Save the Date!  Sept 10, 2017

Early Bird Registration
Opens April 1, 2017  $35

A special thank you to: James Lawrence – The Iron Cowboy
And to the over 600 Riders who enjoyed the ride!  We hope to see you again next year! #YdoURide

2016 D2D Century Ride Highlights
Enjoy highlights from the 2016 D2D Century Ride!  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Better and Better!
This is the 3rd time I have done this ride and it keeps getting better and better every year. Love crossing the dams and riding on the river greenway at the end. I plan on doing this again in 2017 – May Miller

Well-Marked Route
Loved it. Great, well-marked route, beautiful scenery, wonderfully nice volunteers and, of course, a gorgeous day. A job well-done, all around. – John Thomas

Interested in next year
I just found your site and may be interested in attending next year. BUT I have never ridden in one of these and was curious what it costs? <Open registration for the 2017 ride begins 4.1.2017 and is $35> – John Toennies

First Time Rider – Really Happy!
First time for this ride. Was really happy how well the roads were marked! Biggest fear was getting lost. Everyone was really nice but was disappointed when we got to the sag stops and the food was almost all gone. Seems like you could make a call to replenish. We did the 50 mile ride. Hope to do the 100 next year! – Sue

Fantastic Route!
Absolutely fantastic route. Everyone at all the SAG’s were great! Wasn’t sure I could do all 104 but thanks to the great staff I finished! Will return next year for sure. – Nate

Well Organized!
Terrific ride! Well organized, great course. Thanks to all the folks who made it happen. Will be back next year. – Lisa Prentiss

First Time Rider – Excellent event!
First time rider, was an excellent event. Everyone was very friendly. I rode with a number of groups, had good conversations along the way. Will do again. Particularly enjoyed crossing the reservoir and the dam. I was expecting mostly flat corn desert and was pleasantly surprised with hills and rivers and woods. – Jerry Jackson

Awesome Ride!
Awesome ride! Beautiful well marked route, super friendly rest stops, and really nice ride staff. Loved the cow bells! Thanks for getting the Iron Cowboy to do the ride with us! What a classy rider! Already looking forward to doing the D2D in 2017! Thank you so much for a fantastic D2D 2016! – Will Tidmore

D2D Gear

D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season.

Memories

Relive the joy of last year’s ride here.  Are you in one of the photos?

Our Sponsors

Sponsors are the key to a great ride. Please stop by and show them some love while you’re here. Let them know that they make this ride more than just a ride.

Wabash County
Dam to Dam Century Ride

#YdoUride
September 11, 2016

The ride designed for cyclists by cyclists. 

“I finished the ride and immediately sent messages to three or four of my cycling friends telling them to reserve space on their calendar to come and join me. The event is well worth the cost and is a wonderful overall experience.” – Bluffton, IN
My wife and I did this ride last year and loved it. Just signed up again for this year!! – Delphos, OH

Schedule & SAG Stops – Before, During, and After your Ride

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Young RidersCan children ride?

Of course!  We love it when children join their parents or guardians on the ride!

• Kids in grades K-12 ride for free, but we must have a signed consent form from parent/guardian.
• Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Helmets are required.
• All child registrations must be made in person on Sept 10 or 11


2016 D2D JerseyCan you help with lodging?

It’s your time, so make the most of it while visiting Wabash County! We invite you to be our guest for the entire weekend.

Lodging and Dining: For lodging and dining options please click here. (Will open in a new tab)

The experienced and helpful staff at the Visitor Center are standing by to assist you – whether it be to make lodging reservations or set up a full getaway experience – for just you, a couple, a family, or a whole team. Let us do the work for you.

Visitor & Ride information is available at:

Welcome Center and Gift Shop
221 S. Miami St., Wabash, IN 46992
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It’s your time, so make the most of it while visiting Wabash County! We invite you to be our guest for the entire weekend.

