Thursday, August 4, 2016


Due to the weather forecast for potentially fierce thunderstorms, rain, and otherwise hot and humid conditions for Saturday, we are RESCHEDULING the KVBC Century rides for SUNDAY, August 7. Sunday is forecast to be sunny and dry, and much cooler and less humid.  The ride start times and distances will remain the same for Sunday. Sorry for any inconvenience; if you have shared the previous ride info with others off-list please alert them to the change in schedule. Thanks, and see you SUNDAY!

The first KVBC Century Ride will be held this SUNDAY, August 7, in Augusta.  There will be options of 25, 50, 62, and 96 miles.  The Century will follow Route 105 its entire distance from Augusta to Camden and back (with options to tack on some additional miles to make an even 100 or 105 miles).  This is a self-supported out-and-back tour, over very quiet, scenic back roads - there is one traffic light on the entire route.  There are four general stores spread out about ten miles apart over the course.  The current weather forecast for SUNDAY is for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s - we will be starting the Century and Metric Century rides at 8 am to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures; the other rides will start at 9 am, although you are free to start earlier (or later) if desired.  Be advised that Route 105 is hilly and can be narrow and winding at times - you should only attempt to ride a distance that you are confident of completing, unless you have arranged to have someone meet you and shuttle you back to the start.  Helmets and signed waivers are required.  Please let the ride leader know in advance if you don't plan to return to the start.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Merrick at 207-293-3784 (but not after 9 pm on Saturday) or email at  Hope to see you SUNDAY!
SUNDAY, August 7th - AUGUSTA
"105 on 105" - a Century ride from Augusta to Camden and return.
START: 8 AM (for the Century and Metric Century), 9 AM (for the Half Century and Quarter Century), at Hannaford's off of Cony Circle in Augusta.  Please park in the far end of the lot away from the store entrance.
DISTANCES: 26, 50, 63, and 96 miles.  The longer three routes are out-and-back, so the distances can be shortened or lengthened if desired.
TERRAIN: rolling to hilly, especially near Camden.
HIGHLIGHTS: very nice back roads with some beautiful scenery, especially in Appleton and Camden; riding end-to-end on a single numbered route, considered one of Maine's most scenic.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, 293-3784,
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