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Virtual Three Creek Information 2
Routes and Rest Stop Information
Small Group Rides Available to Registered Three Creek Century Riders
HBC is offering small group Century rides for those people who prefer to ride with a group. These rides are only for riders who are registered for the Three Creek Century. Click on the link below to access the group ride information.
Small Group Rides and Leaders - ver 7
NOTE : The routes below are for 2020
The Three Creek Century consists of two ~50 mile loops and two ~25 mile loops which may be combined to create route of 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles. All return you back to the start point at the Penn Twp Fire Company. There is also the option of the 18 mile ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (no cue sheets needed). We have complete use of the bathrooms at the Penn Twp Fire House, and also parking. There is no support on these rides (no SAG support either) so plan accordingly for food and water.
We have included a Cue Sheet to print out, Ride With GPS file link, and the GPX file if you want to download to add to another GPS computer, when you click the GPX file button the file will download to you computer
Three Creek 2020 All Ride Information
Big Spring Meander (50.8 miles) – This pleasant ride earns its title by following the meandering paths of the Yellow Breeches, Big Spring, and the Conodoguinet Creeks. It is mostly level riding through rural Cumberland County, but does contain some long gradual hills. The rest stops are at the Cumberland Valley Rail trailhead in Newville and Shippensburg Township Park. Total elevation gain is 1,809 ft.
Big Spring Ride With GPS Link
Big Spring GPX File
Big Spring Cue 9-4-2020
South Mountain Challenge (51 miles) - This is a more challenging ~50 mile option which climbs up South Mountain passing through Newville and Shippensburg. Total elevation gain is 2831 ft.
South Mountain Ride with GPS Link
South Moutain GPX
South Mtn Cue 9-4-2020
Opossum Lake Loop (29.8 miles) – This route takes you north and west of Carlisle and features some challenging climbs along with some level riding. A scenic overlook of Opossum Lake is included. If you are riding the entire Century, we recommend that you ride this route second, after completing one of the ~50 mile options. Total elevation gain is 1101 ft.
Opossum Lake Ride With GPS Link
Opossum Lake GPX File
Opossum Lake Cue Sheet 2020
Yellow Breeches Ramble (25.1 miles) – This route features enjoyable riding over gentle terrain, although there are some gradual hills along the way. A portion of the route closely follows the winding path of the world-famous trout fishing stream, the Yellow Breeches Creek. The restrooms at the rest stop at the midway point at the pavilion of Trine Park. Trine Park in Mount Holly may be open if a group is using the Trine Park. View scenic farmland highlighted by the large mountain ridges to the south. This memorable route is a wonderful way to complete your 100 mile century ride. Total elevation gain is 759 ft. At about mile 23, you can extend this route by seven miles by taking an optional climb up to Kings Gap. See below.
YELLOW BREECHES RIDE WITH GPS LINK
Yellow Breeches GPX file
Yellow Breeches Cue Sheet 2020