7 Metric Centuries Across the Country
Covered Bridge Metric Century
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - August 19 1 of 8
Now in its 34th year, this ride takes cyclists through several of the area's charming covered bridges, which were recently damaged during Tropical Storm Lee.
Fayetteville-Cumberland Metric Century
Fayetteville, North Carolina - October 6, 2012 2 of 8
Get a scenic look at central North Carolina during this ride, which benefits the Special Olympics of Cumberland County.
Wine and Roses Bike Ride
Templeton, California - October 6, 2012 3 of 8
The metric century takes riders throughout northern San Luis Obispo County in central California. A winery dinner is offered the night before, and a barbecue lunch is served at the end of the ride.
Holmen, Wisconsin - September 15, 2012 4 of 8
The La Crosse area—near the Minnesota-Wisconsin state lines—is frequently referred to as "God's Country" and this 62-mile bike ride is a first-hand look at it. All proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network hospitals in the area.
Tour de Poway
Poway, California - September 30 5 of 8
The 27th annual ride has a fantastic start—a 6 percent, 3-mile climb up the Poway Grade, followed by a 7-mile downhill. The ride explores north San Diego County, including Rancho Bernardo and Escondido.
Tour de Coal
Benld, Illinois - September 22, 2012 6 of 8
Taking place in conjunction with the Fall Festival, this metric century is relatively flat and takes cyclists throughout Macoupin County, starting at the Benld Civic Center.
Westcliffe, Colorado - September 8, 2012 7 of 8
With 6,000 feet of climbing (it's Colorado, what did you expect?), this metric century/West Mountain 60 includes areas surveyed by Zebulon Pike more than 200 years ago. The entire ride is at elevations exceeding 7,900 feet above sea level.