There's more to this than just a bike ride.

Friday Night Check In -- The Baltimore Bicycling Club will have early check-in from 6-9 pm for registered Civil War Century riders at the Thurmont Visitor Center at 11 Water Street, near the corner of Water and Main Streets, just a few block north of the ride start. ( Parking available on-street and in nearby lots. There are plenty of restaurants in the area to fuel up for the next day’s ride after checking in – Check the Thurmont Area tab for suggestions. Hope to see you there! If you check in on Friday night, you can start riding on Saturday morning without checking in again.

SAG Service -- A SAG wagon is defined as, “A car or truck that picks up or otherwise assists riders who have had to stop riding due to injury or mechanical failure”. The Baltimore Bicycling Club will have radio equipped SAG wagons patrolling all routes. Thanks to the Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) for providing all communications. Their radio operators will be working hard in each SAG vehicle and at each Rest Stop. You need to be well prepared for which ever ride you do. Things SAG drivers don't want to hear are: "I didn't know it would be so hard", "Those are really long climbs", or "I should have trained more" because they are very busy with riders that are injured or need repairs.

Mechanical Support -- Mechanics are on duty at the ride start and selected rest stops to perform minor repairs.

Rest Stops & Food -- There are four food stops on the full century, three on the three-quarter and metric centuries, two on the half-century, and one on the quarter-century. All food stops are fully stocked with sandwiches, a variety of snacks, and locally-grown fresh fruit from Scenic View Orchards. Every Rest Stop / Food Stop has restroom facilities.



Thurmont Finish -- When you get back to the Finish in Thurmont, the riding is over but not the fun or the food. Volunteers will be offering sandwiches and drinks. And that big truck in the background of the picture on the left is serving that ever-popular ice cream for returning riders.


Music -- At the end of the ride, relax and enjoy live music from a local bluegrass band.

Massage -- Massage therapists again will be available to perform massages for a fee at the conclusion of the ride.