Seacoast Century Weekend

Hampton, NH, USA
21 Sep, 2024 (Sat)

Cycling

25 mi, 50 mi, 65 mi, 100 mi

About the event

Please join us for the 50th Annual Seacoast Century on Saturday, September 21, 2024.  This Seacoast Century ride is planned with rider and volunteer safety foremost.  This will be a ONE-Day event with four distance options. 

Headquarters:  Hampton Beach State Park (South Beach)
                                 8 State Park Road, Hampton NH 03842

On-Line Sign Up offers immediate registration for the 2024 Seacoast Century with a choice of four different routes.   Registration includes 2024 Century rider gifts, event T-shirt, post-ride food, well-stocked rest stops and support vehicles. There will be Wait List if the ride fills to our rider limit. This is a “ride” – not a “race!”  No walk-ins / day-of-event registration available.

Parking – on ride day there is limited free parking, on a first-come basis at ride headquarters with several nearby paid options. A parking options map will be made available to registered riders in the weeks before this event.  

Routes - Ride with GPS route files and detailed cue sheets will be available by March 31.  Last-minute road construction may require detours.

The Seacoast Century tradition continues with a great ride that helps support bicycle safety and advocacy.  Our aim is to provide an outstanding Century event that will bring you back to cycle the New England coast with us again.

KEY FEATURES:

ONE DAY EVENT - Saturday, September 21 - Start/Finish at Hampton Beach State Park (South Beach), 8 State Park Road, Hampton NH 03842. 
Great routes and sights - 25, 50, 65 and 100 mile options to choose from.  Along the way you'll have a chance to see historic Portsmouth, State Parks, the Nubble Lighthouse, Piscataqua River, scenic small towns and beachfront communities and great ocean views.   All routes start and finish in the same location.IN-PERSON CHECK-IN - Rider check-in is on Friday, Sept. 20 from 3pm-6pm OR Saturday from 7am-10am.  Riders pick up their rider number and materials. Full Century riders should plan on rolling out by 8am, all other distance riders can roll out anytime. OPTIONAL SEACOAST CENTURY CUSTOM RIDE JERSEY - Seacoast Century short sleeve jersey with full front zipper and 3 rear pockets available from Agile GSW Team Store. Cost is $58 plus shipping. Order directly at this link: 
https://teamstore.agile-sportswear.com/store/seacoast-century/
NOTE: Deadline for jersey order is August 10 at 11:59pm.  Jerseys will be mailed directly to you in time for the Century.  Great sizing chart on the website to get the fit you want!  No returns or refunds allowed.E-BIKE NOTICE - e-Bikes are welcomed at the Seacoast Century with some caveats:Riders acknowledge that electric assisted bicycles may be permitted at the Seacoast Century provided that such bikes are classified as bicycles under applicable state law, i.e. Class 1, 2, or 3 only. If  a rider chooses to ride an electric assisted bicycle on the Seacoast Century routes, they must understand that the Seacoast Century may not provide support for an electric assisted bicycle. Range - we suggest eBike riders know the range capabilities of their personal bike, especially if they are considering the full Century distance.TRANSFER OPTION - You can transfer your Registration if your plans change - If you register and then aren't able to ride, you can transfer your registration to an alternate rider (recouping your entry fee is negotiated with the other rider and the transaction is outside of BikeReg.) You can do this only while online registration (BikeReg) is open. Should we reach our rider cap you will also have the opportunity to transfer your entry to a wait-listed rider, if any. Otherwise, no refunds or deferrals.

Your hosts, the Granite State Wheelers   

Our partners and sponsors include: New Hampshire State Parks, Maine State Parks, and the Hampton Beach Village District.  Our hosting communities are Hampton, Seabrook, North Hampton, New Castle, Rye and Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Salisbury and Newburyport in Massachusetts and Kittery and York in Maine.

 Event Procedure and Safety :

The Granite State Wheelers (GSW) Seacoast Century is our largest ride of the year.  The event is limited to 900 riders.

With a flat to rolling scenic route along the coastlines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine (and a few hills in our 100 mile route), the Seacoast Century Ride has received several national awards. Many riders come back year after year making this event part of their annual vacation plans. 

The Seacoast Century is a relaxed family-oriented event that many choose for their first Century or return each year to enjoy with friends.

We expect basic rider courtesy and safety:

Calling ‘on your left’ when passing other riders and allowing a safe distance to pass. Sharing the road with vehicles, obeying traffic rules, and signal our intention to turn, stop or pass.  We expect riders to travel single file on busy road sections, especially in Rye, where single-file is required.No long pace lines – this is a ride, not a race. 

We want to make great memories traveling along the scenic route that makes this event quite special.  Please join the Granite State Wheelers for a memorable Seacoast Century ride, our 50th!

Riders must follow all rules of the road, ride single file in traffic, not block roadways, and walk across bridges if so directed. Helmets must be worn at all times.  Riders will be monitored by the local police departments and volunteer ride ambassadors to help ensure safe riding practices are followed. 

Please help us to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for all. We work hard to build support with local towns and the states to offer this ride.  Riders need to help us by riding safely and with courtesy to other vehicles and pedestrians to continue to offer this century.  

We look forward to having you join us!      

Your Hosts, the Granite State Wheelers
Founded July 1971

 

Races offered by this event

You have 23 weeks to prepare

Quarter Century

21 Sep, 2024 (Sat)
Cycling
25 mi
Solo
On site
Road

Century

21 Sep, 2024 (Sat)
Cycling
100 mi
Solo
On site
Road

Metric Century

21 Sep, 2024 (Sat)
Cycling
65 mi
Solo
On site
Road

Half Century

21 Sep, 2024 (Sat)
Cycling
50 mi
Solo
On site
Road

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