Users' questions

How long does it take to cycle a century?

How long does it take to cycle a century?

7-8 hours
Typically, an average cyclist can finish a century ride in 7-8 hours, though that always varies on your skill level and how much time you spend off the bike during the course of the day.

Where does Seagull Century start?

Sea Gull Century is a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University. SGC has two routes: the Assateague Century (100 miles) and Princess Anne/Pocomoke Metric (63 miles.)

How much should I train for a 100 mile bike ride?

Eight to ten weeks is a good run-in period for a Century – but remember you’ll need to keep training up until the event, so make the plan achievable, and factor in fun and rest time. Move during the off-days.

Is 100 miles a long bike ride?

Assuming your bike is comfortable, you’re well-rested at the beginning of the ride, and you have appropriate food and water available, you could probably ride 100 miles in a day (8 -> 10 hours).

How many people ride the Seagull Century?

SU’s Sea Gull Century Bike Rides Returns Some 4,000 cyclists departed campus for two routes across the Lower Eastern Shore. Organized by the SU Foundation, Inc., ride proceeds support student scholarship and other programs.

What time does Seagull Century start?

Start Time 1st Heat: 7-7:45 a.m. (Elite, faster and/or lead cyclists) • Start Time 2nd Heat: 7:50-8:45 a.m. (Beginner, average and/or leisure cyclists) • Return by 5:30 p.m. Route services end at 5:30 p.m.

What should I do the day before my century ride?

What to do:

  • Eat well, but don’t overdo it.
  • Stay well-hydrated.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Feel free to ride, but go for less distance and intensity than you normally would.
  • Lube your chain (and clean if needed).
  • Check your tires for any debris like glass or wire that might work it’s way through during the ride.

How long does it take to recover from a century ride?

If you normally feel fresh and strong on your bike three to four days after a 100-mile ride, and suddenly it takes more than a week to feel fully recovered, you’d be wise to take more recovery time (seven to 10 days) before stressing your body again with another 100-miler.