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Welcome to the ABCS website where we share information on each ride in the Series…just click on the ride you’re interested in on our menu for details…check back often for updates!


GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE – OCTOBER 8th

I think we can all agree we saved the best til last!  The Glassner Autumn Challenge definitely knows how to put on a first-class event, from their Workers’ Ride where they had all rest stops open for those who wanted to enjoy the ride and still be available to help on ride day. Congratulation to volunteers and CENTURIONS: Ed Hamilton, Joe McNair, Louis Schwarzman, David Orange, David Stankard, Greg Hartley, Alton Abrams, Kathryn Thornton, Mike McCrocklin, Max Britton, Walter & Pam Kennedy, Rita Smitherman, Glenn Baird, Holly Shoemaker, and Robert & Bonnie Traphan!  Note that Alton, Mike, Max, Walter, and Pam also achieved CHAMPION status this year!

Ride Directors, Robert & Bonnie Traphan and the Montgomery Bike Club….you made an outstanding team, working together to host an absolutely impressive finale event for the Alabama Backroads Century Series and we thank you!

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With two pre-registration sites (Academy Sports and Hampton Inn), plus a get-together at Blackfinn Ameripub, the lines on Ride Day morning at Pintlala Baptist Church were short and ran smoothly.

Professional recordings ran all morning advising riders on Start procedures, safety, and recognizing both Dr. Glassner and Brian Guerrero, lost to bicycling accidents and honored by the presence of friends:

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The themed rest stops were a HUGE hit, providing great energy snacks and the usual fare but spiced up with awesome home-baked goodies!

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Meanwhile, back at headquarters, great fun was had cheering in finishers and dealing with the wind…and the tutu’s!!!

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Heard the final number was a record-breaking 525 and Marsha signed in 186 Centurions! Rose has posted hundreds of photos on our Facebook page and you can view a slideshow on the Glassner Autumn Challenge page on this site. Centurions are listed on the right side of this page. If we missed you or if you have any corrections, please write bamabackroads@gmail.com .


As the final event in the Series, the Glassner Autumn Challenge was able to recognize another 17 CHAMPIONS who have tallied up 1,000 ABCS miles.

 

 

 

 

 

This brings our total CHAMPION count to 55, up from 36 last year!  Congratulations to these new CHAMPIONS:

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We have a total of 45 men and 10 women who have earned the limited edition CHAMPION jersey by Primal. We look forward to awarding the jerseys and recognizing their amazing accomplishments at the January CHAMPIONS’ BANQUET & AWARDS CEREMONY.

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We can’t possibly thank our small group of ABCS  workers who have put in hundreds of hours signing in century riders and saving some wonderful memories through thousands of photos!  Marsha Burt and Rose Gacula, you are THE BEST!  Also, thank you to Tracey White for offering her talents as a photographer at several events, Cathy Yburan for being on top of everything(!), Mike Metasavage who helped out when he was off his bike, Nancy Melkerson for great JRC photos and so many more.

Special thanks go to Gerome Gacula and Keith Burt, who even after pedaling 100 miles, would never leave until every last thing was packed up!  Thank you gentlemen!


2015/2016 Numbers Comparison:

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ALL 13 CENTURIES DONE!

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12 CENTURIES DONE!

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11 CENTURIES DONE!

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10 CENTURIES DONE!

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9 CENTURIES DONE!

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8 CENTURIES DONE!

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7 CENTURIES DONE!

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6 CENTURIES DONE!

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5 CENTURIES DONE!

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4 CENTURIES DONE!

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3 CENTURIES DONE!

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2 CENTURIES DONE!

 

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Don’t forget…we are serious about recognizing you for your accomplishments but as numbers increase, errors are apt to happen.  Please let us know at bamabackroads@gmail.com 


Our Purpose:

  • To promote the growth and development of long-distance cycling in the state of Alabama, encourage participation in established Alabama century (100-mile) rides, recognize and reward individuals for their accomplishments, and benefit the charities and advocacy efforts supported by each of these events.

The Challenge:

  • Complete at least four of the Alabama Centuries (100-mile options)  in the Series.

The Rewards:

  • Receive a collectible “Centurion” Finisher’s Medal for each (100-mile) century you complete.
  • Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama, indicating each event location.
  • Plus, your name will be listed as Centurion on this website as you complete each century route.
  • Ride 10 of our centuries and receive our free Primal Wear CHAMPION jersey!

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OUR 2015 CHAMPIONS

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OUR SPONSORS

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We’re very happy to have BUFFALO ROCK/PEPSI back as our PRESENTING SPONSOR, providing soft drinks, bottled water, banners, and Gatorade for each event and those big 10-gallon barrel coolers too!

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PRIMAL WEAR is our supporting apparel sponsor, assisting many of our rides in the design of their unique jerseys. PRIMAL WEAR sponsorship allows us to offer awesome CHAMPION jerseys to those pedaling 1,000 or more of our Series miles!

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We welcome ACADEMY SPORTS, offering several of our events a super Pre-Registration venue with plentiful parking and opportunity for you to pick up those last-minute supplies.  Pre-registering at Academy also makes you eligible for gift cards for a last-minute shopping spree…watch for news on which events will offer this opportunity!

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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ALABAMA, sends best wishes for safe rides in support of health and wellness.  Please visit our SPONSOR page for more information from BCBS and our other supporting sponsors.


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