MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA OCTOBER 13, 2018
Are you ready to join us for the fun and excitement you have come to expect from the Montgomery Bicycle Club’s 17th annual century ride held in memory of Dr. Jim Glassner, a longtime friend and supporter of cycling in central Alabama. An MBC Member, Jim was killed in a cycling accident on December 16, 2001. We renamed our century event (which we have been running since the 80’s) in his honor. He was an avid cyclist and the Autumn Challenge is dedicated to his love of cycling.
The ride supports Montgomery Bike Club Cycling Safety Classes, Cycling Awareness Activities, and Bike Month.
If you want to experience RADICAL SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY and FUN, this is the ride for you! The club members of the Montgomery Bicycle Club understand that no one understands the need of a cyclist better than your fellow cyclists. Club members proudly serve as your volunteers for the day to ensure your needs are met! No matter what distance you choose, you will be biking the beautiful, tree-lined, low-traffic rural roads of central Alabama with mechanical support, sag wagons, and themed rest stops supplied with plenty of fruit, light snacks, water, and sports drinks. The short routes offer gently rolling hills, while the longer routes offer moderately rolling hills. The routes will be clearly marked and will keep you on beautiful rural roads.
There are some big changes in store for the 2018 GAC…watch for news!
GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE RIDE REPORT – October 2017
For all of you who were looking forward to our Penultimate GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE, we know you were not disappointed! With an impressive and professional atmosphere at headquarters, we were engulfed by the sound of safety announcements, welcomes, and music to get in the cycling spirit. Montgomery Bike Club volunteers, County Sheriff deputies, medical personnel, Montgomery Multisport and TREK bike mechanics were in abundance. A breakfast spread including hot-off-the-griddle pancakes by Billy Ritch and Jeffrey White and hosted by the Pintlala Baptist Church was enjoyed by all.
The grid send-off provided a safe exit for riders of all distances and abilities. With support from law enforcement, fantastic rest stops, and on-the-spot SAG drivers, all riders returned steadily during the day….all of this due to the leadership and organization of Ride Directors, Robert & Bonnie Traphan and the Montgomery Bike Club!
The MBC and Series Support Staff put in a long but fun day welcoming riders in with cheers, cowbells, and antics.
RIDE START PHOTOS BY MARSHA BURT
FINISHERS’ PHOTOS BY MARSHA
Congratulations to new CHAMPIONS Cecil Kwong, Emmett Hernandez, Fred Twilley, Greg Caldwell, Leslie Ledbetter, Mark Jacobs, Mark La Canne, Michael Alexander, Mickey Turner, Nick Kirby, Renae Dorroh, Steve Justice, and Ty Rochester!
We also awarded many patches to riders who accomplished their 4th century!
Surely Dr. Glassner was smiling down on David and Nell Orange as they were drawn as winners of the Four Corners Gallery shadow box…can’t wait to see this one!
As always, Century finishers are listed to the right on this page. If you have any corrections, please let us know: email@example.com
This is the RSVP link to the Glassner Autumn Challenge event on the Ride with GPS Club Account. This event has all five revised 2017 Glassner Autumn Challenge routes. When you RSVP to the event, you’ll get premium TCX/GPX exports, advanced PDF printing, and spoken turn-by-turn cues and warnings with the Ride With GPS smart phone app.
Maps & Routes Page – www.MgmBikeClub.org/GlassnerMaps
GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE APP
The Glassner Autumn Challenge app for 2017 is now live in your App Stores!
Visit the Glassner Autumn Challenge INFORMATION PAGE for help with your travel plans.
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