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


It’s always great fun to introduce new events into the Series and especially when they’re presented in such a wonderful way as the Children’s Home Challenge! Knowing that all registrations fees went to support the ministries of the Presbyterian Home for Children meant a lot to participants and all were awarded with something special designed by one of the children. Registration and sendoff went smoothly with numbers increasing from 42 to 148! This is what we like to see!

Our photographers Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton got some great photos at headquarters and then hit the road to snag some great action shots…

Click the photo above to see the album.


Meanwhile, back at Headquarters the action began to set up for lunch and prepare to cheer in the riders…

Shorter-distance riders rolled in and were ready to warm up a bit and enjoy the freshly prepared lunch. Our first century riders began arriving around 1:00 and were awarded medals, patches, Champion awards, and special memorial treats from the Home for Children plus greeting from the day’s mascot, Parker Burt.

Click Parker’s photo to see the Awards Photo Album.

We heard very positive comments as the cyclists returned, especially on excellent road markings and great rest stops and volunteers. We’d love to have your feedback and appreciate your time in taking the CHC survey.

CHILDREN’S HOME CHALLENGE CENTURION Finishers are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at bamabackroads@gmail.com

And, now on to the LISTS!

These 9 cyclists are still on the path to becoming 2018 SUPER CHAMPIONS!


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Named CHAMPIONS by the Glassner Autumn Challenge and with 11 DONE!

11 DONE! 

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CHAMPIONS with 10 DONE after the Children’s Home Challenge!

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9 DONE! Will they become our final 2018 CHAMPIONS?!

And with at least 800 miles….


Congratulation to these Century riders who have 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 may be going for their patch at Gears & Beers.


And finally, this extreme list of 108 athletes have now completed 2 century routes and still in the running to earn their patch!




CHILDREN’S HOME CHALLENGE Finishers are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at bamabackroads@gmail.com

UP NEXT – GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100 – MOBILE – NOVEMBER 10thPlease note that due to last year’s increased ride participation, our 2018 start, finish, and after-party is moving to the Fort of Colonial Mobile (Fort Conde) at 150 South Royal Street. This is only 0.4 miles from our original street party location, and the same distance from our host hotels.

The cost of the rides includes assorted cold breakfast foods (e.g. muffins, snack bars, fruit, doughnuts, coffee, etc.) before the rides, ride-appropriate snacks and water at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for early and on-time registrants only), and a pint of beer.

Route Options: 8-mile Beignet Buster, 30-mile Swamp Romp, 62.5-mile Mystic Metric, and 100-mile Bayou 100

Online Registration closes at 11:59 pm Thursday, Nov. 1st.

Your participation supports the Delta Bike Project.

Visit their page on this site for more details.



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!

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