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    Northeast Centuries 2007- Updated 3/1

    A couple of friends and I were chatting and wanted a "complete" list of centuries in the area.

    I told one I would post here and ask the helpful folks on BF to help complete. I did not include rides for which there is no date set. If you have a sentence or two about the ride, that would help.

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    4/28 PSP Metric Century, Hershey, PA (It's a metric century, but is a really nice early season supported ride. Plus, the routes are divided into two separate loops; turning the ride into a full century would be easy to do. Registration is available online via Active.com, or mail-in from the downloadable registration form on the website.) Let Beth know if you are going. (below)

    May
    5/6 Five Boro Bike Tour (honorary mention 'cause it is huge)

    5/12 Quad County Metric. From scenic Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA, ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68, or 76 miles at your own pace on low-traffic back roads. The 21-mile route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. (Post #19 for details)

    5/20* 5BBC Montauk Century (flat and very well supported, fun ride.)
    5/20 Bloomin' Metric, up to 100k; East Norwalk Ct. Beeyutiful ride. Wish it didn't conflict with Montauk for the second consecutive year. http://www.soundcyclists.com/Bloomin.htm

    June
    6/2 "Get Ready Metric", (2) 50km loops from Fort Mott (Pennsville/Salem City) NJ $19

    6/20 Hat City Cyclists Century, Bethel, Ct. http://www.hatcitycyclists.org/cycle...efest2006.html

    July
    7/14 Prouty The century goes over some great miles with goods hills in NH with great views of the White Mountains, and along the CT River on the VT side.

    7/21&22 27th Annual International Century Weekend Granite State Wheelmen from Lancaster NH to Canada. http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/...ury-review.htm

    7/29 Harlem Valley Rail Ride -- Millerton NY, http://www.bikenewyork.org/HVRR.htm

    August
    8/11 "Bridgeton Zoo Ride", (2) 50 and (1) 25 mile loops, from Schalic High School, Centerton, NJ. $19 day of

    8/12 Mon Valley Century Elizabeth, PA which is about 18 miles from Pittsburgh.

    8/19 Massapequa Park Bike Club Tour of the Hamptons

    8/25 Shore Fire Century -- Middletown DE http://ohbike.org/events/index.htm

    8/26 North Fork Century (North Fork of Eastern Long Island, flat and scenic)
    8/26 Lake Nockamixon Century. From Warrington, PA, ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills. (Post #19 for detail)

    September
    9/8Civil War Century -- Thurmont MD to Gettysburg PA http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.pl/bbc_events

    9/9 Transportation Alternatives' NYC Century (the only 100% urban Century -- a lot of stop and go makes this a harder ride than the flat terrain would suggest. A real good time.)
    9/9 Southern Maryland Fall Century -- Indian Head MD http://ohbike.org/events/index.htm

    9/14&15 Highlander Cycletour (FIngerlake Region of NY) 5 ride options, 30-100 miles, http://www.highlandercycletour.com/
    9/15 "Jersey Devel Century", (2) 50 and (1) 25 mile loops, from Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ. $19 on the day of the ride

    9/22-23 Tri-State Seacoast Century, New Hampshire, http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/...C-HomePage.htm
    9/23 Twin Lights Ride -- Highlands, NJ http://www.bikenewyork.org/TLR.htm
    9/23

    October
    10/6 Seagull Centruy (Eastern shore of Maryland)

    10/14 Covered Bridges Ride 2007 Enjoy the beautiful foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, PA, and travel through up to six historic covered bridges. (Post #19 for details)


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    * the Montauk "Ride" is now TBA

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    5BBC's Montauk Century is a go. It's the knockoff "Montauk Ride" or whatever that is TBD.

    You can also use this page instead....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
    5BBC's Montauk Century is a go. It's the knockoff "Montauk Ride" or whatever that is TBD.

    You can also use this page instead....
    wow cool site, thanks. I was surprised they didn't have the NYC Century but I guess it is still early....
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    Harlem Valley Rail Ride, July 29, Millerton NY, http://www.bikenewyork.org/HVRR.htm

    Shore Fire Century, August 25, Middletown DE http://ohbike.org/events/index.htm

    Civil War Century, September 8, Thurmont MD to Gettysburg PA http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.pl/bbc_events

    New York Century. September 9 http://www.transalt.org/calendar/century/index.html

    Southern Maryland Fall Century, September 9, Indian Head MD http://ohbike.org/events/index.htm

    Twin Lights Ride, September 23, Highlands, NJ http://www.bikenewyork.org/TLR.htm


    You can always turn Bike NY into a century.
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    NYCC's Escape NY Century, usually in September/October. Starts at Sakura Park on Riverside Dr. and goes into Jersey/Rockland. http://www.nycc.org/rides_eny.shtml That's last years date, so plan accordingly.

