2021 Century Challenge 

86.4 miles, 5933 ft elevation gain (without optional climbs)

109 miles, 10,000 ft elevation gain (with McNeil Canyon and other optional climbs)

The 2021 Chelan Century Challenge route is a cloverleaf design passing through orchards and vineyards into the mountainous terrain surrounding Lake Chelan, one of the world’s most spectacular glacial carved lakes with some of Washington State’s most impressive scenery. Each leaf is completely different – Loop 1 is 39.4 miles long with an elevation gain of 3995ft (including McNeil Canyon), Loop 2 is 32.5 miles in length with an elevation gain of 2380ft, and Loop 3 is 29.3 miles long with an elevation gain of 1945ft. Each loop combines challenging hills with captivating scenery. The signature climb is McNeil Canyon – this climb is 6 miles long starting at 850ft and finishing at 3100ft. It is rated as a “Cat 1” climb, and the ascent will be timed with age-group prizes for the fastest times. Riders should ride all three loops in sequence, but are free to ride only the first loop or two of the loops in combination if they wish.