Great advice here. I don't do centuries because I'd get bored but I have some tips that may help:
If you havent' already, get your bike professionally fitted. A properly fitted is worth it's weight in gold, especially on a long distance event. Not only will it solve any nigging aches but it may make you faster (it did with me!).
Build the mileage in the weekend rides. You need to be able to do 90 miles pretty comfortably, which is a lot seeing as you're only doing 30 right now but you've got a lot of time. Build this gradually (10-20% increase per week) and make these rides easy but long. Later on build in the back-to-back days that DRC suggested. Work on on-the-bike nutrition on these ride too, so that you don't have to stop at each rest stop if you don't want to.
If you're stuck with the trainer, I'd do fast intervals and hill-repeat/strength stuff. While you're going to be going slow (generally) on the ride, the fast stuff will be a nice change of pace and actually help you with the slow stuff. I have a couple of workouts I can give you if you want.
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