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    Looking for an organized century in S. MN, N. IA, or SW WI

    The title pretty much sums it up. I live in Des Moines and there isn't much if anything going on with organized centuries. Bit of a disappointment actually. So I'm looking for a good ride to go do and maybe meet up with fellow BF members. I'd like to head north (from where I live) because I like the scenery there but I'm open to other places as well within a reasonable drive. Any ideas? I've been googling in all the wrong places apparently because I haven't found much.

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    I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014

    My club sponsors the Udder Century on June 1, but Union, IL, might be a tad far for you to go. If not, check it out at our totally goofy website: Udder Century

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldarlee View Post
    I'd start here: Midwest Bicycle Rides for 2014

    My club sponsors the Udder Century on June 1, but Union, IL, might be a tad far for you to go. If not, check it out at our totally goofy website: Udder Century
    Cool beans; thanks. Great, great website (both the midwest rides one and the udder century one). I was hoping to find something in and around the driftless region to ride some hills though.

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    The Toughest One-Day Challenge Ride in the Midwest - Horribly Hilly Hundreds - Blue Mounds, WI

    Looks closed for 2014, unless you can find someone who'll transfer their registration.

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    If you are interested in MN, check out the Tour de Tonka. First class organized.

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    It's only a metric century (62mi) but I'm planning this one one Sept 13. Only $25 and should be plenty hilly. Pretty good roads, great scenery and it is the driftless area. Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD1 View Post
    It's only a metric century (62mi) but I'm planning this one one Sept 13. Only $25 and should be plenty hilly. Pretty good roads, great scenery and it is the driftless area. Home
    I know that's a pretty bike riding area; good for you for putting this together.

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    Here are some lists of the rides.

    Upcoming Bike Rides & Tours | Minnesota Trails
    Events | Pedal Minnesota
    Weekend bicycle tours in the Upper Midwest: 2015

    If you want to meet a lot of riders, try the Minnesota Ironman. Quite well run and organized.
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    bikemig!

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    Great ride; I'm looking forward to doing it next year.

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