It's best to rest. By this I mean brief and mellow recovery rides mixed with days off. I normally take the two days before the ride completely off, but it's okay to ride a little so long as you don't push it. You want your body to be fully healed and ready to go. So go for mellow walks or rides or whatever, but don't push it this week.
About fueling, make sure to over-hydrate two days before the event, and to carb-load the day before. I usually eat my big, huge, way-too-many-calories pasta meal for lunch the day before and then have a light dinner. This provides all the carbs I'll need but also allows me to sleep well.
And as for the ride itself, don't underestimate the hills. If you haven't been training on them, believe me, 100 miles of them is going to get to you. So pace yourself. Just get into a comfortable groove and pedal up. I often say to myself, "Settle in and pedal up." Recover on the down hills, and set a comfortable, sustainable pace on the flats. Then as you near the end of the century, if you have more in the tank, you can climb, descend, and hammer with more intensity! If not, enjoy the ride in and don't worry about your time.
Hope this helps, and hope you have a great week of preparing for the big day!
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