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!


For all of you who were looking forward to our Penultimate GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE, we know you were not disappointed!  With an impressive and professional atmosphere at headquarters, we were engulfed by the sound of safety announcements, welcomes, and music to get in the cycling spirit. Montgomery Bike Club volunteers, County Sheriff deputies, medical personnel, Montgomery Multisport and TREK bike mechanics were in abundance. A breakfast spread including hot-off-the-griddle pancakes by Billy Ritch and Jeffrey White and hosted by the Pintlala Baptist Church was enjoyed by all.

Click above for drone video footage.

The grid send-off provided a safe exit for riders of all distances and abilities. With support from law enforcement, fantastic rest stops, and on-the-spot SAG drivers, all riders returned steadily during the day….all of this due to the leadership and organization of Ride Directors, Robert & Bonnie Traphan and the Montgomery Bike Club!

One of our favorite photos is this family!  Check out the kids hoisting their bikes!

Rock The Sock Hop Rest Stop

One of the GAC fabulous rest stops.






The MBC and Series Support Staff put in a long but fun day welcoming riders in with cheers, cowbells, and antics.







We’ll be posting  photos by Marsha Burt on the Glassner page shortly so please check back.

Congratulations to new CHAMPIONS Cecil Kwong, Emmett Hernandez, Fred Twilley, Greg Caldwell, Leslie Ledbetter, Mark Jacobs, Mark La Canne, Michael Alexander, Mickey Turner, Nick Kirby, Renae Dorroh, Steve Justice, and Ty Rochester!

We also awarded many patches to riders who accomplished their 4th century!

David Landry & Christine McBride with their ABCS patches!

Surely Dr. Glassner was smiling down on David and Nell Orange as they were drawn as  winners of the Four Corners Gallery shadow box…can’t wait to see this one!

As always, Century finishers are listed to the right on this page. If you have any corrections, please let us know: bamabackroads@gmail.com


Milton, Florida         October 21st

Our Out-of-State Invitational FENNER RIDE is coming up quickly and comes highly recommended as a beautiful and well-supported event. Centennial Imports (5 vehicles) will provide SAG support for you! Volunteers for rest stops come from Blackwater Heritage Trail Support Organization and other volunteers are from Training Air Wing HT-8.   The 100, 62, 42, and 18-mile options take you through the Blackwater State Forest. A portion of the ride will be on the Blackwater State Heritage Trail (selected as one of Florida’s most scenic greenways).  Still time to sign up online until midnight on Wednesday at GetMeRegistered.

And now onto the updated lists of CENTURIES DONE!

With 11 of our 13 events completed, here are the results showing who has done anywhere from all eleven century routes to two of them.  If you see any errors, please write!  We are all about recognizing you correctly!!!  bamabackroads@gmail.com



Congratulations to Alton Abrams, Bill Freeman, Bobby Picou, Brian Smith, Carla Randolph, CK Nichols, Chris Cole, Frank Dorroh, Heather Flaherty, Jack Barrow, Jeffery Pratt, Katherine Nichols, Kim Woodberry, Bill Mayo, Mandy Nichols, Bo Bozeman, Ramona Bryant, Robert Traphan, Ted Goode, Tony Robbins, and David Emery.    You’re on your way to getting all 13 centuries DONE!


As seen above, our new CHAMPIONS after the Glassner Autumn Challenge:



















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.  bbc-medal
  • Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama, indicating each event location.  2017map_v1-copy
  • 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!






Pedal all 13 century options and be in the drawing for a TREK Emonda ALR 5, valued at $1679.99!screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-6-17-05-pm

Ride with the best!  Thomas Waters is one of us and wants to look out for you!  Going for all 13 centuries?  Thomas has a shiny new 35-quart YETI cooler to add to the drawing at year’s end.   


Four Corners Gallery is delighted to partner with Alabama Backroads Century Ride Series. There will be five lucky winners selected at random from those who complete their ride. They will receive a custom-designed and framed, premium shadowbox with an actual bike chain commemorating their accomplishment. One winner will be selected from each of the following centuries:

Cheaha Challenge & Ultra  5/21/17

Tri-States 100  6/3/17

W.C. Handy 100  7/22/17

Birmingham Bicycle Club’s  44th Annual Century  9/30/17 

Glassner Autumn Challenge  10/14/17


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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!


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!

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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