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We're going for a fast-paced, hilly, 100-mile road ride. This ride is for advanced riders who wish to ride a century (100 miles) at a fast pace with others of comparable ability.
Speed: Plan for about 8 hours of ride time plus one to two hours for all breaks and lunch.
Route: Janesville to Footville (16 miles); Footville to Albany (15 miles); Albany to Brodhead (27 miles); Brodhead to Afton (21 miles); Afton to Janesville (23 miles). 102 miles total.
Rest Stops / Lunch: Snacks in Footville at 16 miles; Snacks in Albany at 31 miles; Lunch in Brodhead at 58 miles; Snacks in Afton at 79 miles.
Hills: Yes, lots of them. ~4,500 feet climbing. (Click here for Elevation Profile (http://files.meetup.com/886410/Century%20Ride%20-%20Elevation%20Profile.pdf).)
A map and cue sheet will be provided. An odometer will be needed to follow the route.
Click on the years for photos from previous rides. (2012 (http://www.meetup.com/Wisconsin-Bicycling/photos/8966762/), 2013 (http://www.meetup.com/Wisconsin-Bicycling/photos/16510042/))
Plan to arrive by 9:30 AM. We will push-off promptly at 10:00 AM.
Directions: Take exit 175A off of I-90 to merge onto E Racine Street. Go 0.7 miles on E Racine Street. Turn left at Palmer Drive (stoplight) and go 0.7 miles. Rotary Botanical Gardens will be on your right.