Information

We look forward to seeing everyone at our 47th Annual Century.

Online Registration will be open until September 7th. 
We will have an early packet pickup on Friday September 10th,  location and times to be announced.
Onsite Registration September 11th 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.

Ride Start Times:

(Staggered start based on average speed)

8:00 a.m.  Century, Metric, & Anniversary 102, 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

$40 – Regardless of Registration Timing 

Century, Metric and Anniversary Routes

$40 – Early Bird through June 15th

$50 – June 16th through August 31

$65 – September 1st through September 7th

$75 – On-site September 11th

(Birmingham Bicycle Club Members in “Good Standing” qualify for a reduced rate post Early Bird timing)


Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 47th 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, 45, 64, and 102  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.   If you are a BBC Club Member you will have Premium Access to the Routes through the BBC RWGPS Club Membership.  

(All mileages are approximate)

♣ 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.

♣ 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.

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.