Date(s) - 18 Sep 2016
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Higher Gear is proud to be a sponsor of the North Shore Century, which is celebrating its 32nd year.
The North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic, late summer 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.
There are a variety of well-mapped and well-marked rides for biking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Annotated cue sheets and painted street markers guide you. All routes share the same first 5 miles. Choose the ride that’s right for you:
The Classic Century
This 100-mile ride is what the North Shore Century is famous for, starting in Evanston and stretching into Kenosha, 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
The most popular distance! 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.
All routes depart from and finish at Evanston’s Dawes Park. Registration begins at 6am on the day of the ride. Century riders must register by 9am. All others may register until 11am, at which time registration closes. Routes close at 6 pm.
Please note that Evanston requires cyclists under the age of 18 to wear a helmet.
Don’t miss our team member’s recaps of recent North Shore Century rides:
- A Spontaneous North Shore Century >>
- The 30th Annual – and a First! – North Shore Century >>
- A Bittersweet North Shore Century in 2015 >>
For more information:
- For details about the North Shore Century, visit their website >>
- Before you leave Sunday morning, make sure you have all your cycling essentials >>
- Keep the SAG wagon at bay! Get a tune-up before your ride >>
- Not sure if you can handle a century? Check out our customers’ experiences and advice >>
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