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    Pumpkin Patch Pedal in early October in central Jersey. It's put together by SIBA. Here's a link to last year's ride.

    In mid-September is the Golden Apple ride in Westchester County, NY.

    The PPP is flatter and easier; the Golden Apple more difficult.

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    I updated anything with a date.
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    South Jesey Wheelmen Bike Club has 3 Centuries listed below to take note of. All are sagged, require helmet, run 8AM-3:30PM, cost $19.00 day of event (early sign-on discounts available), and are great events in the true, "flat", s nj.

    -1) "Get Ready Metric", 6/2/7, (2) 50km loops from Fort Mott (Pennsville/Salem City) NJ.

    -2) "Bridgeton Zoo Ride" 8/11/7, (2) 50 and (1) 25 mile loops, from Schalic High School, Centerton, NJ.

    -3) "Jersey Devel Century" 9/15/7, (2) 50 and (1) 25 mile loops, from Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ.

    Check out sjwheelmen.org and click-on specific event for further details! See you at the ride!!

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    May 20 - Bloomin' Metric, up to 100k
    East Norwalk Ct. Beeyutiful ride. Wish it didn't conflict with Montauk for the second consecutive year.
    http://www.soundcyclists.com/Bloomin.htm

    June 20
    Hat City Cyclists Century, Bethel, Ct.
    http://www.hatcitycyclists.org/cycle...efest2006.html

    Aug 19
    Massapequa Park Bike Club Tour of the Hamptons
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    Also the Foo ride:
    Lancaster, PA. Covered Bridge Metric - Aug 19
    http://lancasterbikeclub.org/cbm.php
    Eastern Foo Ride

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    updated to Zowie
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    http://www.pspmetriccentury.com/ Saturday, April 28th - Hershey, PA

    It's a metric century, but is a really nice early season supported ride. Plus, the routes are divided into two separate loops; turning the ride into a full century would be easy to do. Registration is available online via Active.com, or mail-in from the downloadable registration form on the website. I'm covering the registrations for the bike club, and will definitely be there for the ride - anyone coming, please let me know!

    Beth

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    chiming in for Massachusetts

    King's Tour of the Quabbin Reservoir - June 9, 2007 (Rutland, MA)

    Charles River Wheelmen Spring Century - May 20, 2007 (Wakefield, MA)

    Great Mass Getaway - June 23, 2007 (Boston -> Provincetown, MA) Charity century w/ $400 fundraising minimum

    CRW Climb to the Clouds Century - July 15, 2007 (Princeton, MA) century with summit of Mt. Wachusett

    Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee - August 25, 2007 (Greenfield, MA) Extremely challenging yet rewarding off-road century

    CRW Fall Century - Sept 16 2007 (Acton, MA)

    Great River Ride - October 7, 2007 (Westfield, MA) Gorgeous fall foliage ride through the Berkshires

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    Quote Originally Posted by spokenword
    Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee - August 25, 2007 (Greenfield, MA) Extremely challenging yet rewarding off-road century
    damn, that looks like a lot of fun.

    I doubt I'll be in shape for it this Aug. That may be my training goal for '08.

    (It is hard to train for serious hills in NYC.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    damn, that looks like a lot of fun.

    I doubt I'll be in shape for it this Aug. That may be my training goal for '08.

    (It is hard to train for serious hills in NYC.)
    yeah, I DNF'ed the ride in 2006. Word to the wise for this one: pay attention to your cue sheet! Seriously, the sheet's like, "L at stone hut" "R at fork (unsigned road)" Part of the reason why I DNF'ed was that I went seriously off-course twice, with each deviation incorporating an unnecessary 500-1000 ft. descent on a 10-12% grade and just lost too much energy in getting back on track.

    The first checkpoint for the course was supposed to close 3.5 hours after ride start. We got there half an hour past closing and were surprised to see that it was still open. The staff mentioned that during the closing time, less than half of the riders had arrived because we were all just scattered around the forest.

    all that said, even with the DNF, it was a ton of fun and an utterly gorgeous ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone

    (It is hard to train for serious hills in NYC.)
    do you ever head up to river road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    do you ever head up to river road?
    I am ashamed to admit I don't even know what River Road is.

