Just wondering, since it appears that people on this forum do centuries several times a year, what do you think is the best century in your state? (Or province, or country, or other type of organized event. Whatever you care to discuss.)
I've only done a few in Indiana, but the best I've tried so far was the Indianapolis Zoo Wild Ride. The first one was in 2005, and there were problems that showed it was their first time--mainly that the road markings were poorly done and many riders ended up getting lost multiple times. But overall it was a nice event, although expensive ($60). The food was provided by Starbucks, and it seemed crazy to be able to enjoy as much of that over-priced food and drink as you wanted. Part of the ride went around the Indy 500 track, and that was very cool, as well. There were mechanics and medical professionals at each SAG, and there was a nice dinner in the dolphin facility at the end of the ride.
The rest of the route was nice, too. The ride went out through Eagle Creek park and cruised by the mansions and horse farms near Zionsville.
I had hoped to take my family on the 15-mile family ride portion this year, but the organizers dropped the family price, so now each rider would have to pay the $60. That's disappointing, because I know my kids would have loved the shorter ride.
So that was the best in my state. What's your state's best event?