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The Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote bicycling and to provide a meeting ground for Springfield Illinois area bicyclists.

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Is there a packet pickup before the event?
To help shorten Sunday morning lines and build more excitement for the ride we will have a special Packet Pickup Party on Saturday, September 9th from 5 to 9  p.m. at Caseys Pub inside K of C, with a cash bar and food available.
If you pre-registered you can pick up your stuff Saturday night so you can just show up and ride Sunday morning! If you haven’t yet registered you can register at the Pickup Party.
Is the Capital City Century a race?
The CCC is not a race. Our ride is purely recreational, although we have some fast riders.
When is the CCC held? Where is it held?
The CCC is held on the Sunday after Labor Day. In 2017 the CCC will be held on Sunday, September 10th.
The 2017 CCC will start and end at the Springfield Knights of Columbus (K of C).
How much does it cost to ride the CCC?

Early-bird registration is the best deal, and is available online only through Friday, September 1st:
Early-Bird Rates:

10-mile
route
25-40 mile
route
62-125 mile
route
Individual Registration: $20 $25 $30
Family Registration:
(available for 2 or more people living at the same address)
$40 $50 $60

Advance Registration
will be available online through Friday, September 8th:
Advance Registration Rates:

10-mile
route
25-40 mile
route
62-125 mile
route
Individual Registration: $25 $30 $35
Family Registration:
(available for 2 or more people living at the same address)
$50 $60 $70

Day-of-Event Registration
will be available at higher prices, payable by cash or check:
Day-of-Event Registration Rates:

10-mile
route
25-40 mile
route
62-125 mile
route
Individual Registration: $30 $35 $40
Family Registration:
(available for 2 or more people living at the same address)
$60 $70 $80
 Party-only tickets are available for $15 for non-riders wanting to join the post-ride party.
Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
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When/where is the Historic Ride held?
The Historic Ride will be held on Saturday, September 9th at a time and place to be announced later. The ride will be approximately 8 miles and will take about 2 hours. The ride is a family paced EZ ride and has frequent stops at various sites of interest.

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Is the route paved or gravel?
CCC roadThe route is entirely paved. Some of our roads have a little gravel on them. We use low-volume (but paved) county roads whenever possible. We modify the route as feasible when road conditions change due to the county’s ongoing resurfacing work.
What is the terrain?
Flat to rolling. The CCC has some small hills and winds through some scenic country, but it is probably the flattest Century ride in downstate Illinois.
A special Double Metric (125 mile) option is being offered — with hills! Those seeking a more challenging Century may also substitute the Challenge loop for a flatter Century loop.
Is the route marked, or are you on your own with a map?
Everyone gets a detailed route map, and the route is also well marked on the road.
Can you tell us more about the routes? Is the same route as last year?
Our starting point (Knights of Columbus 2200 Meadowbrook Rd) is the same as last year. Riders will once again have route options from 10 miles to 100 miles in length over flat to rolling Central Illinois terrain. Short distance riders will have 10-mile Family Ride and 25-mile options. Long distance riders will complete a 40-mile loop to and from Pleasant Plains, adding loops until they reach their desired mileage.
A special Double Metric (125 mile) option is being offered again in 2017. A 25-mile Challenge Loop in the hills around New Salem State Park can be added to the loops needed for a 100-mile Century to achieve this 125-mile ride. Those seeking a more challenging Century may also substitute the Challenge loop for a flatter Century loop.
The 10-mile family ride is mostly on the Sangamon Valley Trail.
Can I get a map before the CCC?
Maps are handed out at registration and at our Packet Pickup Party Saturday night. Downloadable maps may be posted on the CCC Facebook page at that time.
Are helmets required?
Helmets are strongly recommended.

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What are the start times? What are the latest and earliest start times for my route?
Between 7am and 10am depending on route chosen. Registration opens at 6:30am and shuts down at 10:00am. Below are recommended times by selected route. Those doing a first Century should plan to start no later than 8 am. Those riding shorter distances can start earlier than their posted time.
Suggested start times:

   62/125 mi.  —  7-9am
    25/40 mi.  —  9-10am
       10 mi.  —  10am


Is there a time limit?
Riders start as early as 7 a.m. We shut down SAG support at 4:30 p.m. but keep track of the last riders in. We encourage ALL riders who wish to attempt the Challenge 25 mile loop to enter it by noon. Food Service wraps up at 5:00 p.m.
What about the weather?
The CCC is held rain or shine! Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
Who do I notify that this will be my first 100-mile century? How do I get my certificate?
Upon completing the 100-mile Century come back to the Registration table at the K of C to get a Certificate signed by our President.
How should I register my family if we will be riding different distances?
Family registrations are based on the route of the longest rider. A family with one 100-mile rider and two 25-mile riders (for example) would register for the 62/100-mile ride.
Still have questions after reading the FAQs?
Please direct general questions about the Capital City Century to events@spfldcycling.org.

If you have questions about registering for the CCC, please consult our CCC 2017 Registration Instructions. If you still have registration questions, please direct them to registration@spfldcycling.org.

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