Bootlegger 100

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Date: Apr 20, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Bootlegger 100 is one of the most challenging and scenic gravel events of the year!
There are two route choices (58 and 107 miles) that both start and finish in downtown Lenoir, NC and travel through the beautiful and rugged Wilson Creek Gorge.

The 58 mile route has approximately 4500 feet of climbing while the 107 mile route will take you up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and includes approximately 9700 feet of climbing.

The course will be well marked in Pisgah Productions style and post-race meals and refreshments will be provided.


Bootlegger 100 

Bootlegger 60 

Schedule of Events:

5:00PM – 10:00PM — Sign in OPEN

5:30AM – 7:30AM — Sign in OPEN
7:45AM — Racer Meeting at START
8:00AM — START
2:00PM — 100 mile cutoff at Rest Area 3
6:00PM — Raffle drawing
9:00PM — Final cutoff

Awards will be presented as soon as possible after the third racer in each division finishes.



1. Have fun!
2. Racers must wear an approved cycling helmet.
3. Racers must burn front and rear lights.
4. Racers must complete the event on the bike they started on.
5. Racers may receive outside support within 100′ of official rest areas only.
6. Racers may receive support from other participating racers at any time.
7. Racers must stay in single-file except to pass.
8. Racers must obey all local traffic laws.
9. Electric-Assist (E-Bikes) are prohibited
10. The race director reserves the right to disqualify any racer for any reason.


122 Boundary Street NW
Lenoir, NC 28645

210 Main Street NW
Lenoir, NC 28645

100 Boundary Street NW
Lenoir, NC 28645


There are hundreds of parking spots in the downtown Lenoir area. Please park in one of the parking lots noted (click to view larger photo):


The Start will be at 210 Main St. NW. Two blocks away from the Sign in / Finish area. There will be a racer meeting at 7:45AM. Race start will be at 8:00AM. A City of Lenoir police officer will lead out until the second turn, onto Valway Rd. NW.

Turns will be marked with ORANGE course marking tape. There will be three pieces of tape on the side of the road as the turn and one piece of confirmation tape after the turn. There will also be large ORANGE arrow signs. The course will be well marked. However please download the cue sheet and/or gpx file as backup.

Rest Areas will be well stocked with plenty of water and various food items. We will NOT be sending drop bags to rest areas so please pack accordingly.

City of Lenoir Police and Caldwell County Sheriffs will be providing traffic control at key intersections. If there is NOT a traffic control officer at an intersection you MUST obey all traffic laws including coming to a full stop at stop signs. If a traffic control officer IS present, follow his instructions.

Your number plate has a RFID timing chip on the back. If your number plate is not displayed correctly your FINISH TIME WILL NOT BE RECORDED. If you lose or damage your timing chip please tell the timing crew your number when you finish.

There is a downhill to the finish in downtown Lenoir. Please be aware of pedestrians and spectators as you approach the finish line. If you decide to switch distances after the start please LET THE TIMING CREW KNOW at the finish.

The City of Lenoir WILL ALLOW overnight Car/Van/RV camping in the downtown area parking lots for racers and teams during the event. There are no RV hookups available. Please DO NOT park overnight on the streets of downtown. Park in one of the many parking lots.

Comfort Inn
970 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone:(828) 754-2090


‘My main takeaways, based on seven or eight serious gravel events, Battenkill, a few of the major fondos including Levi’s and Hincapie and nearly 100 USAC races  was 1) that the race was unusually well organized. 2) It is one of the most challenging “100” length gravel races in the country and maybe THE most challenging.’    -Jay P. 5/14/18

‘The ride/race itself you couldn’t ask for a better organized ride. All the turns were marked either with an arrow and or orange flagging tapping hanging from the trees before the turns and on stakes or hanging from the trees after the turn to assure you that you were still on course. They had 3 controls/rest stops on the 60 miler. The guy at the 41.7 one was way over the top cooking up grilled cheese sandwiches which for sure hit the spot. The burritos and beer at the finish line were great also.’     -Larry B. 4/24/18

Refund Policy
Sorry. No refunds.

Route Downloads:

Bootlegger 60 - Map (map is in zip file)

Bootlegger 100 - Map (map is in zip file)

Cue Sheet Downloads:

Bootlegger 60 - Cue Sheet (cue is in zip file)

Bootlegger 100 - Cue Sheet (cue is in zip file)

GPS Downloads:

Bootlegger 60 - GPX (gpx is in zip file)

Bootlegger 100 - GPX (gpx is in zip file)


Date: Apr 20, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Register Now