Save At-Risk Youth in our Community!

General FAQs

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 Sacramento Century?

Thanks! Volunteer sign ups will be open on August 1st.

How much elevation gain is on the ride?

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

Can my kids ride?

Yes all children must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.

Can I bring my dog to the post ride festival?

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

Are e-bikes allowed?

Yes, all types of bikes are allowed. This is not a timed ride, no bibs are given out and it is a Share the Road ride. 

Will there be food for me?

Yes, there will be water at the ride start and finish on Capitol Mall and along the way at the rest and water stops. There is a light breakfast on Capitol Mall at the start of the routes. There will be healthy snacks at the rest stops and a full lunch in Isleton for the Full Century riders.

There will be rest stops at Dave’s Pumpkin Patch, in Clarksburg, at Holland & Oxford, at the Old Schoolhouse/Central Market and in Isleton (for the full century riders). There will be electrolytes, healthy snacks, over the counter pain medications, sunscreen and first aid kits at the rest stops and at Isleton. Registration includes a meal and drink ticket to use at the post ride festival.

Will there be support on the ride route?

Yes, there will be 6-7 SAG vehicles roving 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 at best.

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 100 mile 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.

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.

Check-In & Registration Packet Pickup Questions:

Can I Check-In Early before the day of the ride?

Yes. Check-In Early, to avoid long lines and start riding as early as possible! Check in is on September 29th from noon to 6:00pm.

Only credit cards will be accepted and no debit cards can be used.

When is Early Check-In to pick up & registration packets?

Early Check-In will be  on September 29th noon to 6pm. It is in the parking lot at 1435 River Park Drive and you will see our Sac Century pop-up and feather flags.

Where is the Early Check-In pickup location?

Early Check In is on 9/29 from noon to 6 pm. It is in the parking lot at 1435 River Park Drive and you will see our Sac Century pop-up and feather flags.

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 where is Check-In?

On Capitol Mall at 9th Street.

Only credit cards will be accepted and no debit cards can be used.

On Ride Day what time is Check-In?

Starting at 7:00 AM.

Only credit cards will be accepted and no debit cards can 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 2023 registration to another participant for this event only. Registrations are non-refundable and cannot be carried over to the next year.

What is the final date to request a transfer?

Transfer request deadline for the 2023 only, last day to request is September 29th. Transfers can be requested through the Contact tab on the website.

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?

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.

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 close time is 7 pm 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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