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Old 01-05-06, 08:37 PM
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Organized Centuries?

Do you have organized centuries in your area?


If you're not sure, you might check some of these resources.
https://www.bbcnet.com/RideCalendar/RideListDate.asp
https://www.bikecenturies.com/
https://www.ultracycling.com/
https://www.bikeride.com/



Sadly ... there are none in my immediate area, and may be none within about a 500 km radius. I'm still waiting for the 2006 schedules to be posted.
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We have quite a few close by, varying from about dead flat to quite hilly. My favorite is the one put on by the American Lung Association of Maryland out on the Eastern Shore of MD. Great support, and the cause is near and dear to our hearts. Great links though. I would like to see an "organized ride" forum so some of this stuff could be easily accessed.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Sadly ... there are none in my immediate area, and may be none within about a 500 km radius. I'm still waiting for the 2006 schedules to be posted.
You can always ride out to one of those centuries...
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Old 01-06-06, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
You can always ride out to one of those centuries...
Well ..... I have thought about that!!
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Luckily the Portland area has quite a few within 50 miles. enought to stay busy with anyway.
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There are a bunch around the Lake Michigan states...

Illinois Rides (gets updated frequently... a lot of 2006 rides are not on there, yet, but to get an idea, click on the 2005 ride list)
https://www.mikebentley.com/bike/ilrides.htm

Wisconsin Bike Federation (has a link to rides in the Badger State, though not updated for 2006, yet, but does list tons of rides from 2005)
https://www.bfw.org/index.php
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In my area, just west of Toronto, there are several clubs that organize weekend rides....many of them in and around the century mark. I take advantage of them as often as possible even though I'm not in it for the "century" reason exclusively.
Still, I have gone the distance alone on more than one occassion.
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Old 01-06-06, 11:23 AM
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Here's a good list of century rides in California: https://www.bikecal.com/asp/century-result.asp
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California has so many organized centuries and charity rides that I'd go broke if I did them all. That's one of the reasons I do most of my centuries solo and/or unsupported. There's still a couple of organized ones that I like to ride, and to me it's definetly worth the registration price for doubles.
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
California has so many organized centuries and charity rides that I'd go broke if I did them all.
yep! i spent a LOT of money last year doing organized rides! but then.. i like them! i like having those sag stops with food that i'm not normally "allowed" to eat! plus i get to see new places (LOVE riding around malibu and down the coast.. i.e. grand tour lite and grand tour double metric)...

i make the sag stops my mini goals for the ride.. i only think about how far i have to go til the next junk food!


one thing i did was to keep my old route slips.. that way if we wanted.. we could go back and ride an unfamiliar area.. but "know where we're going"....

(and just think... we have to pay for TWO each time! so we go double broke!)
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Originally Posted by caligurl
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(and just think... we have to pay for TWO each time! so we go double broke!)
Must be nice. 4 of us, and our favorite is a fundraiser with $80 registration and $200 fundraising minimums.
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Originally Posted by Machka
Sadly ... there are none in my immediate area, and may be none within about a 500 km radius. I'm still waiting for the 2006 schedules to be posted.
I feel for you. I love it here. Between Oklahoma, N. Texas and S. Kansas you can find one at least every other weekend from April to November. June July and August every weekend, sometimes having to decide between two or three.

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I'm making a run to the LBS today to check on the century season coming up. Either way, Jan 20th will be my first century ride of the year.
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