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100 Miles of Hell

Hell is fun. Right?!? So maybe not hell, but it wouldn’t be Border Wars without featuring a full 50/50 blend of the craziest gravel in GA and AL. We’re talking 8,000 feet of climbing and 40-ish gravel segments, including all the dirt, sand, gravel and streams you can handle. This is a rough-riding adventure with limited SAG support, soul-crushing time cuts, and the kind of field limits that guarantee you plenty of alone time to appreciate the scenery. We fully admit it’s not for everyone, and that’s no accident. To finish is an accomplishment. To win cements your name among the best of the best. You’ll love how much you hate this ride. 

All the Details

Start Location: Franklin, GA
Date: Feb. 24, 2024
Start Time: 8:00am
Field Limit: 200
Distance: 100-MILES
Estimated Completion: 6:00pm (10mph avg)
Difficulty: Difficult

Additional Info: The cost of registration comes with entry to the ride, rider tee, swag bag, and post-ride festivities and post-ride drawing. (must register by Jan. 24 to get rider Tee)

Camping: We’re excited to be able to add camping for both tent and RV this year. Click here for full details. 

Post Ride Food: Soups, chili, burgers, hotdogs and a few other things, including vegetarian options (and chips – as promised). There will also be a variety of beverage options including delicious frosty beer from our friends at Halfway Crooks.

Hell Brought to you By

Border Wars Kit
One of several kits from 2023. This year's kits using Eliel will be killer.

If you’re serious enough to kill this route, you may want the custom-branded Border Wars kit to prove it. (You can place an order at registration or purchase on event day.)

Thanks to Eliel, this is the best-looking and best-fitting gear you’ll ever wear. Their cycling apparel gets every detail right, with passionate designers, high-tech manufacturing and top-of-the-line materials that amount to bibs and jerseys you’ll forget you’re even wearing. Plus—and we can’t overstate this—the Border Wars kit has cows on it. More about Eliel Cycling Gear >

100-Mile Route

Update Feb. 18, 2024: This is the final version of the 100-mile course. It should be 97.3 miles versus 99.9 from the previous route. There was a bridge that collapsed on the previous final route that we had to route around. Please make sure the file you have says 97.3 miles.