Tri-State Seacoast Century, September 26-27, 2009
do I register for the Seacoast Century?
We reached our limit of 1600 riders on August 27. Sorry if registration was full when you applied. Please try to register earlier next year.
are the dates for the 2000 Seacoast Century?
26-27, 2009. (The third weekend after Labor Day.)
are the dates for the 2010 event?
The third weekend after Labor Day, which will be September
there a limit on the number of riders you will allow to attend?
Yes, 1,600 riders for the weekend. All riders must register
on-line with Active.com and will receive a T-shirt upon check-in.
is this a two-day event? Most century rides are only one day!
answer: Flexibility! While a National Century (100 miles) is to be completed
in ten consecutive hours, by offering rides of 25, 50, 63, and 100 miles
on both days riders can pick the day of their choice -- or ride on both
days with full services for less than two single-day registrations. Many
people come from out of state, maybe do the full Century on Saturday,
take a shorter ride on Sunday, socialize from Friday evening through Sunday
afternoon, then head for home or other attractions in our Granite State.
More flexibility exists as we do not have a mass-start and riders can
pedal north or south first thus avoiding crowded roadways, not to mention
a lower risk of accidents.
there an optional dinner?
are no planned dinners or social events other than meeting other riders
at headquarters and the Maine rest stop. There are many local and excellent
restaurants where cyclists may gather to swap stories, talk about the
event, and dine when and where wanted. For more information about restaurants
and accommodations, please visit www.hamptonbeach.com, call 1-866-230-9011,
or contact the Hampton Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-GET-A-TAN.
are the roads?
roads are paved and very suitable for riding a Century. The route is very
scenic but not fast as we use many side roads and travel through some
congested areas. But there are very few hills! (Yes, our Century is "flatter
than the flattest" -- sorry, NBW!) Total elevation climbed for the
entire 100 mile route is less than 1,500 vertical feet. However, no guarantees
on the wind or the weather!
about the police?
police departments along our route have been informed about our event
and will be enforcing the rules of the road. We will have police details
stationed at key intersections, patrolling the route, and at headquarters.
They will be assisted by some of our volunteers acting as route marshals
who will be wearing safety-green T-shirts. Our goal is to make our event
as safe and enjoyable as possible for all participants while still sharing
the roads with motorists.
details in cruisers and unmarked cars will stop and ticket riders
who blatantly ignore the rules of the road. Cycling two or more abreast
and impeding the flow of normal traffic will not be tolerated.
I have to let you know the distance I will be riding?
you can ride any distance you choose as long as you return by 5:00 PM.
I buy a extra T-shirt the day of the ride?
late Sunday afternoon. We purchase enough for all pre-registered riders,
plus a few extras. T-shirts will be distributed at the beginning of the
I exchange my T-shirt for a different size at the event?
late Sunday afternoon, after all other riders receive theirs.
is the weather like that time of year?
temperatures are generally in the 50's and 60's, although, it can be much
cooler at the start of the ride at 7:00 AM.
food will be available at the rest stops?
past years we have had cookies, crackers, oranges, bananas, peanut butter
sandwiches made with "When Pigs Fly" gourmet bread, water, and
Gatorade. We will continue to offer these items.
I register by mail?
registration will be done on-line with Active.com
starting in April when the 2008 account is activated. Mail-in and walk-in
registrations are not available.
I get a cue sheet before the ride?
Due to possible road construction, the cue sheets are not finalized until
just before the event.
I get a map of the ride?
website has a basic map posted for viewing.
do you recommend we stay in the area?
any specific accommodations, but keep in mind that our headquarters is
located at Hampton Harbor, the southerly-end of Hampton Beach. We suggest
you contact the Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce
call 1-800-GET-A-TAN, or visit
the commercial web site http://www.hamptonbeach.com,
there be any bike repairs available?
We expect to have local bike shops assisting riders at the headquarters
and at the Maine rest stop at Fort McClary. Bike mechanics will not patrol
the route -- be prepared and reasonably self-sufficient!
I receive information on next year’s ride?
registered 2008 participants were sent an email in April 2008 announcing
the registrations for September 26-27, 2009 are now being accepted. All
2009 participants will be notified of the 2010 Seacoast Century about
the following email link to contact the GSW if your questions have not
been answered above.