Welcome to Challenge of the Centuries

Celebrating 29 years of hosting this ride This years ride will be Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019


Six great rides over two days

 Held on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the Challenge of the Centuries is a 28 year old annual event held on the weekend before Memorial Day. Rides of 35, 100K and 100 miles are held on Saturday and Sunday with riders leaving at 8 am each day from the Hartwell YMCA. 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

  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 39.7 miles, Ruckersville Ramble 67.3 miles, and   Calhoun Falls Century 99.6 miles  


On Sunday

 On Sunday the ride heads west and north and is more challenging for the long rides.     On Sunday you can do: Ridge View Venture 31.2 miles Pleasant Hill Ride 59.3 miles Assault on Dick’s Hill 98.9 miles  

Ride with us



Register online at imATHLETE.com or this year we have added  bikereg.com.  Take your pick. Just search for Challenge of the Centuries. 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 2018 Challenge of the  Centuries bicycle ride registration is now open.  Save $10 by registering before May.


Regardless of your riding style, you will find friends of all ages to ride with.


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Challenge of the Centuries

(706) 371-6557

On-site registration

We open at the Hartwell Y on Friday evening and are back early Saturday and Sunday morning.