MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2017

  • Date
    Sunday, 20 August, 2017
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 04:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    Carp Fairgrounds
    3790 Carp Rd
    Ottawa, ON

With the start/finish situated in Carp (just to the west of Ottawa) enjoy these inexpensive, but fully featured rides through beautiful Ontario countryside in Lanark County. Welcome to Ottawa’s riding country! For a charge of only $45, you can choose between three different ride options, 50km, 100km and an 160km AND have a cold beer and feast afterwards, courtesy of Covered Bridge Brewing and Alice's Village Cafe.

Event information

Ride start times: Riders will start in informal waves according to distance, first wave off at 7:45am

Route description

Rides will start at the Carp Agricultural Society Fairgrounds on Carp Road.

All routes will follow a clockwise loop on rural roads through Lanark County, please see below for route maps.

50km (NOTE: Route contains one short section of dirt road.


Metric Century Route (100km):

Imperial Century Route (100miles / 160km) (7hr time limit):

Aid (refreshment) stations

  • There will be one aid station on the 50km route, two on the 100km route, and three on the 160km route.
  • Aid stations will serve water, bananas and snacks and have toilets.
  • In spite of these stations, it is strongly reccomended to bring ample food and water for your ride.
  • It is suggested that you carry some money to purchase additional supplies on the route, you will pass through a few small towns. 


  • There is no timing at this event, it is a RIDE, not a RACE.

Road safety

  • The ride takes place on OPEN roads, it is your duty as a rider to ensure that you follow the rules of the road, whilst riding: your safety is your responsibility.


  • There is ample parking at the Fairgrounds, please follow the instructions of MEC staff whilst parking. You will be sent further information prior to the ride date with specific instructions.

Post Ride

  • Post ride party will be hosted at the hall in the Carp Fair featuring as usual, with yummy food by Alice's Village Cafe and beer by Covered Bridge Brewing.


  • We are seeking volunteers to help at this ride - volunteers will be rewarded with a free entry to any other MEC Ottawa ride or race of the season!
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