ELKMONT, ALABAMA MAY 5, 2018
Order when you register by March 10th and you’ll have this oh-so-cool jersey for Ride Day! Miss the order deadline? There may be extras available! Contact Liz at 256-551-1610 or email@example.com
2018 RIDE INFORMATION
Join us for the 4th annual Spring Krusher, a cycling tour featuring scenic rolling hills around Limestone County! The 31 mile Krusher route is perfect for anyone wanting to sample what Limestone County has to offer in road cycling. It’s a scenic route that includes some of the key roads of the weekly Kreme Delite Krusher that is popular among local cyclists. The 63 and 103 mile Krusher routes are incredibly scenic and encompass everything that makes Limestone County amazing for road cycling. Beautiful., low traffic routes with plenty of well-stocked rest stops!
Proceeds from this ride benefit the counseling program at Family Services Center, Inc. The counseling program provides affordable, professional mental health counseling to residents of Madison County and the surrounding areas. For more information regarding counseling and other services offered by Family Services Center, please visit our website at www.fsc-hsv.org
For additional information, please contact race director, Liz Howell at 256-551-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elkmont High School – 25630 Evans Ave, Elkmont, AL 3562
The post-ride meal is shaping up to be fantastic! Pasta donated by Fresh Market, Logan’s famous yeast rolls and fruit courtesy of Quillen produce! And don’t forget the ice cream sundae served up in a commemorative beer glass! Is your mouth watering yet?!?
RIDE WITH GPS
Here are the links to the routes. Please note, that the routes may change slightly prior to ride date as road conditions or rest stop placement dictates. These links will have the most up-to-date information; however, if you preview it in March, please know that it may have slight variations by May!
31 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26436458
63 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26436461
103 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20785810
Thursday May 3rd Academy Sports (7506 Hwy 72 West in Madison)- 5:00 – 8:00 https://www.academy.com Come by Academy Sports to grab your packet and you’ll be entered to win a 25.00 Academy Gift Card.
Friday May 4th Bicycle Cove, Madison (181 Hughes Road Suite 5 Madison, AL 35758) – 12:00 – 6:00 http://www.bicycle-cove.com/
Saturday May 5th – RIDE DAY – Registration begins at 6:30 am
8:00 Ride Start with wave send-offs. Faster century riders will roll out first, then metric and 31-milers. Please seed yourself according to your expected average.
~10:30 am – Lunch begins as first riders start to return.
Yes, showers are available.
All the full stops will be exactly the same. The rolling rest stops may move a bit, but will be close…more information to come!
- CENTURY ROUTE REST STOPS AND ROLLING SUPPORT: Bold are rolling rest stops with water and some food. Others are full rest stops with food, toilets, etc.
Mile 14 At or near Armore Church
Mile 27 Full Rest Stop at Piney Chapel
Mile 38 Intersection of Elk River Mills/Baker Hill
Mile 47 Full Rest Stop on Upper Snake Road (at P&L Farms)
Mile 56 Intersection of Stinnett Hollow and Thacker Street
Mile 65 Riders have a full Rest Stop at West Limestone School
Mile 75 Intersection of Leggtown and Upper Bethel Road
Mile 85 Riders will have a full Rest Stop on Hanna Road in Prospect, TN.
Mile 95 Prospect Elkton and El Reed OR Prospect Elkton/James Hollow
2017 SPRING KRUSHER RIDE REPORT
In just its 3rd year, the Spring Krusher put on this event like pros! Growing from 88 total riders in 2016 to 185 on Saturday, they ended up supporting 110 century riders. The send-off from Elkmont High School went very smoothly with faster century riders rolling out first followed by those doing the shorter distances. Battling increasing winds, the ABCS Support Staff set up a nice Welcoming & Awards Station and were very happy to begin seeing the first century riders coming in 5+ hours later.
We thank our dedicated troop of volunteers who took photos, signed in people, awarded medals and patches, and generally provided the best Welcome Back you could wish for: Marsha Burt, Kathy Thornton, and Terrie Hinton as well as Cycle Club members who seemed to be everywhere! The entire event was so well supported by all! The comments heard over and over again were how well the course was marked and how beautiful the views were! If you missed it, this is one you want to put on your 2018 calendar. Ride Director, Liz Howell and Organizer Rusty DeShazo deserve big kudos for a job well done!
We awarded 42 patches to cyclists who completed their 4th century and are on the road to becoming a 2017 CHAMPION.
Yes, when you are good enough to give up riding on ride day to support the cyclists, you have the opportunity to make up the ride, earn your medal and get credit toward becoming a CHAMPION. Click below to see Volunteer Ride photos:
The post-ride spaghetti lunch with your choice of Buffalo Rock drinks, was topped off with an ice cream sundae bar served up in a cool Krusher glass to take home with you. Here’s Felipe Torrjon showing how happy it made him!
We thank this grand couple for setting us up with our new efficient sign-in method and wish them luck at the upcoming Cheaha Challenge, pedaling their tandem!
Riders of the Week: This ride’s SHOUT OUT goes to Bo Bozeman and Mandy Nichols as our Riders of the Week. Bo was encouraging to several riders that day but is one of Mandy’s many friends wishing her the best in becoming a 2017 CHAMPION. There’s something about this girl! Congrats to you both on getting “patched.”
Pose of the Week: This photo of Felip Torrejon is just a sample of what unique and independent individuals we have participating in our rides. Phil rode his “bike” from Opelika to Elkmont in the rain with his other bike attached and ready to roll the next day!
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