The Cache Valley Century takes place this year on August 27, 2022. The ride is in its 23rd year. Currently it’s put on by Common Ground , a Logan, Utah non-profit that works with individuals with disabilities.
Sammie Macfarlane, executive director, filled us in on the details. Photo courtesy Cache Valley Century Cycling West: Tell us about the course. What are the highlights? What do you have at the rest stops?
Common Ground: The course includes100 miles of fantastic scenery on low traffic country roads with minimal elevation changes. Scheduled two weeks before LoToJa, the CVCR is the last 100 mile training ride before the big event. With ~600 riders, 67% travel from our of the community, many from out of state for this fantastic ride.
There are rest stops every 20 miles on the 60 and 100 mile routes. The 60 miles route has 4 stops and the 100 mile route has 5. The short route has two rest stops, one at 10 miles and the second one 14 miles further at 24 miles. All rest stops are well stocked with water, sports drink, fruit, and other snacks. Most stops have a bike mechanic available to help with small repairs. You will need the wristband from your packet to get things from the rest stops. A fantastic hot lunch is served by Café Sabor with the option to eat mid ride in Mendon (100 mile route) or after the ride in Richmond.
CW: What is the history of the event? […]