June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023
Seriously, a No Hills Century!
Now in our 14th year and recognized as the Sacramento area’s best century! There are no hills on this FUN road bike ride through the pastoral scenery of Colusa and Sutter Counties. The ride is flat, fun, and fast, making it perfect for riders of all levels, and there are 100-mile, 63-mile (Metric Century), and 37-mile courses.
The 3F Century is different than most bicycle centuries. It doesn’t have the heart-pounding, thigh-killing climbs that many centuries have. Instead of hills, hills, and more hills, the 3F Century offers a FLAT, as FAST as you want, and FUN bike ride. The total elevation gain is a mere 591 feet. Described in CycleCa magazine as one of the best rides for a first century. So if you are ready to tackle your first Century, Metric Century, or set a PR for a Century ride, then this one is for you.
Order now to get your 2023 3F Jersey before the ride.
The 3F Century Team Store will close at Midnight on June 25, 2023. Once the store is closed, no additional orders can be accepted. At that point, all orders will go into Production, and the 6-week delivery time frame begins. Items purchased within the team store are not put into production until the entire store closes. The calculated six weeks delivery time is based on the date store closes and not the order date.
Our store has individual shipping. Please verify your shipping address. All shipments are delivered via FedEx and cannot go to a PO Box, and may require a signature at the delivery time.
*****IMPORTANT: Pactimo has upgraded our sizing on all 2023 upper garments for a more generous feel on the larger sizes. The sizes affected are Men’s Size XL-XXXL and Women’s Size L-XXXL. It is important to check the new size charts for your size. ******
Please use these fitting tools! “I’m usually a large in cycling gear” or “I wear an XL tee shirt” is not useful in determining your size with Pactimo as other vendors and clothing manufacturers tend to size larger than other manufacturers.
- 1. Size & Fit Guide
- 2. Call 800-801-9869 to speak to a fit expert during our business hours 8:30-5 mountain time
“This was a great ride! I rode the metric and the course was well marked, the rest stops were fully stocked and manned by great volunteers.
I’ll be back next year. ”
- Susan K.
Friendly Folks and Fantastic Food
- Janise C.
...the rest stops were well stocked with goodies.
- Lora J.
This year's ride is Saturday, October 14, 2023
- a FREE BEER from FarmersBrewing.com (and yes there will be more to purchase),
- a Goodie/Swag bag courtesy of the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce,
- an Official 3F Century Water Bottle,
- a cloth patch to each 1st-time Century entrant, and
- a Post-ride Meal, which is always great and should not be missed – complete with tunes from a live DJ
Choose the ride you would like to complete, or sign-up to help!
100 MILE CENTURYThe 100-mile course of the 3F Century follows the Sacramento River south to Winship School for the first rest stop at mile 20.
Then continuing south through the rice country of Sutter County the course travels east and then loops around to the second rest stop at mile 40 at the intersection of Moroni and S. Meridian Roads. The next 18 miles takes you through farmlands to the town of Sutter for the third rest stop at Sutter High School. Loop around the Sutter Buttes to the fourth rest stop at mile 80. The remaining 20 miles completes the loop around the Buttes and returns to Colusa along the scenic Sacramento River.
Enjoy a variety of scenic vistas as you complete the flattest century in the state. Restrooms at each stop.
100K Metric Century (63 miles)This 100K “Metric Century” course is our most popular bike ride.
The 100-kilometer course (62.3 miles) follows the Sacramento River for seven miles then heads east to the town of Sutter. The first rest stop is at Sutter High School. Circle the Sutter Buttes (the smallest mountain range in the world) which brings you to the second rest stop at mile 40. Complete the loop around the scenic Buttes and return to Colusa, following the Sacramento River. Restrooms at each rest stop.
37 MILE FAMILY RIDEThis is the 37-mile course for the 3F Century. One rest stop at 19 miles. Restrooms at each rest stop.
The 37-mile course follows the 100-kilometer riders to the town of Sutter and the rest stop at Sutter High School. The course follows Pass Road back to Colusa. Riders will pass a historical monument marking the site where General John Fremont rested his troops in the summer of 1847. Pass Road takes you over the only elevation gain of any of the courses. Pass Rd. rises about 200 feet and after cresting the top experience a two-mile roller coaster ride back to the Sacramento River and your return to Colusa.
SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEERPlease help support our ride. Join the Boy Scouts, FFA, and others to help make our support stations memorable.
We are always looking for few extra hands to support the ride and make it successful. So if you would like to help us and our riders out, we have options for working the support stations, meal prep and serving, working registration, or just helping us keep everything clean, safe, and healthy. If you would like to volunteer, please click on this link to sign-up to Volunteer!
14th ANNUAL FLAT, FUN, BIKE RIDENorthern California’s no hills century, no kidding, there are no hills on this FUN road bike ride through the pastoral scenery of Colusa and Sutter Counties. Join with your friends and other people like yourself on this little-known FLAT bike ride…
BIKE RIDE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 600 RIDERS
THE 3F CENTURY IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST OTHER CENTURIESIt doesn’t have the heart-pounding, thigh-killing climbs that many centuries have. Instead of hills, hills, and more hills, the 3F Century offers a FLAT, FAST, and FUN bike ride. The total elevation gain is 591′. Boy, are you going to have fun! This is an opportunity to do your personal best century time…
LIONS CLUB SPONSORSThe Lions Club of Colusa is the most active philanthropic, civic organization in Colusa County. The 3F Century is one of their main fundraiser activities. All funds earned by the club will be used to support student field trips, school and county libraries, vision needs, community flag program, volunteer group BBQs, community hospital fundraisers, school sports programs, city recycling program, county fair parade, student speakers competitions, local charities, youth groups, and many other community needs.
Located in the Northern California Sacramento Valley, at the intersection of California State Highway 20 and Interstate 5, lies Northern California’s best Italian Americano restaurant.
Granzella’s has been serving the public since 1976 and provides an experience like no other. With its old-world charm, every department has a unique piece of history and a comforting inviting atmosphere.
The family restaurant was recently featured on the Food Network’s Triple D Nation series featuring Guy Fieri.
Whether you are looking for a good steak, the best pasta, hand-packed jars of olives, spices and garnishes, espresso, ice cream, Italian Gelato, or a cool place to hang out in Northern California; their casual restaurant, deli, bakery, and sports lounge provide a family-friendly menu that suits everyone’s tastes and budget.
Don’t forget to make your visit worthwhile and have a good night’s stay at Granzella’s Inn, their 42-room motel, located right across our parking lot.
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