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The Ride

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

Planned by avid cyclists who know Door County better than anyone else, the race is capped at 1,200 riders to ensure the best experience possible. The Peninsula Century will begin with a festive rollout start and finish with a post-ride party beneath a tent at Waterfront Park.

With an array of lodging accommodations just a short walk from the festivities, participants can ride to the start line near the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road, and walk to area shops, restaurants, and taverns after the ride.

Registration is open!

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 festive 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

Rest Stops

Ride organizers are finalizing the rest stop locations. 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 – 8:30am close

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

Murphy Park, Egg harbor, (Mile 30), Open at 8:15am – 9:30am close

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

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

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

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

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

Wickman House, Ellison Bay, (mile 81 century, mile 50 metric), 9am – 2:30pm

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

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

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, keep in mind 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 5 - 8 pm on Friday, September 12 and 6 – 9:30 am on Ride Day.

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 will include the following items from Sister Bay restaurants served from 11 am - 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 on Mill Road, just off Hwy 42, downtown Sister Bay. Others are encouraged to park in the Marina overflow parking lot or Sister Bay Sports Complex. 

Merchandise

Our 2014 Peninsula Century Bike jerseys will be available for sale at packet pick-up at Waterfront Park Friday from 5 - 8 pm and on Saturday at the ride from 11 am to 4 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 - 4 pm featuring Nor Door Sport and Cyclery, Bay Shore Outfitters and Fish Creek Optique.

 

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