10 Fall Century Rides
Lakes and Grapes Century Ride 2013
Spotsylvania, Virginia - September 7, 2013 1 of 11
This beautiful ride crosses over Lake Anna and stops at a nearby winery for those interested in a less competitive atmosphere. The 100-mile century option also includes a post-ride dinner at the Ron Rosner Family YMCA. For those not interested in the century, options of 20, 40, 50, and 70-mile courses are offered.
Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century and Gran Fondo
Mammoth Lakes, California - September 7, 2013 2 of 11
This bucket list race features jaw-dropping views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. Do bring your climbing bike, as the course starts at a cool 8,000 feet of elevation and has well over 6,000 miles of climbing sprinkled throughout the 100-mile course. But what fun would spectacular views be if you didn't have to work to get there?
Pisgah Monster-Cross Metric Century Challenge
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina - September 14, 2013 3 of 11
Not your normal century, this ride features a combination of paved and gravel roads, including 40 miles of the kind of terrain you won't want to be on your road bike for. Scenic sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway and three fully stocked aid stations will keep you busy until you reach the finish, where plenty of food and festivities await.
Escape New York 2013
Manhattan, New York - September 21, 2013 4 of 11
This ride starts in Manhattan near Grant's Tomb, crosses the Hudson River at the George Washington Bridge and leaves the city, exploring Bergen County, New Jersey, and Rockland, Stony Point, Haverstraw, Congers and West Nyack and New York, before heading back to Manhattan and finishing at Sakura Park.
Johnny Ray Century for Parkinson's Disease
Opelika, Alabama - September 28, 2013 5 of 11
Get an up-close tour of Alabama's eastern edge with this ride, which starts in Opelika but takes riders through Roanoake and Lafayette past several notable landmarks.
Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty
Dahlonega, Georgia - September 29, 2013 6 of 11
This challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. The 104-mile course totals over 11,200 feet of climbing, with the Hogpen Gap averaging 7 percent grade for 7 miles and sections as steep as 15 percent. This is definitely not a century for the timid.
Newark, Delaware - October 12, 2013 7 of 11
It's rare that a single century will cross into three states. Begin in Delaware before crossing into Maryland and Pennsylvania before heading back. There are also three significant hills with an average grade that exceeds 8 percent, making this a challenging and unique century ride.
Southern Magnolia 100
Biloxi, Mississippi - October 13, 2013 8 of 11
Spanning four counties, this is the only full-serviced century ride in southern Mississippi.
Santa Barbara Century
Santa Barbara, California - October 19, 2013 9 of 11
This is a challenging century ride that has 9,600 feet of climbing in 100 miles. A large chunk of the route is right along the Pacific Ocean.
Palm Desert Century
Palm Desert, California - November 9, 2013 10 of 11
The average high in November is 80 degrees in Palm Desert, making the temperatures ideal for a 100-mile ride across the Coachella Valley.