My cousin and I decided to do the Hilly Hundred Weekend for the first time to do something awesome this fall. I had heard about it when I went to college in Bloomington and I recently have been getting into biking. My cousin had been doing a lot of things off her bucket list lately and had just finished a marathon and a couple half marathons. Luckily I had a decent Trek hybrid bike that was not too old but sadly being still poor students we could not afford a new bike for my cousin. So she proudly decided to ride on a $100 Schwinn bike from Target. After a late start, mechanical issues, and flat tires we finally made it back to base by 6:30 PM on Saturday night!! Since there was still one rider (that we saw) behind us, we made our motto a high five and said "Not Last!"

Sunday we got an early start, conquered the Bean Blossom and Mt. Tabor hills, and just let the road bikes whiz by while we trekked on at a steady pace.

When we finally finished I was so proud of my cousin! She overcame huge disadvantages on that cheap bike with mountain tires, worked her butt off, and kept a great attitude and even pushed me to keep going. We had a great time at our first Hilly and can't wait to come back next year..but maybe with some fancier bikes :)

Name: Amy Dreischerf
Bicycle: Trek 7.2 hybrid
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana


Thanks from everyone at Bicycle Garage Indy for sharing Your Hilly Hundred Weekend Story.

The 46th Annual Hilly Hundred Weekend, (October 18-20, 2013) and other Central Indiana Bicycling Association events support bicycling activities throughout Indiana by contributions to the CIBA Foundation and Bicycle Indiana. Bicycle Garage Indy is proud to be an active supporter of CIBA events, and our participating customers, friends and fans.

Visit the Bicycle Garage Indy Hilly Hundred Resource Page for tips on riding this great event and our Hilly Hundred Old & New Memory's Contest.

Jay S. Hardcastle, Marketing Manager for Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness