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General FAQs

What is the final time for registration?

  • Online registration ends Thursday, September 26, 2024.
  • Beyond that, riders can register in person at Early Check-in on Friday, September 27th between noon and 6pm (1435 River Park Drive, Sacramento – look for the Sac Century pop-up and feather flags) or the morning of the ride at Capitol Mall and 9th Street, Sacramento). Credit card or cash, we cannot accept debit cards.

Do I need to ride 100 miles to participate?

No, the Sac Century Challenge offers four different-length routes from which to choose! You can ride 100, 63, 36, or 16 miles along the beautiful Sacramento Delta.

How much elevation gain is on the ride?

The Full Century has the most with less than 960ft! = Flat!

Is the ride timed?

Sac Century is not a timed ride. No bibs are given out and it is a Share the Road ride.

Can my kids ride?

Yes, children are welcome! Any rider under 18 years of age must be accompanied by the adult rider signing the registration waiver for the minor rider. Riders of all ages must register and pay the registration fee.

Are e-bikes allowed?

Yes, all types of bicycles are allowed. Tandem bikes require two registrations.

Will there be food and water for me?

Yes! Lots of food and water are provided throughout the ride:

  • A light breakfast is served on Capitol Mall at the start of the routes.
  • Water is served at the ride start and finish on Capitol Mall and along the way at the rest stops.
  • Rest stops along the route – including at Dave’s Pumpkin Patch in West Sacramento, at Holland & Oxford, at the Old Schoolhouse/Central Market and in Isleton (for the full century riders) – will serve water, electrolytes, and healthy snacks. Over the counter pain medications (for 18 and over), sunscreen and first aid kits are also available at the rest stops.
  • A full and varied lunch (as well as water, electrolytes and soda) is served in Isleton for the full century riders.
  • Registration includes a meal and drink ticket to use at a variety of food trucks at the post-ride festival.

Will there be support along the ride routes?

Yes, there will be 6-7 SAG vehicles driving the routes. Each will be accompanied by a ham radio operator for constant communication on the route as cell phone coverage along the river can be spotty. SAG drivers carry water and can help with light repairs/service (tube repairs/chain lubricant) or to collect and transport small belongs (clothes, etc.) to Capitol Mall for pick up.

What if I have a problem with my bike along the ride?

Support vehicles along the routes will be available to help riders with light repairs or to transport riders with disabled bikes back to the starting line at Capitol Mall. A bike repair service – Velofix – will be stationed at Capitol Mall in the morning and later at the century rider rest stop in Isleton.

Can I download the routes on Ride with GPS?

Yes, click on the “Ride with GPS” link on the Ride page of this website and download the GPX file. You can then upload this file to Strava to create a route.

What is the official cut off time for the rides?

There is no official cut off time for any of the rides. The rest-stop at Clarksburg closes down by 4:00 pm. Lunch at Isleton for the century riders starts breaking down at 2:00-2:30 pm and the last SAG vehicle sweeps the course at 4:00-4:30 pm and returns to Capitol Mall.

Will alcohol be served at the Post-Ride Festival?

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the festival. ID required.

Can I bring my dog to the Post-Ride Festival?

No, we love your pets but please leave them home this day.

I'm coming from out of town. Where can I stay?

Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sacramento.

See Visit Sacramento for other hotels and things to see and do.

How can I volunteer to help the Sac Century Challenge?

We love our volunteers! Visit the volunteer section of our website to sign up. And THANK YOU!

Check-In & Registration Packet Pickup Questions:

Does the Ride offer Early Check-in?

Yes. Riders can check in early to avoid lines and start riding as early as possible!

  • Early check-in is on September 27, 2024, from noon to 6 pm in the parking lot at 1435 River Park Drive. Look for the Sac Century pop-up and feather flags.
  • Only credit cards or cash will be accepted (debit cards and checks cannot be used)

Can I check-in early for others?

Yes, just know their name(s) and the route they registered for. No need for ID, we trust you!

On ride day, when and where is check-In?

Ride day checking in begins at 7:00 am at Capitol Mall at 9th Street. Only credit cards and cash will be accepted (debit cards and checks cannot be used).

Refund FAQs

I have a situation, can I get a refund?

Sorry, there are no refunds.

Registration Transfer FAQs

Is it possible to transfer my registration?

You can transfer your 2024 registration to another participant for this event only. The transfer request deadline is September 29th. Transfers can be requested through the Contact tab on the website. Registrations cannot be carried over to the next year.

Veteran’s Discount Code

Is there a Veteran's Discount Code available?

Yes. Please request the Veteran’s Discount Code on the Contact Us page and we will send you one.

Free bicycle valet service

Is there a safe place to put my bicycle during the Post-Ride Festival?

Yes. SABA (Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates) will provide secure valet service inside the fenced area of the festival grounds. 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. FREE!

Parking FAQs:

Where can I park on ride day?

500 Capitol Mall building (Bank of the West Tower).
ENTER from N Street (one way).
500 stalls are available.
6′-10″ height restriction.
No vehicles with bicycles on roof racks.
No charge for registered riders; parking is included in the registration fee but a small donation is always welcome to defray our costs (collected at the garage entry).

Please click on the link below to see the ride day parking map for other parking opportunities.
Ride Day Parking Map.

The official parking garage open time is 5am and close time is 7pm but your entry ticket validation will allow you out of the garage after that time.

Other Opportunities to Save At-Risk Youth in our Community

This event is sponsored by:

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Sacramento Century Challenge is proud to benefit:

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