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!
GEARS & BEERS:BAYOU 100-RIDE REPORT
We are so pleased that the new rides offered this year have been so popular, and especially of our Gears & Beers: Bayou 100! Apparently a flat course, beautiful scenery, and BEER appeal to many. Any time numbers jump from 225 to over 700, there are bound to be glitches; but because we feel any shortcomings are easily fixed and were well outnumbered by outstanding entertainment, food, volunteers, police support, gorgeous routes, rest stops, and so much more that we are bringing the event back for 2018!
As a fundraising effort to benefit the Delta Bike Project, Gears & Beers is supported by many groups and volunteers in the Mobile community. The Bike Project has purchased and installed 15 bicycle repair stations and pumps, and enough bike parking to accommodate 56 bicycles. Bike repair clinics and an earned-bike program helps low-income cyclists with a means to commute to and from work.
SIGHTS, SOUNDS, & TASTES OF GEARS & BEERS
CENTURY KIDS OF GEARS & BEERS
So proud of these youngsters and their Dads and Grandads for pedaling the G&B century!
We saw many different types of bikes from recumbent trikes & bikes to cruisers and fat tires. What an impressive team of tandem cyclists we had from the Montgomery Bike Club!
GEARS & BEERS START PHOTOS
What an amazing accomplishment! These 17 cyclists pedaled ALL 13 CENTURY ROUTES!
12 – DONE CHAMPIONS!
11 – DONE CHAMPIONS!
That makes a total of 60 CHAMPIONS this year!
And with 9 centuries DONE are:
With 800 ABCS miles/8 Centuries DONE!
7 Centuries DONE! Congratulations!
6 Centuries DONE…that’s 600 Series miles each!
5 Centuries DONE – 29 Centurions, each with 500 miles = a total of 14,500 miles!
4 Centuries DONE – 60 cyclists X 400 = 24,000 miles!
3 Centuries DONE!
2 Centuries DONE! 142 Centurions with 200 miles each!
As always, Century finishers are listed to the right on this page. If you have any corrections, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
- 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.
- Complete at least four of the Alabama Centuries (100-mile options) in the Series.
- 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!
Pedal all 13 century options and be in the drawing for a TREK Emonda ALR 5, valued at $1679.99!
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
Glassner Autumn Challenge 10/14/17
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!
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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