The Peninsula Century Fall Challenge is organized by the Peninsula Pacers, the group responsible for the success of the Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k and the Peninsula Century Spring Classic. For more info, contact Ride Director Brian Fitzgerald.
Brian Fitzgerald, Ride Director
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PO Box 95
Ephraim, WI 54211
The Fall Challenge Backstory
The same team that brought the Door County Half Marathon to Door County and rejuvenated the Ride for Nature launched the Peninsula Century Ride in 2013. The organizers include Brian Fitzgerald and Dave Eliot, co-founders of the Peninsula Pacers, who also organize the Door County Beer Festival and theDoor County Pond Hockey Tournament. They’re joined by Myles Dannhausen and Freddie Bexell, who have been on the team since the start in 2008.
Our team, all hailing from Northern Door County and avid outdoor enthusiasts, talked for years about creating a ride focused on the best roads of the northern part of the peninsula. We also wanted to highlight Sister Bay’s new Waterfront Park, an 1,800-foot expanse of public shoreline in the center of the village.
In 2014, 591 cyclists shared their vision and had a spectacular ride in Northern Door. The Sister Bay business community embraced the event, with restaurant sponsors all putting their best food forward to serve specialty items at a post-ride meal unlike any you’ll find at another event.
Sister Bay made a gutsy decision to expand the park in 2007, and with the Peninsula Century Ride, we aim to make that investment pay off with a new tradition on the shores of Sister Bay.
The Newest Door County Century Ride
The Peninsula Century features routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through the rolling hills and past the incredible water views of Northern Door County. With a grand roll-out start in Sister Bay from the village’s new Waterfront Park, riders will start within walking distance of the area’s best lodging.
With six aid stations, a post-ride meal, beer, and live music at the finish in Waterfront Park, this ride will have everything you’ll need for a fantastic experience at Door County’s beautiful northern shores.
The ride is capped at 1,200 riders to ensure a safe experience for cyclists and motorists. Participants will finish back at Waterfront Park, where they’ll enjoy post-ride festivities on the water and soak in the Sister Bay sunset just steps from bars, restaurants and shopping.
This Peninsula Century is presented by Door County Living magazine. The Premier Sponsor is the Sister Bay Advancement Association.