sample historic routes

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102/90*/82/72/64/51/40*/31/21-Mile Charity Bike Ride'n'Roll with 10+ Hours of Support

Carolina Century 2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 restrictions in the state of North Carolina and because we felt we could not provide what is best about our event without endangering volunteers and riders and the church that hosts us each year. Prereg will open for 2021 when we have a better idea how things look for health and safety. Thanks and we miss you!

Carolina Century Ride & Roll hat to the first 150 who register (pickup at event only), while they last.



12th Mostly Annual Carolina Century Ride'n'Roll, October 23, 2021

Rev. Jim Lambert memorial edition.

21- to 102-mile routes with up to eleven hours of support from our earlier start time at 730am.
Half and Full Metric and Imperial Centuries, plus supported bail out routes, because stuff happens.

Endurance Magazine Readers' Best Triad Century Six Years in a Row (2017 was the last year the contest was held):

Endurance Magazine Best 2017 Endurance Magazine Best 2016 Endurance Magazine Best 2015 Endurance Magazine Best 2014 Endurance Magazine Best 2013 Endurance Magazine Best 2012

See the Endurance Mag 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 results here.

CC 2017 also won Best Century among voters in the Charlotte and Research Triangle markets. Thanks to our visiting riders'n'rollers!
CC 2017 was also voted Best Endurance Charity Event and Runner Up Best Post-Race Experience for the Triad.
CC 2016 also earned Best Charity Ride (including non-centuries) for the Triad, with the MS Bike Tour to Tanglewood voted runner up.
All proceeds beyond expenses go to help people where we Ride'n'Roll.
Location: Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 North Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455
Driving Suggestions: Just North of NC-150 & South of US-158 on N Church St in the northern edge of Greensboro and Guilford County.
Driving in before or during CC, please use US220 & either NC150 or US158 and avoid Air Harbor Rd, Lake Brandt Rd, Plainfield, Rd, & Church St South of NC150.


      Our goals, design, promises and dreams:
    • We want to be part of your reaching a goal for a day, a year, or a life!
    • We know of at least three women with Autoimmune Disease who rode [completing, separately, the 102 (MS), 72 (Lupus) and 64 (MS)], in part because of the over ten hours of support.
    • Ride'n'Roll 102, 90*, 82, 72, 64, 51, 40*, 31 or 21 miles.
    • Over 10 hours of support for your epic ride or roll.
    • Abundant major rest stops, plus surprise powderkeg ministops (Gatorade powder & water).
    • Hot chili and grilled cheese sandwiches at the finish.
    • Beautiful North Carolina Piedmont rolling hills.
    • Modular nested clockwise routes emphasize right turns and supported bailout routes home because stuff happens.
    • Choose any distance at mile 12 and again at mile 64 (take a supported shortcut for 72 or 82 or go long for 102).
    • Everything subject to change, but we'll have painted routes and color maps and turnsheets.
    • 200K in development (not for this year). Write to anybody at this website-name for info or to help with 200K route design.
    • * Supported "2nd Dog's Ear Cutoff" R onto Iron Works from NC65 reduces 51 to 40, 64 to 52, and 102 to 90 miles (follow the 31/82 home after Bethany).
    • Special Brakesaver Route testing this year (mostly for roadskaters: no special maps, just cut off the 1st Dog's Ear using R onto NC65 from Haynes Rd).
    • The body of the dog is our western 51 daisy-chained lassos; the head of the dog is the eastern 51 nested loops.
    • The Dog doesn't mind you cutting off either ear, or both, or it's snout, really. It was made that way and it all grows back before next year.
    In recent years, Carolina Century participants came from Ontario, Maine, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida & more.
      Of those who responded to our survey in 2015:
    • 25% of participants set a personal record for distance. Thank you, vols for the hours to support this!
    • 70% completed over 50 miles.
    • 35% of all who signed up for any distance completed the full century.
    • 100% felt we kept our promises,
    • 100% felt our effort was good (97.5% very good),
    • 100% felt our results were good (97.5% very good)
    • 100% felt the "meaningfulness" of CC for them was high or very high.
    • 100% felt the route they did was good (90% very good)
    • 100% felt volunteer FRIENDLINESS and HELPFULNESS (separate questions) were very good.
    • 100% strongly agreed the cafe bustelo at select rest stops was tasty.
    • 100% thought the beef chili was good or very good,
    • 100% thought the veg chili was very good,
    • 100% thought the grilled cheese was very good.

    Through 2018, all financial donations have gone to MS through Tour to Tanglewood, while all food donations have gone to address local hunger.
    Going forward, while we expect some donations to go to MS, we hope some funds raised will go to address hunger and other issues in the areas where we ride'n'roll. Each volunteer chooses whether their fundraising hours should go to MS through the Tour to Tanglewood or if they want to support local foodbanks in some or all of the counties along our route.



Carolina Century Ride & Roll hat to the first 150 who register (pickup at event only), while they last.

End of 2020 Information.
Want more background details? Get the spirit of what we do by reading some information from 2017 and before.

This button is for year-round donations, not for preregistration to participate. Any amount of $1 or more will help us help people where we ride (Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth)... It also supports others having an epic day of exercise and service!



photos from the road