Lodging and Dining: For lodging and dining options please click here. The experienced and helpful staff at the Visitor Center are standing by to assist you – whether it be to make lodging reservations or set up a full getaway experience.

Worship Services – For those who would like to attend a worship service, we have over 30 churches in the Wabash area who would warmly welcome you.  Click here for a map of their locations and information.

Saturday, Sept 10th - BONUS DAY!

• 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Manchester Main Street presents the 4rd Annual Arts Festival in North Manchester, Indiana. Featuring local artisans, music and gourmet foods. The event is FREE. More info on the Eel River Arts Fest Facebook page.

• 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Riders who arrive on Saturday may pick up their rider packets at the Wabash County YMCA. This is where you will pick up your rider band.

• 4:00 pm – Midnight – All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner at Harvey Hinkelmeyers in Wabash for ONLY $5, drinks & tax included. Just show your rider band at the door.  

Breakaway Bike and Fitness will have their shop tent on site at Harvey Hinkelmeyers so you can have access to any last minute gear and tune-up needs. 

Sunday, Sept 11th - RIDE DAY

• 6:30 am – 9:30 am – Rider Registration, Check-in and Breakfast at the Wabash County YMCA. >> Breakfast is included in your registration and includes: veggie breakfast casserole, sausage-hashbrown casserole, fresh whole fruit, greek yogurt and toppings bar, oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, white and chocolate milk. 

Departing time for the D2D is up to you. You may start at any time between 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, until 9:30 a.m. Our local Rock City Bike Club will have a group start at 8:00 a.m. All riders are invited to ride with the local club. Please note, the last SAG stop for riders on the 100 mile trail closes at 4:30 p.m., dispatch SAG vehicles will stop offering assistance at 5:00 p.m. and the free celebration lunch closes at 5:30 pm.

• 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm: A FREE celebration lunch will be served at the Wabash County YMCA and is hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor, a Carbon Level Sponsor. Menu includes: vegetarian lasagna, chicken lasagna, fresh greens, assorted dressings, yeast rolls, fresh whole fruit, greek yogurt, chocolate milk, assorted Coke products, hot tea. The Wabash County YCMA will serve as our host for all check-ins, and will be the starting and ending point for all routes.

Wabash County YMCA
500 S. Cass St, Wabash, IN 46992
P 260-563-9622  Website

Visitor & Ride information is available at:
Welcome Center and Gift Shop
221 S. Miami St., Wabash, IN 46992
SAG (Supply and Gear) Stops

Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop from Peru, Indiana will be providing mechanical support for our ride should you need any minor repairs or services.The D2D route map in your registration packet shows all SAG stop locations, found approximately every 15-20 miles.  SAG stops will be open for a set time only, so check your map for times of operation. SAG stop #1: Kerr Lock, Lagro Time:  8am-11am (all routes have access to this SAG) Food: Bananas, cookies, peanut butter crackers, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #2: Lincolnville United Methodist Church Time: 8:30am-Noon (30, 50, 62, 100 mile routes have access to this SAG) Food: bananas, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, brownies, assorted chips, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #3: Allen Family Homestead 3688 W. 950 S. Wabash Time: 9am-1:30pm (50, 62, 100 mile routes have access to this SAG) Food: bananas, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix, protein bars, assorted chips, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #4: Conner Homestead Time: 9:30am-2:00pm (62, 100 mile route have access to this SAG) Food:  refueling station, water and protein bars


SAG stop #5: Stockdale Mill Time: 10am -2:30pm (62 & 100 mile routes have access to this SAG) Food: turkey sandwiches on white or wheat Bread with swiss or cheddar cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, dill pickles, potato chips, water & gatorade.


SAG stop #6: Zion Lutheran Church Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm (only the 100 mile route have access to this SAG) Food:  bananas, grapes, peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix, assorted chips, protein bars, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #7: Kerr Lock, Lagro Time: Noon – 4:30pm (only the 100 mile route have access to this SAG) Food: bananas, grapes, protein bars, water and Gatorade.There will be plenty of apples, bananas, power drinks, cookies and high energy snacks such as 5 Hour Energy drinks! 

