Peach of a Century Bicycle Ride
The Peach of a Century is the last of the premier supported bicycle event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club (Oregon). This is the 32nd year of the Peach. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other road users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements. There is no mass start.
Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. The full century route is challenging with some steep hills. The 76-mile route also involves a significant amount climbing. The 66-mile route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.
There are three rest stops on the 100-mile route and two on the 66 and 76-mile routes. All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and the friendly volunteers. There will be a piece of fresh locally made Peach & Berry Pie for all at the end! All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A SAG vehicles will sweep the courses at day's end.
Registration at: salembicycleclub.org for online and registration forms are available at the local bicycle shops. Pre-registration deadline is August 19. There will be day of ride registration.
For more information: peach @salembicycleclub.org
Cost: $45 pre registration
Salem, Oregon, United States