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Carbondale to Centralia


Overall Route Description
The second day of riding from Carbondale to Centralia is still a bit hilly at first, but it quickly transitions to flatter ground. Heading out of Carbondale you'll start to see more farms dotted among forested areas, and passing through Royalton and Sesser you'll see several coal mines and ride through several town that have seen better days. Finally you'll arrive in Centralia, an old coal mining town itself, and home to the "winningest" high school boys basketball team in the United States.

Century Option
The century option from Carbondale to Centralia will be a century loop that both starts and ends at the Centralia main lodging site. A rest stop will be set up at the main lodging site to replenish yourself before riding the century option.


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RIDE ITINERARY

Rest Stop 1
Royalton Curtis Ball Field
Royalton, IL

16.3 miles from the main lodging site
16.0 miles from the supported hotel

Rest Stop 1 will close at 8:15 am.


Rest Stop 2
Miners Memorial Park
Sesser, IL

18.4 miles from rest stop 1

Rest Stop 2 will close at 10:15 am.


Rest Stop 3
Chapman Sports Complex
Woodlawn, IL

17.1 miles from rest stop 2

Rest Stop 3 will close at 12:15 pm.


End - Centralia Main Lodging Site
Centralia Recreation Complex
115 East Second Street
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-3214

22.4 miles from rest stop 3


Route Profile Data

Each Ride Segment

 
Carbondale to Royalton
Royalton
to Sesser
Sesser to
Woodlawn
Woodlawn
to Centralia
Main Lodging
Centralia
Century
Loop
Option
Centralia Main
Lodging to
Centralia Hotel

From
Carbondale
Hotel

From
Carbondale
Main Lodging
Distance (mi)
16.0
16.3
18.4
17.1
22.4
28.0
1.7
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
387
431
433
475
496
486
486
Ending
Elevation (ft)
433
433
475
496
486
486
500
Highest
Elevation (ft)
464
514
532
540
620
608
504
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
325
389
417
449
475
447
451
Gross
Climb (ft)
776
765
784
510
1013
1263
100
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
46
2
42
21
-10
0
14
Gross Grade
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.6
0.9
0.9
1.1
Net Grade
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
7
Total Possible Routes
8
Total Rest Stops
5
On Road Rest Stops
3
Rest Stops Ridden To
4

Every Potential Route

Departure Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Daily Option(s)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arrival Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Century Option
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Rest Stops
4
5
4
5
4
5
4
5
Total Distance (mi)
74.2
102.2
75.9
103.9
73.9
101.9
75.6
103.6
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
431
431
431
431
387
387
387
387
Ending
Elevation (ft)
486
486
500
500
486
486
500
500
Highest
Elevation (ft)
620
620
620
620
620
620
620
620
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
389
389
389
389
325
325
325
325
Gross Climb (ft)
3072
4335
3172
4435
3083
4346
3183
4446
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
55
55
69
69
99
99
113
113
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
22.4
28.0
22.4
28.0
22.4
28.0
22.4
28.0
Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.0
16.0
16.0
16.0
Average Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
18.6
17.0
18.6
17.0
18.5
17.0
18.5
17.0
Longest Ride
Segment Gross
Climb (ft)
1013
1263
1013
1263
1013
1263
1013
1263
Shortest Ride
Segment Gross
Climb (ft)
510
510
510
510
510
510
510
510
Average Gross
Climb Between
Rest Stops (ft)
768
723
768
723
771
724
771
724
Gross Grade
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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