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The ABCS Ride Directors are happy to present a great line-up of rides for 2015 with a major new challenge matched by an outstanding reward!  Watch your e-mails for upcoming announcements.  Not getting our newsletters?  Go to our DETAILS tab and get signed up.

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Keep pedaling through the winter months as our first rides will begin early April!

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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!”

 We’re so proud of these 9 men and women who have completed all ten of the ABCS century options during the 2014 season!

Alex Kamman, Greg Bowen, Bradley Garrett, Tony Robbins, Vic Camp, Margot Andison, Ted Goode, Calvin Hall, Rick Swagler

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The latest stats after the Glassner Autumn Challenge:

  • 9 cyclists have completed all 10 centuries!
  • 3 have pedaled 9 out of those ten!
  • 3 have accomplished 8 of them!
  • 9 have ridden 7 centuries out of 10!
  • An even dozen succeeded in finishing 6  100-milers!
  • 30 have completed 5 of our century options!
  • The awesome number of 52 cyclists earned their custom embroidered patch for pedaling 4 of our century rides!
  • 51 can now brag on 3 centuries DONE!
  • And 94 have accomplished 2 century rides in the Series!
  • Our total number of registrants for the ten 2014 events was 3,551, an increase of over 500 participants from 2013.

    Glassner Autumn Challenge Centurions are listed in the right hand column.  If we somehow missed you, please use the below comment form for corrections.  

 Congratulations to these 3 men who have completed 9 of our 2014 centuries!

You may remember that last year (our inaugural year), we had one person, Tony Robbins who cycled 9 of our century rides and we awarded him a free jersey at the end of the season. This time we had an astounding group of nine who rode all ten! So, we’ve decided it only fair to toss in an extra Series t-shirt to those nine and also award a complimentary jersey to these three men who biked 9 of our centuries.

You guys rock and we’re so proud of your accomplishment!

Brian Smith
Cecil Kwong
Stan (George) Muse
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 Kudos to these dedicated men and women who finished the season with 8 out of 10 centuries! 

We’ll be contacting you through e-mail to get your size because you’re all getting a 2014 Series t-shirt and cap!

Don Polk
Kathy Welch
Thomas Fluker

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To these 9 folks who’ve done 7 of our 10 centuries, we send a big THANK YOU for your support and enthusiasm!

Bill Stockton
Dale Robertson
David Adams
Jim Reburn
Joseph Pate
Kathryn Thornton
Ken Moore
Paul Holsinger
Vicky Reburn

Bill Stockton:text James & Vicky Reburn:text  Dale Robertson:text  David Adams:text  Joseph Pate:text  Ken Moore copy:text  Paul Holsinger:text  Kathryn Thornton:text

 12 cyclists have 6 centuries DONE!  A few snapshots below…

Barry Cato
David Emery
Gerald Muench L
Glenn Baird
Greg Brinkman
Jason Robins
Jeffrey Wilson
Joseph Creel XL
Markus Wagner
Paul Laborde     L
Susan Muench M
Terry Grizzard L

David Emery:text  Susan & Gerald Muench:text  Glenn Baird:text  Jason Robins:text  Joseph Creel:text  Markus Wagner.jpg Paul LaBorde.jpg  Terry Grizzard:text                

 We finish our Series Season with these 30 cyclists having pedaled 5 of our centuries!

Christopher Grund
Bert Hutson
Bill Mayo
Bonnie Traphan
Brenda Robbins
Cindy Pounds
Clive Bigsby
Edward O Shipman
Emeterio Hernandez
Eric Murray
Evelyn Stephens
Fred King
Greg Caldwell
Jeff Schrimscher
John Halsey
Junaid Memon
Ken Swanson
Pamela Kennedy
Robert Traphan
Roberto Aldo Yburan
Roger Larsen
Russell Fulmer
Sean Benjamin
Sonja Rieger
Stephen Hays
Stephen Perkins
Thomas Schwerin Jr.
Tim Hall
Travis Self
Walter Kennedy

Bert Hutson:text  Cindy Pounds:text  Clive Bigsby:text  Evelyn Stephens:text  Fred King:text  Roberto Aldo Yburan:text  Roger Larsen:text  Sean Benjamin:text  Stephen Hays:text  Thomas Schwerin Jr.2:textAnd a few pics from Glassner…

We have a long list of centurions who have earned their 2014 Centurion’s patch!  Congratulations to all of you for achieving this goal!  

This might be a good time to give credit to Rose Del Rosario Gacula who in support of her husband, Gerome has provided these awesome photos for the Glassner Autumn Challenge.   

