Three Creek Century 2017
The Harrisburg Bicycle Club is pleased to present our 2017 annual bicycle ride, the Three Creek Century, on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
This is not a race but rather a leisurely ride through the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania. Ride on lightly traveled roads along and over the Conodoguinet, Yellow Breeches and Big Spring creeks which feed the Susquehanna river. Cue sheets, sag wagons and rest stops are provided for all routes as well as markings on the road to guide the riders on the routes. This event is well known for its homemade cookies, soup and other great food.
Most of the routes offer gentle terrain with enough small hills to keep the ride interesting. On-road routes of 100, 75,50, and 25-mile lengths are available plus the 18 mile route on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. Also for 2017: The 50 mile South Mountain Challenge! This is an optional alternate ending to the 50 mile route that adds some additional climbing up to Big Flat for those riders looking for more of a challenge.
The 2017 Three Creek Century will be held at the Penn Township Fire Department complex at 1750 Pine Road in Newville. This location offers plenty of restrooms, parking and picnic facilities, and great access to the quiet rural roads that wind through beautiful western Cumberland County. The revised routes retain the favorite parts of the courses from previous Three Creek Centuries while adding new scenery that showcases some of the best riding to be found in the region.
The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Route: A ride along the beautiful Cumberland Valley Rail Trail is being offered as an option for riders looking for a quiet no-traffic ride. The trail is a crushed limestone surface suitable for most types of bikes. Ride from Newville to Shippensburg Township Park and back for a total of 18 miles. Start at the Newville trailhead at 23 McFarland Street.
NEW! For the first time, the Trifecta brings together the Penn State Chocolate Tour in Hershey, the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic in Lancaster and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club’s Three Creek Century near Carlisle to form central Pennsylvania’s premiere cycling event. Riders who complete all three events will earn a special prize. READ MORE >