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The Artie Levin Memorial Century

The Artie Levin Memorial Century

June 11 2017
Salem, Virginia, USA
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Distances: 15,35, 50, 100 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to present one of the most scenic and challenging century rides in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On June 26, 2016, cycling enthusiasts from near and far will gather to celebrate the life of our club founder, Artie Levin. This annual event is dedicated to the memory of Artie’s life, and his many contributions to the Roanoke Valley and surrounding communities. If 100 miles on a bicycle is hard to comprehend, there are 3 other routes (50, 35 and 15 miles) one of which should suit your interests.

The Artie Levin Memorial Century will start at the beautiful Green Hill Park located in Roanoke County and wind for 100 miles through neighboring Montgomery County. Riders will encounter 6 rated climbs, and approximately 6,000 feet of elevation gain along the way. Riders will see the highest elevation at about the halfway mark as they climb Old Catawba Mountain Road with an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level. The full century features a few of the favorite routes of area cyclist featuring Bradshaw Road and Old Blacksburg Road.

The 50, 35 and 15-mile routes will start on the same road as the Century route and diverge along the way.

The Artie Levin Memorial Century

Start Located At: Green Hill Park, 2501 Parkside Dr, Salem, VA 24153
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The Big Artie 100 will start promptly at 8:00am, Little Artie 50 and the 35 Ride will start promptly at 10:00am. The 15 mile ride will start promptly at 11:00am.

Registration Fees

The cost is $40.00 for BRBC members and $45.00 for non-members. April 16, 2016 the fee goes up by $10.00. Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on June 24, 2016. Riders can also register by mail using the attached form. The cost to register by mail will be $40.00 for BRBC members and $45.00 for non-members before April 16, 2016. All mail-in registrations must be received by June 23, 2016.


The Artie Ride Packets and your pre-paid registration will include an Artie 2016 t-shirt, an Artie 2016 commemorative medal, a lunch coupon for food after the ride and numerous prizes. There will be four (4) rest stops long the routes. For the 50 and 100 routes, the first rest stop is at the 18 mile mark at the intersection of Seneca Hollow and North Fork. After resting, the second rest stop for the 100 will be after the KOM at the bottom of Catawba Mtn. The third 100 rest stop will meet up with the 50 milers for their second at the top of Den Hill Road under the shady I81 bridges. A final rest stop will welcome the 35, 50 and 100 milers at the intersection of Poor Mtn and Harborwood. For the 35 and 50, the last rest stop is only 5 miles from the finish but at the bottom of the 2 mile climb before the easy roll home. The 100 riders will still have 15 miles to complete, unless you need to stop at 90. Rest stops will be fully-stocked with high-energy food and beverages. All registrations paid or received after May 30, 2016 will not be eligible for the t-shirt or the medal.

Packet Pickups

On-site registration will be available at Green Hill Park on the morning of the ride beginning at 7:00am. The cost will be $65.00 for all riders. Payment for on-site registration can only be made by cash or check. On-site registration is not eligible for the 2016 Artie t-shirt or commemorative medal.

Pre-ride packet pick-up is going to be at Parkway Brewing on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, VA on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:00pm till 6:00pm. Come meet us for a good time or see us before your ride Sunday morning at Green Hill Park. Riders are encouraged to arrive by at least 7:30am for an 8:00am start and 9:30am for a 10:00am and 10:30am for an 11:00am start. Water and porta-johns will be available, and a mechanic will be on site if you have any last minute mechanical issues.

Jun 11 2017 - EVENT: The Artie Levin Memorial Century