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Message from Old Howard 100 organizers on this Saturday’s ride:


As you know, we’re currently in a weather pattern that brings moisture from the Gulf that meets a front that’s parked over north Alabama to trigger thunderstorms.   No severe weather is predicted, and the good news is that no all-day rain is predicted for Saturday. Just a few showers here and there, or maybe it will be like yesterday here in Birmingham when we had no rain at all.   Still, we have a rain plan in place for each rest stop but suggest that you bring your parka but also your sunscreen.


Any weather updates that affect our ride will be posted on our website:  and also on our Facebook page at


 Well done Tour Autauga!!  As a 1st-timer in the Alabama Backroads Century Series, Tour Autauga organizers, sponsors, and volunteers did an awesome and professional job of putting on a super event!

Although in its 10th year, Tour Autauga had remained a moderately-sized event; however, with the cooperative help of the Century Series Ride Directors via their websites and social media, this event has already grown tremendously and we look forward to their continued growth in following years!

Many thanks to 167 bicyclists who took part and congratulations to the 93 Centurions listed in the right-hand column.  Any corrections?  You can e-mail them to

After our 2nd event in the Series, these centurions can brag on over 200 miles pedaled in the first two weeks of the 2015 Series and could possibly receive their patch at our April 25th Tour de Blue:

Allen Yates
Alton Abrams
Bonnie Traphan
Brian Smith
Craig VanVackenburg
Dale Robertson
Dana Hornady
David Adams
David Emery
Deanna Acklin
Edwin Martin
Fred King
Fred Twilley
Gabrielle Moody
Gary Berg
Gerome Gacula
Glenn Baird
Jimmy Lumley
John Halsey
John Passwater
Kathy Thornton
Keith Burt
Ken Moore
Larry Murphy
Margot Andison
Mark Jacobs
Mike McCrocklin
Mike Metasavage
Ramona Bryant
Rick Swagler
Robert Traphan
Roberto Aldo Yburan
Stan Muse
Stephen Prout
Ted Goode
Thomas Quinn
Thomas Schwerin
Tim Benefield
Tony Robbins
Travis Self
Vic Camp
Walter Kennedy

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Watch for this banner as you return from your century ride.  It’s where you sign in, claim your medal, and “smile for the birdie!”

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 each event website and on this DISCOVER ALABAMA BACKROADS  website.


Peddlin’ for a Cure 2015

<p><a href=”″>Peddlin&#8217; for a Cure 2015</a> from <a href=”″>karen Hicks</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>




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2 Responses to

  1. Barry Holmes says:

    I think the jersey’s are an excellent idea. Thanks for all the hard workk. Had a great time this year.

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