The Grand Junction Neonatal ICU is proud to sponsor this
year's Rose Hill Rally. Please join us and Cycle Pathology for the
Century Ride, Metric Century (62 miles), or 50K (31 miles). Rest stations
and aid stations will be spaced throughout the Century and Metric Century
Come to Grand Junction a day early. Visit historic downtown Grand Junction,
explore the Grand Valley, ride the Colorado National Monument, or tour
Riders begin the course between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for both the Metric
Century and the 50K distance. Pick up your ride packet at Canyon View Park
between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Entry fee includes rider breakfast & hot lunch, Rose Hill Rally t-shirt,
and course map.
Stay and enjoy your post-ride meal with music provided by the Dam Busters.
Teams of six or more riders will receive special t-shirts. Team entry forms must
be received two weeks prior to the rally.
Ride the Century
— Alisha Smith
While riding 100 miles in a day may sound extreme, most casual cyclists can complete
a century if they follow a comprehensive training routine. Your bike should be comfortable
and fit you well. Consider having a tune-up before the ride, and carry a spare tire
and patch kit, tools, and a pump.
If you're not a regular cyclist, start your training at least 12 weeks before your
century. Hills are a great way to train for your ride, and don't forget to allow
for recovery days after your longer rides.
A few days prior to the ride, you should keep hydrated and cut back on caffeine and
alcohol. On the day of your century, eat a light breakfast of high-carbohydrate foods
and drink lots of water. On the ride, drink water or a sports drink before
A century isn't a race, so adopt a relaxed pace that you can follow for several
hours. Alter your position throughout your ride, getting up off the saddle,
stretching your back, and moving your hand position. The ride goes easier if
you share it with a friend or two.
Above all, enjoy the ride! Most centuries are designed to go through
scenic areas of the state. Peddle on and remember to watch the scenery.