Location: Pittsburg

2010 Gorilla Century

Here’s some info on this year’s Gorilla Century:

The 8th annual Gorilla Century in Pittsburg, KS will be Saturday September 4th. We’ll be keeping many of the great 2009 SAG’s like Simone’s Ristorante & The North Pole but using a modified course for 2010 that will allow for more SAG’s closer together. The Gorilla Century still claims the title of the flattest & fastest century you can do with only the wind to battle.

The 2010 Gorilla Century will be a fundraiser for two worthy groups. The Children’s Advocacy Center will get half of all ride proceeds while KanBikeWalk will get $1 for each registered rider.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe house and advocate for abused children. The CAC mission is “Reduce the traumatic effects of abuse; protect children from maltreatment; seek justice for child victims; investigate abuse as a team and strengthen our community’s ability to nurture children, while keeping the comfort and safety of the child the first priority.”

KanBikeWalk is the statewide advocate for cycling and pedestrian safety and education. The mission of KBW is “Promoting a safe bicycling and walking environment for Kansans through education and advocacy”.

As cyclists we have a vested interest in supporting KBW; the CAC’s protection of abused children always deserves support. The Gorilla Century is proud to help support these groups to the limit of our ability.

Pittsburg’s Little Balkans Days festival takes place the same weekend as the Gorilla Century and gives any non-riding family members something really fun to do. With everything from hot air balloon rides, train rides, quilt shows, car shows, street dancing and a carnival plus dozens more activities there is something for everyone to do or see. If the festival isn’t enough there’s also a PSU home football game that begins at noon.

Lodging for 2010 is easier and less expensive. We’ve negotiated reduced rates at three local hotels to make the trip more affordable. You can find all the lodging info plus registration options, a restaurant guide, directions and more at the Gorilla Century http://www.tailwindcyclists.com/localevents/gorillacentury/gorilla.htm web page.

Here’s the flyer for the event:

2010 Gorilla Century Flyer

Sounds like a great ride!

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