The Ring: Fun Size
A 100K MTB Adventure
July 25-Aug 16, 2020
Looking for the next big day on the trail? You found it. This 100K ride through some incredible backcountry will have your legs pounding and your heart thumping. The Ring: Fun Size is a take on the legendary Massanutten Ring route with a slightly gentler approach. An amazing course, live tracking, great swag, and a socially distanced event make this a perfect summer challenge.
A map with 100K route
Course GPX file
Online tracking and leaderboard
Great course in a beautiful, secluded area
The competition you've been craving
A fab Adventure Enablers cap
A donation to Front Royal C-CAP
The Massanutten Ring is a brutal and challenging ride that only the best and bravest take on. We wanted to put together a route that mimicked the Ring but in a slightly more mellow form and with a little less gnar so mere mortals could contemplate finishing it in a day and remain in one piece. So born was The Ring: Fun Size, a 100K ride taking on the Northern Massanutten range with less rock punishment, more gravel, and rideable single track. With just over 7800’ of elevation gain and loss, the testing climbs remain, and of course you still get to ride some of that legendary rocky single track. The route is still challenging, but we think that you will like it a lot.
Sign up for our Fun Size version of The Ring and receive a detailed course map, GPS files, and comprehensive cue sheets and then get ready to take on this challenging ride.
Also included is the rental of one of our amazing GPS trackers to keep you company, record your splits, and clock your final time. Fire up the tracker, pass through the starting location to start your clock, and then ride the course. Route, splits, and time are recorded by the tracker and uploaded in real time to our leaderboard. Your clock automatically stops when you reach the designated finish area. The leaderboard will be ongoing and fluid as other participants complete the challenge, so you can see how you stacked up against others, compare splits, and track final times.
Participants have between July 25 and August 16, 2020 to complete the course. You can see who has already completed the course on the leaderboard, replay routes, and watch the live route of anyone currently out in the woods living it up on The Ring: Fun Size!
Front Royal, Virginia area: George Washington National Forest.
Open. Male and Female.
100 km (62.7 miles)
2,400 m (7850’ elevation gain and loss)
13% double track
23% Single track
What to really know what you are getting yourself into? Read the full course description here.
$60 includes map, GPX file of route, tracker rental, and (a much coveted and really hard to get!) AE cap, sent straight to your front door. Also included: online tracking for friends and family to follow you virtually, leaderboard, your need for competition satisfied, and sweet time in the great outdoors doing what you love. Plus, the first 50 registrants get a $15 Mountain Khakis gift card!
July 20: We start mailing out maps and trackers.
July 25 – August 16: Complete your ride any time between these dates
All trackers MUST be returned to the drop box in Front Royal or mailed in no later than August 16, 2020 (or we'll have to charge you for it).
Map, Rental GPS Tracker, course GPX file.
You are expected to bring the equipment and supplies to get you through a a challenging 100K ride. You will be out in the wood fro the whole day and you should be prepared for different weather conditions, mechanicals, and medical issues. We recommend the following:
Pack to carry gear
Food. Make sure you take enough food to replenish calories.
Hydration system (hydration pack, water bottle, etc. with capacity to carry at least 2 liters).
Water purification tablets.
Headlamp with extra batteries
Knife with minimum 2.5-inch blade
Emergency blanket or bag
1 long-sleeve wool blend or other type of insulated top (no cotton)
Fully charged cell phone in watertight bag
Dry bag or method of keeping equipment dry in the event of bad weather.
Emergency First Aid kit – Teams may use the Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight 0.7 or build their own kit as long as the kit contains the following listed required contents. (8) 2x2 or 3x3 sterile dressing, (2) 3x4 non adherent sterile dressing, (1) conforming gauze bandage, (4) 1x3 adhesive bandage, (3) knuckle adhesive bandage, (1) tape ½”x 10 yards, (1) swift wrap elastic bandage, (8) 200-mg ibuprofen, (2) antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), (2) afterbite sting relief, (1) moleskin, (5) towelettes, (3) antibiotic ointment, (1) tincture of benzoin, (3) butterfly closure bandage, (2) pair nitrile gloves, (1) tweezer,(3) safety pins, (1) duct tape.
This is an unsupported event. The course is a large loop and you will not pass your vehicle at any point. Water sources and recommended water drops are highlighted on the map for you to pre-stage supplies if you like. Please be sure to remove any trash or staged materials during or after your run. Carry everything you need or stage it on the course. Leave no trace.
Mapbook will be 5.5”x8.5” at 1:50:000 scale on waterproof paper. Cue sheets will be on 8.5”x11 waterproof paper. GPX file are available for download here. You can also download and install the Open Tracking App. You can pre download the maps and then locate yourself on the app to aid with navigation. Your map will be mailed to you.
This is not a race--just personal adventure--so there are no official awards, but there’s bragging rights for days.
We will be donating 15% of all registration fees to the local chapter of C-CAP.
The primary mission of C-CAP Front Royal is to provide essential, safety net, provisions during limited periods of need for Warren County families. The focus of this primary mission is on food and clothing. Within that focus, C-CAP also provides special services such as the “Fresh Foods” program designed to serve all families, but particularly those with young children with no or limited access to fresh foods, produce, fruits and related nutritious food.
Thanks for your support!
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Shenandoah River State Park (cabins, camping, RVs), 350 Daughter of Stars Dr. Bentonville, VA 22610, (540) 622-6840 CLOSED
Skyline Ranch Resort: 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630. Accommodations include chalets (up to 6 people), cabins (up to 6 people), and RVs (up to 4 people). Visit the website or call 540-635-4169 ext.1
Baymont by Wyndham - 10 S Commerce Ave Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-3161
Super8 - 111 South Street, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 636-4888
Camping and RVs:
Low Water Bridge Campground (RV hookups and tent camping), 192 Panhandle Rd, Bentonville, VA 22610 (just across the river from the start/finish line), (540) 635-7277
Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 635-4169, $40 for RV site