MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2018

  • Date
    Sunday, 19 August, 2018
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 04:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    Carp Agricultural Society Fairgrounds
    3790 Carp Rd
    Ottawa, ON




Welcome to Ottawa’s riding country! 

With the start/finish situated in Carp (west of Ottawa), enjoy these fully featured rides throughout the stunning Ontario countryside in Lanark County - the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario.

For a charge of only $45*, you can choose between three ride options: 50km, 100km, and new this year - an 80km* adventure gravel grind (Please note that the gravel ride is unsupported, and more of an adventure ride on backcountry roads, access roads, gravel, with a dash of asphalt). All rides end with a tasty feast and cold beer courtesy of Alice's Village Cafe and Covered Bridge Brewing.

Want to ride for a great cause ? MEC Ottawa is very excited to partner up The Foundation Fighting Blindness as the official fundraising event for Cycle For Sight Ottawa 2018This is a unique opportunity to ride alongside low-vision and non-sighted riders on tandem bikes.

All funds raised for this ride will help the Foundation Fighting Blindness to lead the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, providing education, public awareness, and ultimately restoring hope and sight.

We encourage you to learn more about this important cause, sponsor a rider and the option to set-up your own fundraising page. See FUNDRAISING section below. MEC Code: MEC2018




Registrations can be made online by selecting a distance and clicking "register" below.



BEFORE WEDNESDAY, August 15   12:00pm


Saturday, August 18   9:30-5:30pm

Race Day*

Sunday, August 19  7:15am













*Note: No ride day registrations!


At MEC Ottawa Saturday August 18 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
At Carp Fairgrounds Sunday August 19 7:30 am 

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make instore when you pick up your bib on SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 ONLY (conditions apply).


100KM 8:45am
80KM 9:15am
50KM 9:30am



Please note: All routes are subject to change and will be sent to participants prior to the event.

All rides start from the Carp Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Road.

All routes will follow a clockwise loop on rural roads through Lanark County, please see below for route maps. Routes will be marked with colour coded arrows.

100K - Metric Century Route (100km): Route contains a couple short sections of hard packed dirt country roads used for transition to continue on to pavement.


80K - Adventure/Gravel Ride (unsupported):



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


  • There will be one aid station on the 50km route, two on the 100km route..
  • Aid stations will serve water, nuun, bananas, snacks and have toilets.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Riders will need to be self-sufficient along the ride, packing appropriate clothing for the day, a spare tube, pump and patch kit (in case you get a flat between aid stations), and food and water if you feel you'll need extra nourishment between aid stations. 
  • MINIMUM RIDER AGE: 16 years.


  • There is ample parking at the Fairgrounds, please follow the instructions of MEC staff whilst parking at the site. 
  • We encourage carpooling. Please post a ride share! 



  • Post ride party will be hosted at the hall in the Carp Fairgrounds with yummy food provided by Alice's Village Café and beer by Covered Bridge Brewing.
  • Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the text box below: Vegetarian, Gluten Free or Vegan. If you wish to modify your food order on event day, you will be required to pay for your meal at Alice's Village Café.
  • There will be a silent auction to raise funds on behalf of Cycle for Sight. Prizes courtesy of MEC Ottawa and various local vendors ! 


The MEC Ottawa Century Ride is the official fundraising event for Cycle for Sight Ottawa 2018. We challenge all Century Riders to help The Foundation Fighting Blindness reach their goal as you cycle your way to yours!

Please click on the link below to set up your own fudraising page or to sponsor a rider.   MEC Code: MEC2018






For more information, please contact the event director:


Inscrivez-vous en sélectionant une distance ci-dessous puis en cliquant sur le bouton "Register now" (la page suivante s'ouvrira en anglais, il vous sera possible de basculer en français en cliquant sur l'icone "FR" située en haut à droite de la page).


PLEASE SUBMIT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (i.e. meat, vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free) IN THE BOX BELOW.