Hancock Horizontal Hundred Bicycle Tour

47th Annual Bicycle Tour - September 10th, 2017

20, 32, 62 (+/-) and 100 Mile Routes

I was 78 years old on Sept. 6, 2015. One week later, I rode in my FIRST century. I started riding at age 70 and became an avid cyclist. Since that time, I have ridden OVER 31,000 MILES. The HHH is the BEST opportunity for anyone to ride her or his first century. I have read all of Joe Friel's road cycling books. His book, "Fast After 50," inspired me to get a power meter which gave me the tools to KNOW I could complete the ride by keeping my metrics at the right place. His book titled, "Cycling Past 50," said "...there are a few totally flat challenges, such as the Hancock Horizontal Hundred...near Findlay, Ohio." I live in Cincinnati so I was elated to find the HHH "right next door." Everything about the HHH is A+++ except for ONE thing... you have got to do something about the wind!! :-) Seriously, everyone I met and especially the officials and volunteers made it easy to apply and complete my first century. Even the riders were great. The logistics were well planned out: maps, registering, heading out and how good is it to have a welcoming throng awaiting my finish. I felt like I had really accomplished something. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I plan to do my second century this year. Thanks to all - S. Varnum