9 Fall Century Rides

Catching a glimpse of that early-August century ride marked on your calendar can bring dread and despair from thoughts of unbearable temperatures. Without taking a single pedal, and the ride still weeks away, you begin to tremble uncontrollably, sweat profusely, and every muscle and fiber in your body secretes a burning lactic acid until you finally break down and cry. Thankfully, those days are soon behind us, and cyclists everywhere can celebrate the coming of a new, cooler season.

Fall century rides grant cyclists not only a more agreeable temperature, but also gorgeous scenery, the smell of crisp, autumn air and the reds, browns and oranges of the changing foliage.

So, grab your pumpkin-flavored whatever and give one of these fall century rides a spin.

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