We look forward to seeing everyone for our 46th Annual Century & Mountain Goat Challenge 200k!
Online Registration is open until September 24th – BBC 100
Mail-in Registrations must be received by September 25th.
Onsite registration at Back Forty Beer Company September 27th from 4pm-8pm!
Onsite Registration at Ashville High School, September 28th begins at 7:00 a.m. Ashville High School – 33215 US-231, Ashville, AL 35953
(Staggered start based on average speed)
8:00 a.m. Mountain Goat Challenge, Century, Metric, & Anniversary
8:30 a.m. Slow Roll & Slow Roll Plus
*Bike helmets are required to participate, all ages and all distances.
Post Meal: Begins at 10:30 a.m. – (Vegetarian options available too.)
Slow Roll (14 miles), & Slow Roll Plus (25 miles)
$30 – Late (thru September 24, 2019)
$35 – On-site (September 26-28, 2019)
Students: 46, 64, 98, & 127
$45 – Late (thru September 24, 2019)
$55 – On-site (September 26-28, 2019)
Adults: 46, 64, 98, & 127
$60 – Late (Thru September 24, 2019)
$70 – On-site (September 26-28, 2019)
(Current Birmingham Bicycle Club members qualify for a reduced rate see online registration for details.)
Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 46th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2019 ride will benefit melanoma research, patient support, and awareness. It is our duty to heighten awareness to our cycling community about being diligent in protecting our exposed skin when out on our bicycles.
Our starting location is Ashville High School located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL. Routes of 14, 25, 45, 64, 102, and 127 will be offered- all recreational friendly and scenic. This ride is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series, http://alabama-backroads-cycling.com/
Early Packet Pick Up:
♣ Friday, September 27, 2019 – 4pm to 8pm
3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Courtyard by Marriott
3665 Roosevelt Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35235
Fairfield Inn & Suites
116 Walker Street, Gadsden, AL 35904
Hampton Inn & Suites
1940 Edwards Lake Road B’ham, Al. 35235
Camping & Lodging available @
3616 Sumatanga Road, Gallant, AL 35972
Please visit our Club Ride with GPS page.
(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 and the southern loop takes you to St. Clair Springs, through the Shoal Creek Valley and back to Ashville. The pretty hills will have you climb about 2,300 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.