Come join us for the 44th Annual Seacoast Century Ride! Enjoy a great ride and help support bicycle safety & advocacy.
Our Seacoast Century route follows the New Hampshire and Maine coastline with some short scenic inland loops. Cycle New England's coast with us this fall and enjoy level to rolling terrain passing scenic small towns and beachfront communities, great ocean views with sandy beaches, headlands, rivers, wetlands, and forest. Our route includes historic Portsmouth, State Parks, the Nubble Lighthouse, the Piscataqua River, harbor views and a chance to take a dip in the ocean after the ride or stop and take in a local event like the Portsmouth Maritime Festival. Options include a full, metric, half or quarter century. All rides begin and end at Hampton Beach State Park (the southern most point in the Park near the harbor). Check-in begins on Friday from 4-6PM or at 7 AM each day and continues until noon. You'll need to check in to pick up your number and rider information. This a family-friendly, recreational scenic bike ride, not a race or timed event.
You can ride either Saturday or Sunday or both days. One fee covers it all. No need to select a day, just check-in and ride. Only $50 ($60 after July 31st) plus the BikeReg.com service fee. All support services are available both days. Your registration fee includes a tee shirt, well-stocked rest stops, a bowl of soup and snacks at the end of the ride. Full Century rides need to be completed in 10 hours or less. Registrations must be made on-line by September 4th.
Young Riders -Families are welcome! We are offering half-price fees for riders 15 and under.
First Century- We're a great choice for your first Century. Special recognition and prizes for first Century riders.
Transferring Your Registration - If you register and then aren't able to ride, you can transfer your registration to an alternate rider for $5. You can do this on-line through BikeReg until Sept. 4th. Afterward, arrangements can be made through a message to the Ride Coordinator through BikeReg.
Late Registration - For 2017, we are offering a limited number of Day of (Walk-In) Registration for $70. There will be a Late/Alternate Registration area at the Hampton Beach State Park Pavilion check in area. There is no guarantee that a rider tee shirt and soup will be available for late riders.
- We'll be offering Registered Riders:
- Early check-in on Friday evening 4-6 PM (in addition to Sat & Sun from 6:30AM-12PM)
- After-Ride Activities are set for Saturday including a Bike EXPO (Bikes, gear, clothing, tours, trails, Clubs, training, health info and more)
- A Bowl of Soup (you can select one of three choices and purchase additional bowls of soup for friends and family who may be joining you at the end of the ride)
- A Seacoast Century Store where you can purchase jerseys, tee shirts and other cycling gear.
- More Social Media options for information and conversations about the Seacoast Century
- The Seagull Inn in Hampton has offered to make a $25 donation to a bicycling charity for every rider staying with them. http://www.seagullinnhampton.com/
We appreciate your suggestions and are implementing many of them in 2017. Thanks for the 2016 Rider Survey feedback.
Your hosts, the Granite State Wheelmen use much of the Century proceeds to support bicycle advocacy efforts. We welcome you to join us and hope you'll return often to enjoy the Seacoast Century. This ride is a fund-raiser for bicycle safety and education.
Our partners and sponsors include: the Bike Walk Alliance of New Hampshire, New Hampshire State Parks, Maine State Parks, the Hampton Beach Village District, and Old Salt Restaurant. Our hosting communities are Hampton, North Hampton, New Castle, Rye and Portsmouth in New Hampshire, and Kittery, Eliot and York in Maine.
The Granite State Wheelmen (GSW) Seacoast Century is our largest ride of the year. The event is limited to 1,600 riders.
With a flat to rolling scenic route along the coastlines of New Hampshire and Maine and all the support services provided for such events, the Seacoast Century Ride has received several national awards. Many riders come back year after year making this event part of their annual vacation plans.
The Seacoast Century is a relaxed family-oriented event that many choose for their first Century or return to year after year to enjoy with friends. We expect basic rider courtesy like calling on your left when passing other riders and allowing a safe distance to pass. We share the road with vehicles and must obey traffic rules and signal our intention to turn, stop or pass. We expect riders to travel single file in busy road sections like Route 1-A near Odionne State Park in Rye. No long pace lines or racing against the clock or other riders. We want to make great memories traveling along the scenic route that makes this event quite special, Please join the Granite State Wheelmen for a memorable Century ride!
All riders must follow all rules of the road, ride single file in traffic, not block the roadways, and walk across bridges if so directed. Rider numbers and helmets must be worn at all times. Riders will be monitored by the local police departments to help ensure safe riding practices are followed. Please help us to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for all. This is a ride, not a race! We work hard to build support with local towns and the states to offer this ride, riders need to help us by riding safely and with courtesy to others to continue to offer this century. All registrations to be made on-line. For 2016, we are allowing a limited number of Day of/Walk in Registrations for $70. Late Registration does not guarantee all the benefits provided to those registered online.