Held on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Challenge of the Centuries is a 30 year old annual event held on the weekend before Memorial Day. Rides of 35, 100K and 100 miles are held on Saturday with riders leaving at 8 am. This year the ride will be leaving from the new Ride Headquarters at Hartwell First United Methodiist Church located at 200 Webb St.. Sponsored by the Hartwell Kiwanis Club the ride has annually 350 to 400 riders and each year has numerous riders who are repeat riders.
On Saturday the ride heads east with all three rides crossing the massive Hartwell Lake dam. Bikes are only permitted to cross the dam, about 2 miles, this one time each year. Each ride goes into South Carolina on gentle terrain of the Piedmont of North East Georgia. The rides on Saturday are: Smith-McGee Sojourn 37.6 miles, Ruckersville Ramble 67.3 miles, and Calhoun Falls Century 100.2 miles
Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Hartwell/ChallengeoftheCenturies . Just search for Challenge of the Centuries at runsignupcom. Register online, it's quick and convenient. A small processing fee is charged if you choose this method. It is the only method to register in advance using a credit or debit card. Sorry we don't take credit cards at the door. The 2020 Challenge of the Centuries bicycle ride registration is now open.
Regardless of your riding style, you will find friends of all ages to ride with.
Probably three quarters of our riders have been with us year after year.
PO Box 762, Hartwell, GA 30643, US
We open from 6-8 on Friday evening and are back early Saturday, 6:30 a.m., for registration..