The 45th annual Capital City Century (CCC) is one of the longest running Century bicycle rides in Illinois. The Springfield Bicycle Club (SBC) offers this recreational bicycle ride each year on the Sunday after Labor Day. Route options for every type of rider, from a family-friendly 10 mile trail ride or 25 mile road ride, to a 40, 62, 100-mile Century or 125-mile Double Metric Century exist. After the ride, a post-pedal’n party with great food and live music will be held at the K of C. The largest bicycle century event in Illinois held outside a major metro area, the CCC draws about 800 riders annually. Over 100 volunteers helped stage the event every year. For cyclists on the course, Springfield Bicycle Club offers SAG service, directional assistance, rider maps and well marked routes, A free Historic Bicycle Ride that tours history-related sites in the Springfield area will be offered on September 9, the day prior to the CCC, from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Check out www.spfldcycling.org/ccc for more information.