THE RIDE will be on Sunday before Memorial Day (May 27, 2018)
The Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that benefits hunger task force agencies, local parks, youth organizations, and special needs in the Chippewa Valley. Our course includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads, leading through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest.
The Ride starts and finishes at the lower pavilion of Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Participants can pre-register online at a discounted rate as well as register the day of the ride. Riders check in from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then immediately start the Ride.
The entry fee covers our 4 full-service rest stops with snacks, refreshments and full facilities, water stops, “sag”/support vehicles and a full meal featuring locally made brats with all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer. A vegetarian meal is available if ordered in advance (just let us know on your pre-registration form).
EXCITING WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE!
We encourage everyone to bring their whole family to Chippewa Falls. Irvine Park is an ideal setting for a family outing. William Irvine was a lumbering man. In 1885, he became general manager of the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Co., a subsidiary of the Weyerhaeuser Co., which at that time was the world's largest sawmill. Irvine continued as general manager of the mill until the last pine log at Chippewa Falls was sawed in 1911. In his will, Irvine gave the park to Chippewa Falls along with $100,000 for its upkeep. The park is located in the city limits of Chippewa Falls, has over 300 acres of natural scenic beauty, many trails, a zoo, historical displays, and several children's playgrounds. In the past years, approximately 600 people have participated and this year we are expecting an even better turnout. Each year, riders tell us this is a premier course and has top-notch organization.
INDIVIDUAL RIDE: Price through May 11 - $35 / Price after May 11 - $45
FAMILY RIDE: Price through May 11 - $80/Family / Price after May 11 - $95/Family
Family ride pricing includes 1-2 parent/guardian registrations and children 17 and under ONLY. Children 18 and older and additional family members can be added to your order at the individual rider rate.
Commemorative T-Shirts Available - Reserve with your order - $16 for sizes M/L/XL and $19 for 2XL/3XL
T-Shirts must be ordered BEFORE May 11th to guarantee availability. A limited supply of T-Shirts are available for purchase on the day of the ride.
Bring your family and friends with you. While you are out riding, they can enjoy the park and zoo, go shopping in the Chippewa Area, enjoy Olson's "homaid" Ice Cream made fresh daily, and then join you at the the conclusion of your ride for the brat meal. Extra meal tickets can be purchased with your registration or on the day of the ride for $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).
“Everything from the registration check in to the rest stop and finally the brats and beer were fantastic.”
“Beautiful route! This was my first century and I wouldn't have wanted to do it anywhere else. Well organized and great accommodations at rest stops.”
“Hospitality wise you guys are best to none....Great Organizing!!!!.”
“All I can say is...AWESOME! ...Thanks for a great event...Nice job!”
“Great ride, great route, beautiful day. The support was awesome- thanks to all the volunteers!!!!”
“Great ride, course was well marked and rest stops were staffed by awesome volunteers. See ya next year.”
The Chippewa Valley Century Ride has been fortunate to have great sponsorship throughout our many years. These sponsors help keep expenses down and allow us to donate more to commuity groups. Over the past 11 years, over $92,000 has been donated back to the local commuity. All organizers and workers on the ride are volunteers. THANK YOU