Savage Century

Mark your calendar

The Savage is Saturday, September 30, 2017

This web page will be updated in the near future…


Savage Century rideThe White Clay Bicycle Club invites you to come out and take the challenge as it once again hosts the 37th annual Savage Century ride, one of the most scenic and challenging rides in our area (especially if you choose one of the longer routes). Select a route – 40, 60, 75 or 100 miles – and enjoy one of the premier rides in the mid-Atlantic region hosted by the White Clay Bicycle Club.

The 40- and 60-mile loops have a few shorter climbs, while the major hills are on the 75- and 100-mile loops!

15savage-qrMany have enjoyed the challenge of the Savage as a “ride of passage”, while others return year after year to simply enjoy  the rural beauty of Chester and Lancaster Counties – from the simple  charm of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish farmlands to the scenic vistas from the hills along the Susquehanna River. Warm up on the rolling hills heading west out of Newark, DE toward Nottingham, PA. Then head for the hills and put your training to the test, on the infamous Bald Eagle Hill, Fishing Creek Hill, and Duck Hill!

For those new to the Savage Century, it is recommended for the longer routes that bikes be equipped with a low gear of about 40 gear-inches (e.g. 28 tooth rear sprocket and 42-tooth chain ring on a typical road bike with a 27 inch tire) or lower to prevent undue straining of your knees on the major hills. Come for the ride, ride for the challenge!

Savage Century Event


  • All routes are marked
  • Cue sheets
  • SAG support and Rest Stops until 5pm
  • Multiple WCBC rest stops
  • WCBC souvenir of your choice
  • Savage Century patch for completing the century route! (at Colemanville rest stop)
  • Various convenience stores along or near routes


Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Registration open: 7 am – 9 am.

Riders can begin as soon as they check in

Address & Directions

Location: W.L. Gore Facility – 1901 Barksdale Rd, Newark, DE 19711


    From I-95: Exit RT 896 North (in Delaware)

  • Left onto Christina Pkwy
  • Right onto Elkton Rd.
  • Left onto Casho Mill Rd. (NOTE: If you have a roof rack, you might NOT be able to take this route! There is a railroad overpass that is only 8’9” high. Proceed with caution, OR, use the alternate route below.
  • Left onto Barksdale. Continue ~ 1 mile to the Gore facility on the left
      Alternative route


    From I-95: Exit RT 896 North (in Delaware)

  • Left onto Christina Pkwy
  • Right onto Elkton Rd.
  • Turn left at the traffic signal onto Apple Road (before you turn, 7-11 store is on the far left corner)
  • Left onto Barksdale Continue ~ 1 ½ miles to the Gore facility on the left


Registration Prices:
Early Registration


Thru 8/30

8/31 – 9/23



Day of Event 9/24 – 9/30 $30
How to Register:     Register Online at
Download Registration Form to mail in*
REMINDER: You will NOT need to complete another registration form, OR waiver, on the day of the event.
Race info at
Day of Event Provided at check-in booth


Cue Sheets

Cue sheets and GPX files will be provided at check-in.


Major Hills of the Savage Total Climb(ft) Total Distance (mi) Avg. Grade Max Grade
Duck Hill 190 0.31 12% 16%
Fishing Creek 366 0.77 9% 16%
Bald Eagle 246 0.56 8% 11%
Red Hill 553 2.43 4% 8%