The Peach of a Century is the last of the event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.
There are three ride options to choose from
- Century Route
- Metric Century
- 76 Mile loop
For more information, contact Joanne Heilinger. at the Salem Bike Club.
Full Century Route
Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The full century route is challenging with some steep hills.
There are three rest stops on the 100-mile route. All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and the friendly volunteers of the Capitol Kiwanis Club.
The Metric Century route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. (See the GPS tracks for more information about total elevation gain on the routes, but note the differences in the vertical scales when comparing the route profiles.) The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.
The 76-mile route also involves a significant amount climbing just like the 100 mile, the route visits Jefferson, Scio, and Stayton. All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A sag vehicle will sweep both courses at day’s end..