Newton, NC – The annual Newton Parks and Recreation 30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride will be held Sunday, August 19. The event begins with a mass start at the Newton Recreation Center at 8am.

All bicycle rides will be conducted at each rider’s pace, with three ride lengths mapped throughout Catawba County. Each ride offers scenery and hills for cyclists to enjoy. The ride is open to everyone, but riders younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while participating.

First aid, refreshments, T-shirts, and a free swim at the Newton Swimming Pool will be provided for all participants.

Preregistration is $20 and will be accepted until 5pm Wednesday, August 15. Late registration runs through 7:30am on ride day for $25.

Ride applications are available at Newton City Hall, the Newton Recreation Center and sponsoring locations.

Sponsors of the ride include Academy Sports+Outdoors, Carolina Glove & Safety Company, Cook’s Sporting Goods, EmergeOrtho, Geppeto’s Pizza & More, HealthSmart Pharmacy, Huss Bail Bonds Inc., Jason’s Deli, Lee Industries, Ned’s Carolina Barbecue Company, Pepsi, Rock N Road Bicycles, Subway, Therapeutic Solutions, and Texas Roadhouse.

The Newton Recreation Center is located at 23 South Brady Ave.

For more information about the 30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride, please call the Newton Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.