Saturday, August 22, 2015

2015 Inspiration 100 - Registration Extended


There is still room on the roster for the 2015 Inspiration 100! Contact me via email with your name and whether you are riding geared or singlespeed by August 31st and you are in the race.

You can view the current roster here.

The Inspiration 100 is an unsupported 100 mile gravel race through the Leaf Mountain area around Inspiration Peak. The loop starts and finishes in Garfield, MN, which is located 8 miles northwest of Alexandria, MN

This event is modeled after the other outstanding gravel events in the Midwest, with a nice mix of terrain, scenery, and challenge. Our goal is to present a race that lets the rider experience the diversity of West Central Minnesota with its rolling hills, lakes, field and forest.

This year's event will be on September 12 and will start at 8:00 AM from the parking lot of the Garfield Elementary School

Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 Inspiration Roster

Below is the roster for the 2015 Inspiration 100! I will post more information about race day and the course in the coming days. In the meantime, keep putting on miles.

The numbers are down this year, presumably because of the conflict with other races and the later-than-usual date (due to the later-than-usual Labor Day). We will try not to take it personal.

If you would like to jump into the race, or if you sent a card and your name does not appear below, please send me an email and we can make it happen.

All mistakes are mine. Let me know if I butchered your name so the official record can be accurate.

Thank you for signing up! We will see you on September 12.

Albrecht, Rich
Anderson, Bruce
Atkinson, Chris
Bell, Jim
Bentrup, Scott
Bergman, Adam
Bernhardt, Greg
Bridges, Bradley
Carlton, Philip
Cruser, Dan
Curtis, Adam
Dorow, Linda
Egbers, John
Fetzer, Matt
Finch, Chris
Fullen, Ben
Garcia, Jesus M. Gonzalez
Hale, Todd
Halstead, Cory
Hanson, Harley
Haug, Ryan
Heim, Dan
Jenkins, Julia
Klein, Scott
Kniper, Jens
Korkowski, Paul
Larson, Ryan
Lindberg, Gary
Loosen, Ted
Mansour, Michael
Mensinger, Zack
Moody, Peter
Mueller, Bob
Murray, Galen
Neitzel, Kyle
Neuremberg, Jeremy
Olson, Aaron
Pace, David
Pahr, Joe
Peters, John
Peterson, Debra
Pokorney, Jeff
Rathlisberger, Mike
Roepke, Chuck
Schad, Charlie
Schneider, Joshua
Schulz, Thad
Shanafelt, Todd
Shouse, Corey
Shulman, David
Skelton, Ellie
Sloma, Brett
Smith, Ross
Stinson, Ren
Strachan, David
Stulen, Kevin
Sundheim, David
Sundquist, Matt
Tank, Dennis
Tassava, Christopher
Thomas, Tony
Thompson, Andrew
Vacinek, Brent
Vetter, Nick
Weber, Adam
Wellbrock, Jim

Monday, June 1, 2015

Inspiration 100 - 2015 Registration and an Important Announcement


Registration: Registration for the 2015 Inspiration 100 opens on July 1 via postcard. The first 135 entrants are in the race. Entries must be received on or after July 1 or be postmarked no later than July 31 to be valid. 

The race will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Garfield, MN. We will roll out from the start at 8:00 AM. 

The postcard must have your name, email address, and class (open, ss). 

Send postcards here:

Inspiration 100
c/o Derek Chinn
115 Willimantic Drive NW
Alexandria, MN 56308

Important Announcement



The Future of the Inspiration 100: Scott and I have decided to end the race after the fifth year, which will happen in 2016. It has been a great run, and we look forward to doing it two more times, with feeling. 

That being said, this is what to expect from the Inspiration 100 over the next two years, a/k/a The Two Year Plan. 
  • 2015 Inspiration 100 (September 12, 2015): This year we will do the 107-mile version of the course, in reverse. It is just crazy enough to work! This will hurt in an entirely new way.  More details later this month.
  • 2016 Inspiration 100 (September 7, 2016): For the final Inspiration 100, we will do the classic 99-mile course (if you can call something classic after doing it twice) and finish the way we started.
That is it. Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in September, if not sooner.


Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 Inspiration 100 - September 12

May the 4th edition of the Inspiration 100 be in your future. It all goes down in Garfield, MN, on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Registration opens on July 1 via postcard. Book it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 Inspiration 100 - Results


The results for the 2014 Inspiration 100 are below. I will have a recap with pictures up by the end of the week. All spelling errors are my own. Please let me know if I need to make a correction.

Thanks to everyone (volunteers/racers/families) who showed up and made it a great day.

Top 3 Male Finishers
  1. Andrew Thompson
  2. Jim Bell
  3. Ted Loosen


Top 3 Female Finishers
  1. Meghan Quinlan
  2. Debbie Peterson
  3. Sarah Florell


Singlespeed Champion
  • David Lukaska


FULL RESULTS


1
Thompson, Andrew
5:26
2
Bell, Jim
5:26
3
Loosen, Ted
5:26
4
Vetter, Nick
5:26
5
Schad, Charlie
5:26
6
Betzer, Mark
5:56
7
Nikodym, Matt
5:56
8
Curtis, Adam
5:56
9
Doom, Ben
5:56
10
Kern, Jon
6:04
11
Anderson, Bruce
6:04
12
Carlton, Philip
6:07
13
Schulz, Thad
6:09
14
Schneider, Joshua
6:12
15
St. Pierre, Sam
6:12
16
Murray, Galen
6:17
17
Staufenberg, Adam
6:19
18
Stinson, Ren
6:21
19
Larson, Ryan
6:21
20
Buchanan, Paul
6:22
21
Lukaska, David
6:32
22
Gazda, Jared
6:33
23
Kokkila, Daven
6:33
24
Leizinger, Matt
6:33
25
Frank, Rudy
6:41
26
Sloma, Brett
6:46
27
Pokorney, Jeff
6:47
28
Shanafelt, Todd
6:53
29
Klein, Scott
6:55
30
Egbers, John
7:01
31
Pace, David
7:05
32
Glieden, Robert
7:09
33
Mueller, Bob
7:12
34
Knoll, Greg
7:14
35
Lien, Brent
7:15
36
Rowe, Dave
7:19
37
Sundheim, David
7:22
38
Hale, Todd
7:24
39
Pahr, Joe
7:26
40
Strachan, David
7:26
41
Peterson, Dave
7:29
42
Vacinek, Brent
7:32
43
Fetzer, Matt
7:34
44
Quinlan, Meghan
7:34
45
Shouse, Corey
7:34
46
Tassava, Christopher
7:38
47
Rathlisberger, Mike
7:45
48
Halstead, Corey
7:45
49
Moody, Pete
7:52
50
Lindberg, Gary
7:55
51
Raash, Kevin
8:15
52
Finch, Chris
8:20
53
Peterson, Debbie
8:21
54
Korkowski, Paul
8:32
55
Stunek, Kurt
8:37
56
Roepke, Chuck
8:39
57
Markman, Dave
9:01
58
Mansour, Michael
9:04
59
Bridges, Bradley
9:04
60
Amo, Bryon
9:12
61
Bauer, Tim
9:19
62
Lamb, Mike
9:23
63
Tank, Dennis
9:40
64
Florell, Sarah
10:02
65
Scott, Jim
10:08
66
Cramton, Mark
10:48
67
Stritch, Carter
10:55
68
Thomas, Tony
11:15
69
Skelton, Ellie
11:16
DNF
Wellbrock, Jim

DNF
Schoenack, Justin

DNF
Dorow, Linda

DNF
Hanson, Harley

DNF
Ziemer, Dave

DNF
Cramton, Matt