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2017 Civil War Century

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By nslamartin - Posted on 27 March 2017

Join us for the 2017 Civil War Century on Saturday, 9/9/2017

Registration will open in early June


On September 9, 2017 the Baltimore Bicycling Club will hold the Civil War Century in Thurmont, Maryland. This 17th Annual Cycling Event has grown and grown over the years. 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 (View the Article). So, if you want to participate register early. All registrations must be completed by adults 18 or older. All children under 18 must be accompanied at the event by a responsible adult. To insure our ability to continue hosting this event, you MUST also commit to riding responsibly and obeying all traffic laws. There has been increased scrutiny of our event in recent years by local authorities. NOTE: Check-in for registered riders begins at 7:00 AM for the longer distance riders and continues through 10:30 AM for riders on the shorter routes.

A Ride for Everyone -- 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. Also, see the "Event Support" page for more details about the event. 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.