MOUNDVILLE, ALABAMA JUNE 9, 2018
Highway 2 Hale is hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa (AAFT) and is one of the new rides of the 2018 Alabama Backroads Century Series, directed by 3-time CHAMPION Fred Twilley and supported by active Series cyclists and CHAMPIONS of the Tuscaloosa Cycle Club.
Located in the west-central part of the state in Alabama’s Black Belt, the area that now constitutes Hale County was home to three Alabama governors: Israel Pickens, John Gayle, and Thomas Seay. Hale County’s Moundville Archaeological Park includes a number of Mississippian-era mounds built by Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago. The town of Greensboro claims the title of Alabama’s “Catfish Capital” and was the birthplace of the Hale County Civic Improvement League, one of the nation’s first civil-rights associations.
100-Mile Route The hundred mile, figure 8 route, all in Hale County, AL., begins and ends at the Moundville Archaeological Park. With 2900′ of elevation gain, the course is very scenic with very little traffic.
69-Mile Route Also with low traffic and beautiful miles pedaled in the Oakmulgee Division of the Talladega National Forest, you’ll enjoy the ride with about 2500′ of elevation gain.
Watch for upcoming news on pre-registration locations & times and ride day schedule.