2016 dVELO 105
10 Sep 2016 | 07:00 AM | Thurmont
This year, dVELO 105 will participate in the Civil War Century hosted by the Baltimore Bicycling Club.
The Civil War Century will be held on September 10, 2016 in Thurmont, Maryland. This 16th Annual Cycling Event has grown and grown over the years.
This is the event that has everything - famous historical sites, low traffic roads, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of climbing along well marked routes. The Civil War Century is an event with five different routes that are designed for different ability levels and are described below. All routes are well marked, cue sheets are provided and maps are available at the rest stops. Which ever route you choose, you will be cycling through some of the most beautiful countryside east of the Mississippi. The 25 mile Covered Bridge Quarter Century for beginners and those that don't ride long and hilly rides up to the 100+ mile Civil War Century which is intended for experienced, well trained cyclists that have done at least a couple of centuries already. For the history buff, you can visit Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, Antietam and/or Gettysburg battlefield sites. You'll see all four if you elect to ride the full century.
In 2007 there were so many riders that registration since 2008 is limited to 1600 riders. In June 2012, Bicycling Magazine featured the Civil War Century in it's Fun 100s. The registration fee is a good deal so register early before it sells out!
Visit http://www.civilwarcentury.com/ for more information.
Let us know after you're registered. We will add your names to our dVELO 105 list.
- Fernandez, Ralph - DC