Lake Nockamixon Century 
Sunday, August 24, 2008

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photo by Maggi Buckler

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See the map and elevation profile of the 107-mile ICU route.


Ride the 2008 Lake Nockamixon Century starting from:
Central Bucks South High School 
1100 Folly Road
Warrington, PA 18976

Expanded on-site parking
Scenic routes in Bucks County
Same great SCU support and service
Join SCU and save $5-$10 on registration!

[ Yahoo! Maps ] map of Central Bucks South High School 
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Winner of LAB's "Best Century" award

Home-baked snacks

Includes lunch

Questions? Before contacting the Century Chairman, please read the FAQ!

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The 30th annual SCU Lake Nockamixon Century will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2008, starting from Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Rd, Warrington, PA 18976. Ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles on scenic routes in Bucks County. The terrain is rolling with a few hills. A hilly 107-mile Intensive Climbing Unit century route is also being offered. All riders will visit picturesque Lake Galena in Peace Valley Park. 50-to-107-mile riders will also visit our well-stocked rest stop at scenic Lake Nockamixon.

Registration: $20 (SCU members), $25 (non-members), by August 22. Registration on August 24 at CB South HS will be $20 (SCU members), $30 (non-members). Children under 12 ride for free but will not receive the Polar Water Bottle; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


Registration includes: marked route, cue sheet, rest stops, SAG support, and a post-ride meal (with vegetarian option). Rest stops have a large assortment of home-baked snacks.


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Start Times

Registration opens at 7:00am

100-107 mi. 7:00 to 8:00am
75 miles      8:00 to 9:00am
50 miles      8:30 to 9:30am
25 miles      9:00 to 10:00am

Registration closes at 10:00am


Bird's-eye view of CB South HS
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Intensive Climbing Unit

SCU announces the Intensive Climbing Unit (ICU) route for the Lake Nockamixon Century. Ride 107 miles with 500-ft more climbing than the non-ICU century route.  The ICU route includes three extra-hilly segments that are not part of the standard century route.
Climbing data was computed using Delorme Topo USA; your on-the-road results may differ.


Program your navigation system to go to 1100 Folly Road, Warrington, PA 18976.

CB South HS is located on Folly Road between Pickertown Road and Bristol Road. If you are familiar with CB South HS, proceed to the Folly Road entrance, where the parking volunteers will direct you. Please do NOT use the Pickertown Road entrance or the Bristol Road entrance.

From PA Turnpike (I-276) Exit #343 (old Exit #27) - Willow Grove:
Take Route 611 north 6 miles and turn left on Bristol Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left on Folly Road. Go 0.5 miles and CB South HS will be on your right.

From New Hope/Central NJ: 
Take Route 202 south to Route 611 south. Stay on Route 611 for 3 miles, then turn right on Bristol Road. Go 1.5 miles and turn left on Folly Road. Go 0.5 miles and CB South HS will be on your right. From New Jersey, an alternate route is to take the NJ Turnpike to the PA Turnpike and then follow the PA Turnpike directions above.

[ Yahoo! Maps ] Map of CB South HS

[ Yahoo! Maps ] Door-to-door driving directions to CB South HS

Route Information

2008 Lake Nockamixon 107-mile route map (click on map for larger size)

Not including the last ICU climb at Lake Galena (Myers Road)

2008 Lake Nockamixon 107-mile elevation profile (click on profile for larger size)

7,300 ft of climbing on the 107-mile ICU route! Not including the last ICU climb at Lake Galena (Myers Road).

Before You Ride

Make sure your bike is in good working order. Pump up tires to the pressure specified on the sidewall. Bring essentials: 2 spare tubes, pump, patch kit, tire levers, 2 water bottles, ID, cash, medical insurance card. Eat a good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and proteins.

Although SCU provides excellent SAG support, why wait for SAG if you get a flat tire? Learn how to repair a flat with these articles: 1, 2 (video), 3, 4, 5 (video). Google "bicycle flat tire repair video" for more.

Follow these tips for safe riding in a group: LAB, RBR


If you are coming from outside the area and need a place to stay overnight, here are some options:
Days Inn Horsham 215-674-2500
Marriott Courtyard Horsham 215-830-0550

Warrington is close to shopping, museums, restaurants, and tourist attractions in Doylestown, Lahaska (Peddler's Village), New Hope, and Washington's Crossing, PA. For additional information on accommodations and sightseeing, contact the Bucks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, phone 1-800-836-BUCKS or 215-639-0300.

Questions? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before contacting the Century Chairman.

Contact us: Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-234-0170.  

The Lake Nockamixon Century takes place rain or shine. No refunds. Distances are approximate and are subject to change. Helmets are required for all riders. Support ends at 4:00pm. Roads will be open to automobile traffic.

The free Polar Insulated Water Bottles must be picked up on the day of the event; bottles will not be mailed in the event of a rainout. For the combo Quad County Metric / Lake Nockamixon Century registration, the Quad County Metric shirts will be distributed only on May 10 and the Lake Nockamixon Century water bottles will be distributed only on August 24. 

No confirmation of registration will be issued by SCU. If you register online, print your receipt for confirmation. For mail-in registration, your canceled check is proof of payment.

This page was updated on 9/26/2008.