Information

We look forward to seeing everyone for our 47th Annual Century & Mountain Goat Challenge 200k! 

 

Online Registration will be open until September 8th – BBC 100
We will have an early packet pickup on Friday September 7th, look for the location to be announced
Onsite Registration at Ashville High School, September 8th begins at 7:00 a.m. Ashville High School – 33215 US-231, Ashville, AL 35953

 

Start Times:

(Staggered start based on average speed)

8:00 a.m.  Mountain Goat Challenge, Century, Metric, & Anniversary 127, 98, 64, 46
8:30 a.m.   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.)

 

Registration fees: 

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

$20 – thru May 25th

$25 – from May 26th to August 2nd

$30 – from August 3rd to September 8th

$35 – On-site (September 9th forward

 

Adults:  46, 64,  98, & 127 routes

$40 – thru May 25th

$50 – from May 26th to August 2nd

$65 – from August 3rd to September 8th

$75 – On-site (September 9th forward

(Current Birmingham Bicycle Club members qualify for a reduced rate see online registration for details.)

Students: 46, 64,  98, & 127

$25 – thru May 25th

$35 – from May 26th to August 2nd

$45 – from August 3rd to September 8th

$55 – On-site (September 9th forward

 


Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 47th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2020 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.


 
Early Packet Pick Up:

Look for an updated on this by August 15th

 


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.

(All mileages are approximate but pretty darn close.)

 

♣ 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.  Yes, and pass an elephant!  One full rest stop is located on this route.

 

 

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.