Queen City Century Routes

The main Queen City route offers a scenic and historic journey through the Missouri Ozarks. Along the way, you'll encounter landmarks such as the old Frisco Highline and Leaky Roof railroad beds, and the Phenix Quarry, which provided marble for the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Missouri Capitol, and even the White House.

The Missouri Ozarks are known for their hilly terrain. Most of these hills are featured in the 80 and 100-mile routes, which boast 3,100 and 4,400 feet of climbing, respectively. Many riders find the Century route to be quite challenging. If you're not ready for such a demanding ride this early in the season, consider one of the shorter route options. Since the route is out and back, you can shorten your ride at any time by simply turning around.

For those seeking a more leisurely and supported ride, the 24-mile, no-drop guided tour of Springfield's nationally recognized trail and bicycle route system is an excellent choice. This ride takes participants through Springfield on a mix of bike paths, paved trails, and local roadways, with stops to explore historical and notable sites. Riders will stay together in a group, led by a seasoned Springfield cyclist who played a key role in developing the area's bicycle and trail system.

Throughout the event, you'll be well-supported with SAG stops every 8-16 miles, roving SAG assistance for any issues, and a delicious meal at the end of the ride during our afterparty at Mother's Brewing Company. While the routes are well marked on the road, we highly recommend using the RideWithGPS app for additional guidance.


Queen City Century Main Route

Out-and-Back Route
Distance: 10-100 miles
Climbing (full century) : 4400ft

This route starts in downtown Springfield and heads through the countryside, passing through Willard, Ash Grove, Phenix Quarry, Walnut Grove, Willard Soccer Park, and Robberson Prairie Baptist Church. Riders can adjust their ride length by turning around at any midpoint they choose.

Queen City Guided Tour

Guided Loop Route
Distance: 24 miles
Climbing: 724ft
The guided tour/trail route option for the Queen City Century is a circuit of some of the Springfield area's best trails, scenery, and historic attractions. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the area while you learn about the history of Springfield.

Early Packet Pickup
Friday, June 20th - 4-7 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
4155 S Nature Center Way 
Springfield, MO 65804

On-Site Registration & Day-Of Packet Pickup

Saturday, June 21st, 6:00am

Route - Start Time

Century Ride: 7:00am

All Other Lengths: 8am

24 Mile No-Drop Guided Tour of Springfield: 8:15am
Lunch: 11:30am-4:00pm
Route Closure (All Riders In): 5pm

Statewide and National Bicycle Touring Routes

The routes visit or cross several of the statewide and national bicycle touring routes that MoBikeFed helps develop and maintain in Missouri:

Guided Tour Highlights

The routes visit or cross several of the statewide and national bicycle touring routes that MoBikeFed helps develop and maintain in Missouri:

  • Butterfield Stage station location & historic marker (Park Central Square)
  • Many historic markers, points of interest, Civil War (Park Central Square)
  • Springfield Brewery District
  • Historic Route 66 & Bicycle Route 66 (our route crosses historic Route 66 at St Louis Ave and at Chestnut) - Springfield was the birthplace of Route 66 & the Route 66 association met for many years at the Kentwood Arms Hotel on St Louis Ave. Springfield has an excellent Story Map highlighting historic Route 66 locations around the city

RideWithGPS Route App

MoBikeFed's RideWithGPS Club Account allows you to use the RideWithGPS app for route navigation. With a free RideWithGPS account, you can access all paid features on the QCC routes and all MoBikeFed routes, including voice and offline navigation.


Quick Setup

  1. Install RideWithGPS app (Android, iPhone)
  2. Visit the QCC Event Page (easiest with your mobile device)
  3. On the Event Page click "RSVP"
  4. In the app find the event page & all event routes under "More/My Events"
  5. "Download for Offline" any routes you want to ride

Setup & Navigate with RideWithGPS

-Visit the RWGPS Event Page

 -Click the "RSVP" link to sign up for the event on RideWithGPS. If you don't have a RideWithGPS account already, it will prompt you to create an acccount.  Remember that all you need is the Basic (FREE) RideWithGPS account. Also, you will see instructions for downloading & installing the RideWithGPS app for your mobile device.

 -Now you can find the event in the RideWithGPS app under "More" and "My Events"

 -In the RideWithGPS app, tap the route you are planning to ride and "Save". This saves the route to your phone so you can ride even if you have no data connection - and also allows you to put your device into Airplane Mode in order to save battery.

 - When you navigate the route, you will hear voice navigation directions at turns, upcoming Rest Stops, etc (note this may require some setup in your app - in Settings make sure all audio & spoken alerts, chimes, etc are enabled - and make sure your phone's VOLUME is set high enough to hear them)

 - SUGGESTION: Once you start the ride, turn your phone to "Airplane Mode". This saves battery and should allow most phones to ride all day with navigation, without running down the battery.

 - SUGGESTION: Bring a battery backup/charger just in case.

Route Maps and Cue Sheets

Utilize GPS devices and Apps with the links below. You can utilize RideWithGPS which is highly recommended or the additional electronic files and printable PDF maps and cue sheets

SAG Stops and Support


The century route includes four rest stops offering snacks, drinks, and restrooms, as well as two water stops with water and limited snacks. Most SAG stops are used twice, ensuring a stop every 8-16 miles along the course.

Most stops are fully stocked with volunteers, food, water, Gatorade powder, and restrooms. Some stops, marked as "Water Stops" on your map, are more basic, offering water and a few snacks but no restrooms. Check your map for details.

Roving SAG drivers will be on the course at all times. If you have mechanical trouble or need a pick-up, just call.

Whether you prefer a city tour or a long ride on beautiful country roads, Queen City Century has something for you! Many thanks to local riders who spent countless hours evaluating potential routes and providing feedback.

Ready to Ride?

Sign up today for this year's event and help support Missouri cycling advocacy and the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. Save time on ride-day, fill out our waiver (Located at bottom of the registration page) ahead of time.