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Potomac Peddlers Back Roads Century

  • 18 Sep 2016
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV


Sunday, September 18, 2016


Shepherdstown, WV


Free parking at Shepherd University


See the registration fee schedule below. Potomac Pedalers members receive a $25.00 discount.


27, 45, 51, 63, and 101 miles

Who May Participate:

The Back Roads Century is open to everyone.

Number of Riders:

Registration is capped at 2,000 riders and we sell out every year.

What's Included:

Gorgeous scenery and great times, as well as route directions/cue sheets and GPX files, wide varieties of food and drink at rest stops, ride marshals, support vehicles patrolling all routes, post-ride party at Bellevue Manor along the Potomac River with catered food and live entertainment, rider numbers mailed to your home, a full Saturday option of historical and fun rides, and special town events and entertainment.

What's Optional:

Event t-shirt for $15.00 and event jerseys for $65.00 - available in men's short sleeve, women's short sleeve and women's tank top

 There will be NO onsite registration!

The Back Roads Century is one of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region. Each fall, Potomac Pedalers invites cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities for a great weekend of riding and fun. The Back Roads Century features multiple distances, up to a full 100-mile ride. Every distance is a fully-supported ride with route directions/cue sheets, plenty of rest stops with delicious food and drinks - including our famous tomato sandwiches - as well as mechanical and first aid support during your ride. For the first time, this year's cue sheets will note historical and habitat information at different points along the routes.


The Back Roads Century returns for its second year to beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a quaint yet vibrant town with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Located just across the bridge from the Antietam Battlefield, history buffs and regular travelers alike will find Shepherdstown's historical allure a perfect complement to the charm and variety readily abundant at every turn in town. The Back Roads Century begins at Shepherd University and many routes will follow parts of the Potomac River, with rolling hills taking you past apple orchards and lush farmlands.


After Sunday’s ride, join us for our "End of Ride Celebration" at Bellevue Manor, a historic venue with great views overlooking the Potomac. The event will feature amazing food prepared by local restaurants, as well as live entertainment that will have you up on your feet even after riding for hours.

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