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2015 Back Roads Century
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2015 Back Roads Century

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.

9/20/2015
When: September 20, 2015
7:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Shepherd University
301 N King St
Shepherdstown, West Virginia  25443
United States


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2015 Registration is now Closed

Thank you to everyone who registered!

There will be NO onsite registration.

 

 

What:     Back Roads Century Bike Ride 
When:     Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where:     Shepherdstown, WV (90 minutes from DC)
Parking:     Free at Shepherd University
Cost:     See the registration fee schedule below.  Potomac Pedalers members receive a $25.00 discount.
Distances:     21, 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 sleevewomen's short sleeve and women's tank top

  

See our Back Roads Century web pages for more details.

 

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! 

 

Potomac Pedalers Members Receive a $25.00 Discount


Membership in Potomac Pedalers costs only $30.00 per year for individuals, and $37.00 for families, so consider joining Potomac Pedalers before you register for the Century! You'll receive many benefits including Bike Shop Discounts and more.  

 

Registration Fee Schedule

Amount Eligible Riders Beginning Ending

$55.00 General Public June 1 - July 31st
$30.00 Potomac Pedalers Members June 1 - July 31st

$60.00 General Public Aug. 1st - Aug. 31st
$35.00 Potomac Pedalers Members Aug. 1st - Aug. 31st

There will be no onsite registration!

We'll have a total of 2,300 riders which includes participants and volunteers.  Registration will close August 31st, or as soon as we reach capacity.

 

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