Before and During your ride

· Eat a solid breakfast, but don’t eat so much that you are uncomfortable. Hydrate!

· Miles 0-20: Hydrate early and often. Drink before you’re thirsty and you’ll be a lot happier at mile 95!  Eat something solid like a nutrition bar. Even if you’re still a bit full from breakfast, make sure you eat a full bar in the first hour.

·  Miles 20-50: Drink 1-2 21 ounce bottles with electrolyte drink mix. Eat more solid food like an energy bar and add in some sugary food like a Powerbar Chew, or banana.

·  Miles 50-70: This is the point on your 100-mile ride when your body begins to burn through its glycogen storage. This means you need to consistently refuel for good performance in the second 50 miles. We recommend a balance of quick-to-digest energy bars or chews. At this stage in the ride, eating a light meal would be fine as well. Think about getting the energy you need for miles 80-100 now.

·  Miles 70-100: This will likely be your last 75-90 minutes of riding. Drink at least 1-2 bottles of electrolyte hydration mix, and begin to introduce your short-term energy products. Gels and chews and other quick-to-digest nutrition works great at this stage of the ride. If you like using caffeine don’t hesitate to use it, but be sure to drink enough to avoid further dehydration.

After the ride

RAUH-Brothers-300x199· Keep hydrating! Use 1-2 bottles of full strength electrolyte drink mix, and after that switch to water. Nothing worse than cramping after your big ride!

·  Recover. Get your feet up in the air. If you can sit, don’t stand. If you can lie down, don’t sit. Add a quick-acting recovery mix that tastes great, like our favorite Fluid Recovery Chocolate. (It is amazing with a banana, peanut butter, and almond milk blended into a shake).

·  Eat REAL FOOD! You’ve ridden all day and used portable, high quality sports nutrition to perform your best. The meal you eat after your ride is a great time to find real food. Don’t sweat the calories too much either. You don’t want to consume too much, but your body needs extra nutrition to repair itself.

Plan your next century: That’s right. You just achieved your goal and it was super fun. Get right back on the horse and sign up for another big ride, you won’t regret it! -Source: TheFeed.com

“I’ve done one other organized ride and this one was much better. Even though I do not have a lot to compare it to I have say that I don’t know if it could be better organized. The route maps were terrific, route was very clearly marked, SAG food was good, all D2D personnel were super friendly and helpful !”

“D2D is a well-organized, well-run event that features a scenic rural course.  You get breakfast and lunch, plus all the SAG-Stop food you could ask for, A very cool t-shirt and lots of smiling faces! It’s a great value for the price. I would (and will) recommend this event to cyclists of all skill levels.  A first rate cycling event!” – Fort Wayne, IN

“This was a well organized ride!  I met great people and managed to ride 80 miles. Hats off to EMS awesomeness in keeping us safe.  Loved the ride and can’t wait till next year where I’ll ride all the way -104 miles!” “Had a wonderful time.  Great first ride, convinced us to do more.” – Horton, MI

Ride Routes

“I never thought I would be able to ride 50 miles on a bike after all these years, but I wanted so much to be involved when I saw the advertisements for the Dam to Dam. Biking has improved my health, allowed me to meet new friends, and led to the rediscovery of the back roads surrounding my hometown. It is a beautiful, life-changing, and historical event.”

