15th annual century rides scheduled for June 22

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

Bicyclists of all ages will be treading through Indian Valley for the 15th annual 100 Metric and 100 Mile Bike Rides on June 22.

The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce traditionally hosted the non-competitive ride during Memorial Day weekend; however, the weather almost always posed a problem. For this reason, a new date has been selected in hopes of providing a better ride experience. 

Check-in and late registration begins at 7 a.m. on the day of the race. Day-of-race registration closes at 9 a.m. 

Late registration is $55 for bicyclists over 16, and $30 for those 16 and under. Entry forms are available here. To ensure proper registration, it is recommended that completed forms be returned on the day of the race, rather than mailing them in.

As part of their registration packet, all riders will receive a trail map, as well as a bracelet allowing them entry into all three pit stops and Genesee Store’s catered lunch.

Both rides begin and end at Greenville High School. Bicyclists will ride through beautiful Indian Valley along two-lane country roads, continuing to North Arm, Taylorsville and Genesee. 

Those who choose to complete the 100-mile ride will continue up to Antelope Lake — a 1,500-foot climb from Genesee — and up to Boulder Creek Work Station where they will continue around the lake and back to the school. Those completing the 100-kilometer ride will stop in Genesee and head back the way they came, until reaching the school. Directional signs posted on trees will mark each course.  

Two SAG wagons will be available for those unable to complete the ride. Pit stops will offer fruit, Gatorade and water to help cyclists remain enthusiastic and push through to the end. Showers will be available at GHS for those needing to cool down after the ride.

All proceeds collected go to ensuring the success of future rides, as well as supporting the chamber office.

“We appreciate all continued support and hope the new dates will encourage more people to participate,” said chamber office manager Lillian Basham.

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