information If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, email email@example.com
Comments From Past Riders
“Every encounter I had with a volunteer was cheerful, helpful, and encouraging. Truly a great group! The efficiency of the finish including bag drop, shuttle, and bike retrieval was impressive!” –Kelly Smith “Many thanks for a well organized event! You and all volunteers went out of your/their way to make participants feel welcome and well informed. Everything went like clockwork and the scenery was spectacular. After having done the Century (for the first time) I should now start training for the double. Thanks again and best wishes…” –Oscar Debruynkops “Thanks for the gargantuan effort… I don’t know how you do it, every volunteer was terrific — “Can I fix you, let me fill your bottle, let me hold your bike,” and at the last one, “can I get you something on the fly?” I just couldn’t stop turning those pedals at that point. Everyone that I rode with was positive, conversational… was it fairy dust? Anyway, thanks to everyone it made the day all the better. All the pieces fit together — even those you couldn’t control like the weather –perfect.” –Joanna Stallings “The ride was fabulous, like it always is. The volunteers were absolutely the best. This is by far the best ride I have ever ridden in… I over heard one of the riders ask if she needed to watch how much she ate and the volunteer told her to eat as much as she wanted b/c you guys had plenty of food. That is the way it should be. You guys are the best! Keep up the great work and I’ll be back again either next year or the following. I love this ride!“ –David Brown