    I ride back and forth from South Slope/Gowanus to Harlem M-F and when it is warmer, if I have extra time in the morning, I ride the hills around 125th Street and Riverside/Broadway. That and the Brooklyn Bridge are the only hills I see unless I head out to Long Island on the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone
    I am ashamed to admit I don't even know what River Road is.

    I ride back and forth from South Slope/Gowanus to Harlem M-F and when it is warmer, if I have extra time in the morning, I ride the hills around 125th Street and Riverside/Broadway. That and the Brooklyn Bridge are the only hills I see unless I head out to Long Island on the weekend.
    that's a healthy commute every day.

    river road is great and offers some good climbing. it's right off the GW bridge on the new jersey side. i think there are 7 main hills along the stretch, ending with a mile long climb to the police station. the serious guys will do hill repeats out there, but a simple out and back ride is fairly challenging.

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    Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (www.suburbancyclists.org) offers two of the best run rides around the Mid-Atlantic region.
    (1) May 12, 2007, Quad County Metric. From scenic Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA, ride 21, 31, 45, 53, 68, or 76 miles at your own pace on low-traffic back roads. The 21-mile route avoids the longest climb and is suitable for casual riders. The longer routes are on rolling to hilly terrain. The 53- and 76-mile routes include the 8-mile "Intensive Climbing Unit" extra- hilly segment with 1,200 ft additional climbing. A flat 10-mile ride on the unpaved Perkiomen Trail is also available.
    (2) August 27, 2007, Lake Nockamixon Century. From Warrington, PA, ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on rolling terrain with a few hills. A hilly 107-mile Intensive Climbing Unit century route is also being offered. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park. 50-to-100-mile riders will also visit our well-stocked rest stop at scenic Lake Nockamixon.

    And don't forget the classic Central Bucks Bike Club's Covered Bridges Ride, in mid-October. Enjoy the beautiful foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, PA, and travel through up to six historic covered bridges. Don't let the ~2,800 riders worry you: with five routes (63, 50, 33, 30 and 20 miles), the roads aren't crowded. (http://www.cbbikeclub.org/?body=cove...6c7802c1236f0c)

    Incidentally, one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date lists of events is maintained by the SCU webmaster, so you might want to check there occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    that's a healthy commute every day.

    river road is great and offers some good climbing. it's right off the GW bridge on the new jersey side. i think there are 7 main hills along the stretch, ending with a mile long climb to the police station. the serious guys will do hill repeats out there, but a simple out and back ride is fairly challenging.
    heck, I'm already three quarters of the way there. I could quit early one Friday, ride north, cross GWB, hit that and then just head home.

    Cyclists don't pay for the bridge do they?

    ps, I should have said thanks... It is about 14 miles each way if I don't add anything on like the hills. (Most days I ride Riverside Dv instead of the Greenway north of 79th. More hills.) But this time of year, I get on the bikepath on the way home as soon as possible. It is dark out there at 7pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    river road is great and offers some good climbing. it's right off the GW bridge on the new jersey side. i think there are 7 main hills along the stretch, ending with a mile long climb to the police station.
    I hate to be picky, but that is NOT "River Road." That's the Henry Hudson Drive in the Palisades State Park.

    River Road is a suck-ass heavily trafficked road that goes from Hoboken to the start of the Henry Hudson Drive.

    The MS Century goes up the Henry Hudson; there's 6000 ft of elevation on that ride... that is, if you believe Delorme Topo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
    I hate to be picky, but that is NOT "River Road." That's the Henry Hudson Drive in the Palisades State Park.

    River Road is a suck-ass heavily trafficked road that goes from Hoboken to the start of the Henry Hudson Drive.

    The MS Century goes up the Henry Hudson; there's 6000 ft of elevation on that ride... that is, if you believe Delorme Topo.
    ah, thanks. you're absolutely right. you do get on river road to get to the palisades park where it becomes the henry hudson drive. sorry about that Hambone!

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    Ok Hambone, Timm, how about a ride up there this sunday?

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    Check out http://www.nybc.net for a list of NE centuries. I don't think they've updated yet for 2007, but it's a comprehensive list.
    "...devil take the hindmost..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Ok Hambone, Timm, how about a ride up there this sunday?
    Thanks, I wish I could but I have family committments on Sunday.

    (Plus, I gotta figure my 15mph pace of late would frustrate you to no end. I don't know what it is but I feel like I did when I started riding again last year.)
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