The Marin Cyclists are proud to announce the 60th Marin Century, to be held on August 5, 2023 at Stafford Lake Park in Novato. There are three route options, ranging from the 100 mile Mt. Tam Century, the 100 mile Classic Century and the 100 km Metric Century. As always, the Marin Century will feature beautiful routes, terrific support and delicious food.
The Marin Century cycling event dates back to 1963 when a group of hardy Marin County bicyclists attempted the novel idea of organizing a 100-mile bike ride through the hills of Marin County. The Marin Century is organized, managed, and run entirely by volunteers. In 2005, due to its growing popularity, the ride collected more in registration fees than was needed to cover the costs of staging the event. That’s when the volunteers decided to use surplus funds to support others. Since that time, the Marin Cyclists have given over $500,000 to youth cycling and other non-profit organizations.
Want to Ride one of the Top 25 Rides in the World?? Then you’ve got to ride the Diamond Jubilee Marin Century on Saturday, August 5, 2023! The setting of the Marin Century is like no other. The ride starts in the beautiful State Park setting of Stafford Lake in Novato. The backdrop continues to inspire as riders navigate to the summit or through the foothills of Mount Tamalpais and the nearby coast of Tomales Bay. Marin Cyclists have been staging the Marin Century for over 59 years.
In 2019, the Marin Century was named as one of the Top 25 Best Bike Rides In The World by Outside Magazine. 96% of the riders give the ride 5 Stars and would definitely recommend the Marin Century to their friends. When riders think about the riding Marin Century: they think about the beautiful rolling hills and grasslands of West Marin, the meticulously prepared fresh munchies, the serene Stafford Lake Park setting, and the enthusiastic support of 100’s of volunteers cheering them on at every rest stop.
When you complete your century, you’ll be rewarded with a wide selection of fresh hot food and plenty of scrumptious and hardy treats. You can relax and rock out to entertaining music, a free beer, and tasty gelato. Distances this year range from 62 to 100 miles.
For more information, and to register, go to www.marincentury.com
Can’t ride this year? How about joining us as a volunteer at the MCBC Rest Stop? Click here to volunteer.
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