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The Ride

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The Sept. 13, 2014 Peninsula Century ride will take cyclists on a grand tour of the most beautiful scenery in Wisconsin. Whether attempting the 100-mile, 62-mile, 50-mile or 25-mile routes, the Peninsula Century ride will be an incredible experience for riders of all abilities.

Planned by avid cyclists who know Door County better than anyone else, the ride is capped at 1,200 riders to ensure the best experience possible.

The Peninsula Century will begin with a rollout start at Sister Bay Waterfront Park at 7 a.m. and finish with a post-ride party featuring an amazing buffet of local food and Door County Brewing Co. beer beneath a tent at Waterfront Park. Plus, we'll have live music at the new pavillion from Dirty Deuce! 

With an array of lodging accommodations just a short walk from the festivities, participants can ride to the start line at Waterfront Park, and walk to area shops, restaurants, and taverns after the ride.

Registration is open!

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Start Times

There will be two roll out times for the rides. Those riding in the century, metric century, and 50-mile ride will start their ride with a rollout at the Sister Bay Fire Station at 7 am. They will be followed by the start of the 25 mile ride at 9 am.

100 Mile Ride - 7 am

Metric Century Ride - 7 am

50 Mile Ride – 7 am

25 Mile Ride – 9 am

We have extended the aid station windows and the post-ride meal this year to accomodate all riders, but we strongly advise that all riders start as close to the posted times as possible to ensure access to all aid stations, food, and perks of the event, especially riders who expect to average less than 14 miles per hour for the ride. 

Be advised, there are several significant hills on the course. No, it's not like riding in the mountains, but it's not flat either. 

Rest Stops

Rest stops will be found on all of the routes for riders to stop and fuel up on food and beverages.

Clark Park, Fish Creek, (Mile 16) – Open at 7:30am – 9:00 am close

Serving: Water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, donut holes & bagels

Murphy Park, Egg harbor, (Mile 30), Open at 8:15am – 10:00 am close

Serving: water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, cookies, trail mix

Cave Point County Park, Sturgeon Bay, (mile 46), Open at 8:45am – close at 11:15 am

Serving:  Water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, cookies, trail mix

Nor Door Cherry Plant, corner of West Meadow and Ahrens Road, (mile 65), 9:30am – 1:15 pm close

Serving:  Water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, subs (turkey & veggie option with cheese), cookies

Wickman House, Ellison Bay, (mile 81 century, mile 50 metric), 9am – 2:45 pm

Serving:  Water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, cookies, granola bars, GU

Baptist Church parking lot, Europe Bay Road, Ellison Bay, (mile 90), open 10:30 am – 3:45 pm

Serving:  Water, gatorade, bananas, oranges, cookies, granola bars, GU

Support Services and Sag Wagon

Experienced mechanics will be stationed at each rest stop along the route. It is recommended to ride with a cell phone along the route, in case of emergency or the need for mechanical assistance from the Sag Wagon; however, your cell phone may not work at all locations along the route.

Weather

Temperatures in mid-September average in the high 50s; however, it is cooler by the lake.

Packet Pickup and Expo

Riders may pick up their packets, maps and check out the expo at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. Hours are 4 - 7 pm on Friday, September 12 and 6 – 9 am on Ride Day.

Waterfront Park is located at 648 North Bayshore Drive just west of the corner of Bay Shore Drive (Hwy 42) and Mill Road in the center of Sister Bay. 

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Post Ride Meal and Goodies

7-Reasons-2.jpgEach rider will receive a ticket for a free beverage and post-ride meal. 

The post-ride meal, which many riders called the best post-ride meal they've ever had, will be served from 11 am - 5 pm and will include food from some of Sister Bay's finest restaurants, including:

  • Sister Bay Bowl
  • Door County Creamery
  • Husby's Food & Spirits
  • Grasse's Grill
  • Door County Ice Cream Factory
  • Seaquist Orchards
  • Bier Zot
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Fred & Fuzzy's
  • Al Johnson's 

Live Music

Local blues and rock artists Dirty Deuce will be on hand to entertain riders at the beautiful new Sister Bay Pavillion near the tent from Noon - 4 pm.

Biker Safety

While all four courses have been designed to avoid high traffic areas, the routes will not be closed to traffic. All bikers should follow the rules of the road, including stopping at stop signs and riding single file on the right side of the road. It is recommended to wear a helmet when bicycling.

All routes will follow regular state, county and local roadways and are used by automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles and farm machinery; they have no special provisions for bicyclists. Bicyclists participating in the Peninsula Century, using the map and the marked route, assume the responsibilities and risks for their own safety when cycling.

The bicycle is classified as a vehicle under Wisconsin state law (WI Statute 346.02 (4)) and has the same Rights AND RESPONSIBILITIES as motor vehicles, including the right to use public roads unless specifically prohibited. The safety of bicycling depends on the conscientious efforts of bicyclists and motorists to obey traffic laws and act with mutual consideration when sharing the roadway.

Parking Info

Participants staying in Sister Bay will have the convenience of riding their bikes to Waterfront Park for packet pickup and the start of the ride at Waterfront Park Saturday morning. Others are encouraged to park in the Marina overflow parking lot or at the Sister Bay Sports Complex, both of which are just a short ride from the starting line. 

Merchandise

Our 2014 Peninsula Century Bike jerseys will be available for sale at packet pick-up at Waterfront Park Friday from 4 - 7 pm and on Saturday at the ride from 11 am to 5 pm. Sizes are Men's Club Fit Small - 4XL and Women's Club Fit XS - XL. 

There will also be more merchandise available from our sponsors at the expo on Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm featuring Nor Door Sport and Cyclery, Bay Shore Outfitters and Fish Creek Optique.

 

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