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    Looking for an east coast Century Ride

    When I ride a century I do it for lots of reasons. In no particular order,
    Exercise
    Camaraderie with my friends that ride.
    A chance to do a little travel

    So I am currently looking for a fun ride with at least 500 participants some where on the east coast.

    Can anyone make a suggestion.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    I know there is one going from boston to montreal soon, it's called trekking for something, I'll see if I can find the site
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    staring at the mountains superdex's Avatar
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    It's not until October, but the Seagull Century would be fun....

    http://www.seagullcentury.org/

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    Tri-state Seascost centruy in September -- goes through Mass, NH, and Maine...

    http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/...C-HomePage.htm

    There are four others in Vermont throughout the summer if you'd like some info on those.

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    The Maine freewheelers have a century called the Caddilac challenge century. Hvae you heard of Mount Desert Island, or Acadia, Maine? Stunning mountains rise out of the sea. It's probably one of the most beautiful spots in all of new england.

    some guy rated lots of new england centuries at the website below.

    \http://www.geocities.com/ne_century_...l#RATECADILLAC

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    In Sept there is this one in northern MD, southern PA.

    http://www.baltobikeclub.org/cwc/

    Bill

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    There are also a few listed in here, but I don't know how big they are.

    http://www.ohbike.org/events/

    Bill

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    This one looks great. It is in the most beautiful part of New Hampshire and is fully supported.


    http://www.tinmtn.org/hillclimb/century/index.cfm

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    This site handles registrations for a lot of rides. Just put in the state and it spits back a list at you.

    http://www.active.com/cycling/

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    Are any these rides closed to auto traffic?

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    Bike Virginia is in two weeks starts in Roanoke and last a week biking thru the mountains of Virginia. You can sign up for the week or day rides. Usually three routes a day with mileage from 40 to 70.

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    Tour de Moore century is in September. It is in Southern Pines, NC. That is near Pinehurst...where the U.S. Open is next week.

    The terrain is beautiful....with a scenic rolling course through the NC sandhills. The ride is well supported. don't think it meets your criteria for 500 riders or more. You would certainly enjoy your stay.

    Do a google search for sandhills cycling

    I'll be there doing it I'm sure.

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    There's always TFCE (The Flattest Century in the East), although it's really not the flattest anymore. See: http://www.nbwclub.org/. It's sold out for this year already, but something to keep in mind for future years.

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    Seagull Century, already mentioned, gets several thousand riders.
    Eastern shore MD, very flat but can be windy.

    Should be big enough for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinF
    There's always TFCE (The Flattest Century in the East), although it's really not the flattest anymore. See: http://www.nbwclub.org/. It's sold out for this year already, but something to keep in mind for future years.
    Yep, I read that the Tri-state Seacoast one is flatter.

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    We keep our prices low because we know people have to pay to travel to get here and eat and all that.

    This year our Johnny Ray Century costs $25 if you preregister and $30 day of. It's a great course over lightly travelled country roads. We had 100 riders last year and it was our first year. We take the majority of our proceeds and purchase new bicycles that are distributed to needy kids at Christmas by the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots.

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    There are some nice centuries listed at BikeMaine.org
    I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch. -Ty Cobb

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodboy
    Yep, I read that the Tri-state Seacoast one is flatter.
    The Seagull Century (Maryland, mentioned in some earlier posts in this thread) makes the Tri-State Seacoast century look downright mountainous. The only two hills on the Seagull Century that you ride over -- or even see for that matter -- are the bridge crossings from the mainland to Assateague Island.

    Both rides can be extremely windy though.

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    I see that you are from Florida. May I suggest that you plan a Fall century in the Northeast to take in some of the most beautiful colors and scenery imagineable?

    There are oodles of centuries in New England that offer great support and breathtaking views. The Great River Ride (GRR) http://newhorizonsbikes.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=161 offers a 110 mile Fall Century that is sure to treat you to some terrain and views that you'll never get in Florida. The ride will definitely test your climbing skills but it is worth the effort.

    If you prefer a flatter ride along the coast - I second the Tri-State Seacoast Century in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on the weekend of September 24 + 25.

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