Why start a new Door County Century ride?
We’ve been asked that a lot. The simple answer is that we love Door County and know that it is one of the finest destinations for silent sports in the country.
We realized that none of these events took full advantage of the most picturesque part of the peninsula, the northern tip of the county and Sister Bay’s amazing Waterfront Park.
“Ever since the village expanded the park in 2007 I’ve thought it would be the ideal place to stage a cycling event,” says ride organizer Brian Fitzgerald of the Peninsula Pacers. Fitzgerald is also the director of the Door County Half Marathon and the Ride for Nature. “This year we finally were able to make it happen.”
In additiion to superb routes that will take riders to some of the most picturesque spots on the peninsula, the ride will feature a post-ride celebration featuring food from some of Sister Bay’s best restaurants and beer from the new Door County Brewery. We’ll also have homemade ice cream provided by the Door County Ice Cream Factory.
For family members the location provides a perfect opportunity to play and shop. Waterfront Park is located in the center of the village, with volleyball courts, playgrounds, water sports available. Plus, it’s just steps from shops and restaurants like Al Johnson’s, Husby’s, The Sister Bay Bowl, and Grasse’s Grill.
“You can not find a better location for an event,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re so thrilled to have the support of the Sister Bay Advancement Association and the business community here.”
But at the end of the day, the event is all about the riders experience. Routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles will feature 6 fully-stocked aid stations, great surfaces, and full course support for an event capped at just 1,200 riders.
We hope you join us this year and make the Peninsula Century Ride your new Door County tradition!