31st Annual Shenandoah Valley Century September 8, 2013
Bicycle rides of 25, 50, or 100 miles through the
scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Sponsored by the Shenandoah
Valley Bicycle Coalition.
We invite you to help us celebrate the SHENANDOAH VALLEY CENTURY for some of
the finest cycling to be found. The ride starts in Harrisonburg, the bike
capital of Virginia, and includes scenic vistas, small towns, beautiful farms,
quiet roads, and more. All routes are paved and have low traffic volume.
Participants ride at their own pace; the event is not a race. Maps are provided
and the route will be patrolled by automobile sag to provide assistance as
needed. A food and drink stop is provided every 25 miles and at the midpoint of
the 25-mile ride.
What is a century ride?
A "Century" refers to a bicycle ride of 100 miles (a century of miles).
Century rides originated in the late 1800's, when cyclist would attempt to ride
the 100 miles in under ten hours. Now, rides of various lengths are offered to
suit all abilities with no time limits set.
What do I get?
Registration includes route map, marked route, route patrol, mechanical help,
food and water stops during the ride, and after ride treats. Massages will be
available after the ride for a nominal fee.
As in past years, portraits will be taken before the ride start, and then
on-the-road pictures during the ride. These will be available for viewing on the
SVBC website and free download.
Online registration closes 6:00 AM EST Sept., 8,
For more details see http://www.svbcoalition.org/events/century/