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Congratulations to our 8th Series ride, the Hot Hundred for putting on a superb event, living up to its name, The Hottest Ride in the South!

With ‘feels like” temps reaching 102 degrees, the Hot Hundred support crew was really on their toes on Ride Day.  By Thursday, DCH Sports Trainers put out the word that the famous “ice tubs” would need to increase in numbers, especially at ride headquarters.  Organizers scrambled to add more and more ice chests to provide ice for not only riders, but ice tubs and ice towels.  SAG drivers were coached on how to recognize overheating issues and how to treat problems on-the-road.  Yes, a number of people were wise enough to take a ride either to a rest stop or back to headquarters to enjoy a dip in the Rec Center pool.

Tuscaloosa Police, County Sheriffs, and State Highway Patrol were on duty all day and Tuscaloosa DOT provided for the closure of Jack Warner Parkway.  It was truly a community-supported event!

Registration reached a whopping 614 and an amazing 308 bicyclists completed a very tough course with a good number of miles pedaled on rough roads in extreme temps!  You gotta be tough to finish this ride and we send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all who accomplished it!

Many thanks to our ABCS Sign-In Crew and Photographers:  Marsha Burt, Karrie Schwerin, and Rose & Gacula!  PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED DURING THIS WEEK…PLEASE BE PATIENT AND THEY’LL BE WORTH WAITING FOR.

 Hot Hundred Centurions are listed to the right.  Please send any corrections or comments to

 After the July 25th Hot Hundred, we have 18 incredible bicyclists who have pedaled all 8 of our century routes so far!  We think they’re going for at least 10 to get that free PrimalWear CHAMPION jersey…maybe even all 13!  

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 700+ miles pedaled so far are these men and women!  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
Glenn Baird
Kathryn Thornton
Margot Andison
Mark Jacobs
Max Britton
Robert Traphan
Walter Kennedy

With 6 out of 8 centuries pedaled and hopefully more to come are these awesome centurions!  You have 5 more opportunities to earn that free jersey!  

John Halsey
Kathy Welch
Mike Boyd
Paul Holsinger
Paul LaBorde
Ramona Bryant
Ray Harrison

10 men and women have accomplished 5 of our century rides!  5 more chances everyone!  You can do it!

Bill Stockton
Daniel Earnest
David Smith
Edwin Martin
Greg Caldwell
Jimmy Lumley
Mike Metasavage
Taylor Dawson
Terri Sullivan
Terry Hornady

We’re very proud of these 48 athletes who have already completed 4 of our century routes with many earning their patches at the Hot Hundred!  

Barry Cato
Blake Owen
Bob Grubbs
Brian Toone
Cecil Kwong
Chris Puckett
Christopher Grund
Craig Snell
Craig VanValkenburg
Dave Crocker
Don Polk
Emeterio Hernandez
Eric Murray
Greg Brinkman
Gregg Bray
Jim Cockrell
Jody Coombs
John Passwater
Joseph Pate
Keith Hatley
Kyle Hudgins
Michael Staley
Neil Harris
Norman Harrison
Paul Pitts
Randy Jensen
Roger Larsen
Russell Fulmer
Stephen Prout
Stewart Wright
Terri Reidy
Thomas Fluker
Thomas Quinn
Thomas Schwerin

And, we have a long list of 48 century riders who’ve ridden three 100-milers so far!  Great accomplishments from everyone!

Amos Mitchim
Amy Richardson
Bill Mayo
Brad Vinz
Brandon Ponds
Brett Stark
Chrissy Metcalf
Dale Stinson
David Blunier
David Stankard
David Wanhatalo
Edward Shipman
Greg Hartley
Greg New
James Johnson
Jason Hallmark
Jeff Brooks
Jeffrey Wilson
Jim Carter
Jim Cogar
John Dishuck
John Melkerson
John Zupancich
Kenneth McDaniel
Kim Woodberry
Malcolm Byrd
Mark Davis
Mark Judah
Mark Rutledge

Mike Apple
Paul Haanschoten
Phillip Metcalf
Phillip Townsend
Randal Crow
Robert Johnson
Ronald Oliver
Ross Daniel
Shelly Dunaway
Stephen Browne
Steve Patterson
Susi Bowermaster
Taylor Kitchens
Terry Grizzard
Tommy Gaillard
Tommy Watkins
Travis Self
Wayne Spooner
William Ritch

And with 2 centuries is a HUGE list of men and women!  Only two more to go and you’ll have the 2015 ABCS patch for bragging rights!

Alan Beasley

Alan Beasley
Alan Sanders
Alfonso Ahuja
Andrew Parks
Angela Lakwete
Archie Slaton
Ashley Folkes
Ashton Varner
Bill Christenberry
Brenda Robbins
Brett Hulgan
Brian DeGaetano
Brian Esmonde
Brian Heaton
Brian Hvid
Bruce Petitt
Bryan Chace
Candace Akerson
Carol Dorn
Chad Briggs
Chad Hathorne
Chris Cole
Chris Hill
Clay Maddox
Curtis Grace
Cynthia Harris
Daniel Kothlow
Darrell O’Quinn
David Adams
David Covington
David Hartman
Dean Phillips
Donald Crabtree
Donald Norwood
Donnette Putman
Dwayne Conley
Dwight Ward
Elizabeth Turnipseed
Eric Keith
Eric Kramer
Erik Moore
Frank Lopez
Geoffrey Humber
George Barckley
Gil Kracke
Glenn Shealey
Greg Byrne
Greg Sweeney

Jack Barrow
Jan Bell
Jason Hallmark
Jason Hallmark
Jason Hohensee
Jason Perez
Jeanne Davis
Jeff Brooks
Jeff Mroz
Jeff Schrimscher
Jeff Thomas
Jennifer Wagner
Jessica Hulgan
Joe Varner
John Carr
John Chaucer
John Hanna
Jonathan McGee
Jorge Vazquez
Julio Driggs
Junaid Memon
Justin Bynum
Justin Pociask
Kat Sweatt
Kelsey Puckett
Ken Fitzgerald
Kenneth Swanson
Kimberly Cox
Kingsley Paquette
Kristen Riley
Larry Gunter
Lori Helms
Louis Schwarzman
Mark Beresford
Mark Davis
Matt Butler
Michael Mayo
Nick Kirby
Patrick Donnelly
Patti Puckett
Prince Whatley
Rachel Blackwell
Ray Stinson
Richard Akers
Richard Kirkland
Robert Powers
Ronald Austin
Said Assali
Scott Eason
Scott McGlaun
Sean Benjamin
Seyed Emadian
Shelly Dunaway
Steve Boukedes
Steve Harrington
Steve Perkins
Steven Haskins
Susan Chandler
Thomas Kennedy
Tim Klausutis
Tom Nelson
Vincenzo Quevedo
Wade Jones
William Cox
William Strous

Finding mistakes or omissions?  Please let us know at 

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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!” 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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