Registration open. Popular, hilly, well-supported ride; various distances up to 100 clicks:
Do you know if you register for one tour like the 65 and then changeto the 102 - if this is allowed after registration.
Just register for the 102, then ride whatever distance you want.
Thanks - got an email from the organizer confirming same. Have you done this before? Seems pretty happy go lucky and informal? yes?
There are seasoned triathletes using it to train hard, newbies trying to do a metric or full century for the first time, and others out simply on an excursion. Can begin at 7 am or late in the morning, and pause at the rest stops for as long or as little as you wish. You are free to make of it what you will.
Did it last year but got turned around a bit. I suggest looking at the cue sheets because the course criss-crosses. Thinking of doing this as part of my IMoo training as it's 3 weeks out.
Same day as the final training tri. Two nice options for that weekend. Many newbies/NTPers have made this their first long supported ride:
The 29th Annual Reston Century will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - rain or shine - starting and finishing at the Reston Town Center Pavilion.
Riders can select from routes of approximately 34, 65, and 103 miles. The challenging Century, and Metric routes follow beautiful rolling rural roads through scenic historical towns such as Hamilton, Purcellville, Round Hill, Waterford, and Taylorstown. The Half-Metric is relatively flat. The rides are fully supported with rest stops and food, bike mechanics, and SAG vehicles.
Advanced: $40.00 Now -August 12th
Pre-register by mail-in or on-line
Ride packet will be mailed to you.
Check-in at ride start NOT required. Includes T-shirt available for pick up after the ride (sizes as ordered).
On-site: $60.00 August 21th
Register in-person at RTC Pavilion 6:30AM – 9:00AM, (cash or checks only)
Ride packet provided at registration Check-in. Includes T-shirt available for pick up after the ride (sizes as available)
All riders must wear a helmet. Riders are expected to have a well equipped bicycle in good working condition. Bring adequate clothing, water bottles, spare tubes, a pump and extra money. T-shirts must be picked up by 5:00 PM the day of the event.
Young Riders: An adult must accompany children under 15.
Riders under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent/guardian.
Post-Ride Party: The Reston Bicycle Club will host a post-ride party under the Pavilion from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (with food service until 4:30 PM) and music for no additional cost for all participating cyclists. Your friends and family can join you for $15 per person.
Beneficiary: Proceeds benefit various local support and non-profit organizations
Ride will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
I'm still on the fence about doing this ride.
Anyone else doing it?
I'm in for my 4th year! This is actually my Sunday group ride this weekend. We will be doing the metric. Starting at 7am - meeting in front of Panera.
I'll be doing the century. And two other buddies of mine as well. We'll be at la Panera to start at 7AM then.
See you guys out there!
In for the century. See you all tomorrow.