Information – 2022

Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 48th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. 

Our starting location is Ashville High School, located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL.
Routes of 25, 46, 64, and 102  will be offered – all recreational friendly and scenic.
Online Registration will be open until September 24th.  Please be aware that we are utilizing the contactless registration process so you will need to Register on-line onsite as well.
Onsite Registration September 24th begins at 7:00 a.m. at Ashville High School – 33215 US-231, Ashville, AL 35953

We will be following Alabama Department of Health Guideline that are in play at the time of our event.

*Bike helmets are required to participate, all ages and all distances.

Ride Start Times:

(Staggered start based on average speed)

8:00 am.  Century, Metric, & Anniversary 102, 64, 46
8:15 am.   Slow Roll Plus

Post Meal: Begins at 10:30 a.m. – (Vegetarian options available too.)

Registration fees: 

Slow Roll Plus (25 miles) all riders regardless of age

  • $40 – Regardless of Registration Timing 

Century, Metric and Anniversary Routes

  • $55 – Early Bird through June 30
  • $65 – July 1 through July 31st
  • $75 – August 1 through August 31st
  • $85 – September 1st through On-site September 24th

(Birmingham Bicycle Club Members in “Good Standing” qualify for a Discount on Registration Fees for the Century, Anniversary and the Metric Routes after July 1st.

Early Packet Pick Up:

Early packet pickup  location will be announced closer to Ride Day

ASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL DAY OF RIDE LAYOUT

ASHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL DAY OF RIDE LAYOUT

Century Merchandise

We are offering for purchase BBC 100 Men’s and Women’s Jersey’s.  You can choose that option during Registration.  They are Sport Style with Standard Fit.  Primal’s Nexus Jersey.
You can see the design at https://bhambikeclub.org/main/?page_id=1071 
Size Guide can be found at https://www.primalwear.com/pages/size-chart 
Merchandise must be purchased before July 21st to be available at Packet Pickup and or Ride Day.

Lodging:

Courtyard by Marriott
3665 Roosevelt Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35235
(205) 661-2280

Fairfield Inn & Suites
116 Walker Street, Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 538-2100

Hampton Inn & Suites
1940 Edwards Lake Road B’ham, Al. 35235
(205) 655-9777

Camping & Lodging available @
Camp Sumatanga
3616 Sumatanga Road, Gallant, AL 35972
(256) 538-9860

Route Information:

Please visit our Club Ride with GPS page.   If you are a BBC Club Member you will have Premium Access to the Routes through the BBC RWGPS Club Membership.  

RWGPS Routes

(All mileages are approximate but pretty darn close, any updates will be noted here and on the Club’s RidewithGPS page)

♣ Slow Roll Plus – 25 miles – Orange Road Markings

This is a scenic and friendly route without any significant climbs. It will take you through rural farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Yes, and pass an elephant!  There is one full rest stop on this route and you might see a “pop-up” stop as well!

♣ Anniversary Route – 46 miles – Yellow Road Markings

Honoring the +45 years this century has been held this is a pretty and manageable distance to tackle for even novice riders. Only +1400 ft of climbing and takes you to Riddles Bend and over to Steele and back to Ashville town square and then ending back at Ashville High School. Follows the same route as the metric until Ashville. – There are three full rest stops on this route.

♣ Metric Century – 64 miles – Green Road Markings

You can claim you’ve ridden a 100 (Kilometers)! Our pretty metric has a northern loop that takes you to Riddles Bend and then over to Steele. After the Steele rest stop you will return to the town square of Ashville for a rest stop and then head out of Ashville to make a loop to the south west and to the finish line after the “little” climb up Beaver Mountain. The pretty hills will have you climb about 2,200 ft. There are four full rest stops on the route and a few pop-ups to fill in along the way.

♣ Full Century – 102 miles – White Road Markings Our full century is the same roads as the metric but splits off to follow the scenic ride and climb through Riddles Bend along the Coosa River up to Rainbow City. The route rejoins the metric and makes it way to Steel.  Enjoy the long flat leaving Steele before heading up the two mile  climb to the top of Straight Mountain where the view is superior.  This climb is new to the full Century this year.  The route then returns to the town square in Ashville and picks up the metric route to make the final loop to the south west and finishing at the high school.  The full route is about 4,000 vertical feet.  There are six full rest stops on this route.

IMPORTANT NOTES  FOR ALL ROUTES:

There is a 9 hour time limit to be off the course.

Riders must be back at the school no later that 5:00 pm. 

For riders arriving at our Ashville Rest Stop after 2:30 pm, they will be directed to a shorter return route back to the finish line.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our 48th Annual Century.