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!


The 2nd event in the 2017 Series was invited in 2015 and since has grown from 40 participants to 298 this past Saturday.  The ride was originally at Spinners Park but quickly grew to the point that added space was crucial and they moved to the First Baptist Church in Prattville. By day’s end we had signed in 150 Centurions.

Both Pre-Registration at Academy Sports and Day Of Registration went smoothly. Prattville Police were on hand to provide safe exit from the Church parking lot.  Boxes full of goodies, Buffalo Rock barrel coolers with Gatorade and Aquafina water were picked up by volunteers and transported to rest stop locations in Autauga County. Montgomery Multisport mechanic Andy was on hand all day and represented our TREK sponsor by providing repairs and even SAG support…he’s the lucky guy in this photo with Tour Autauga and Series organizers:

Congratulations to Ride Directors Sharon Davis, Bill Duke, and Allyson Barganier as well as the many volunteers who helped put on this record-breaking ride!

First century riders in were Ron Zannini, John Passwater, Tony Robbins, Augie Somers, and Roger Larsen.

Rider of the Week: David Wanhatalo who dropped from the lead group to help our first female rider with a flat tire. Congrats to David and to Terrie Sullivan!

Even though this couple doesn’t take on our century routes, we’re always happy to see their smiling faces after they pedal the metric.

Michael and Linda McDaniel

Photos are already being shared through our Facebook page and more will be added and also posted on the Tour Autauga page of this site.  Here’s a starter slideshow of Award photos by Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton:

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And these are some great shots taken by Tracey White of Tracey White Photography.

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Centurions will always be listed on the right side of each page on this site within a day or two of each event.  Let us know of any errors at bamabackroads@gmail.com …yes, even spelling errors!


Next up on the 2017 schedule is our April 29th Tour de Blue!  Please visit their page for details and weekend schedule.  

And the CENTURIES DONE listings begin!


Allen Yates Kenneth McDaniel
Alton Abrams Kim Woodberry
Ben Ragsdale Lain Hawk
Bill Freeman Larry Head
Bill Mayo Larry Van Horn
Bo Bozeman Leslie Ledbetter
Bobby Picou Mandy Nichols
Brian Smith Mark Jacobs
Carla Randolph Mark LaCanne
Cecil Kwong Michael Alexander
Charles Nichols Michael Miller
Cheryl Arnold Mickey Turner
Chris Argo Mike McCrocklin
Chris Cole Nick Kirby
David Emery Paul Kennedy
David McCarty Paul Somers
Don Polk Ramona Bryant
Elizabeth Turnipseed Randall Hunt
Felipe Torrejon Renae Dorroh
Frank Dorroh Richard Akers
Fred Twilley Robert Traphan
Heather Flaherty Shelley Cooper
Jack Barrow Spencer Wilson
Jamey Clements Steve Justice
Jeffery Pratt Steve Parker
John Ballew Ted Goode
John Passwater Todd Fortner
John Zupancich Tommy Gaillard
Joshua Benefield Tony Robbins
Katherine Nichols Ty Rochester
Keith Burt Vince Flores
Ken Underwood Walter Kennedy




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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