11 Summer Century Rides
Tour de Melon
Chiefland, Florida - June 6, 2015 1 of 12
Take on the rural highways of central Florida with this tour, which starts and finishes near the Watermelon Festival in Chiefland. Catch some country scenery like the bridge over the Suwannee River on this mostly flat route.
Big Hill Challenge
Watertown, Tennessee - June 13, 2015 2 of 12
Explore the quiet and quaint countryside of middle Tennessee, east of Nashville, during this century ride. With great climbing and a great post-ride meal, this is truly a secret treasure of a century ride.
The Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour
Madison, New Jersey - June 13, 2015 3 of 12
Tour one of the nation's most scenic and historic areas on this 100-mile ride. Rest stops, refreshments and a full lunch buffet are offered after the ride.
2015 Ride for Life
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina - June 13, 2015 4 of 12
Trek the beautiful roads of southwest Raleigh while benefiting local charities. SAG vehicles and a complimentary lunch are included in the entry fees.
McQueeney, Texas - July 11, 2015 5 of 12
This century is in honor of David Eikenburg, who died in a cycling accident 8 years ago. Explore southern Texas (just east of San Antonio) with all proceeds benefiting Camp Agape, a Christian bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one.
Los Angeles River Ride
Los Angeles, California - June 28, 2015 6 of 12
Choose from 10 different distances to help fund the 51-mile LA River Bike Path by the year 2020. Distances range from a 15-mile kids ride to a 100-mile century. The course is flat and easy, running almost entirely along the river bed.
Santa Maria, California - July 18, 2015 7 of 12
Climb through the hills of Casmalia and past Vandenberg Air Force Base where you'll travel picturesque back roads on your way to the Danish village of Solvang. Finish up your effort with a Santa Maria style BBQ at Pioneer Park. Proceeds benefit the bike giveaway program for local elementary schools.
Ride Around Torch
Elk Rapids, Michigan - July 19, 2015 8 of 12
This route explores the coastline of Torch Lake, but cyclists should beware: the rolling hills of Michigan's Northern Peninsula are a challenge. The ride begins and finishes in Elk Rapids, about 17 miles north of Traverse City.
Tour de Big Bear
Big Bear Lake, California - August 1, 2015 9 of 12
This legendary event will climb over 7,000 feet for 100 miles around Big Bear Lake. The event is one of the most scenic and challenging that you'll find in the Southern California area. Participants can also sign up for 50- or 70-mile ride options that are slightly less difficult but still have plenty of climbing.
Hershey, Pennsylvania - August 8, 2015 10 of 12
Mmm...chocolate. Chocolate lovers will always remember this ride, as it takes participants through Hershey (home of Hershey's chocolate factory), Elizabethtown (home of M&M/Mars) and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). The route also explores Amish farmland and covered bridges of rural Pennsylvania.
Crater Lake Century
Klamath Falls, Oregon - August 15, 2015 11 of 12
Crater lake is one of the deepest lakes in the world, and the views of its 6-mile wide caldera are truly one-of-a-kind. The first 35 miles are on the valley floor, a nice warm-up before you begin the 3,000-foot climb up to the Crater Lake Rim.