Registration – This ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (please, no children on bike carriers or trailers) and must be experienced in riding roadways shared with motor vehicles. The suggested routes involve riding rural roads on hilly terrain involving taxing climbs and steep descents. Those riders that choose the 66 mile route or longer can choose from any routes on the fly to customize their challenge.
Your registration fee provides:  rider goody bag, route markings and maps, nutritious and energizing lunch (lunch for 65 – 95 mile riders)  and well stocked aid stations, SAG support, and post ride riverside festive dinner served 12:30 – 6:00 pm

Refunds:  Ride goes, rain or shine with no refunds; however you can transfer your entry to another rider no later than 12 Noon, Tuesday September 5th.  Please email us, from the email address recorded in your registration.  Inform us of your registered name and the name of the person you want to transfer your registration to.

Registration Directions:                                                                                                Mail In –  Opens Feburary 1, 2017, closes postmarked by 9/2/17                                       Download – Registration Form     No processing fee applies
$55 for 35 mile Gold Dust, and $75 for all other routes postmarked by 6/24/17
$65 for 35 mile Gold Dust, and $85 for all other routes postmarked by 9/2/17
Complete form and mail with check made payable to:
Motherlode Century
540 Gardner Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Online – Go to Eventbrite ( ) before September 5, 2017 to pay by credit card (online registration fee applies). Only $55 for 35 mile Gold Dust, and $75 for all other routes registered by 6/24/17; $65 for 35 mile Gold Dust, and $85 for all other routes registered by 9/5/17.

Group Discounts! – Groups of 9 or more receive a discount.  Contact us to set up a discount code.                                                                                                                 Gold Dust is $50/rider before 6/24/17 and $60 before 9/2/17.                                               All other distances are $70/person before 6/24/17and $80 before 9/2/17. No group discounts apply to Walk In registration. Please contact us so we can assist your group planning needs. 

Walk In – $75 for Gold Dust, and  $95 for all other routes on Saturday September 9th between 4:00 and 7:30 pm, or Sunday September 10th between 6:00 & 7:45 am.   Please bring cash or check (with drivers license)

Additional Guests – Additional guest dinner can be purchased for $18.  

Check-in will be open adjacent to the American River Resort office at 6019 New River Road, Coloma, CA, 95613  (directions on FAQ Page) on Saturday September 9, between 4:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday morning from 6:00 – 7:45 am.  Please bring identification with you.   Please be prepared to sign the release of liability form.

Custom Jersey -  Support the sustainability of the Motherlode Century, and ride in style in this years bold jersey by ordering from us on the mail-in registration form postmarked by August 12 for pick-up of jersey at the event.  Only a very limited number will be for sale at the event.

Or you may order directly from Voler by clicking here for jerseys shipped to you.  Sizing Charts located at the order form.  The jerseys have a Greg Lemond quote on the right panel.  “It never gets easier… you just go faster”









         ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY click to view or download

This form is provided for your review.  All riders regardless of registration method will be required to sign one at check–in.  This release asks that you have read and understand the Participant Code of Conduct and have viewed the safety video listed below.
A significant collaborative effort was made to allow us to conduct this group ride here.  We are guests in this land and we want to be welcomed back every year.  Every cyclist’s behavior reflects on the entire bicycling community.  The success of this event is based on positive attitudes, mutual respect, and cooperation.  Therefore as condition of participation I agree to the following Participant Code of Conduct:
To insure that my equipment is properly fitted and maintained, including a helmet that I will wear whenever on the bike.
To ride in a manner that promotes everyone’s safety.
To obey all traffic laws and ride single file.
To place all refuse in the appropriate containers and practice “leave no trace”.
To follow the direction of law enforcement staff and course marshals.
To watch the following safety video

Click to download a Christmas Gift Certificate for the rider on your list.