TRI-STATES 100

DOTHAN, ALABAMA              JUNE 2, 2018




     

 

The TriStates 100 is the only ride in the area that expands three states (Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) in one exciting ride. The course is challenging without being difficult. The TriStates Century route is 102 miles and encompasses all three states. Our 69 mile course takes you through a tour of eastern Houston county. The newest route is 41 miles long and is a hybrid of the short route and the metric. The 30 mile course is a shorter tour through Houston county. With your help we can continue to build the success of this ride. Please share your memories of this event with other riders, and let them know where to find us on the web.

All proceeds go to the Dawn Pitchford Fund, which helps with the non-medical needs of the children with cancer. Dawn Pitchford was an amazing girl diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia when she was 14. She noticed the other patients without simple comforts like stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, normal pajamas, bedroom shoes, and headwraps. Dawn spent the money that people sent her to help other people. Even after she’s gone, her selflessness continues and the Tri-States 100 is thrilled to help such a great cause.

To read Dawn’s story through her mother’s eyes, follow this link :http://www.tristates100.com/AboutTriStates.html


 

THE ROUTES

2017 TRISTATES 100 RIDE REPORT

Beyond expectations, our TriStates 100 put on their best event ever and broke attendance records despite a slightly gloomy weather forecast. Registered riders numbered 425 from 10 states and nearly 70% completed the century route!

DETAILS was the word of the day with an early morning sack breakfast supplied by host hotel, Courtyard by Marriott (they also included a body wash sample for a post-ride shower!) As with the two pre-registration sites, Academy Sports and Courtyard, ride day registration went smoothly and cyclists enjoyed a hot breakfast of pancakes and sausage prepared by headquarter host Bethel Baptist Church members.

The new wave start saw slightly foggy conditions and despite a small glitch with the first group, all went very well and added a super element of safety to the day’s start and ride. As always, the leadership and popularity of Director Joe Varner was evident as volunteers were abundant and riders called him by name.  Reports from cyclists as they rolled back in during the morning were that volunteers were oh so friendly and helpful and rest stops stocked with just what they needed!  Rest station volunteers were mainly from Oncology Supply and Children’s Hospital of Alabama.

Our ABCS Support Staff members Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton enjoyed the 27-mile route before heading back in to welcome riders.

 

 

 

 

 

We send a huge THANK YOU to Robert & Bonnie Traphan for their behind-the-scenes support in getting our sign-in app ready to go, sending newsletters & surveys and sharing the spirit of the Series by pedaling that tandem 100 miles at our rides!  And we can’t thank our other volunteers enough, Faith Stockton and Anita Patel, for putting in a long day… checking in folks, and awarding medals and patches!  Congrats to those who accomplished their 4th century in the Series:

Wesley Reynolds, Tim Benefield, Thomas Sharp, Stewart Wright, Larry Murphy, Larry Head, Ken Underwood, Kathy Welch, David & Joshua McCarty, Jason Hallmark, Candace Akerson, Vince Flores, Steve Parker, Gabby Moody, Demetrious White, Bonnie Traphan

On the lookout for Bib #41 after the drawing for the Four Corners Gallery unique and personal framed remembrance, we had the pleasure of taking these photos, one of which  will be included in the beautiful framed piece.

Congratulations Sterling Catterton!

Sterling Catterton from Arkansas!

It certainly held true that TriStates is one of our flatter and faster rides in the Series! These were some of the first returning cyclists with a time of just over 4 hours 20 minutes:

Ashley Folkes, David Wanhatalo, Felix Chen

Tony Robbins

First Female: Roxanne Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again back to the details provided at this event!  Chocolate milk for everyone! Home made spaghetti lunch by Bethel Baptist Church members! Moe’s Southwest Grill Burritos and pizza by Marco’s Pizza!

We love these great “Spirit Pics” taken as riders came in!

Mandy Nichols-6 DONE!

Karen Clanton-Mandys riding partner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffery Pratt-6 DONE!

MORE TRISTATES PHOTOS!

Click right here one this pic to see Marsha’s TriStates Awards photos!

Click above for ride start photos.


As always, Century finishers are listed to the right on this page. If you have any corrections, please let us know: bamabackroads@gmail.com


 

ROUTES

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Comments or questions?  Write us at bamabackroads@gmail.com

4 Responses to TRI-STATES 100

  1. Ed Schevey says:

    Great Ride, a very challenging Century Ride. SAG support was great, well stocked Rest Stops with friendly enthusiastic people. This was my first but definitely not my last. I look forward to doing this again next Year, hopefully I can bring some friends along as well. The Charity that you have aligned with is well worth the price of the entry fee alone. Kudos to all involved, a Good Job all around! .

  2. Terry Edwards says:

    Thank you

  3. Randy Jensen says:

    I want to thank all the volunteers for being givers.

    On the 100-mile route I felt bad for the 1st rest stop crew who set up at the wrong spot (a location on last year’s route I was told). I knew they must have felt horrible about it, and as I peddled along I wanted to say “It’s okay, you were with the riders in spirit and we were all thinking about you.” One of the SAG wagon drivers set up an impromptu water station to make sure everyone was hydrated and otherwise safe. He was standing on the back of his truck dripping sweat but busily pouring water into bottles of huddled up eager riders. It reminded me of a mother bird feeding a gang of hungry babies, all ganged up with their beaks open waiting to be filled. He was selfless!

    What can I say about the staff at the start/finish? Everyone was so pleasant and cheerful. The food? It was prepared as a labor of love, and it tasted and filled accordingly. The food was great! It was also very much appreciated that we had the wonderful facilities to use at Bethel Baptist church. Oh, and not to forget the gal at the last stop who insisted on giving everyone high fives. What a ball of energy she is, and the rest of that crew too!

    Thanks so much everyone. For so many reasons your work was a labor of love, something we can never share or have to much of. All of your are fantastic!

  4. Pam Paulk says:

    I did the 30 miles and it was great. great start and finish location. very good course for us shorter distance riders. well marked. Hope to come again next year.

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