ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA              SEPTEMBER 15, 2018


 


2018 ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY RIDE REPORT

What a wonderful setting we had for the AYCE at the Bob Harrison Wellness Center Pavilion. Even though temps were again high, the breeze seemed to stay with us for registration and post-ride lunch by Cyn Shae’s Café and Catering.

Great support by Huntsville PD and Ham Radio!

 

 

 

 

Ride Director Jamie Miernik kept riders well-informed about safety on the road and gave credit to Event and Series Sponsors and then they were off with over 400 participants!

On-road support was provided by Spring City Cycle Club and Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League members as well as ham radio at all rest stops and bike maintenance issues handled by 3 local bike shops.

 

 

 

 

 

As always, a huge THANK YOU goes out to this fantastic team of ABCS Volunteers!

Sue Rowe, Marsha Burt, Faith Stockton, Pixie Hicks, Kathy Thornton, Terrie Hinton

High temps and tough climbs as well as some healthy wind gusts made for a very tough day but, in the end, we had 125 Century riders sign in with these happy smiles!

Click the pic to see the AYCE Award Photos. You can hover over many to see Centurion names.

Thanks to Marsha Burt, we have these great on-road photos to share!

Click above pic to see the photos!


ALL YOU CAN EAT Centurions are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at bamabackroads@gmail.com


With a newly-designed route in 2017, the “AYCE” was a great success! Cyclists pedal from Huntsville, straight north into middle Tennessee. Huntsville is so close to Tennessee that the three longer routes, even the half century, can reach the Coldwater Creek, TN watershed for some truly wonderful cycling!

2017 AYCE START


A portion of the event proceeds will go to Serving Hope Inc. to help the underserved of Huntsville obtain culinary skills training, certification and work experience to achieve employment in the restaurant trade.

Unique Rest Stop locations and special treats at each one! This is the ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY! Fair warning: You could gain weight on this ride.

  • Rest Stop 2 – 26 Miles: Ham, Egg or Sausage Biscuits from Kirkland Grocery
  • Rest Stop 3 – 51 Miles: Mennonite Handmade Fried Fruit Pies the rustic 1892 Old Delina Country Store 
  • Rest Stop 3 – 62 Miles: More Fried Fruit Pies (Yes, you pass this stop twice, if you can handle it.)
  • Rest Stop 4 – 77 Miles: Homemade Baked Goods courtesy of Coldwater United Methodist Church
  • Rest Stop 5 – 89 Miles: Tomatoes and Basil sandwiches

The five AYCE stops are staffed by the local Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League. You won’t find more enthusiastic support groups than the parents, coaches and students involved in these programs. 3 local bike shops will provide SAG.

After all that, don’t forget the four-star post ride meal prepared by Cyn Shea’s Café & Catering a Division of Serving Hope, Inc., also, a beneficiary of the event.


ROUTES

Routes for Cyclists of All Abilities!

RSVP to the All You Can Eat Ride with GPS event to enable premium features such as spoken turn-by-turn directions and offline download capabilities.

103.1 –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28453500

64.3 –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28453518

52.2 –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28453524

56.9 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28565245

33.4 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28565231