Page County Grown Century

Page County Grown Century

page county grown century

October 10th, 2015

Staging Area & Parking:
VFW, Veterans Lane, Luray, VA 22835

Cyclists can choose from 26, 55 or 100 miles on mostly back roads throughout Page County (a unique and historic section of the Shenandoah Valley which lies between Massanutten Mountain to the west and the Blue Ridge to the East) visiting area farms as well as downtown Shenandoah.

We have put together challenging courses which will travel mostly back roads throughout Page County (a unique and historic section of the Shenandoah Valley which lies between Massanutten Mountain to the west and the Blue Ridge to the East) visiting area farms which will serve as fully-supported pit stops, as well as downtown Shenandoah.

Participants may choose from a Century (100 mi); a Half-Century (55 mi); and a Quarter-Century (26 mi).  You will be provided with a cue sheet of the route, which will also be fully-marked on the road.  Remember that this is a ride and not a race, and while there will be some support at key intersections, you must obey all traffic laws.

Once you reach the finish, you will be treated to a meal made entirely from Page County Grown food prepared by the chef at the Mimslyn Inn.  Snacks and drinks will be available at pit stops at memeber farms along the course as well.

All courses open at 7:30 AM and close at 5:00 PM.  Registration opens at 6:30 AM.  Century participants are encouraged but not required to roll out at 7:30 AM.  Food will be served from noon to 5:00 PM.

All routes are concrete and asphalt with rolling hills, with some minor short uphill sections of packed dirt and gravel less than a half mile in length.  While the course is rideable on road bike with high-quality race wheels and there will be some support vehicles on course, participants are expected to come prepared with appropriate equipment.  The century route has approximately seven thousand (7,000) feet of climbing.

Please note that there are a few major “highway” crossings on the century route.  While we will place warning signs along the road alerting motorists at these crossings and there are clear sight lines for cyclists, participants are expected to be alert as always and obey all traffic laws.

HELMETS are required on this ride!


Contact Christopher Gould at or at 202-365-0186 for more information.

Presented by Pace Valley Cycling.

  • Century $50
  • Half-Century $45
  • Quarter Century $40: (price includes t-shirt and food).

Day of registration is allowed, but you MUST register online to guarantee a tee-shirt and food.

Staging Area & parking:  VFW, Veterans Lane, Luray, VA 22835

Proceeds benefit Page County Grown, supporting local growers and the local economy.

Market Collective

Page County Grown is now at The Market Collective

This new local space is located in the original Page Co-Op Farm Bureau building at 139 Virginia Avenue in Luray — next to the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce. Get locally-grown produce and proteins, as well as local crafts, art and vintage collectibles from Page One.

The Market Collective is open Wednesday through Sunday!

Page County Grown Member may sell FREE of CHARGE in the Page County Grown booth.

Support local entrepreneurs!

Producers Forum

Page County Grown’s board held a forum on how local producers can enhance the local economy by offering local produce!

Aimed at studying the economic benefits of locally sourced food, the forum featured a presentation by Jared Burner, PCG board member and co-owner of Skyline Premium Meats and Trio Farms.

Burner  presented an overview of current supply and demand within Page County and make recommendations on how producers may best meet those needs.

“It’s win-win-win,” says Burner. “The producer wins, the consumer wins and the local economy profits from the reinvestment of food dollars that otherwise leave the county.”

For more information, contact Burner at or (540)421-1892.

The growing Season is here!

Page County school children ‘eat local’ this summer!

Page County Public Schools and Page County Grown served locally-grown and raised foods May 31 for both breakfast and lunch! Skyline Premium Meats and Public House Produce provided beef and vegetables for this exciting event!

Many thanks to Diane Dovel, food services director for PCPS; Teresa Day, principal at Springfield Elementary and her cafeteria staff; Robert Griffith, Page County supervisor; Lewis Berkebile, teacher at SES; Kenner Love, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service; Francie Kennedy, Shenandoah ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’; Heather and David Sours with Public House Produce; and Jared Burner with Skyline Premium Meats.