RIDER INFO

The 29th annual Peninsula Century Spring Classic bicycle ride will be held June 17, 2017. Registration is open now!

REGISTER HERE>>

Registration Fees:  

 

Registration Questions:  Jordan Burress, 920.421.4680

Ride Director: Brian Fitzgerald, 920.421.1518.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 16

5 – 8 pm:  Packet Pickup at the parking lot behind Cornerstone Restaurant

Saturday, June 17

*7:00 am:  Century Ride and Metric Century Roll-out
*8:00:  Suggested start time for 50-mile riders
*8:45 am:  Suggested start time for 25-mile riders
11:00 am:  Start of post-ride meal from Thyme Catering and local chefs
12:00 pm:  Door County Beer Festival Tasting Tent Opens (tickets sold separately).
12:00 pm:  Live music from Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers
2:00 pm:  Live music from the Cajun Strangers
4:00 pm:  Door County Beer Festival tasting tent closes
5:30 pm:  Post-ride meal ends

*Riders may start their ride at anytime, however, in order to ensure that aid stations are open when you come through, we advise the starting at the suggested start times.

2017 Course Maps

2017 course maps are available now on RideWithGPS here>>

*Please note that routes are subject to change, so please check our Facebook page and keep up with email updates about the event.

Printed maps will also be distributed at Packet Pickup Friday from 5 – 8 pm and Saturday morning.

Post-ride Meal

Your post-ride meal features specialties from Thyme Catering and local chefs! Meal will be available till 5:30 pm. This year’s meal will feature an entree of Southwest Penne Pasta, traditional caesar salad, and rolls, plus bites from local chefs.

 

Desert

Cherry Crisp, The Cookery, Fish Creek

Beverages

1 Free Draft beer from Door County Brewing Co.
Tapuat Kombucha
Lemonade, Gatorade, Water

Live Music

Live music will be provided by throughout the day as part of our partner event, the Door County Beer Festival. This year’s music includes Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers, followed by the Cajun Strangers.

Recommended Start Times

We’ll feature a mass roll-out for those riders taking on the Century and Metric Century distances. The starting portion of Highway 57 will be closed for a short time at 7 am to roll everyone out together, so be ready to go!

These recommended start times will get both the competitive and recreational riders to the aid stations during the time periods shown. If you leave later than the suggested start times and ride slower than 14 miles per hour, we cannot guarantee that all aid stations will still be open when you pass.

• Century
The Century will start with a rollout at 7:00 am.

• Metric Century (62 miles)
The Metric Century will start with a rollout at 7:00 am.

• 50 Mile
Recommended start time is 8:00 am

• 25 Mile
Recommended start time is 8:45 am.

Rest Stops

Wickman House
Open:  7:45 am – 10:15 am
Rides passing by:  100, 62 & 50
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Donut Holes, Plain or Cinnamon Raisin Bagels w/ butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or strawberry jam

Fitzgerald Park
Open:  8:15 am – 10:30 am
Rides passing by:  100 & 62
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Donut Holes, Plain or Cinnamon Raisin Bagels w/ butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or strawberry jam

Ephraim Fire Station
Open:  9:00 am – 11:15 am
Rides passing by:  100, 62, 50 and 25
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Cookies, Sandwiches (peanut butter & strawberry jelly, turkey, cheddar)

Zion Church
Open:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rides passing by:  100, 62, 50 & 25
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Cookies

Schopf’s Dairyview Farm 
Open:  10:15 am – 2:30 pm
Rides passing by:  100
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Cookies, Sandwiches (peanut butter & strawberry jelly, turkey, cheddar), Granola bars, GU

Dannhausen Gardens
Open:  9:15 – 1:30 pm
Rides passing by:  100
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Cookies  Granola bars, GU

Lakeside Park (Jacksonport)
Open:  11:15 am – 3:30 pm
Ride passing by:  100
Food available: Water, Gatorade, Bananas, Oranges, Cookies, Sandwiches (peanut butter & strawberry jelly, turkey, cheddar), Granola bars, GU

Support Services and Sag Wagon

Experienced mechanics will be stationed at each rest stop along the route. It is recommended to ride with a cell phone along the route, in case of emergency or the need for mechanical assistance from the Sag Wagon; however, your cell phone may not work at all locations along the route. 

Mechanics from Nor Door Sport and Cyclery will be available near the start to help you get set for a great ride.

Weather

Door County average temperatures in mid-June range from lows in the 50s to highs near 70. Keep in mind that it will be cooler by the lake.

Packet Pickup

On Friday, June 16, riders may pick up their packets at the grounds of the Door County Beer Festival behind the Cornerstone Pub from 5 – 8 pm. Packets will include wristbands, detailed maps of the routes, with turn by turn directions, and other goodies.

On Ride Day, Saturday, June 17 packets may be picked up at the grounds of the Door County Beer Festival behind the Cornerstone Pub from 6:30 – 9:30 am. Packets will include wristbands, detailed maps of the routes, with turn by turn directions, and other goodies.

Door County Beer Festival Tickets

At the end of your ride you’ll find a great way to finish your afternoon with the Door County Beer Festival.

Biker Safety

While all five courses have been designed to follow Door County’s less-travelled back roads, the routes will not be closed to traffic. All bikers should follow the rules of the road, including stopping at stop signs and riding single file on the right side of the road. It is recommended to wear a helmet when bicycling.

All routes for the Spring Classic follow regular state, county and local roadways and are used by automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles and farm machinery; they have no special provisions for bicyclists. Bicyclists participating in the Spring Classic, using the map and the marked route, assume the responsibilities and risks for their own safety when cycling.

The bicycle is classified as a vehicle under Wisconsin state law (WI Statute 346.02 (4)) and has the same Rights AND RESPONSIBILITIES as motor vehicles, including the right to use public roads unless specifically prohibited. The safety of bicycling depends on the conscientious efforts of bicyclists and motorists to obey traffic laws and act with mutual consideration when sharing the roadway.

Parking Info

Plenty of parking will be available throughout downtown Baileys Harbor, as well as at the Town Hall and the Fire Department lot (on Park Road). 

“It was a great event and a gorgeous ride.” – Angela Hilbelink Ruh

“Great day for a ride on the scenic back roads of Door peninsula. We enjoyed it all! Wonderful food and drink and friendly volunteer staff all the way – kudos to everyone involved.” – Ellen McAllister

Ellen McAllister

Loved the ride! Route was beautiful and very well marked. Rest stops were plentiful and had plenty of food and drink. Loved the ice cold beer and delicious food at the end. I’ll definitely be back!

2014 Participant

This year was the third annual excursion for myself and some friends. The ride and beer festival are becoming a tradition for us. Always a great weekend. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

Brian Meiers

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