Welcome to the Alabama Backroads Century Series site where you can find information on each event by clicking the menu choices above.


ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY RIDE REPORT

What a wonderful setting we had for the AYCE at the Bob Harrison Wellness Center Pavilion. Even though temps were again high, the breeze seemed to stay with us for registration and post-ride lunch by Cyn Shae’s Café and Catering.

Great support by Huntsville PD and Ham Radio!

 

 

 

 

Ride Director Jamie Miernik kept riders well-informed about safety on the road and gave credit to Event and Series Sponsors and then they were off with over 400 participants!

On-road support was provided by Spring City Cycle Club and Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League members as well as ham radio at all rest stops and bike maintenance issues handled by 3 local bike shops.

 

 

 

 

 

As always, a huge THANK YOU goes out to this fantastic team of ABCS Volunteers!

Sue Rowe, Marsha Burt, Faith Stockton, Pixie Hicks, Kathy Thornton, Terrie Hinton

High temps and tough climbs as well as some healthy wind gusts made for a very tough day but, in the end, we had 125 Century riders sign in with these happy smiles!

Click the pic to see the AYCE Award Photos. You can hover over many to see Centurion names.

Thanks to Marsha Burt, we have these great on-road photos to share!

Click above pic to see the photos!


ALL YOU CAN EAT Centurions are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at bamabackroads@gmail.com


And, now on to the LISTS! We have 10 cyclists on their way to becoming SUPER CHAMPIONS with all 9 century routes accomplished!

ALL 9 DONE!


 

With 4 more chances to gain CHAMPION status are these 16 cyclists with…

8 DONE! 


And with SEVEN of our first nine Centuries pedaled….

7 DONE!


And with at least 600 miles….

6 DONE!


Congratulation to these Century riders who have 5 of our 100-mile routes completed!

5 DONE!


And, with four of our 100-mile routes done….Yes! They’ve been “PATCHED!”

4 DONE!


With three centuries done and time to earn their patch at one of our remaining 4 events….

3 DONE!


And finally, this long list of athletes have now completed 2 century routes and still in the running to earn their patch!

2 DONE!

 


UP NEXT – BBC 100 – ASHVILLE – SEPTEMBER 29th

Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for their 45th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. Proceeds from the 2018 ride will benefit the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Charity. With supported distances for all abilities, take part in rides of 14, 27, 45, 68, 105, or challenge yourself to the new Double-Metric, 127 miler Mountain Goat Challenge!

Online registration is open at  https://www.bikereg.com/bbc100-birmingham-bicycle-club-45th-annual-century until 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 26th

Visit the BBC 100 website for detailed information or click on their page above.


 

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!


BIRMINGHAM BICYCLE CLUB’S   BBC 100     Ashville, September 29th

Cyclists across the State will come together once again in support of their Ride Director, Wayne Spooner and his battle with melanoma skin cancer. The event supports the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Charity. Birmingham Bicycle Club members will be stepping up to assist you on the road and at rest stops and will be waiting for you as you finish with their impressive cowbell Reception Line.


GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE   Montgomery, October 13th

Our GAC will once again WOW you with their Radical Southern Hospitality and FUN!  From the excitement at Headquarters with recorded announcements keeping you apprized of sponsors, route updates, and especially SAFETY, the professional presentation of this event is going to amaze you! Directors Robert & Bonnie Traphan have raised the bar of excellence when it comes to all facets of this event including rest stop and on-road support by the Montgomery Bike Club  This event will have some exciting news for you soon so keep an eye out!  Registration and jersey purchase is open at www.MgmBike-Club.org/GACRegister


CHILDREN’S HOME CHALLENGE     Talladega, October 27th

Another new event for 2018, the Children’s Home Challenge, is directed by Jacque Cordle and benefits the ministries provided to homeless children & families at the  Presbyterian Home for Children. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Talladega County countryside, tree-lined roads, and just enough rollers to keep it fun. 


GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100     Mobile, November 10th

G&B Ride Director, Jeff DeQuattro 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 Jeff 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!



CHAMPION BANQUET

We can’t wait to share photos like these from our 2015 and 2016 Champion Banquets and Awards Ceremony, this year at Joe Wheeler State Park at the end of January!  CHAMPIONS are those who complete 10 or more of our event century routes.

2016 CHAMPIONS

2015 CHAMPIONS


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.

  • 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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