GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100

MOBILE, ALABAMA      NOVEMBER 11, 2017

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PRICING

10 Mile Ride (Fat Tire Ride) and 30 Mile Ride (Rampant Ride):

  • $25 Early Registration – Until November 3rd, 11:59 pm Central Time.
    • (*Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies)
  • $30 – Late Registration – November 4th – November 11th
    • (* Late and On-site registration does NOT include a free t-shirt)

62.5 Metric Century (Pumpkick Ride) and 101 Mile Century (Bayou 100):

  • $45 – Early Registration – Until May 12th, 11:59 pm Central Time. (6 months out)
    • (*Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies)
  • $55 –On-Time Registration – From May 13th – October 13th, 11:59 pm Central Time (1 month out)
    • (*Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies)
  • $65 – Late Registration – From October 14th – November 3rd, 11:59 pm Central Time
    • (* Late registration for Pumpkick and Bayou 100 includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies)
    • (** Late registration can only be done in person at the Delta Bike Project during our open hours on Sunday, November 5th from 12-5 and Tuesday, November 7th from 6pm – 9pm. Riders must be present to sign liability release form.)
  • $75 – Super Late Registration and On-site Registration – November 4th – November 11th – Day of Event
    • (*On-site registration does NOT include a free t-shirt)

Online registration will end on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm Central Time, 2017. Day-of registration begins at 6 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the LoDa Bier Garten (ride start).
There are several ways to pay:

  • gearsandbeersridemobile.com,
  • Debit/Credit Card at the Delta Bike Project during open hours,
  • Or by check make payable to Delta Bike Project and mailed to 1260 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36604.

Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 benefits the Delta Bike Project, a 501c3 community bike shop in Mobile that works to enhance the cycling experience by empowering people with the knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance through their guided, do-it-yourself model of teaching repair skills and community programming. In the last three years, the DBP has provided over 500 bikes to the community, many of which have been earned by people with little to no income, as well as at-risk elementary school children through their Time is Money and Read to Ride programs. The founders of the Delta Bike Project embody a strong sense of place on the Gulf Coast, and participating riders will share that sense as they begin their ride in historic downtown Mobile where large majestic oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss line the streets. The route then heads south as it hugs the western shore of Mobile Bay, before sending riders through Bellingrath Gardens and south to Bayou la Batre, where one of seven possible rest stops allows riders to see life in a working bayou, complete with dozens of shrimp boats, white pelicans and a towering 50-foot pile of oyster shells. Riders that stop in the Bayou will get a special culinary treat as well! Gears & Beers has rides that fit cyclists of different skill levels by offering 10, 30, 63 and 101-mile ride options. Ride Organizers at the Delta Bike Project pride themselves on having rides with beautiful views, significant in-ride support and route markings that you can see from space! Participation in Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 will give you a real Gulf Coast experience that you won’t want to miss! Registration will be live soon, but in the meantime, check out the Delta Bike Project at www.deltabikeproject.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltabikeproject.


Ride Details

  • The cost of the rides includes a continental breakfast before the rides, snacks and water at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for early registrants only), a pint of New Belgium Fat Tire Beer and other swag.
  • After the rides, the street party will start at 11 am and go through 3 pm and includes a ton of great fun for everyone to enjoy. The block adjacent to the LoDa Bier Garten on Joachim Street will be reserved for Gears & Beers.Party goers will enjoy the Live Music, fresh New Belgium beer on tap, and great food from LoDa Bier Garten.
  • Non-rider Cost: The cost for entry into the party for non-riders is $10. Kids under 12 are free. This includes a ticket for one free beer for adults over 21.
  • Online registration will end on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm Central Time, 2017. Day-of registration begins at 6 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the LoDa Bier Garten (ride start).
  • There are several ways to pay and register:
    Debit/Credit Card at the Delta Bike Project during open hours
    Or by check make payable to Delta Bike Project and mailed to 1260 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36604.


WEEK’S SCHEDULE

  • Saturday, November 4th from 9 am – 12 pm – Registration & Packet PickupAcademy Sports
    3725 Airport Blvd #200


  • Sunday, November 5th from 12-5 – Registration & Packet PickupDelta Bike Project
    561 Saint Francis Street (18 N. Warren), Mobile, AL 36602


  • Tuesday, November 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm – Registration & Packet PickupDelta Bike Project
    561 Saint Francis Street (18 N. Warren), Mobile, AL 36602


  • Wednesday, November 8th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupTrek Bicycle Store
    1175 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695


  • Thursday, November 9th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupEastern Shore Cycles
    6845 US-90 #102, Daphne, AL 36526


  • Thursday, November 9th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupCadence 120
    5558 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608


  • Friday, November 10th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupPro-Cycle and Triathlon
    510 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532


  • Saturday, November 11th from 6 am – 9 amRide Start
    251 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Late Registration

  • We will be registering people starting at 6:30am at the event. Late registration costs are $30 for the Fat Tire Ride and Rampant Ride , $65 for the metric Ride, and $75 for the Bayou Century Ride.
  • Swag bags and event t-shirts will not be available for late registrations, so register early!

Bike Checks and Safety

  • Mechanics from local bicycle stores will provide bike inspection and be able to fix minor issues prior to both rides.
  • Bicycle helmets are REQUIRED for all rides for everyone’s safety.

ROUTES

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FAT TIRE RIDE     10 Miles      VIEW ON STRAVA

Bring your cruiser or hybrid and grab your family and friends for this ride. This FUN ride heads out to the Brookley Aeroplex for a rest stop at Dunkin’ Donuts and turns back. Did you say donuts? It’s a great ride for anyone looking to have a fun, social ride with 200 of your closest friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


RAMPANT RIDE      30 Miles      VIEW ON STRAVA

If you are looking for a ride to get your legs spinning for a few hours, this is the one. Rampant Riders will travel south down to the neighborhoods around the Dog River and the Peninsula Community. Be sure to bring your camera for pictures along the beautiful Bay Front Road. This length of this route makes it unsuitable for children.


PUMPKICK METRIC     63 Miles       VIEW ON STRAVA

This pumpkin spiced Metric Century will take you on a speedy jaunt down south along Mobile Bay. Along the way, Pumpkick Riders will go over the Dog River Bridge, head west toward Theodore, and then south to a loop near Bellingrath Gardens. This is a flat and fast route! This ride should only be attempted by experienced riders, who have some long distance rides under their belt.


BAYOU 100        101 Miles       VIEW ON STRAVA 

The Bayou 100 is the newest edition to the Alabama Backroads Century Series, and the first Series ride in the Mobile area! Bayou 100 riders won’t be disappointed with the view, as the route begins in Historic Downtown Mobile before it heads south, hugging the western shore of Mobile Bay. Riders will enjoy a well-supported and well-marked route that takes them through Bellingrath Gardens and further south to Bayou la Batre, where one of seven possible rest stops allows riders to see life in a working bayou, complete with dozens of shrimp boats, giant white pelicans and a towering 50-foot pile of oyster shells. Riders that stop in the Bayou will get a special culinary treat as well! This ride should only be attempted by experienced riders who have a significant amount of long distance rides under their bibs.