THE 29th ANNUAL CADILLAC CHALLENGE CENTURY RIDE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 2020, RAIN OR SHINE with COVID-19 Guidelines. (Next year’s Cadillac Challenge on October 3, 2021 will be the last Cadillac Challenge unless someone else steps up to take over.)

Registrations for the 2020 Cadillac Challenge are closed. We have reached our 100 rider limit and overbooked by 10 because we know some riders won't show up for various reasons. There will not be any onsite registrations.

The 29th Annual Cadillac Challenge scheduled for October 4 is ON. Our volunteers have given us indication that they will volunteer if our distancing and group activity restrictions are lifted and we can host a safe event. The safety of our volunteers and riders has to be our first priority. Registration and rest stops are obviously the biggest risk areas. Our volunteers have committed to supporting this event as long as everyone follows the rules so that we can have a safe event.

First, downloand the Covid-1919 waiver and review the food safety rules linked on the documents page, then bring the signed waiver and your mask to registration. You will also need the mask at the food stops.

Please continue to check our Facebook page or here for updates. We will make and post our final decision on our before September 1.

Keep pedaling and stay safe

Ride Information

      The routes will be similar to past years, but with some changes due to the change in location and COVID-19.
    • Century Route 100 miles, 6500’ of Climbing
    • Metric Route 69 miles, 5000’ of climbing
    • Date: On Sunday October 4, 2020 (rain or shine)
    • Registration: 7:00 AM - limited to 100 riders and is now closed. You must wear a mask at Regstration and at Rest Stops.
    • Rider Meeting: 8:00 AM
    • Ride Start: right after rider meeting
    • Where: Mount Desert Island YMCA in Bar Harbor
    • Registration Fee: Free! with Covid-19 Waiver (donations accepted to defray expenses and cyclists are subject to an Acadia National Park Entrance Fee, details below)
    • Ride Details on this page
    • Food Safety and Food Handling Document

    Acadia National Park's new reservation system begins a trial run on October 1. Motorized vehicles, including personal support vehicles, will be required to be preregistered to pass through the fee station and go up Cadillac. The entrance fee station reservation system is only to limit motorized vehicles on Ocean Drive. There is no fee station at other Park Loop entrances. This requirement does not apply to cyclist and walkers, but cyclists MAY have to wait in line for their turn at the Cadillac entrance station, just like they do at the fee station. No line cutting!

    *Parking - There is a dirt parking lot at the end of the ballfields across the street from the Y. Parking is also available in the MDI Hospital’s parking lots next to the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center (just on the other side of Main St from the Y.) and the Administrative Annex (formerly the Main Street Motel) 100 yards toward town on Main St. More parking is available between the ballfields.

    Please note that Acadia National Park policy dictates that bicyclists pay an Entrance Fee to Acadia National Park for their use of the Park.

  • If you have a weekly, annual or senior or military pass, bring it with you, and you and 3 additional riders will be admitted if you are together.
  • If you buy a $30 vehicle pass or a $55 annual pass at the fee station, you and 3 other riders in a group will be admitted.
  • If you don't have a pass, the bicycle pass is fee is $15, and only you will be admitted. So, if you are in a group and don't have a pass, it makes sense to buy a vehicle pass. If you visit us more than once or twice a year, it makes sense to buy an annual pass for $55. Save time and buy online and print
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    If you have any questions or comments, shoot me an email at

    Dean S. Read
    Ride Director
    (207)281-2763 mobile


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