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!
TOUR AUTAUGA RIDE REPORT
The 2nd event in the 2017 Series was invited in 2015 and since has grown from 40 participants to 298 this past Saturday. The ride was originally at Spinners Park but quickly grew to the point that added space was crucial and they moved to the First Baptist Church in Prattville. By day’s end we had signed in 150 Centurions.
Both Pre-Registration at Academy Sports and Day Of Registration went smoothly. Prattville Police were on hand to provide safe exit from the Church parking lot. Boxes full of goodies, Buffalo Rock barrel coolers with Gatorade and Aquafina water were picked up by volunteers and transported to rest stop locations in Autauga County. Montgomery Multisport mechanic Andy was on hand all day and represented our TREK sponsor by providing repairs and even SAG support…he’s the lucky guy in this photo with Tour Autauga and Series organizers:
Congratulations to Ride Directors Sharon Davis, Bill Duke, and Allyson Barganier as well as the many volunteers who helped put on this record-breaking ride!
First century riders in were Ron Zannini, John Passwater, Tony Robbins, Augie Somers, and Roger Larsen.
Rider of the Week: David Wanhatalo who dropped from the lead group to help our first female rider with a flat tire. Congrats to David and to Terrie Sullivan!
Even though this couple doesn’t take on our century routes, we’re always happy to see their smiling faces after they pedal the metric.
Photos are already being shared through our Facebook page and more will be added and also posted on the Tour Autauga page of this site. Here’s a starter slideshow of Award photos by Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton:
And these are some great shots taken by Tracey White of Tracey White Photography.
Centurions will always be listed on the right side of each page on this site within a day or two of each event. Let us know of any errors at email@example.com …yes, even spelling errors!
TOUR DE BLUE
Next up on the 2017 schedule is our April 29th Tour de Blue! Please visit their page for details and weekend schedule.
And the CENTURIES DONE listings begin!
2 CENTURIES DONE:
|Allen Yates||Kenneth McDaniel|
|Alton Abrams||Kim Woodberry|
|Ben Ragsdale||Lain Hawk|
|Bill Freeman||Larry Head|
|Bill Mayo||Larry Van Horn|
|Bo Bozeman||Leslie Ledbetter|
|Bobby Picou||Mandy Nichols|
|Brian Smith||Mark Jacobs|
|Carla Randolph||Mark LaCanne|
|Cecil Kwong||Michael Alexander|
|Charles Nichols||Michael Miller|
|Cheryl Arnold||Mickey Turner|
|Chris Argo||Mike McCrocklin|
|Chris Cole||Nick Kirby|
|David Emery||Paul Kennedy|
|David McCarty||Paul Somers|
|Don Polk||Ramona Bryant|
|Elizabeth Turnipseed||Randall Hunt|
|Felipe Torrejon||Renae Dorroh|
|Frank Dorroh||Richard Akers|
|Fred Twilley||Robert Traphan|
|Heather Flaherty||Shelley Cooper|
|Jack Barrow||Spencer Wilson|
|Jamey Clements||Steve Justice|
|Jeffery Pratt||Steve Parker|
|John Ballew||Ted Goode|
|John Passwater||Todd Fortner|
|John Zupancich||Tommy Gaillard|
|Joshua Benefield||Tony Robbins|
|Katherine Nichols||Ty Rochester|
|Keith Burt||Vince Flores|
|Ken Underwood||Walter Kennedy|
- 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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