Join us on one of three great rides that depart from and return to Colusa, the seat of Colusa County. Visit the rural towns of Meridian and Sutter. Cycle through the Sutter Bypass’s pastoral farmlands, cross the Tisdale Weir and ride along the scenic Sacramento River levee road. Ride around the unique Sutter Buttes (the smallest mountain range in the world), where John C. Fremont camped his troops in 1848, and return to Colusa along the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River.
We only accept a maximum of 600 riders; yes, that is 600 for all three rides.
Registration starts January 15, 2024. Register early for the best discount!
Every Entry Includes…
- 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
- a Post-ride Meal, which is always great and should not be missed – and this year we will have a live Band
Choose one of the three rides below to find out more about that particular ride or go straight to registration to ensure your entry in the 2021 3F event.
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 MILE)The 100K Metric Century course is approximately 100 Kilometers (63 miles) long and is our most popular bike ride.
The Metric Century course 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 significant 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.