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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


 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!


Champion Jersey

David Emery
Deana Acklin
Fred King
Fred Twilley
Gabrielle Moody
Gary Berg
Gerome Gacula
Keith Burt
Ken Moore
Larry Murphy
Mike McCrocklin
Rick Swagler
Roberto Aldo Yburan
Stan Muse
Ted Goode
Tim Benefield
Tony Robbins
Vic Camp

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!

Allen Yates
Alton Abrams
Bonnie Traphan
Brian Smith
Dale Robertson
Dana Hornady
David Moseley
Kathryn Thornton
Margot Andison
Mark Jacobs
Max Britton
Robert Traphan

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!  

Glenn Baird
John Halsey
Kathy Welch
Mike Boyd
Paul Laborde
Ramona Bryant
Ray Harrison
Walter Kennedy

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!

Daniel Earnest
David Smith
Edwin Martin
Greg Caldwell
Mike Metasavage
Paul Holsinger
Taylor Dawson
Terri Sullivan
Terry Hornady

We’re very proud of these 15 athletes who have already completed 5 of our century routes and already won their patch!

Barry Cato
Bill Stockton
Blake Owen
Brian Toone
Chris Puckett
Christopher Grund
Don Polk
Greg Brinkman
Jim Cockrell
Jimmy Lumley
John Passwater
Norman Harrison
Roger Larsen
Thomas Fluker

And, we have 29 century riders who’ve ridden four 100-milers so far, many earning their patch at Ironworks! Great accomplishments from everyone!

Bob Grubbs

Cecil Kwong
Craig Snell
Craig VanValkenburg
Dave Crocker
David Wanhatalo
Emeterio Hernandez
Eric Murray
Gregg Bray
James Johnson
Jason Hallmark
Jody Coombs
John Melkerson
Joseph Pate
Keith Hatley

Kelsey Puckett
Kyle Hudgins
Michael Staley
Mike Apple
Neil Harris
Paul Pitts
Randy Jensen
Russell Fulmer
Stephen Prout
Steve Perkins
Stewart Wright
Susi Bowermaster
Taylor Kitchens
Terri Reidy
Thomas Quinn
Thomas Schwerin


 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!

Alan Beasley
Amos Mitchim
Amy Richardson
Bill Mayo
Brad Vinz
Brandon Ponds
Brett Stark
Brian Moran
Chad Briggs
Chrissy Metcalf
Dale Stinson
David Blunier
David Stankard
Edward Shipman
Elizabeth Turnipseed
Fred Keith
Geoff Humber
Greg Hartley
Greg New
Jan Bell
Jason Hallmark
Jason Perez
Jeff Brooks
Jeff Schrimscher
Jeffrey Wilson
Jim Carter
Jim Cogar
John Carr
John Chaucer
John Dishuck
John Zupancich

Kenneth McDaniel
Kenneth Swanson
Kim Woodberry
Malcolm Byrd
Mark Davis
Mark Judah
Mark Rutledge
Matt Butler
Nick Kirby
Paul Haanschoten
Phillip Metcalf
Phillip Townsend
Randal Crow
Richard Akers
Robert Johnson
Ronald Oliver
Ross Daniel
Shelly Dunaway
Stephen Browne
Steve Patterson
Terry Grizzard
Thomas Kennedy
Tommy Gaillard
Tommy Watkins
Travis Self
Wayne Spooner
William Ritch

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!

Alan Sanders
Alfonso Ahuja
Andrew Parks
Angela Lakwete
Angelean Bibb
Anne Smith
Archie Slaton
Ashley Folkes
Ashton Varner
Bill Christenberry
Bill Dennis
Bobby Nebhut
Bradley Garrett
Brenda Robbins
Brett Hulgan
Brian DeGaetano
Brian Esmonde
Brian Heaton
Brian Hvid
Bruce Petitt
Bryan Chace
Candace Akerson
Carol Dorn
Chad Hathorne
Chris Cole
Chris Hill
Clay Maddox
Clint Lauderdale
Curtis Grace
Cynthia Harris
Daniel Kothlow
Darrell O’Quinn
David Adams
David Covington
David Hartman
David Holmes
Dean Phillips
Demetrious White
Donald Crabtree
Donald Norwood
Donnette Putman
Dwayne Conley
Dwight Ward
Eric Keith
Eric Kramer
Erik Moore
Frank Lopez
George Barckley
Gil Kracke
Glenn Shealey
Gordon Ladner
Greg Byrne
Greg Sweeney
Jack Barrow
Jason Hohensee
Jeanne Davis
Jeff Brooks
Jeff Mroz
Jeff Thomas
Jennifer Wagner
Jessica Hulgan
Joe Varner
John Hanna
Jonathan McGee
Jorge Vazquez
Joseph Creel
Julio Driggs
Junaid Memon
Justin Bynum
Justin Pociask
Kat Sweatt
Ken Fitzgerald
Ken McOmber
Kimberly Cox
Kingsley Paquette
Kristen Riley
Larry Gunter
Lori Helms
Louis Schwarzman
Mark Beresford
Mark Davis
Mary Kreel
Michael Mayo
Michael Miller
Nathaniel Cleveland
Patricia Stephens
Patrick Donnelly
Patti Puckett
Peter Sartino
Prince Whatley
Rachel Blackwell
Ray Stinson
Richard Kirkland
Robert Powers
Rodger Acklin
Ronald Austin
Said Assali
Scott Eason
Scott McGlaun
Scott Mozingo
Sean Benjamin
Seyed Emadian
Shelly Dunaway
Steve Boukedes
Steve Harrington
Steven Haskins
Susan Chandler
Tim Klausutis
Timothy McOmber
Todd Whytock
Tom Nelson
Tom Watson
Travis Sherman
Vince Aliffi
Vincenzo Quevedo
Wade Jones
Wendy Davis
Will Jones
William Cox
William Strous


Finding mistakes or omissions?  Please let us know at 

Awards Table Banner

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.

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.
  • Ride 10 of our centuries and receive our free CHAMPION jersey!

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Peddlin’ for a Cure 2015

Peddlin’ for a Cure 2015 from karen Hicks on Vimeo.



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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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