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Three Creek Century Volunteer Ride and Lunch

Sunday, September 10, 2023, 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Penn Township Volunteer Fire Company
1750 Pine Road
Newville, PA  17241
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Marilyn Chastek
717-798-4537 (p)
717-798-4537 (c)
a) Ride Leader Assigned
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Century Volunteer Ride and Lunch
The Century Committee recognizes that volunteers may not have time to ride during the actual Three Creek Century event on Sept. 17. That’s why we are having the Century Volunteer Ride and Lunch on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Penn Township Fire Volunteer Fire Company, 1750 Pine Road in Newville. Directions can be found at Roads will NOT be marked but Ride With GPS directions can be downloaded and cue sheets will be provided by 8:00 a.m. You can ride the NEW 20 mile Walnut Bottom Loop, the 32 mile Opossum Lake Reverse, the 51 mile Big Spring Reverse, the 47 mile Big Spring with South Mountain Challenge or any combination of those routes. You can also enjoy the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail for up to 18 miles or the Kings Gap Climb of 7 miles. Just plan to be back at the start by 1:00 p.m. for the complementary lunch. We also would like to know if you found any problem areas along the routes, so they can be fixed prior to Century Day.

The following group rides are being offered that day, starting from the firehouse:
- Mike Loomis will lead a ride on the 32 mile Opossum Lake Reverse Loop starting at 9:30 a.m. Pace: 11-13.
- Marilyn Chastek will lead a group ride that day starting at 10:00 a.m. on the NEW 20 mile Walnut Bottom Loop with an option to climb Kings Gap afterwards. Pace: 11-13 mph
- Howard Ross will lead a ride on the 51 mile Big Spring Reverse beginning at 8:00 a.m. 11-13 mph pace.

Ride With GPS downloads can be found at or go to and look under the Routes and Ride details tab.

Thanks to Donna Finn and Christine Kramer for delivering the picnic spread!

IMPORTANT *Please park in the gravel lot at the Firehouse because there is another event there that day.

These rides and the lunch are only for people who have signed up to be Century volunteers.