ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA              SEPTEMBER 19, 2020


 

 


2019 ALL YOU CAN EAT RIDE REPORT

Finally, we had a wonderful weather weekend for our All You Can Eat Century! Friday night’s registration went well even though there was a glitch with setup…yes, our volunteers have stuff come up sometimes that can’t be helped and the riders were taken care of quickly.

The Bob Harrison Wellness Center parking lot was filled to the brim and again volunteers did an awesome job of aiming everyone to an open space. Big kudos to Buffalo Rock for sending soft drinks, bottled water, and ICE! It was great to see these BR riders ready to roll the century:

Fred Twilley & Steve Young

We also were wowed by these men showing off their shiny Project One TREK bikes!

Fred Twilley & Ted Goode


With ~450 registered to ride, Ride Director Jamie Miernik guided a safe send-off with ~30 cyclists per group.

We loved seeing a large number of people sporting their new Primal Wear jerseys!

 

 

 

 

 


Lunch by Cyn Shea’s Café & Catering a Division of Serving Hope, Inc. , and Ham Radio was set up and the ABCS Volunteer Staff tested the backdrop for photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We heard great things about the Rest Stops and gracious Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League volunteers!


If you’d like to peruse the hundreds of on-road and Rest Stop photos taken by ABCS Photographers, Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton, here you go:


Within 5 hours, our first Century riders were rolling back in!  You can see the Finishers’ Photos here:


Congratulations to Charles “CK” Nichols, winner of the 4 Corners Gallery $100 gift certificate!


Thank you all for supporting the event! As always, we so appreciate ALL VOLUNTEERS including our very dedicated ABCS Staff: Faith Stockton, Sue Rowe, Marsha Burt, Nancy Melkerson, Carol Solorzano, and Terrie Hinton!


 

 

 

 

 


ROUTES

Routes for Cyclists of All Abilities!

RSVP to the All You Can Eat Century Ride with GPS event to enable FREE premium features such as spoken turn-by-turn directions, download support for offline navigation, and PDF printing when you RSVP to the Event. These enhanced features are provided for free from our friends at the Montgomery Bicycle Club who host the penultimate ABCS ride, the Glassner Autumn Challenge.

EVENT –  https://ridewithgps.com/events/103905-2019-all-you-can-eat-century

RSVP –  https://ridewithgps.com/auto_approve/Event/103905/z0395fmgFMSh2qzN

2019 AYCE – 101 Miles –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31041913

2019 AYCE Metric – 62 Miles –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31041928

2019 AYCE – 56 Miles –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31041954

2019 AYCE – 38 Miles –  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31041962

New for 2019!  All rides, even the shortest 38 mile route, make it to Tennessee!


NEW FOR 2019
Modified Route…
We’ve taken the sting out of a couple of hills early and late in the Tennessee segment of the ride between 26 and 80 miles, but you are still getting 4100 feet of vertical for 100 miles and a lot of shaded road.
Mobile Rest Stop…
We’re adding a mobile rest stop around mile 40 before Rest Stop 3, then later day before Rest Stop 4.  We found an even more rustic church at that 71-mile sweet spot between the Old Delina Country Store and the Old Taft Depot Restaurant

More Fried Pies! 

That’s right, the famous fried pies from the Old Delina Country Store will be at Rest Stops 3 AND 4, so 56, 62 and 100-mile riders can enjoy this special treat!

New Paint Mark Templates!

We had a few riders miss the 6 to 10 marks and occasional signs for each turn, so we nearly doubled the size of our unique Rocket Logo paint template.

New Packet Pickup Location

Join us Friday, September 20 for Century Packet Pickup at The Camp!

4:30 – 8:00 PM.

 

The Camp is a new dining and entertainment venue in Huntsville. Enjoy several options for foodmusic, as well as Highpoint Climbing and Fitness.  It is all within walking distance to the Holiday Inn Research Park!  Bring the family for a night of food fun before the ride.

The Camp · 5909 University Dr. · Huntsville, AL 35806

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