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North Shore Century

September 19 2021
Evanston, Illinois, USA

The North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking. You'll experience luxurious neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan. Open it up in the flat to rolling countryside between Chicago and Wisconsin. Join us on Sunday, September 19, 2021 when the Evanston Bike Club hosts one of Chicagoland's premiere invitational rides - the North Shore Century. Hundreds of riders make the North Shore Century their last - maybe their best - ride of summer. You can, too.

CHOOSE THE RIDE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

We offer a variety of well-mapped and well-marked rides for biking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Cue sheets, painted street markers and GPS guide you.  

THE CLASSIC CENTURY This 100-mile ride is what the North Shore Century is famous for, starting in Evanston and stretching into Pleasent Prairie, Wisconsin. Before you head back, you'll cycle through some of the most elegant communities in Illinois.
 
THE METRIC CENTURY This 62 miler winds its way through quiet rural streets and picturesque towns and villages, past handsome homes, parks and lovely village greens.

THE HALF CENTURY  This 50-mile ride goes to beautiful Lake Forest before your journey takes you back towards Evanston, riding past mansions on Sheridan Road.

THE QUARTER CENTURY A wonderful 25-mile ride for those of you who want a leisurely day out on your bike and an opportunity to see some of the most architecturally impressive homes around. Perfect for families!

North Shore Century

 
Routes: 25,50,62,100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 2000 riders
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
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The Evanston Bicycle Club’s North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking on routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles. You'll experience beautiful neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan.  There are frequent rest stops stocked with home-baked goodies. Sags and bike mechanics are provided. Helmets are strongly urged!!

Costs

Registration is $30 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and under.  However, the adult fee goes up to $40 on August 11 and is $60 if you register the day of the ride.  (The children’s fee will stay the same.)  So sign up as soon as you can!   Commemorative T-shirts available!

What's Included?

There are frequent rest stops stocked with home-baked goodies. Sags and bike mechanics are provided

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: 1700 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois
 
 
 
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