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2018 Civil War Century

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By nslamartin - Posted on 28 January 2018


On September 8, 2018 the Baltimore Bicycling Club will hold the Civil War Century in Thurmont, Maryland. This 17th Annual Cycling Event has grown and grown over the years. In 2007 there were so many riders that registration since 2008 is limited to 1600 riders. In June 2012, Bicycling Magazine featured the Civil War Century in it's Fun 100s (View the Article). In 2017, Baltimore Magazine named the Civil War Century as the 'Best of Baltimore" Bike Ride (Read the Write Up). So, if you want to participate register early. All registrations must be completed by adults 18 or older. All children under 18 must be accompanied at the event by a responsible adult. This is the event that has everything -- famous historical sites, low traffic roads, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of climbing along well marked routes. The Civil War Century is an event with five different routes that are designed for different ability levels and are described below. The 25 mile Covered Bridge Quarter Century for beginners and those that don't ride long and hilly rides up to the 100+ mile Civil War Century which is intended for experienced, well trained cyclists that have done at least a couple of centuries already. Also, see the "Event Support" page for more details about the event. For the history buff, you can visit Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, Antietam and/or Gettysburg battlefield sites. You'll see all four if you elect to ride the full century.