Heatstroke 100


Hot and humid in August? You bet! But Nebraska cyclists have endured the heat and pedaled in scorching sun time and time again. What better way to beat the heat than to ride in the Heatstroke 100 — if you dare! (Just be sure to take advantage of the SAG stops along the way!)

The 2017 Heatstroke 100 ride will be Sunday August 27th beginning at 7:30 am. We have a new start and new routes for 2017!

All routes are paved and start and end at the Sesostris Shrine, 1050 Saltillo Road (located on the frontage road on the west side of Hwy 77). The approximate route distances are 35, 60, 85, and 104 miles. All routes will initially proceed south on Hwy 77 toward Cortland. The 35-mile route includes a loop west of Cortland through Hallam, then returns north on Hwy 77. The longer routes continue south to Hwy 41, then west to Clatonia and Wilber. The 62-mile route heads north from Wilber to Crete, then turns east on Sprague Road. The 88 and 105-mile routes proceed west from Wilber to the intersection with Hwy 15, then north to Hwy 6/33 and Dorchester. From Dorchester the 88 mile route proceeds east to Crete and Sprague Road, while the 105-mile route leads north on Hwy 6 to Milford, then heads south to rejoin Hwy 33 via 238th Road (Tech School Rd) and Road 1900 before turning east to Crete and Sprague Road. From Sprague, head north to Hwy 33 (to avoid the giant hill east of Sprague), then east to Hwy 77 and return to start. Four SAG stops are tentatively planned: at Clatonia, at the intersection of Hwys 41 and 15, in Dorchester, and at Bluestem Lake State Recreation Area on Sprague Road.

View the routes in Google Maps, download KMZ files for viewing in Google Earth, and download GPX files for your GPS!

Century Route (104 miles) KMZ GPX Google Maps View
85-mile Route KMZ GPX Google Maps View
60-mile Route KMZ GPX Google Maps View
35-mile Route KMZ GPX Google Maps View

PDF Route maps will be posted when available!

Club Caps Available with Heatstroke Registration

Snazzy bike caps with the club logo and colors are available for purchase for $20 with your Heatstroke preregistration (caps must be picked up at the ride!). A limited number of caps may be available for purchase at registration on the day of the ride. Blue/black and yellow/red color schemes are available as shown below.

Heatstroke Registration:

On-line registration for the Heatstroke 100 will be open until midnight of August 16th, 2017.
Fees are discounted for on-line registrations.


Member* Nonmember Member Family* Nonmember Family
Early (by August 16th) $25 $30 $50 $55
Late $35 $35 $60 $60

* Member pricing only available with online registration.

Click the button below to register on-line. If you are a GPBC member and have not yet logged in, you will be asked to log-in before completing your registration.

You may also register early at discounted prices by downloading the Early Registration Form and submitting it by mail with your payment, postmarked no later than August 16th, 2017.

You may also register on-site on the day of the ride at full registration prices.