Route Options – 2019

Route Information:

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(All mileages are approximate but pretty darn close.)

♣ Slow Roll – 14 miles – Red Road Markings

This lovely route is along pretty roads with one small hill. Be sure you don’t miss the elephant!

♣ Slow Roll Plus – 25 miles – Orange Road Markings

This is a scenic and friendly route. It will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Tie in with friends on the 14-mile route. Yes, and pass an elephant!  One full rest stop

Great bonus for the 46-127 mile routes… our Famous Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches.

♣ 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 on a bicycle. Only 1500 ft of climbing and takes you to Riddles Bend and over to Steele back to Ashville. Follows the same route as the metric until Ashville. – Three full rest stops.

♣ Metric Century – 64 miles – Green Road Markings

You can claim you’ve ridden a 100! Our pretty metric has a northern loop that takes you to Riddles Bend and then over to Steele. After the Steele rest stop it breaks off to ride the base of Chandler Mountain and head out to Camp Sumatanga before coming in to Ashville and to the finish line. The pretty hills will have you climb about 2,200 ft. – Four full rest stops

♣ Full Century – 98 miles – White Road Markings

Our full century is similar to the metric but splits off to follow a scenic ride through Riddles Bend along the Coosa River up to Rainbow City. After the Steele rest stop it breaks off to ride the base of Chandler Mountain and head out to Camp Sumatanga.  Elevation for this route is just under 4,300 ft. – Six full rest stops.

♣ Mountain Goat Challenge – Double Metric  Century – 127 miles – Pink Road Markings

The Mountain Goat Challenge is our double metric century.  It follows the same route as our century with a twist at mile 70. You’ll enjoy a scenic ride through Riddles Bend along the Coosa River up to Rainbow City, in to Steele, around the base of Chandler Mountain, out to Camp Sumatanga, back to Steele, and in to Ashville. MAKE THE 1:00 PM CUTOFF and this is where your challenge begins, from here you’ll proceed to Pinedale Road and pick up the pink markings that will direct you to scenic Crawfords Cove.  At mile 80, the base of Walkers Gap, you’ll begin a climb with multiple switchbacks and some steep gradients. The reward… a spectacular view from Straight Mountain and Goat Shenanigans! Stop for a moment, take in the view, enjoy the rest stop, snap some photos, and then enjoy a fast descent back to Ashville. Make it to Ashville by 3:00 and pick up the white century markings to finish the last 27 miles knowing you’re a Mountain Goat! Those that arrive past 3:00 in Ashville will be directed back to the school via the 64 mile route. Not to worry, you’ll still have 100 miles in and officially be a BBC 100 Centurion and get the medal & credit on the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL ROUTES:

There is a 10 hour time limit to be off the course. Riders must be back at the school no later that 6:00 pm. 

For riders arriving at our Ashville Rest Stop after 3:00, they will be directed to a shorter return route back to the finish line.