I can fairly say that I'm now ready for my very first Full Century, but I'm only after the flat ones and not yet those rolling hills (including some sustained climbing). My area is Southeastern Pennsylvania and I have the following flat centuries which I'm interested in joining:
* June 24 - Bay to Bay (Chestertown, MD) (www.chestertownlions.org)
* Aug. 11 - Ride to See (Galena, MD) (www.ridetosee.org)
* Aug. 25 - Shorefire Century (Middletown,DE) (http://www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org/.../shorefire.htm)
I would like to get everyone's opinion on these 3 rides, what was their experience if they've done it in the past, was the event fully supported, and how they would rate it from 1-10 with 10 being as a MUST EXPERIENCE kind of event.
Reason for my asking is Time and most importantly Budget. I can definitely ride any of them, but not all. If we all need to inform our Bosses at work perhaps weeks in advance if we're taking a day off and when, I also think it's fair enough for me to do the same to my family since these events will be on weekends.
Thanks in advance for all your inputs! It will help me greatly in choosing which ride is it for this year.