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USA Cycling Permit #2019-1822

Enjoy the flattest, fastest century of the year as you roll past sights 

like the awe inspiring Big Brutus Coal Shovel.

Choose from 38, 62 or 100 mile (approx.) ride options.

Here's the flyer

Check out the Gorilla Century Facebook page 

Links to RideWithGPS downloadable maps

100 mile ride          62 mile ride          38 mile ride

2019 Gorilla Century Fun Ride


There are three ways to register for the 2019 Gorilla Century.

Registration is $45 in advance or $50 the day of the ride. 

Option 1:

Register online at bike reg.com

Online registration is a great way to avoid the lines on the event day. No last minute paperwork or wasted time.

Option 2:

Register by Mail

Address and instructions are on the event flyer/entry form.  

Be sure to provide a separate waiver and flyer/entry form for each participant. You can mail more than one set of forms in one envelope. 

Pre-registration must be mailed by August 19th. Register early to guarantee you get a ride shirt! 

Option 3:

On-site Registration

You can register on site Friday, August 30th or Saturday, August 31st for $50 (see times below). 

Help eliminate the long lines and save time by bringing an already completed & signed entry form & waiver (we need both). Use the link below.

Waiver               Entry form

Packet Pickup: 

​NOTE: We must have an E-waiver (online registration) or a signed paper waiver for each rider to pick up your own ride packet or for friends or kids.  ​

If you are pre-registered, pick up your packet & event shirt Friday, August 30th or Saturday, August 31st.

Friday        Saturday

August 30th                                August 31st

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM               5:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Tailwind Cyclists                      Pittsburg High School

16th & Broadway                      1978 E. 4th Street


Link to Local Lodging & Events



Ride starts at Pittsburg High School. PHS is located on the east end of Pittsburg on Hwy 126 (4th ST).

Registration is inside the main building.

Pittsburg High School 1978 E. 4th ST Pittsburg, KS 66762. 

Ride Info:

Official start time is 7:00 a.m. Showers available until 6:00 p.m. Full service rest stops every 10-15 miles. Maps will be provided at registration. There will be a marked “Bail Out” option at approximately 70 miles that is mandatory after 2:00 p.m. (10 mph average speed) and knocks off 20 miles. Please bring at least one water bottle & flat repair gear. 


Ride description:

Mostly flat with a few hills meandering through numerous small towns in Crawford & Cherokee counties. Route also visits the Big Brutus coal shovel historic landmark. Plenty of SAG’s & low traffic roads keep the fun factor high.


Post ride showers, real toilets and plenty of parking will make your before & after ride stress free. Well stocked, fun-themed SAG stops every 15 miles (or less) ensure a fine dining experience.

Lodging & Visitor information:

Pittsburg and the surrounding area has lots of great hotels and restaurants to choose from. Find them and all kinds of info at the Crawford County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.


Pittsburg’s Little Balkans Days celebration is August 31st - September 2nd, 2018. Activities begin Friday evening, go all day Saturday, and well into the evening when you can join the action for the downtown street dances & carnival. Friends and family can enjoy the live music, train rides, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, and a car show which are just a few of the Saturday activities with lots more Sunday.A full list of festival activities & times, as well as history of this event are available at littlebalkans.com or at their Facebook page.

Drive time:

Approximate drive time to Pittsburg (if you drive the speed limit) from:KC-2 hours, Springfield-2 hours, Wichita-3 hours, Topeka 3.5 hours, Tulsa-2 hours, Fayetteville-2.5 hours.