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One of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region - presented by Potomac Pedalers.


2015 Registration Now Open! 


Early Bird Pricing Ends July 31st


Latest News

Rest Stop Facilities, Food and Entertainment have been posted - Tomato sandwiches are back!

Posted 07/20/15


Last day to order Jerseys for delivery at the Century is Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Posted 07/19/15


Activities taking place on Saturday, Sept. 19th in Shepherdstown, list of Places to Eat, and a list of Places to Shop have been posted



Route descriptions, interactive maps, and GPX files have been posted

Posted 06/26/15


Hotels with special rates and reserved room blocks have been posted

Posted 06/26/15


The 2015 BRC Route


What:   Back Roads Century Bike Ride 
When:   Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where:   Shepherdstown, WV (60-90 minutes from DC metro area)
Parking:   Free parking at Shepherd University
Cost:   $55.00 - General Public, $30.00 Potomac Pedalers members through July 31st
See the registration page for full pricing schedule
Distances:   21 (two routes), 54, 64  & 100 miles
Who May Participate:   The Back Roads Century is open to the public
Number of Riders:   Registration is capped at 2,300 participants and we sell out every year
What's Included:
  Cue sheets, food and drink at rest stops, support & gear, post-ride party with food and entertainment, rider numbers mailed to your home
What's Optional:   Event t-shirt for $10.00 and event jerseys for $65.00 - available in men's short sleeve, women's short sleeve and women's tank top


The Back Roads Century is one of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region. Each fall in late September, Potomac Pedalers invites cycling enthusiasts of all ability levels for a great day of riding and fun; with distances up to 100 miles. It’s a fully supported event providing cue sheets, rest stops with food and drinks, as well as mechanical support during your ride. 


This year the Back Roads Century will take place in a new location- participants will get to experience Shepherdstown WV, a quaint town with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere, just across the bridge from Antietam Battlefield and close to Charlestown, WV, home of Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races. The ride begins at Shepherd University. Some routes will follow parts of the Potomac River, with rolling hills taking you past apple orchards and many farms. Stay overnight the night before and enjoy the numerous restaurants and unique shopping in town the day and night before the ride.


After Sunday’s ride, you can grab a beer at the Bavarian Inn’s Oktober Fest. Then, join us for our “End of Ride Celebration”, featuring mouthwatering food prepared by local restaurants and entertainment that will have you up on your feet even after riding for hours. This year’s celebration will take place at Bellevue Manor, a historic venue with great views overlooking the Potomac – you won’t want to miss it.


So if you’re looking for a challenging, rewarding and fun way to spend a beautiful fall day or two, be sure to participate in this year’s Back Roads Century. We’d love to see you there!  





Check out our beautiful new jerseys for 2015!



New location for 2015! Shepherdstown, WV
Voted "One of America's Coolest Small Towns


more Ride Schedule

CC/B * 18-25 (MH) * DC * 6:00 PM * Downtown Breakaway - "B/CC" Version * Mitchell Park (MIT)

BB/A * 32-44 (MH) * DC * 6:00 PM * Mitchell Park (MIT)

Featured Members
Ajit BaidAjit leads the Rockville ride every Saturday from Wootton HS.
Elizabeth GinexiLiz serves on the Potomac Pedalers Executive Committee