Pick your own Essex Centurion challenge and start anywhere along either the EC Way 100-mile or EKG-300k bike loops. Complete the entire loop of your choice or any section* (not double counting) that adds up to either an Imperial Century Ride or more.
HOW? Register, ride it (all in a day or over as many days as you want) and then email us proof of your ride to firstname.lastname@example.org for official recognition. There are POINTS to be earned and DRAW PRIZES won. Although some cyclists choose to complete the ride in a day, the routes are intended to be multi-day adventures for most cyclists — not a race. So, if you are after a time — do so at your own risk.
WHEN? To be counted, bike any day(s) from Apr 30 to Oct 2, 2022. Can’t do it within the suggested timeframe? No worries. The EC Way 100 and EKG-300 are open-sourced routes found in the public domain and can be tackled at anytime of the year.
WHAT COUNTS? To be counted by us as a completion, you need to show that you rode the entire mileage claimed (ie. 100 miles to claim an Imperial Centurion) – of which a minimum of 50%* was on one of the two official loops.
(* 50% gives road or gravel riders more flexibility to include more of the sort of roads they prefer.)
No double counting the same parts of the loop twice when determining the 50% factor (unless doing it again to get the 100% mileage factor and/or doubling back to claim two completions – one for each way!!
DO THE EVENT AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT! In 2021, Charles Morgan of Kingsville set the current all-time record by riding 43 laps (4300 miles / 6900 kms)