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GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE RIDE REPORT

Our Glassner Autumn Challenge organizers, Robert and Bonnie Traphan and members of the Montgomery Bike Club took on a lot this year! They stepped up their event with brand new headquarters at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome, added a Double-Metric route, plus followed the day up with a Sunday Gravel Grind. The time and physical work in planning and providing support for a weekend like this is overwhelming and efforts have paid off with very positive comments about both events.

The Montgomery Academy Sports provided packet-pickup and registration space on Thursday evening and the Acadome an area for Friday. MBC members stayed busy!

 

 

 

 

The Banquet Hall provided a beautiful location for breakfast with Billy Ritch and Jeffrey White flipping over 500 pancakes for nearly 400 eager-to-go cyclists.

 

 

 

 

 

ASU and the Montgomery Community went all out in supporting and promoting the GAC! PA announcements kept things on schedule and by 7 am, riders were lined up and ready to roll.

 

 

 

 

 


Meanwhile, back on the course, MBC members were setting up Rest Stops to welcome riders in for a break.


By mid-morning all cyclists were out of sight at headquarters and MBC and ABCS volunteers began setup at the Start/Finish location to be ready to welcome them back.

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Special thanks to Alabama Power for sending an enthusiastic group of cowbell-ringers and to our ABCS Volunteers:

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Kudos to Marsha Burt and Nancy Melkerson for the wonderful photos!

Click this pic to see the GAC Awards Album!


GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE DOUBLE METRIC AND 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!

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

ALL 11 DONE! 

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CHAMPIONS after the Glassner Autumn Challenge!

10 DONE! 

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And with NINE of our first ELEVEN Centuries pedaled….

9 DONE!


And with at least 800 miles….

8 DONE!


Congratulation to these Century riders who have 7 of our 100-mile routes completed!

7 DONE!


And, with six of our 100-mile routes done….

6 DONE!


With five centuries pedaled!

5 DONE!


We have a long list of athletes with 4 centuries accomplished!

4 DONE!


Here’s the list of cyclists who may be going for their patch at Children’s Home Challenge.

3 DONE!


And finally, this extreme list of 110 athletes have now completed 2 century routes and still in the running to earn their patch!

2 DONE!

 

GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE DOUBLE METRIC AND CENTURION Finishers are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at bamabackroads@gmail.com


UP NEXT – CHILDREN’S HOME CHALLENGE – TALLADEGA – OCTOBER 27th

Route Options: 5 miles, 34 miles, 69 miles (Metric Century + 7 miles), 100 Mile Century Ride.

The Children’s Home Challenge is being held to raise funds to support the ministries provided to homeless children & families at the Presbyterian Home for Children. Alabama ranks worst in the nation for child homelessness.  100% of your registration fee will be used to fund our programs for homeless children and families.

All levels of riders are welcome! The ride features a short, family-friendly route of just a few miles all the way up to a 100 mile century ride for the serious cyclists. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Talladega County countryside, tree-lined roads, and just enough rollers to keep it fun. Cyclists on all routes will be supported every mile of the way with mechanical and SAG support.

Online registration is open at https://www.bikereg.com/childrens-home-challenge     Online registration closes October 25th with on-site registration at $50

Visit their page on this site for more details.



 

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!

 

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!

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