Blazing Saddles is one of the earliest rides of the fall century season. Travel through the rural towns of Boston's North Shore and southern New Hampshire. Ride along beautiful rivers, lakes, salt marshes and bridges; past New England churches, town halls, and farms. The terrain includes rolling hills, long sunny flats, and rural roads. The nearby ocean provides cool breezes, trees provide plenty of shade in places, and the sun lends warmth on those open flat stretches.
Dine at one or all of our well stocked rest stops and enjoyt after after ride lunch/social gathering. Lunch includes, hot dogs, veggie dogs, pinwheels/roll ups, chips, and assorted beverages.
Enjoy the security of SAG support and mechanics for minor repairs.
Visit the 2021 Blazing Saddles Century photo gallery for a preview of the 2022 scenery, smiles and fun to be had by all.
Charity Effort - Fifty percent of the Blazing Saddles Century net income is donated to bike related charities including Coastal Trails Coalition, East Coast Greenway, MassBike and Topsfield Rail Trail.
Blazing Saddles route files are available here.
For the safety of riders including you, please read and adhere to all of the NSC safety guidelines and Bicycle Law/ Courtesy guidelines.
The Blazing Saddles Century and non-century RideWithGPS route files are available here. To have full use of the RWGPS app and our route files when using a free subscription please follow the details in the Century information emails sent one week before the century and again a few days before the century.
Blazing Saddles includes routes of 36, 52, 65 and 100 miles. The 100-mile route has three well-stocked and amazingly staffed rest stops at approximately 25, 50, and 75 miles. The 65-mile route includes two of those rest stops and the 34 and 50 mile routes include one of those rest stops. Each of the routes also has access to an additional optional rest step after their first stop.
- 7am - Registration opens
- 7 to 8 am - 100-mile and 65-mile rides start
- 8 to 9 am - 36 and 52-mile rides start
Please pre-register online and early to help us plan this event.
Pre-registration will remain open until August 17 (three days before the event).
There is no day of event registration. Limit 350 riders.
- $45 pre-registration through August 17.
- No day of event walk ups will be accepted