ASHVILLE (BIRMINGHAM) SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
$45 – Regular – from June 1-Aug 31, 2017
$55 – Late – from Sept 1 – Sept 27, 2017
$65 – On-site – Sept 28-Spet 30, 2017
BBC 100 JERSEYS – available for purchase here!
44 YEARS FOR THE BBC CENTURY!
Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 44th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2017 ride will benefit the Birmingham Bicycle Club’s very own UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Charity. It is our desire to bring awareness of the necessity to be diligent in protecting our exposed skin when out on our bicycles.
Our starting location is Ashville High School located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL. (33215 US-231) Routes of 27, 44, 69 and 107 will be offered- all recreational friendly and scenic.
This year’s ride will again be the 10th event in the Series. We look forward to begin recognizing our first CHAMPIONS of 2017!
RIDE DAY SCHEDULE
Onsite registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Start Time: 8: 00 a.m. All Riders
Post Meal: 11:00 a.m. – Our dear friend and club member, Billy Ritch, will be smoking up some of his great BBQ. (Vegetarian options available too.)
Route Information, Cue Sheets & Links:
Family Friendly (27 miles) White Road Markings – This is a scenic family friendly route which includes 1200 ft of climbing. It will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Pass roads called Lickskillet. One RS at the 15.5 mile mark. Take your time and visit the historic John Looney cabin.
44 Mile Anniversary Route (44 miles) Yellow Road Markings – This route honors how many years this century has been held and is only 1500 ft of climbing. Taking you to Riddles Bend and then over to Steele back to Ashville.
Metric Century (69 miles) Green Road Markings – This recreational friendly metric century climbs just under 2300 ft. A northern loop will take you to Riddles Bend and then over to Steele. A southern loop will take you to St. Clair Springs, through the Shoal Creek Valley and back to Ashville.
Full Century (107 miles) Orange Road Markings
The full century includes the metric route with the addition of a northern loop up to Rainbow City. Very scenic ride through Riddles Bend following the Coosa River. An additional loop around Chandler Mountain completes the century. The total climb for this century route is just under 4300 ft. Hammer away or take your time and enjoy the ride!
Hampton Inn & Suites
1940 Edwards Lake Road B’ham, Al. 35235
The Hampton Inn & Suites has a block of rooms with special pricing designated for the BBC 100 on Friday & Saturday night.
Free hot breakfast
Free internet access in every room
Gym/Fitness Center Use
Five miles from Barber Motorsports Park and Vintage Motorsports Museum
Camping & Lodging:
3616 Sumatanga Road, Gallant, AL 35972
BBC Century 2016 Ride Report & Photos
Why would we be surprised that in its 43rd year, the BBC Century was a HUGE success! From Packet Pick Up at Cahaba Brewery to day of registration at the Ashville High School, all went very smoothly. Ashville Police controlled traffic at the start and onto CR 26 and then trailed the group out of town! Ride Directors Gene Wallace and Wayne Spooner, put on an extremely well-run and organized ride along one of the prettiest routes in the Series. Kudos to Birmingham Bike Club members who supported our bicyclists at rest stops and on the road. A shout out goes to Mike Flowers with Cahaba Cycles who made some great saves for a good number of cyclists during the day. Their mini rest stops went over very well as the temps again shot up into the mid-90’s.
As the 10th event in the Series, we were able to recognize 21 CHAMPIONS who’ve already pedaled all 10 of the centuries in the Series! Will they be going for 13? Congratulations to 20 men and ONE WOMAN who will be awarded the limited edition CHAMPION jersey by Primal.