The DCC Bluff Top Challenge – 30 Mile

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Although our shortest course distance offering, the DCC Bluff Top Challenge takes you through some of the best terrain Door County has to offer.

Your journey starts with a flat and picturesque 15-mile waterfront ride along the eastern shore of Green Bay. A satisfying breakfast in Murphy Park at the halfway point is a welcome retreat

At mile 18, things get very interesting and challenging with a steep climb straight up the bluff at Monument Point. Once on high ground, your journey undulates and weaves through the famous cherry and apple orchards in Sevastopol, leading to a rewarding 4-mile long descent to the finish line arch in Sturgeon Bay. If you’re not up for the climb, simply backtrack along the water following the flat and smooth asphalt route, just the way you rode out. This is a great option for families.

Follow the YELLOW PAVEMENT ARROWS.
Mile 15Breakfast Staples
Murphy Park is located on 14 acres of shoreline along scenic Bay Shore Drive, where the DCC courses continue their separate ways. Located in the Town of Egg Harbor, the park’s unique attractions include its wide sandy beach, pier, and boat launch along the shore of Green Bay. - Clementine Oranges
- Doughnut Holes
- Energy Bars
- Protein Kits
- Muffins
- Bagels
- Cream Cheese
- Gatorade Endurance Formula
- Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread

The Door County Half Century Ride - 50 Mile

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The DCC Half Century is a true crowd pleaser! With half the time commitment of our classic 100-mile course, our 50-mile riders still get a full Door County experience.

This very popular route provides 3 waterfront rest stops. The lunch stop at Cave Point County Park at mile 28 features perhaps the most iconic and gorgeous natural landscape in Door County. Its limestone faces and blue-green waters are quintessentially unique. With just the slightest wind, magic is in the air. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere.

Just down the road, our 50-milers experience two of Door County’s eleven historic lighthouses. Grab some fresh Wisconsin cheese curds and it’s only 6 miles to the finish. Half the miles, but all the fun!

Follow the BLUE PAVEMENT ARROWS. 
Mile 15Breakfast Staples
Murphy Park is located on 14 acres of shoreline along scenic Bay Shore Drive, where the DCC courses continue their separate ways. Located in the Town of Egg Harbor, the park’s unique attractions include its wide sandy beach, pier, and boat launch along the shore of Green Bay. - Clementine Oranges
- Doughnut Holes
- Energy Bars
- Protein Kits
- Muffins
- Bagels
- Cream Cheese
- Gatorade Endurance Formula
- Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 28LunchStaples
Revered by divers, kayak enthusiasts, photographers, and all who visit, the beautifully carved limestone faces lining the blue-green waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. With just the slightest wind, huge swells crash onto its shores. While not a state or national park, Cave Point is never short on majesty. Local county officials carefully preserve the natural beauty of the park, offering picnic areas, foot trails, and spectacular views. Park your bike, grab a quick lunch and take it all in.- Clementine Oranges
- Sandwiches (Turkey, Ham)
- Chips
- Watermelon
- Cookies
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 44Featured SnackStaples
The fully operational U.S. Coast Guard station on the Lake Michigan end of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. This location has two of Door County’s 11 lighthouses. The towering Ship Canal Light was built in 1899, but even earlier, The Pierhead Light or “Big Red” was built in 1882.

This rest area is located on restricted property, just outside of the main campus. Because our riders are guests, it is essential to obey signs and explore the waterfront breakwater using a dedicated “civilian lane” on the approach path. Enjoy, but be sure to control your curiosity.
- Grapes
- Fresh Wisconsin Cheese Curds
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread

The DCC Peninsula Crossing - 70 Mile

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Our DCC short cut is never short on beautiful landscapes or amenities.

This course is a great option for those who want to up their half century game or for those on the 100-mile but need to cut their ride short for any reason. “The 70” features 4 rest area opportunities, with an added Baileys Harbor snack stop, not included on the 50-mile course. The gem of this journey is the magical causeway crossing of Kangaroo Lake. An inland lake in the middle of the Door county Peninsula? Yes, it’s really something to see and experience firsthand.

As you continue onward, 70-milers join up with the DCC 50-milers in Jacksonport, just north of Cave Point County Park.

Follow the ORANGE PAVEMENT ARROWS
Mile 15Breakfast Staples
Murphy Park is located on 14 acres of shoreline along scenic Bay Shore Drive, where the DCC courses continue their separate ways. Located in the Town of Egg Harbor, the park’s unique attractions include its wide sandy beach, pier, and boat launch along the shore of Green Bay. - Clementine Oranges
- Doughnut Holes
- Energy Bars
- Protein Kits
- Muffins
- Bagels
- Cream Cheese
- Gatorade Endurance Formula
- Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 31SnackStaples
Baileys Harbor Recreational Park is a spacious greenspace, with plenty of elbow room to refuel and recharge. Typically reserved for afternoon Door County League Baseball games or a DC Destroyers Semi-Pro football game, to the DCC rider, it’s Bonker’s Paradise.

