Saturday, March 31, 2012


With only 6 weeks left until the Burleigh County Cup there are some things to be covered. First off if you have not yet registered you can still get in. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions:

Purchase or make a post card and write this info on it:

Your Name
E-mail Address
Distance class (35 mile Sippy Cup or 75 Mile Burleigh County Cup)

Send them to:

BCC / Tyler Huber
1518 East Avenue F
Bismarck, N.D. 58501

Simple as that. The event is free to all participants, thanks to our awesome sponsors. Then show up at Eagles park (just north of Bismarck, N.D. on 1804 see map) on Saturday May 12th for the fun. We have not finalized a time of the start, so stay posted and we will email all individuals registered to confirm you are still coming. As we've said before we have the Eagles park campground for the entire weekend, and everyone is welcome to stay there (free of charge) on Friday night before the race and also Saturday night following. We will have a postride meal provided by local sandwich experts North Side Market. There will also be post ride beer available for the 21+ provided by The Sports Page bar and McQuade distributing, along with prizes donated by our genrous sponsors and awards for top finishers of the day.

A few things to make sure you have for race day:

1 - Properly calibrated cycling computer - This is a mapped out route, and you will want this to determine the distance in between turns. Sure you can try to follow the pack, but some roads are double backed on and looking for tire tracks may result in your getting lost. Have a cycling computer on your bike and ready to go.

2 - Cue card holder - You will be given cards with the map of directions on them the day of the ride. You can stuff them in your pocket or bag, but having one of these makes life and the ride a lot easier.

3 - Drop bag - If you are doing the 75 mile option you will be able to surrender a drop bag that we will be hauling to the midway point for you to have access to. Keep these small, and pack them with items to re-fuel.

4 - Extra parts - Having an extra tube and pump is just common sense. What about an extra chain link or a multi tool though? Carrying a heavy load stinks, but not as bad as walking 30 miles back to the park.

That's all for now. Email any and all questions you have to


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Midway bag drop

We are adding a midway break point for the Burleigh County Cup! You will be allowed to hand in a small (not backpack sized) bag with water, food, energy bars, etc. in it to event personal at the beginning of the ride if you are participating in the 75 mile option. It will be taken to a point roughly midway through the ride where you can have access to it. Any other outside help is banned from the event, unless it is from another rider so this is an opportunity to take advantage of. HeidCo Creative Carpentry of Bismarck is donating the time and use of one of their work trucks to make this possible!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A big THANK YOU to our first major sponsors who have stepped up to support the BCC - The Sports Page, McQuade Distributing / New Belgium Brewing,  Northside Market - Lander's Conoco, Schwab Chiropractic, and The Walrus! Support these local businesses!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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We are busy riding bikes. You should be too. Less than two months until the first Burleigh County Cup / Sippy Cup gravel road bicycle event. We are still taking postcards, and will leave registration open for a little while yet. The route is laid out nicely and the starting point is set. We have rented out the entire Eagles Park just north of Bismarck, and this will serve as the start and finish point. There is primitive camping available and we welcome all cyclists to camp friday night before the ride and saturday night after also. If camping is not your thing there are plenty of hotels in the Bismarck area that will suit your needs. Stay tuned for specific times and details.

Are you prepared? Do you have your Cue sheet holder waiting patiently to be used to hold the route cards? Do you have extra tubes and your food picked out? Is your cycling computer ready and properly calibrated so you can find the route and not get lost? Get out, get riding and get ready.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Burleigh County Cup with monetary donations or prizes please email us at Your efforts are greatly appreciated and crucial to the success and sustainability of the event.

If you haven't registered yet here are the details:

This will be a self supported event (though the 75 miles option will get a drop bag, see post above) on the gravel roads (very hilly at times) of Burleigh County, just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota. There will be two distances: 35 miles (The Sippy Cup) and 75 miles (Burleigh County Cup). There will be a list of requirements and rules to follow (much of which are similar to Minnesota's Almanzo 100) as well as suggestions and details of the ride.

This is a free of charge event.

If you would like to enter the event and plan to join us on May 12 for a great day of riding, please send a post card with the following information on it:

Your Name
E-mail Address
Distance class (35 mile Sippy Cup or 75 Mile Burleigh County Cup)

Send them to:

BCC / Tyler Huber
1451 Omaha Drive

Bismarck, ND 58504
Thank you.