The Capital City Century (CCC), supported by the Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC), will roll out from Centennial Park on the west side of Springfield, Illinois on Saturday, September 11. Road riders can select from a 40, 63, 100, or 125-mile course. New this year is a 63-mile “Groad” ride that combines paved sections from the road rides and gravel roads.
One large loop into the countryside is an original feature to this year’s route. The route will take you through small All-American towns in Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Menard Counties. Here you will find restaurants, bars, and coffee shops where riders can purchase food or drink and support locally owned establishments which were hard-hit by COVID-19. Rest stops with bottled water and pre-packaged snacks will also be staged along the way. Highlighted towns along the longest (125-mile) route include Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Ashland, Chandlerville, Bath, Kilbourne, Oakford, Petersburg, and Athens. Shorter routes will take advantage of a few of the previously mentioned towns. Once road surfaces are inspected, routes will be verified and released before the event. More updates on coffee shops, bars, and restaurants will be made available soon.
Packet Pickup and Swag
All registrants will receive a CCC t-shirt. These are unisex CVC crew shirts form Next Level Apparel. [VIEW T-SHIRT SIZING].
The packet pickup location is still being determined. But swag bags will be filled with great cycling products including an event bib number. More information on those products will be updated as the ride day approaches.
Bib numbers will be distributed in the order of registration received. These numbers will allow organizers to easily recognize participants when at rest stops and if support is needed.
Start Times and Rider Tracking
You can select your start time depending on the registered distance. Start times are staggered to allow longer distance riders early morning starts and shorter distance riders later in the morning.
RunSignUp is the host website for registration. Participants can be viewed by ride officials on the RaceJoy App while on the course. Club volunteers will be providing SAG support.
Limited parking is available in Centennial Park. No parking is allowed in Hope Church’s parking lot. Overflow parking is a little more than ½ mile away at Bunn (5020 Ash Grove Dr) just off Wabash Ave and Interstate 72. Volunteers will assist in the parking lot and a crosswalk will help riders over Wabash Avenue and onto Bunker Hill Road.
Local bike mechanics will be available in Centennial Park prior to the ride to assist with last-minute minor mechanical issues. Please be respectful of their time and resources.
Post Ride Meal
The CCC will end in Centennial Park with an All-American meal served between 11:00am and 4:00pm. The menu includes BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, and apple or cherry crisp and ice cream. If you need a vegetarian option, let us know through our webpage or social media. Alcohol will not be served at the end of the ride. Instead, you are encouraged to support local bars and breweries. More information will be made available soon about these local pubs and possible discounts to registered riders.
SBC members receive a $10 discount on registration through August 31. Annual membership begins at just $25. More information on membership can be found at www.spfldcycling.org
Capital City Century Registration Prices
$35 members or $45 non-members now until June 30
$45 members or $55 non-members July 1-August 31
$60 September 1-11 (no member discount)
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