CHOOSE THE RIDE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
We offer 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 five miles.
THE CLASSIC CENTURY This 100-mile ride is what made the North Shore Century famous. It starts in Evanston and stretches to Kenosha in Wisconsin. Newly routed for 2016, The Classic Century is quieter, smoother and more scenic than ever! 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 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. Perfect for families and a great introduction for new riders!
All North Shore Century rides begin and end at Dawes Park in Evanston. The start and finish area is located near Church Street and Sheridan Road. (Scroll down for parking information.)
Registration begins at 6 a.m. on the day of the ride. Century riders must register and be on the road no later than 9 a.m. All others may register until 11 a.m., at which time registration closes. Routes close at 6 p.m.