37th SIERRA CENTURY
|Saturday, June 16, 2012
Amador County Fair Grounds
18621 Sherwood Street
Plymouth, California 95669
Event Organizer Website
|$55 until April 1st, $60 through June 8, 2010. $70 DAY OF EVENT registration|
The Slug is Back! Slug Gulch, that is, and the other classic Sierra Century routes in Amador/El Dorado Counties. Join us for a beautiful and challenging ride. The Sacramento Wheelmen are offering a metric, century or double century route.
This year's Sierra Century will offer three classic routes all start/end at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth:
- The Metric (65 miles, 4500 ft. elevation gain) goes to Ione, Sutter Creek, Volcano, and Fiddletown.
- The Century (102 miles, 7400 ft. elevation gain) follows the Metric route to Fiddletown and up Slug Gulch.
- The Double Metric (120 miles, 10,000 ft. elevation gain) follows the Century route to the top of Slug Gulch and adds an extra loop with additional climbing before returning to the Fairgrounds.
ride will be held rain or shine.
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Plenty of free parking at the Amador County Fairgrounds. Once at the Fairgrounds, follow the signs and/or volunteer flaggers.
Registration Packets:You can pick up your registration packet at the Fairgrounds, Pokerville Hall, on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 4:00-7:30 PM. Saturday, the day of the ride, registration is open from 6:00-9:00 AM.
Breakfast will be available during the morning registration.
Double Metric and Century riders need to be on the course by 7:00 AM. Double Metric riders must leave the Indian Diggings School/Omo Ranch Rest Stop, at the top of Slug Gulch, by 2:00 PM. Late Double Metric riders will be redirected to Century course.
The first rest stop in Ione at Howard Park officially opens at 7:00 AM. Volunteers will be setting up as early as 6:00 AM.
The post-ride meal will be served starting at 12 Noon and closing at 6:00 PM.
Event Closes: The Sierra Century event ends at 6:00 PM
Rules of the Road:
We are guests of Amador and El Dorado Counties. Our ride
takes place on rural roads, some with limited shoulder area and, though
traveled, are shared with motorists. Do
not obstruct the flow of traffic,
single file, stop at all stop signs, and obey the rules of the road.
be monitoring the roadways for your safety and have been encouraged to
violators. This is a ride and not a race!
ANSI or Snell approved helmets are mandatory. You should carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire pump and identification.
On the fairgrounds:
Tent Camping: The Amador County Fairgrounds provides plenty of space for tent camping. Tent camping is $25, per night, (2-person max.). Reservations can be made during event registration
RV Parking: The Amador County Fairgrounds has RV parking with water and electrical hookup available for $30, per night. Reservations can be made during event registration.
Dump station is available for $5.
There are a limited number of showers at various locations at the Fairgrounds. (Map for locations.)
Far Horizons 49er Village and RV Resort:
49er Village is next door to the Fairgrounds in Plymouth. A 10% discount for parking and the Cafe are available. To make your reservation, go to [Bad Link] or call (209) 245-6981. Be sure to mention the Sierra Century and code: SWSC to receive your discount.
There are a variety of hotels, B&Bs, cottages in the nearby area. For a complete listing of accommodations in the Amador County area, please go to www.touramador.com. The site includes accommodations, dining options, wineries, and calendar of events and activities in the Amador area. Download a free Norcal Guide app for iphone/ipad. The Amador Council of Tourism phone number is (209) 267-9249 or you can email them at [Bad Link].
The Shenandoah Inn in Plymouth is full.
Sierra Century jerseys are available for purchase when you register for the ride, and on the day of the ride. Don't be disappointed; register and order early for the best size availability. We will also be selling our previous years' Sierra Century merchandise at discounted prices during the day of the ride at the Merchandise Table (limited quantities are available).
This is sure to be a fun and challenging day. These routes have long sustained climbs with a few steeper climbs depending upon your selected route, please train properly
See interactive map below.
PhotoCrazy Event Photo
PhotoCrazy will be on the course taking multiple pictures of EVERY participant and offering them for sale from their website .