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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!


JOHNNY RAY CENTURY – SEPTEMBER 24th

Is it really Fall?  We sure couldn’t tell by the surprisingly warm temps that blasted our cyclists and JRC volunteers!

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller presented a wonderful welcome and asked for a moment of silence for riders injured in bicycle accidents.  Well over 100 people carried Brian Guerrero along in their hearts as they continue to pray for his recovery.

Several organizers and volunteers posed before the sign-in activity revved up and then the action was non-stop. Congratulations JRC planners in putting on a great ride!

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FIRST RIDERS IN:

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These kids had a fun time practicing their bicycling skills and loved the cowbells!

Over 200 cyclists rolled out and at the end of the day, we had a roster of 101 Centurions signed in…not bad numbers with an Auburn game scheduled on the same day!

“Grown-up” riders were coming in covered with a salty crust after sweating their way through 105 miles, but most were in great finishing condition and in high spirits.

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Finishers’ photos will be available soon so keep checking back.

 

As the 12th event in the Series, the JRC was able to recognize another 8 CHAMPIONS who have tallied up 1,000 ABCS miles.  Congratulations to Angelean Bibb, David Wanhatalo, Demetrious White, Edwin Martin, Jack Barrow, Jason Hallmark, Mark Jacobs, and Walter Kennedy (Finishers photos coming soon!)

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This brings our total CHAMPION count up to 38 with a possible 19 to be added at our GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE.   That’s right!  We have 15 men and 4 women who need one more century DONE to become 2016 CHAMPIONS and we wish them plenty of luck in every way!

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Congratulations to a total of 33 men and 5 women who have already earned the limited edition CHAMPION jersey by Primal. We look forward to awarding many more at our final ride, the GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE in Pintlala (Montgomery) on Saturday, October 8th.

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A big THANK YOU goes out to our ABCS volunteers: Marsha Burt as always, did a fantastic job of signing in 101 Century riders. Nancy Melkerson and Tracey White stepped up in Rose’s absence to put in a long hot day in getting some fabulous photos.  And temporarily-retired CHAMPION, Mike Metasavage surprised us by coming by to help us in many ways!


NEXT UP!

GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE – OCTOBER 8th – PINTLALA (MONTGOMERY)


After our first 12 events:

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We’re on course to have a record number of CHAMPIONS this year!!!  At this point, all who have done 9 or more are eligible with one final opportunity to finish with 10 centuries DONE. That could be a total of 57 CHAMPIONS (as compared to 36 in 2015) receiving the specially-designed jersey! If you’re aiming to claim this awesome CHAMPION jersey, keep pedaling!

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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.


2016 REGISTRATION

 These events have open online registration and some already have their jersey designs ready:

W.C. HANDY 3 STATE BIKE RIDE                                                     7/23        FLORENCE

HOT HUNDRED                                                                                      7/30       TUSCALOOSA

NORTH JEFFERSON CENTURY                                                         8/27      GARDENDALE

BIRMINGHAM BICYCLE CLUB’S 43rd ANNUAL CENTURY       9/10      ASHVILLE

ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY                                                              9/17      HUNTSVILLE

JOHNNY RAY CENTURY                                                                       9/24     OPELIKA

GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE                                                  10/8      MONTGOMERY


 

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