THE 14TH ANNUAL, an EPIC RIDE, 7.30.16
The Hot Hundred may not have lived up to its name the “Hottest Ride in the South!” but still topped out at 93 degrees and feels like temp of 100! In general, riders tolerated the heat well with DCH Sports Trainers keeping them cooled down with their well-known ice towels and pampering. As with previous Series events, the number of Centurions was close to half of the total number registered of 623….. 309 medals were awarded!
Photographers Rose and Gerome Gacula have posted some great video and photos to our Facebook page.
CONGRATULATIONS HOT HUNDRED CENTURIONS!
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We were happy to see some large groups from area clubs and organizations.
The Hot Hundred has always been known for its community support and thank so many individuals, clubs, and Tuscaloosa organizations for putting on a fun and safe ride with no major accidents.
The Hot Hundred is a premier cycling event for all ages and experience levels. Proceeds benefit the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance and support the individual and families facing the challenges of mental Illness!
What started as a club ride for local cyclists has become a premier event that attracts cycling enthusiasts from all over the United States. The Hot Hundred started with a registration total of 78 riders in its first year and has quickly grown to over 600 riders in 2015.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE FACING MENTAL ILLNESS!
Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
RIDE WITH GPS
These are all updated now with Rest Stops added into the cues (both going out and coming back) plus a CAUTION where the police escort ends.
This is the RSVP link for anyone that wants spoken cues during the ride.
RSVP to the Hot Hundred event … https://ridewithgps.com/events/22962-hot-hundred-2016?rsvp_code=jFLHfDgGvcV6R0fL
Frog Ridge Croaker (52)
Crazy Like a Foxfire (71)
The Hellishly Hot Hundred + 3 (103)
2015 Ride Report and Photos
With ‘feels like” temps reaching 102 degrees, the Hot Hundred support crew was really on their toes on Ride Day. By Thursday, DCH Sports Trainers put out the word that the famous “ice tubs” would need to increase in numbers, especially at ride headquarters. Organizers scrambled to add more and more ice chests to provide ice for not only riders, but ice tubs and ice towels. SAG drivers were coached on how to recognize overheating issues and how to treat problems on-the-road. Yes, a number of people were wise enough to take a ride either to a rest stop or back to headquarters to enjoy a dip in the Rec Center pool.
Tuscaloosa Police, County Sheriffs, and State Highway Patrol were on duty all day and Tuscaloosa DOT provided for the closure of Jack Warner Parkway. It was truly a community-supported event!
Registration reached a whopping 614 and an amazing 308 bicyclists completed a very tough course with a good number of miles pedaled on rough roads in extreme temps! You gotta be tough to finish this ride and we send a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all who accomplished it!
Many thanks to our ABCS Sign-In Crew and Photographers: Marsha Burt, Karrie Schwerin, and Rose & Gerome Gacula!
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I just wanted to tell your staff I do many century rides all over the SE and the Hot Hundred, although always brutal heat and windy, is the most organized, best sag supported, enjoyable ride I do. The people are great, your food and medical team is great. You all do a wonderful job and I just wanted to commend you! See you next year!
Thanks for a great ride Saturday. I’m sure behind the scenes things were not as smooth as they appeared to me, a rider. But from my point of view, this was a perfect ride and event.
From the ease of checking in, to the preride snacks, to the lead out, to the well marked route to the aid stations, to the finish line, and the food and refreshments …. all perfect.
I really don’t ķnow how much work goes into such an event, but I do know that if it runs smoothly from a riders prospective, there has been a LOT of effort in the planning and execution. Thank you for all the hard work and for keeping us safe.
Please thank your teams and your sponsors for all they did.
Thank you for putting on a fantastic ride on Saturday – It was hot and it was fast but it was the best supported ride and with the friendliest people at every aid station and every stop.
Well signed, well organised and an amazing day
I will definitely be back next year.
Top Notch event. Did the 71, with a quick round-about the campus — apparently I missed a turn. I signed up for the Century but felt I just wasn’t ready for the heat. There is always next time.
The event was outstanding and the volunteers, sponsors and cause really made this a class act. I learned how nice an ice cold towel with scented ammonia feels and it actually makes a difference in both temperature control and breathing.
Thank you all and congratulations to all Riders. I saw some pretty bad falls and pray everyone is ok.
This was my first Hot Hundred and I am hooked. The volunteers really make this event. Great event all around. Thanks for all the hard work. It truly is appreciated.
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