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Next Up: BIRMINGHAM BICYCLE CLUB’S 42nd ANNUAL CENTURY – SEPTEMBER 12th – ASHVILLE
IRONWORKS CENTURY Follow-Up
Congratulations IRONWORKS CENTURY on once again breaking attendance records with approximately 247 registrants and 140 centurions!
Despite a rather chaotic registration process including an unexpectedly noisy and threatening thunderstorm, riders rolled out as they felt comfortable on the wet roads…a much safer process than the planned mass start.
Cloudy skies kept the temps fairly comfortable for a couple hours but then the heat and humidity barreled in to hit the riders hard. Early on, wet and slippery railroad tracks caused several hard falls. Later in the afternoon, everyone was talking about a second railway holdup of well over 15 minutes when a train couldn’t decide to go forward or back! Sounded like most made the best of it with some good laughs, followed by courteously allowing backed up cars to pass through first. That’s the way we roll!
Rest Stops reportedly were well-stocked and tried to keep up with cold ice towels to cool riders off. Bacon and tomato sandwiches at Eclipse Coffee & Books were to die for!
As riders returned to the Park, many were looking great but as the hours passed and heat & humidity bore down, our Series Sign-In Staff transformed into the “ems” staff, evaluating cyclists for heat-related issues and covering shoulders, legs, and heads with ice towels. Nice job Rose, Marsha, and Nancy!
Ironworks Centurions are listed to the right. Corrections? Please send to email@example.com
PHOTOS ARE POSTED ON THE TANNEHILL IRONWORKS PAGE!
After the August 8th Ironworks Century, we continue to have 18 men and women who have pedaled all 9 of our century routes so far! Only 1 more will assure them of being awarded the free CHAMPION jersey!
Roberto Aldo Yburan
With an amazing 800+ miles pedaled so far are these 12 strong-willed bicyclists! Yes, they are easily in the running for the free CHAMPION jersey!
With 7 out of 9 centuries pedaled and hopefully more to come are these awesome centurions! You have 4 more opportunities to earn that free jersey!
10 men and women have accomplished 6 of our century rides! 4 more chances everyone! You have to do all of the remaining rides to get that jersey!
We’re very proud of these 15 athletes who have already completed 5 of our century routes and already won their patch!
And, we have 29 century riders who’ve ridden four 100-milers so far, many earning their patch at Ironworks! Great accomplishments from everyone!
And with 3 centuries pedaled are 59 men and women! Only one more to go and you’ll have the 2015 ABCS patch for bragging rights!
We have an unbelievable number of 120 bicyclists who have 2 centuries DONE! We wish you luck in completing at least two more to receive your 2015 patch!
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Watch for this banner as you return from each century ride. It’s where you sign in, claim your medal, and “smile for the birdie!” Please come with your bib number and bike for a photo.
- 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 each event website and on this DISCOVER ALABAMA BACKROADS website.
- Ride 10 of our centuries and receive our free CHAMPION jersey!
Peddlin’ for a Cure 2015