2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES * Saturday October 22 2016 * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455 * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more. * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. * Full & Half Imperial & Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes. * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride. * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website. * http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/ * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102). * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.
We have great volunteers who are veterans of Tour to Tanglewood, plus we put our own special spin on the ride... 10 hours of support so you can take your time and have an epic day on wheels. There's a lot more information on the carolinacentury.com website, and there are a few articles here on roadskater.net as well. Come join us on wheels or give us a day of your time to help people with MS, and to earn some fundraising for YOUR 2013 Tour to Tanglewood fundraising.
Look for the 2011 Carolina Century on 10/22/11. A proven EPIC event. More details to come......most certainly. :-) http://carolinacentury.com
[Ed: Thanks, MikeB, for putting this out there early! From here on out this is roadskater speaking.]
With a bike to skate ratio of 15 to 1 or so...This is a bicycle event designed by roadskater to be compatible with slower or heavier cyclists, fast cyclists looking for a rolling but fast course with few challenging turns and no switchbacks, and experienced roadskaters. The Carolina Century even has a sherpa/domestique who will ride in support of a first-time centurion (or a pack of them). Thanks to John Connor for being the Carolina Century guide. We'll be rolling along near the back to make sure that the rest stops stay open and well stocked.
Registration is now open at http://CarolinaCentury.com. 10 HOURS of SUPPORT for YOUR CENTURY 3rd Annual ROADSKATER.NET CAROLINA CENTURY Including new METRIC century 64mile/103K 21♦31♦51♦64♦72♦82♦102-mile MS Bike Ride/Roadskate Saturday ♦ October 23, 2010 ♦ Greensboro NC Roll up for a leisurely autumnal century with us...or crank it hard & get home early. Please represent your sport with love!
Check out my 570 photos from the Carolina Century at:
The photos are from three cameras in time sequence, the vast majority (510) from my road cam and the rest at the start/finish at Gospel Baptist Church.
Here's the kmz file for Google Earth for 510 geolocated thumbnails from my road cam (additional photos available on the above collection):
Bethany FIre Station Rest Stop 2 Bethany, North Carolina
For those who don't know we had 8 skaters (4 from Georgia, 4 from NC) and 57 cyclists at the inaugural Roadskater.net Carolina Century (carolinacentury.com), which raised $1025 after expenses. The proceeds will be donated in the names of the volunteers to the MS society (or at their option to select charity cycling events that benefit individuals with sudden catastrophic challenges in their lives).
A beautiful spot on the Carolina Century 2008 51/102 milers