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GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE RIDE REPORT
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OCTOBER 12, 2019
After Saturday’s Glassner Autumn Challenge, I think everyone there would agree that we were absolutely blown away with this “penultimate” event! Directors Robert & Bonnie Traphan certainly listened to what you had to say following last year’s event and did an awesome job with combining all facets including registration, breakfast & lunch, send-off, and reception at the impressive ASU Stadium!
Montgomery Bike Club members as well as so many community volunteers provided that Radical Hospitality you’d heard about at Headquarters, Rest Stops, and on the road!
It was great fun to see many of our future Champions and so many familiar faces chatting and excited to be lining up inside the Stadium, ready to roll out.
The Glassner and MBC are known for promoting cycling safety. Their grid-style send-off was an example of starting large group rides out safely with brief stops between small groups rolling out.
HEADQUARTER, START, REST STOP & ON-ROAD PHOTOS:
Once everyone had pedaled out on distances of 5 to 124 miles, the reception line was set up to welcome them back. Backdrops were established for posing of hundreds of delightful finishers’ photos both for the Glassner and Alabama Backroads Centurions. Visit the Glassner Autumn Challenge Facebook page for great videos and pics.
OUR FIRST 2019 CHAMPIONS!
TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE!
Congrats for accomplishing all 3 of our Double Metric Challenges! CHEAHA ULTRA, BBC MOUNTAIN GOAT, GLASSNER CAPITAL CITY 200K
GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE CENTURIONS!!!
The winner of this event’s Four Corners Gallery $100 gift certificate was Egla Vinson Richey!
Thank you all for supporting this event and we look forward to seeing you very soon at our November 9th Gears & Beers: Bayou 100! As always, we so appreciate ALL VOLUNTEERS including our very dedicated ABCS Staff: Faith Stockton, Sue Rowe, Marsha Burt, Nancy Melkerson, Carol Solorzano, Susan Hill, and Terrie Hinton! Thank you Amy & Jeff White for helping at the Glassner Autumn Challenge!
STILL UPDATING THIS INFO
GAC Centurions are listed to the right on this page. See any errors? Write us at email@example.com. Congratulations to all who took part in the ride!
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With our first 9 events in the books, here are the updated lists.
The lists will be updated soon!
ALL 9 DONE!
4 DONE…Patched at BBC 100!
3 DONE…Take home your patch at Glassner!
2 DONE…two more chances to earn your patch!
TRIPLE CROWN DOUBLE METRIC CHALLENGE -WHO’S ON THE LIST TO TAKE HOME THE TRIPLE CROWN AWARDS?
OUR UPCOMING 2019 EVENTS!
Our 2018 Glassner Autumn Challenge saw many changes with all new headquarters at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome located at Alabama State University plus completely re-designed routes. As the GAC is known for, Montgomery Bicycle Club members provided outstanding “radical Southern hospitality!”
Comments from the survey you were so kind to take:
- The organization, people and volunteers were amazing and probably one of the best event rides I have completed.
- The REST stops were amazing, I really appreciated all the volunteers and the food and snacks were excellent!
Your suggestions were well-accepted and appreciated too! For 2019, Directors Robert & Bonnie Traphan have consolidated ride headquarters, including breakfast, registration, lunch, and showers into one convenient facility with routes still starting from the Capital City of Montgomery. Back by popular demand, the routes will be streamlined and optimized to take riders back South to the beautiful and quiet country roads of Pintlala and Hope Hull of Southern Montgomery County. Check out updated route maps and be sure to follow GAC on Facebook , on Twitter , and on their website for updates. Yes, registration is OPEN!
You guessed it! The Glassner Capital City 200K is the 3rd event in our Triple Crown Challenge. With finishing this final double metric route, you’ll be sporting the elite TCC polo shirt and smart-looking cap at season’s end.
GEARS & BEERS – MOBILE – NOV. 9
Meet Ride Director Jenn Greene. Yes, she loves dogs and fosters many in the Mobile area including Charlie, ‘Shop Manager’ at Delta Bike Project . G&B is a major fundraiser for the DBP and a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to promoting and improving access to bicycle transportation. The DBP offers access to a free community workspace to learn repair skills, programs that allow people in need to earn a bicycle, and low cost used bicycle and part sales.
This year with the Ride Start venue having moved to Fort Conde, a huge space was available to offer an unbelievable breakfast spread followed by lunch setup including cloth table coverings and riders being entertained by the Mobile Symphony Orchestra!
Riders can choose from four distances – 8.2 miles, 30 miles, 63 miles and 100 miles and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mobile gulf area. Be sure to follow G&B on Facebook and on the Series website for updates. Online registration is open HERE!
SUPER CHAMPIONS! All 13 DONE!
MORE 2018 CHAMPIONS…WITH 12 DONE!
11 DONE CHAMPIONS!
CHAMPIONS with 10 DONE after GEARS & BEERS!
Congratulations to Cecil Kwong and Jason Hallmark with 900 miles pedaled!
And with at least 800 miles….
Congratulations to these Century riders, finishing with 7 of our 100-mile routes completed!
And, with six of our 100-mile routes done….
With five centuries pedaled!
We have a long list of athletes with 4 centuries accomplished!
Here’s the list of cyclists who pedaled 300 of our century miles.
And finally, this extreme list of 149 athletes completed 2 century routes, up from last year’s 142 by the end of the year!
We thank everyone for supporting the 2018 Series events and the charities and causes they support! 2019 events should be posted by mid-December and we look forward to seeing you all at the rides!
UP FIRST IN 2019 – RESTORATION RIDE – CHILDERSBURG – MARCH 16th
The Restoration Ride started in 2015 as a way to raise funds for a pre civil war historical landmark, the Kymulga Grist Mill and Park. This Grist Mill was built in 1864 and survived the civil war and harsh weather but rising flood waters from the Talladega Creek almost took out the main section of the mill. Funds raised from cyclist attending the Restoration Ride, have allowed the volunteers that manage the mill, to complete much needed repairs, as well as daily maintenance to insure this landmark is around for future generations to see. Pictures of the mill, covered bridge and park can be seen on the events Facebook page.
Restoration Ride has taken place each year since 2015, however, 2019 will be the Finale. Our biggest and best event yet! Sign up and order commemorative gear here.
2019 List of Events…coming soon!
2018 ALABAMA BACKROADS CENTURY SERIES OF EVENTS
We are very proud of our 2018 lineup of rides for this year…most seasoned Series events with a few new ones sprinkled in! Visit their pages in our site menu for updates on jerseys and registration. And, watch for some fun and interesting challenges we’ll have for you this year!
GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100 Mobile, November 10th
G&B Ride Director, Jenn Greene would love to tell you any time about the Delta Bike Project! Since the first Gears & Beers in 2015, the Delta Bike Project has purchased and installed 15 bicycle repair stations and pumps, and enough bike parking to accommodate 56 bicycles…and Jenn and company are behind it all… plus assist commuting cyclists with bike maintenance to keep them on the road to school and work! New in the Series in 2017, Mobile hosted a weekend of fun and an event that supported distances of 8 to 100 miles. This one needs to go on your calendar!