The 40th Annual Assenmacher 100 will be held on August 18th. Wheels roll at 8am, or earlier if you’re so inclined, from the north parking lot of Swartz Creek Middle School off Fairchild St. at Cappy Ln. just south of Dragon Dr. in downtown Swartz Creek, MI
While our group will be rather large and quite fast, you should be able to find someone, or a group, that matches your pace. We’ve got everything. Our A group will start just before 8 and they’ll finish in just a shade over four hours of moving time – they usually stop twice, I believe. We’re the B Group and we’ll finish right around 4:45, but we’ll stop three or four times. We’ll also have a C, D, E & F Group, though none will be identified in any way, other than the fact that we’ll all be huddled together before the start. If you’re not sure where you fit in, ask. We’ll do our best to get you fitted in with some riders who will be happy to have you. Or, if you prefer, start at 7:30 and jump on the back of a group as it goes by.
The roads/route will be excellently marked with an “A” which will point in the direction you are to go. Each route is color coded, and I’ll post Ride with GPS routes on this site next Sunday so you can download a file to your Garmin.
The Assenmacher 100, at just $25 day of, is the best stocked, least expensive, one day supported ride in our State. We’ve got five routes on decent roads (though some were recently chip sealed):
- 20 miles flat
- 34 miles flat to rolling hills
- 56 miles flat to rolling hills
- 100+ kilometers (66 miles) flat to rolling hills
- 100 miles (Century) flat to moderate hills.
All rest stops are fully stocked with fruit, pb & j sammiches, Payday bars, water and Gatorade, and the last few with watermelon, with a coney dog lunch in the parking lot following the ride. At $45 it’s a great ride. At just $25, it’s a bargain. You can register the whole family for just $55.
I’ll be the guy on the red and black Specialized Venge, in the Affable Hammers jersey…
Unless, of course, there’s a chance of rain. In that case, I’ll be on the Trek.