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Is the Capital City Century a race?

When is the CCC held? Where is it held?

How much does it cost?

Can I order a t-shirt?

Can I pickup my rider packet before the event?

When/where is the Historic Sites Ride held?

Are the routes paved or gravel?

What is the terrain? Are there a lot of hills?

Are the routes marked?

Is the same route as last year?

Can I get a map before the CCC?

Are helmets required?

What are the start times?

Is there a time limit?

What about the weather?

What camping is available?

Still have questions after reading the FAQs?

Is the Capital City Century a race?
The CCC is not a race. Our ride is purely recreational, although we have some fast riders.
When is the CCC held? Where is it held?
The CCC is held each year on the weekend after Labor Day. This year's CCC will be Sunday, September 8th, starting and ending at the Student Union at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS).

Map link to UIS Parking Lot C-North is here.

How much does it cost?
Register early for savings:

  Individual Registrations Family Registrations
  25-40 mile routes 62-125 mile routes 25-40 mile routes  62-125 mile routes
Early-bird registration
available through July 31st

$25 $30 $50 $60
Advance Registration --
available online from
August 1st through
  September 6th at 3 pm

$30 $35 $60 $70
On-Site Registration
(available at the packet pickup
 party and at the ride itself.)
$35 $40 $70 $80
Party-only tickets are available for $15 for non-riders wanting to join the post-ride party on Sunday.
Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
2019 t-shirtCan I order a t-shirt?
A t-shirt is INCLUDED with each online registration received by August 25th. Two t-shirts are included with each family registration.
Additional t-shirts can be ordered online through August 25th.
Can I pickup my rider packet before the event?
There will be a Packet Pickup Party on Saturday, September 7th from 5:30 -7:00 pm, at Scheels, first floor, rear of the store. Riders will be able to skip the Sunday lines to pick up their CCC packets.
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When/where is the Historic Sites Ride held?
A free two-hour guided bicycle tour of historic sites starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 7th from the Capitol Complex Visitors Center, 425 S. College Street in Springfield
Are the routes paved or gravel?
The route is entirely paved. Some of our roads have a little gravel on them. We use low-volume (but paved) county roads whenever possible. We modify the route as feasible when road conditions change due to the county's ongoing resurfacing work.
What is the terrain?
Flat to rolling. The CCC has some small hills and winds through some scenic country, but it is probably the flattest Century ride in downstate Illinois. We will have routes of  25 miles, 40 miles, Metric (62 miles/100k), Century (100 miles) and a special Double Metric (125 mile/200k) option.

Food, snack, and water stops and rider support are included.

Matt Saner of Wheelfast Bicycle Co. will be on-hand at the Edinburg stop for minor repairs and adjustments.
Are the routes marked, or are you on your own with a map?
Detailed route maps will be included in each rider's packet and the routes will be well marked.
Can you tell us more about the routes? Is the same route as last year?
The routes are completely new this year. Starting from the UIS Student Union, riders will go east to Edinburg and beyond, enjoying low-volume rural roads, many of them new to local cyclists.
Can I get a map before the CCC?
Maps are handed out at registration and at our Packet Pickup Saturday evening. Downloadable maps will also be posted on the club's website and Facebook page.

Route maps are posted here.

Are helmets required?
Helmets are strongly recommended.

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What are the start times? What are the latest and earliest start times for the routes?
Registration will open at 6:30am and shut down at 9:30 am. Mass start times will be:

7:00: 100-125-mile routes
8:00: 62-mile route
9:00: 40-mile route
9:30: 25-mile route
All riders should be on the route by 10:00.
Is there a time limit?
We shut down SAG support at 4:30 p.m. but keep track of the last riders in. Entrance to the Challenge loop (for riders planning a 125-mile double-metric century) will close at noon.

Food Service wraps up at 5:00 p.m.
What about the weather?
The CCC is held rain or shine! Please note that CCC registrations are non-refundable.
Who do I notify that this will be my first 100-mile century or 125 mile double metric? How do I get my certificate?
Upon completing the Century or Double Metric on Sunday come back to the Registration table at the Student Union to get a Certificate signed by our President.
What camping is available?
Here are links to three close camping areas:
Sangchris Lake State Park -  Sangchris is a lovely lake
KOA Campground  - The KOA is not far from UIS
Double J Campground - Double J does have a pool :)

Please direct general questions about the Capital City Century to

If you have further questions about registering for the CCC, please direct them to

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