Allen Yates
Barry Holmes
Barry Parker
Bart West
Brian DeGaetano
Bryan Chace
Bryan Strickland
Daniel Earnest
Denise Ryland
Douglas Daughhetee
Edwin Schevey
Gerome Gacula
Greg New
Greg Sweeney
Jason Smith
Jesse Smith
Jim Carter
Jim Cogar
Jody Coombs
John Beaird
John Waits
John Zupancich
Jonathan Torre
Joseph Ray
Karen Clanton
Karen Higgins
Ken McOmber
Kenneth McDaniel
Kimberly Cox
Lance Classen
Larry Murphy
Larry VanHorn
Lori Helms
Malcolm Byrd
Mark Watts
Mary Gilmer
Max Britton
Michael Allain
Mike Ferguson
Patrick Brock
Rob Braun
Ronnie Ashley
Scott Askins
Seth Muench
Stephen Browne
Steven Haskins
Timothy Real
William (Billy) Ritch
William Cox
William Lockridge
William Wolfe

Bryan Chace:text Daniel Earnest:text Denise Ryland:text Gerome Gacula:text Jason & Jesse Smith:text Jody Coombs & Greg Sweeney:text Brother & Sister! Jim Carter:text John Waits:text Karen Clanton:text Karen Higgins:text Ken McOmber:text Kenneth McDaniel:text Larry Murphy:text Malcolm Byrd:text Mark Watts:text Michael Allain:text Scott Askins:text Seth Muench:text Steven Haskins:text Billy Ritch:text William Wolfe:textHere are some great photos of patch-winners at the Glassner Autumn Challenge…      

We have an equally long list of folks who’ve done 3 of our century options!

Allen Folse
Al Schlosser
Alan Beasley
Alan Sanders
Andie Thompson
Angie Bartlett
Barbara Gower
Bill Mundy
Blake Owen
Brad Hobbs
Chad Briggs
Charles McCain
Christian Gann
Craig Van Vulkenburg
Dana Hornaday
Dave Crain
David Hoppe
David Smith
David Wanhatalo
Eddie Owens
Greg Hartley
James Jackson
Jim Dobbs
Joe Patrick
Kenneth German
Kenneth Newsome
Kimberly Wynn
Lindsey Griffin
Louis Schwarzman
Megan White
Michael Staley
Michele Montgomery
Pamela Lindsley
Paul McCracken
Ramona Bryant
Ray Harrison
Rickey Anderson
Robert Johnson
Robert Montgomery
Rozeallan Smith
Sam Rumer
Shane Schwarzman
Stephanie Ashworth
Steve Patterson
Steve Phillips
Susi Bowermaster
Tim McDonald
Wainscott Hollis
Wayne Spooner
Will Sparks

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 And, here is the list of 94 centurions who have ridden 2 of our 10 centuries!

Ashton Varner
Bill Dennis
Bill Hart
Bill Lunsford
Bob Davis
Bob Hereth
Brad Vinz
Brandon Ponds
Brian Pate
Bruce Petitt
Bruce Thompson
Carey Jinright
Cathy Pagani
Chip Harrison
Christopher Hill
Christopher Messick
Colin Adendorff
Corkey McFarland
Courtney Crowder
Daniel McGinty
Dave Crain
David Barringer
David Blunier
David Locklear
David Moak
David Moseley
David Orange
David Smalley
Derek Russell
Diana Gough
Dirtdog (Dan) Watson
Doug Littrell
Douglas Mitchell
Dwayne Jamieson
Elizabeth Taylor
Fred Twilley
Fulton Ramsey
Gary Berg
Gil Kracke
Gregg Bray
James Johnson
Jason Hohensee
Jason Steidel
Jason Williams
Jeff Frye
Jeffrey Chappel
Jennifer Kuklinski
Jennifer Talley
Jim Cockrell
John Foster
John Schwab
Jon Rasmussen
Joseph Varner
Kamper Floyd
Kevin Holland
Kurt Webb
Kyle Hudgins
Laura Milligan
Lisa Bynum
Louis Pfau
Mark Herron
Marnie Erdman
Matt Jaeh
Michael Gautreau
Michael Horton
Michelle Lagle
Mike Flowers
Mike Metasavage
Paul Haanschoten
Paul Pitts
Phillip Bowen
Providence Paulin
Randy Charles
Rick Forehand
Roxy Wishum
Ruth Marie Oliver
Scott Eason
Scott Mozingo
Scott Staubach
Selby Holler
Shawn Holmes
Sheila Vizzinia
Stephen Prout
Stephen Secor
Steven Hodges
Taylor Dawson
Terri Sullivan
Terry Hornady
Thomas Schrimscher
Timothy Klausutis
Tina Eakin
Tina Hicks
Vince Aliffi
Wes Schaeffer
William Sparks

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 Apologies for any errors on photos or lists!!!  The centurion lists have really grown (yes, achieving our goal!) and it’s so easy to miss someone!  Please use the comment form below for any corrections.You can find the list of all century riders from each event in the far right column of each page.

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.



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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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