Welcome to the ABCS website where we share information on each ride in the Series…just click on the ride you’re interested in on our menu for details…check back often for updates!



Just when you think we can’t do better…..BAM!  It is done!  Cycling for Sight not only put on an awesome event but overcame several big challenges in getting it accomplished. In setting up headquarters at a completely new location, the test in sending out over 300 bicyclists and safely getting them back was very successful. Police presence was impressive not only at EastChase, but along the route as well.





Breakfast?  You bet! A complete buffet including fresh fruit, oatmeal & fixin’s, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes…Blackfinn Ameripub had it all!   What happened next? They set up for a fabulous return lunch for all cyclists and volunteers!








And, thanks to a neat wave send-off by Robert Traphan of the Montgomery Bicycle Club, over 300 bicyclists were off!


Click on the pic for video footage of the send-off!






The Ability Sport Network (ASN) at Huntingdon College serves youth and young adults with physical disabilities, ages 6–21, in the River Region who have a desire to participate in sport and adapted activity.  Check out the bikes provided because of Cycling for Sight!






We had the best comments as cyclists returned from their rides, especially about the great rest stops with personalized service, cheerful volunteers, FANS!, bike racks, cold towels, and food, food, and more food!














As always, our ABCS Support Staff did an awesome job of welcoming back the riders, awarding medals and getting some super photos…you can see them now on our Facebook page and enjoy them soon on the C4S page of this site.  Thank you Marsha Burt, Faith Stockton, Bonnie Traphan, Kathy Thornton, and Holly Shoemaker for your time!

Kathy and Faith


Marsha and Faith!

Zack Camerio and Bonnie, Traphan Montgomery Bike Club





Zack and Mallory Camerio









Ride Director Zack Camerio and his Lions Club and ASN Support Staff were fantastic, jumping in to support not only the cyclists but everyone working sign-in!



As always, Century finishers are listed to the right on this page. If you have any corrections, please let us know: bamabackroads@gmail.com


We’ve posted hundreds of photos on our BamaBackroads Facebook Photo page and will be adding many to the Cycling for Sight page on this site.



Next up on the 2017 schedule is the Florence, Alabama W.C. HANDY BIKE RIDE. The event, new in 2016, shattered it’s previous record and we look for another huge jump in numbers this year!  Participants are further invited to spend at least one night in “The Shoals” and enjoy some of the many musical performances that make up the W.C. Handy Music Festival.  Supporting 21,40,61,75,100,&107-mile routes, you may enjoy some distance on the Natchez Trace Parkway!

Visit their page on this site for details and watch for your upcoming newsletter.

And now onto the updated lists of CENTURIES DONE!


With 6 of our 13 events completed, here are the results showing who has done anywhere from all six century routes to two of them.  If you see any errors, please write!  We are all about recognizing you correctly!!!  bamabackroads@gmail.com











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.  bbc-medal
  • Upon completion of four century rides in the Series, receive an embroidered patch in the shape of Alabama, indicating each event location.  2017map_v1-copy
  • Plus, your name will be listed as Centurion on this website as you complete each century route.
  • Ride 10 of our centuries and receive our free Primal Wear CHAMPION jersey!






Pedal all 13 century options and be in the drawing for a TREK Emonda ALR 5, valued at $1679.99!screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-6-17-05-pm

Ride with the best!  Thomas Waters is one of us and wants to look out for you!  Going for all 13 centuries?  Thomas has a shiny new 35-quart YETI cooler to add to the drawing at year’s end.   


Four Corners Gallery is delighted to partner with Alabama Backroads Century Ride Series. There will be five lucky winners selected at random from those who complete their ride. They will receive a custom-designed and framed, premium shadowbox with an actual bike chain commemorating their accomplishment. One winner will be selected from each of the following centuries:

Cheaha Challenge & Ultra  5/21/17

Tri-States 100  6/3/17

W.C. Handy 100  7/22/17

Birmingham Bicycle Club’s  44th Annual Century  9/30/17 

Glassner Autumn Challenge  10/14/17


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We’re very happy to have BUFFALO ROCK/PEPSI back as our PRESENTING SPONSOR, providing soft drinks, bottled water, banners, and Gatorade for each event and those big 10-gallon barrel coolers too!

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PRIMAL WEAR is our supporting apparel sponsor, assisting many of our rides in the design of their unique jerseys. PRIMAL WEAR sponsorship allows us to offer awesome CHAMPION jerseys to those pedaling 1,000 or more of our Series miles!


We welcome ACADEMY SPORTS, offering several of our events a super Pre-Registration venue with plentiful parking and opportunity for you to pick up those last-minute supplies.  Pre-registering at Academy also makes you eligible for gift cards for a last-minute shopping spree…watch for news on which events will offer this opportunity!

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ALABAMA, sends best wishes for safe rides in support of health and wellness.  Please visit our SPONSOR page for more information from BCBS and our other supporting sponsors.


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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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