“All I can say is, if you are an avid cyclist; I highly recommend it.” – Fort Wayne, IN

“Overall very positive experience on my first organized ride!”- St. Joseph, MI

“This ride is an Indiana treasure! Great organization and beautiful scenery. – Goshen, IN

“Midwest hospitality at its best. From overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express, to the friendly staff at the theatre, to the very accommodating volunteers at registration and the after ride feast! (Not to mention the gorgeous scenery of farmlands and dams and rivers.) – Fort Wayne, IN “Great cost – great people-great scenery-great accomplishment!” – Wabash, IN

2016 D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season

2016 D2D Jersey

D2D Jersey

Price:  $85

Made in the USA by Mt. Borah Teamwear, the Team LS Jersey is a semi-loose, 3-season long-sleeve jersey, featuring LS Micropoly fabric and Raglan sleeve design for enhance fit. Breathable, moisture wicking, 3-pocket back, full-hidden, YKK zipper, integrated 3/4”waist gripper.

Size Options: XS-4X. ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)
Click here for the Borah size guide so you get an accurate fit.

2016 D2D Jersey

Due to Christine’s exceptional modeling skills creating an overwhelming demand, we’ve re-opened Jerseys for ordering! Yes, that is the ride map on the back of the Jersey!

D2D Store Closed for the Season

D2D_2016 Poster

Collector Poster

Price: $10

This limited edition poster is 11″ x 17″ and is printed on heavy stock.  It’s ready to frame as a memory of your great ride.  Perfect as a gift for the Century rider participant.

• Available during the 2016 season only and then discontinued forever.

D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season

Dam 2 Dam Long Sleeved T-shirt

Long Sleeved T-shirt

Price:$15

Beautifully designed and soft, this SlimFit, Unisex jersey is a must for that cooler weather ride or to wear around town.

Size options: Small through 4XL ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)
If you prefer a looser fit, please order a larger size accordingly. A short sleeved T-shirt is provided with registration.

D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season

2016 D2D T-shirt

Event T-shirt

Price $10

Beautifully designed and soft, this unisex t-shirt is provided at no charge with each registration!  You may upgrade your registration to the long sleeved t-shirt for $5 if you’d prefer.

Size options: Small through 4XL
If you prefer a looser fit, please order a larger size accordingly. ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)

D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season

“This is a ride where you get so much bang for your buck! Breakfast, Lunch, SAGS w/ entertainment, and an awesome scenic route through parks, dams and the Wabash County Countryside.  I’ve done several rides and this by far is my favorite!” – Columbia City, IN

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8 Comments

  1. Mae Miller

    This is the 3rd time I have done this ride and it keeps getting better and better every year. Love crossing the dams and riding on the river greenway at the end. I plan on doing this again in 2017

    Reply
  2. John Toennies

    I just found your site and may be interested in attending next year. BUT I have never ridden in one of these and was curious what it costs?

    Reply
  3. Will Tidmore

    Awesome ride! Beautiful well marked route, super friendly rest stops, and really nice ride staff. Loved the cow bells! Thanks for getting the Iron Cowboy to do the ride with us! What a classy rider! Already looking forward to doing the D2D in 2017! Thank you so much for a fantastic D2D 2016!

    Will

    Reply
  4. Sue

    First time for this ride. Was really happy how well the roads were marked! Biggest fear was getting lost. Everyone was really nice but was disappointed when we got to the sag stops and the food was almost all gone. Seems like you could make a call to replenish. We did the 50 mile ride. Hope to do the 100 next year!

    Reply
  5. Jerry Jackson

    First time rider, was an excellent event. Everyone was very friendly. I rode with a number of groups, had good conversations along the way. Will do again. Particularly enjoyed crossing the reservoir and the dam. I was expecting mostly flat corn desert and was pleasantly surprised with hills and rivers and woods.

    Reply
  6. John Thomas

    Loved it. Great, well-marked route, beautiful scenery, wonderfully nice volunteers and, of course, a gorgeous day. A job well-done, all around.

  7. Reply
  8. Nate

    Absolutely fantastic route. Everyone at all the SAG’s were great! Wasn’t sure I could do all 104 but thanks to the great staff I finished! Will return next year for sure.

    Reply
  9. Lisa Prentiss

    Terrific ride! Well organized, great course. Thanks to all the folks who made it happen. Will be back next year.

    Reply

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