Did you miss riding the Monongahela Valley Century (MVC) for the past several years? The sponsors of the MVC, Monessen Amateur Radio Club (MARC), has missed being able to present the ride for your enjoyment. Geologic problems with one particular stretch of road has been the main issue. Losing access to that road with little notice forced us to present an 83 mile “century.” You didn’t like that, neither did we.
For 2019 and beyond MARC has created the “Monongahela Valley Century, Town & Country Edition.” Our new ride will avoid that troubled piece of road. But we have added to the “country” portion of the route some new travel on lightly used local roads in Washington and Greene Counties. The result is that we can now offer a true century ride of just over 100 miles. Our alternate will be a metric century (and a bit more) of 116 kilometers, or about 72 miles. As usual, both rides will include a commensurate number of snack and water stops and of course a lunch for all riders at a scenic riverside park. SAG service will be provided on all parts of the route by MARC volunteers.
The MVC Town & Country Edition will begin at the old river town of Monongahela, PA and will include visits to all five southwestern PA counties; Washington, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, and Greene. Ample parking is available in Monongahela (meters needn’t be fed on Sunday) and multiple restaurants and convenience stores can fill your last minute needs or provide post-ride recovery.
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