Start and Finish Information:
The ride will start and finish at the Penn Township Fire Department, 1750 Pine Road, Newville, Pennsylvania. It is a “show and go” start and will be held rain or shine. On-site registration is from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The ride opens at 7:00 AM. Riders must enter the course no later than: 8 AM. for 100 miles; 9:30 a.m. for 75 and 50 miles; 11:00 a.m. for 25 miles. All riders must be off the courses by 5 PM. Riders choosing the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail route should plan to start at the Newville trailhead between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Rest stops are positioned on all of the three loops which make up the Three Creek Century and on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. A nutritious assortment of fruit and snacks will be available as well as water and sports drinks. Refreshments are available at the Penn Township Fire Company from 7:00 AM. until 5:00 PM. Hot dogs, soup, and any other hot items will be available at the Penn Township Fire Dept. from 10:30 AM. until 3:00 PM. The “official” rest stop for the 50 mile Big Spring Meander route will be open from 8:30 AM. until 2:00 PM. There is one other “unofficial” rest stop along the route where you can get water and access bathrooms. The rest stop for the Yellow Breeches Ramble 25 mile route will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The rest stop on the Opossum Lake Loop will be open from 9 AM until 3:30 PM.
Safety Rules and Guidelines:
Obey all traffic laws, including Pennsylvania bicycle laws and Three Creek Century (Bicycle) Ride rules. All riders are reminded that helmets are required.
We strongly recommend when crossing railroad tracks you dismount and walk your bike across. If you decide to ride across, carefully cross the rails at right angles. When crossing tracks, look, listen, and live!
First Aid/Emergency Needs:
Anyone needing to reach a cyclist should call the emergency number that will be provided with the cue sheets. Callers to this number will get a staff member, who will relay messages to cyclists.
There are also a wide variety of local hotels and campgrounds in the Carlisle Area.
Cumberland Valley Information:
Visit the Cumberland Valley Visitor's Bureau website for a complete listing of area attractions and services.