For years, Rec Park has been a welcome sight as our riders usually start to feel the miles pile up and start to lose momentum or “bonk.” The cure is a rest stop loaded with fruit, salty snacks, protein and the ever-popular dill pickle juice jolt! Relax, spread out, and then get ready for more DCC saddle time.
- Grapes
- Energy Bars
- Snack Mix
- Peanuts
- Beef Sticks
- String Cheese
- Pickles
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 48SnackStaples
Revered by divers, kayak enthusiasts, photographers, and all who visit, the beautifully carved limestone faces lining the blue-green waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. With just the slightest wind, huge swells crash onto its shores. While not a state or national park, Cave Point is never short on majesty. Local county officials carefully preserve the natural beauty of the park, offering picnic areas, foot trails, and spectacular views. Park your bike, grab a quick lunch and take it all in.- Clementine Oranges
- Sandwiches (Turkey, Ham)
- Chips
- Watermelon
- Cookies
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 64SnackStaples
The fully operational U.S. Coast Guard station on the Lake Michigan end of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. This location has two of Door County’s 11 lighthouses. The towering Ship Canal Light was built in 1899, but even earlier, The Pierhead Light or “Big Red” was built in 1882.

This rest area is located on restricted property, just outside of the main campus. Because our riders are guests, it is essential to obey signs and explore the waterfront breakwater using a dedicated “civilian lane” on the approach path. Enjoy, but be sure to control your curiosity.
- Grapes
- Fresh Wisconsin Cheese Curds
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread

The Original Door County Century Ride - 100 Mile

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The “Big Dog” of our Big Ride experience is our 100-mile classic Door County Century course. Imitated, but never duplicated, the original Door County Century ride is the official cycling event of the autumn season.

In addition to all the amenities and treasures along our shorter courses, our classic century distance route reserves two very special and dedicated rest stops at Peninsula State Park and Sister Bay for only our longest distance riders.

At Peninsula State Park, riders stop to enjoy a unique lunch of Caprese Skewers at mile 32, while at mile 43, it’s the much-anticipated Strawberry Shortcake dessert stop in Sister Bay. Points go to the riders who locate the local rooftop goats. Hint: look for the grass roof.

Our 100-milers reconnect with the 70-mile course, just north of Baileys Harbor. With the distance come the spoils and the bragging rights! On to Sturgeon Bay, I say.

Follow the GREEN PAVEMENT ARROWS
Mile 15Breakfast Staples
Murphy Park is located on 14 acres of shoreline along scenic Bay Shore Drive, where the DCC courses continue their separate ways. Located in the Town of Egg Harbor, the park’s unique attractions include its wide sandy beach, pier, and boat launch along the shore of Green Bay. - Clementine Oranges
- Doughnut Holes
- Energy Bars
- Protein Kits
- Muffins
- Bagels
- Cream Cheese
- Gatorade Endurance Formula
- Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 31Featured LunchStaples
Peninsula State Park, established in 1909, is a nearly 4,000-acre state treasure mid-way up the western shore of the Door County peninsula. Recreational opportunities are boundless. Visitors can hike, bike, boat, fish, golf, and swim during spring, summer and fall. Camping, nature programs, and sightseeing are offered year-round. Cycling through the curves of the park, riders pass huge groves of cedars, wonderful canopies of hardwoods, cliffside groves of ferns, and the ever-popular Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Gaze out at the crystal blue waters of Green Bay while enjoying our featured lunch at Welcher’s Point.- Clementine Oranges
- Caprese Skewers (Fresh Mozzarella, Summer Sausage, Tomato, Green Olive)
- Chips
- Watermelon
- Cookies
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 43Featured DessertStaples
This unique shoreline park consists of more than 1,900 continuous linear feet of water frontage, making it the largest public waterfront on the peninsula. Due to a recent and massive investment project, Sister Bay has become a must-visit destination. It’s quirky with class. Gleaming yachts and sailboats fill its busy marina. Across the street, yes, those really are goats on the rooftop!

Exclusively for our 100-mile century distance riders, our Waterfront Park rest stop features strawberry shortcake and whipped cream as your reward for taking on the challenge. Be sure to take in the scene and take your sweet time. Pun-intended.
- Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 61SnackStaples
Baileys Harbor Recreational Park is a spacious greenspace, with plenty of elbow room to refuel and recharge. Typically reserved for afternoon Door County League Baseball games or a DC Destroyers Semi-Pro football game, to the DCC rider, it’s Bonker’s Paradise.

For years, Rec Park has been a welcome sight as our riders usually start to feel the miles pile up and start to lose momentum or “bonk.” The cure is a rest stop loaded with fruit, salty snacks, protein and the ever-popular dill pickle juice jolt! Relax, spread out, and then get ready for more DCC saddle time.
- Grapes
- Energy Bars
- Snack Mix
- Peanuts
- Beef Sticks
- String Cheese
- Pickles
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 78SnackStaples
Revered by divers, kayak enthusiasts, photographers, and all who visit, the beautifully carved limestone faces lining the blue-green waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. With just the slightest wind, huge swells crash onto its shores. While not a state or national park, Cave Point is never short on majesty. Local county officials carefully preserve the natural beauty of the park, offering picnic areas, foot trails, and spectacular views. Park your bike, grab a quick lunch and take it all in.- Clementine Oranges
- Sandwiches (Turkey, Ham)
- Chips
- Watermelon
- Cookies
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread
Mile 94SnackStaples
The fully operational U.S. Coast Guard station on the Lake Michigan end of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. This location has two of Door County’s 11 lighthouses. The towering Ship Canal Light was built in 1899, but even earlier, The Pierhead Light or “Big Red” was built in 1882.

This rest area is located on restricted property, just outside of the main campus. Because our riders are guests, it is essential to obey signs and explore the waterfront breakwater using a dedicated “civilian lane” on the approach path. Enjoy, but be sure to control your curiosity.
- Grapes
- Fresh Wisconsin Cheese Curds
- Gatorade Endurance Formula - Lemon Lime
- Nicolet Spring Water
- Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly
- Wheat Bread

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