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Old 09-03-02, 01:50 PM   #1
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Organized mountain bike centuries

Did a search to no avail...I'm looking for a mountain bike century to do sometime between probably May and August next year. I know, not the coolest time of year, but that's how the work schedule says it needs to be. I haven't really found any good resources for information on such rides anywhere on line, but really don't know where to look. Any suggestions?
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A century on a mountainbike? Yikes!

Just do a search for 12 hour or 24 hour solo category races.
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Leadville 100 in CO - www.leadvilletrail100.com
Brianhead 100 in Utah - you'll have to do a yahoo search
Wilderness 101 in PA - www.mtntouring.com
SM100 in VA - it was this past Sunday, same address as the Wilderness 101
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I'm not sure if i would attempt the Brian Head EPIC! The elevation of the town is 10,500+ feet, I about died after just 2hrs on the bike when i was there a few years ago. Plan on 10hrs on the bike for a full century... no thanks!
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Old 09-03-02, 03:26 PM   #5
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Fortunately, I live and ride at between 7000 and 8000 feet, but I'm not real sure that I'd want to do an off road century at 10000 feet. Although, I notice the biggest problems at about 12,000 feet when hiking. Hmmmm...

Thanks for the heads up. It's a goal at this point. I have to convince my wife to let me get a dualie if I try to do it.
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I know it doesn't fit into your time schedule, but the Soul Ride is coming up in October:

http://www.epicrides.com/soul_ride.shtml
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cat- It would probably work for next year, assuming that it happens again. It's also a little closer than some of the others that have been posted here, and the altitude wouldn't kill me. I would like to find one at lower elevation, (well, lower than 12000 feet), for my first. The biggest problem is that it's on the weekend of the Oklahoma-Texas football game.
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For anyone in the s.east there is a 100k off road ride to go along w/ the different road rides in tallahassee,fl around oct 19.It just takes the dirt roads through plantations. www.cccylists.org
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