10 Tips for Your Fall Century Ride

Autumn century rides are fantastic events, meeting the needs of several different rider types.

For example, these rides offer a great goal for late-summer-blooming riders. If the spring held your cycling calendar hostage and there weren't many riding miles until mid- to late-summer, enjoying that fitness while taking in the fall colors is a perfect way to celebrate warm days and cool nights.

Riders that enjoyed a full summer of riding or racing can use a late-season century to enjoy what is left of high fitness from a long season. While some riders are ending long seasons, others are just beginning. Athletes with races or events in February or March might use a fall century as part of an early season preparation plan.

No matter what your motivation is for riding a fall century, these ten tips will help make that ride safer and more comfortable.

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