The Sweet Onion Century is back!

Join us for the 14th Annual Sweet Onion Century on May 1, 2010






With 23, 54, 63, 100 and 125-mile loops the Sweet Onion Century  has a route for you. The lightly traveled quiet country roads on gently rolling terrain make this a great choice for novices and for those attempting their first century or Double-Metric. We aim for perfection, and think our routes are superb. Picturesque farms and small towns will keep you spinning with a smile at the beauty around you. 

The rest stops (located from 8 to 21 miles apart) offer plenty of fruit, cookies, snacks, sports drinks, and water, all provided with a smile by local volunteers striving to host the friendliest rest stop on the ride.  The cookout at the end will again feature those delicious Vidalia onion burgers and veggie burgers. 

All riders registered by April 15 get a high quality tee shirt or other souvenir.

The ride starts rain or shine with the 100 & 125-milers starting at 7:00 a.m. to help beat the heat and get everyone back to the finish by 5:00 p.m. The other ride options start at 8:00. The hours of operation for the rest stops are based on these start times so it is important that everyone observes this.   : )

The Double Metric will be very challenging.  We will probably have temperatures above 80 degrees. Headwinds on the last leg are likely. Train hard! "Gently rolling terrain" means we do have hills (by most anyone's standards).

Onion Field
Gently rolling terrain

Free tent camping is available at nearby Partin Park in Lyons, or at Lamar Martin's house which will be a lot quieter (lot's of activities at Partin Park on Friday night).  Access to restrooms and indoor camping available in the community center (no showers). 

Join us Friday evening, April 30th, for a pre-ride celebration and dinner in Vidalia (check back later for location) for dinner and fellowship.

The hotel rates at Vidalia's clean new hotels are very reasonable. We recommend the Holiday Inn Express (Call 912-537-9000 for reservations) or the Comfort Inn (Call 912-538-8100).

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Better yet, enjoy the convenience of on-line registration and we will split the usage fee with you.


Your on-line registration will help us and is greatly appreciated.

We thank the following sponsors without whom our contribution to United Way would not be possible:

Meadows Regional Medical Center,
Faithful sponsor and friend of the Sweet Onion Century 

2505 Lyons Hwy, Vidalia

Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia

Devoted Cyclists & Tireless Volunteers!

300 Jackson Street, Vidalia  537-8805
Robin Builders, IncRobin Builders, Inc.
America's Standard of Excellence in pre-constructed 
utility buildings  526-3266

Tommy Smith & Associates, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

Anonymous member of Sweet Onion Cyclists

Rigdon Printing

J & S Produce, Inc
400 Carver St, Mount Vernon, GA


Natural Health Solutions, Inc.
Lee & Rebekah Arnold
Coca Cola

Webster Motor Company
"We specialize in extra clean cars"
607 W 1st Street, Vidalia

Vidalia H2O 

Patricia Dixon receives check from Abe Glaser for 2003 Sweet Onion Century
Benefits from the Sweet Onion Century go to United Way of Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler Counties.  The rest stops are manned by representatives of the various service agencies supported by our United Way Chapter. A very special thank you to Patricia Dixon, who coordinates with all the service agency volunteers to assure riders are pampered at all 9 of our great rest stops. Any extra donation you may wish to make after you see how great our volunteers treat you will go to the agencies who provided these super people.

The 2003 event raised $4200 for United Way.



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This page last updated January 26, 2006