March 24, 2012

2012 Centurion Cycling Ellicottville Brings Cyclist to a Great New Venue

Centurion Cycling is bringing its brand of organized cycling event to Ellicottville, New York from August 17 through August 19, 2012. The event is not a mountain bike event, which is customary to the region. This is road course cycling! There are many schedule events over the 3 days for cyclist of all ability levels. The courses start in Ellicottville and wind through the surrounding hills and valleys, which is a great venue for road cycling.

Centurion Cycling events are for individuals, cycling teams, bike clubs, charities looking to fund raise, triathletes in training and kids of all ages. A coordinated start for each distance using pace corrals means those who want to race can race, and those who prefer to ride can ride. Some of the events give the feel of a marathon with the Tour de France cycling. Each Centurion Cycling event features controlled traffic, technical and medical support, and precise chip timing. The race is both for the serious cyclist and for those who want to ride for the mental and physical challenge of a 25, 50 or 100 mile cycle or to raise money for a cause. Centurion will position riders who want to race at the front of our giant peloton, with those who are just riding to finish further back. Either way, each rider's official time starts when the rider — and the provided timing chip attached to the bike’s fork — cross the start line. Centurion Cycling is a well run event and is a great challenge for cyclist of all ages and abilities. In addition to Ellicottville,NY cycling event;  Centurion Cycling also has events in Lake George, NY in June 2012, Horseshoe Valley Ontario in July 2012 and the Blue Mountains Canada September 2012.

There are many events schedule in Ellicottville. The 25 mile event is more family friendly, while the 50 mile and 100 mile events are for the serious cyclist! The weekend scheduled events for Ellicottville are the following:


The event weekend begins on Friday evening with a movie night in downtown Ellicottville that will set the stage for the cycling events to come the next two days.

Saturday Races:

C25 cycling event - Ride 25 miles on a one-loop course through the rural, rolling hills around Cattaraugus County.

Kids' ride - start and finish on Washington Street in Ellicottville.

Individual Time Trial - The Individual Time Trial is a short course timed event that begins for participants with an individual interval start down a ramp.

Elite Team Time Trial - The Elite Team Time Trial will feature the region’s top amateur cyclists on four person teams in a race against the clock to see who will claim the prize purse.

Sunday Races:

Marque races that incorporate a coordinated start using pace corrals so racers can get out front and go, and those who would like to ride can position themselves further back.

C50 Event - The routes for both the C50 and C100 head southwest up past Holimont and up Fish Hill, before splitting to bring the C50 participants back through the Village and then east for a second loop containing rolling hills and moderate climbing. This is a 50 mile cycling event

C100 Event  – The C100 course goes further out and then up Murder Hill and through Little Valley, before coming back through the Village and out east for a 75-mile loop that includes challenging climbs up some of the area’s most legendary hills. This is a 100 mile cycling event.

2012 Entry Fees:

                                        Early Bird***       Standard       Onsite

C100                                     $109                    $119          $139
C50                                         $99                    $109          $129
C25                                         $59                     $69             $89
Individual Hill Climb/
Elite Individual Hill Climb**/
Individual Time Trial                 $40                     $40              $55
Elite Team Time Trial**            $25*                   $25              N/A

*Requires a 4-person team and must be elite.
** For “Elite Event” definitions and qualifications, please visit their website!
***EARLY BIRD DEADLINE : June 17, 2012
NOTE: Rates are subject to change and are set by Centurion Cycling!

For information or to register for the event, visit

Where to stay:

There are lodging packages in the area with hotel, vacation rentals and bed and breakfast inns. Vacation rentals allow a group of people to lodge for less and include full kitchens and other amenities. All are close by and have a variety of features and occupancies. Some local websites with vacation rentals bed and breakfast, hotels and other lodging are, and

Head out to Ellicottville and register or watch this world class event. If you are a cyclist, this is a great venue to enjoy the surrounding hills and the quaintness of this little town. There are fantastic restaurants, shops and pubs to explore in the evenings! See why Ellicottville is one of Western New York's little gems!

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