We Noticed! We noticed that your response to our 2017 BRC jersey design was less than overwhelming. 
So, we took a quick break from putting the final touches on the Back Roads Century Weekend and worked up a new design we think you will like better. 

The Jersey design features the some of the visual highlights of the BRC: bright colors reflecting the sun coming up over the Shenandoah Valley, images of the hills, rivers, and fields that mark the route, apple orchards, and the old school tower in downtown Shepherdstown.
Unfortunately, this redesign means that jersey's will not be available for the day of the ride.  We will be taking order through September 25 and jerseys will be mailed to your home in early November.   

(If you already ordered a jersey check your email for a message from us about choosing between a new jersey or a refund.)
This isn't just a bike ride - it's a weekend event!
Register NOW
for the Saturday Party & Buffet! 
There are so many reasons to come to the BRC a day early.  Enjoy one of our Saturday rides or sample the many charms of Shepherdstown and environs.  
Now, there's also a PARTY!

Our friends at the Town Run Tap House and Community Pub are hosting us from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. We will have live music by  Wayne Snow  to keep things going.  The Town Run also sports an arcade room with pinball machines and video games, as well as a full bar with local beers and ciders. And of course, it is a great way to relax before the ride and to meet other riders.
We will be offering a wholesome buffet-style dinner for $15. If you want to dine at one of Shepherdstown's other fine restaurants, come by afterwards for some music and company (no cover charge).

Ride FREE Saturday! 
Come Saturday and enjoy a weekend of cycling!
Working with our friends at the Panhandle Pedalers, we'll offer Saturday rides - a shorter ride around 20 miles and a longer one around 35 miles.  Both will be in Maryland and feature quiet country roads, historic sites and,the opportunity to tour the historic Antietam Battlefield. Plan to come out and loosen up your legs before Sunday.

Click here for more information on Saturday options.
Sunday Fun! 
Beautiful routes and a whole lot more...
We have not forgotten the details for Sunday!  Before the ride, we will have  coffee and pastries  from Lost Dog Coffee for sale at the ride start, as well as water and  mechanical support.  After the ride, in addition to the traditional party with food, music, and ice's, we have  free showers  courtesy of Shepherd University. During the ride, of course, we will have plenty of SAG and on-road support, fully stocked rest stops, and miles of beautiful roads.
And we've kept the best of the Back Roads Century from past years! 
  • Same entry fee including a Potomac Pedalers' member discount
  • 5 Routes including Century, Metric Century, Half Century, and two shorter routes of 47 and 27 miles.
  • Great rest stops with music and expanded food options, including our famous Tomato/Hummus Sandwiches and Boiled Potatoes.
  • After-event party featuring music and food
  • Beautiful views of rivers, valleys, hills, and apple orchards
  • Saturday ride options and events
  • Free Parking adjacent to Ride Start and After-Event Party 
  • Free showers at the Shepherd University Wellness Center
Volunteers Needed! 
  • We still need volunteers for Sunday, especially to manage the rest stops. Volunteers get FREE registration and will have enough time to ride one of the shorter routes. Email Eric Pilsk with "Volunteer BRC" in the subject line if interested.
  Facebook     Twitter    View on Instagram
About Potomac Pedalers
The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, Inc. is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts. We're one of the largest bicycle clubs in the United States, and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. Potomac Pedalers is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and we're recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.