BBC 100 – September 29, 2018 Register! Volunteer!
Onsite registration: 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.)
Students, Slow Roll (14 miles), & Slow Roll Plus (25 miles)
$35 – Regular (Through Sept 26th at 6:00 p.m.)
$45 – On-site (Sept 27 – Sept 29, 2018
All other routes and ages: 45, 64, 103, & 127
$35 – Really Early Bird (Through March 31, 2018)
$45 – Early Bird (Thru May 31, 2018)
$55 – Regular (Thru Sept 2, 2018 )
$65 – Late (Thru Sept 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)
$70 – On-site (Sept 27 – Sept 29, 2018)
(Current Birmingham Bicycle Club members qualify for a reduced rate see online registration for details.)
Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 45th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2018 ride will benefit the Birmingham Bicycle Club’s very own UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Charity. It is our desire to bring awareness of the necessity to be 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:
♣ Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 4:30-7:30
Academy Sports + Outdoors
1612 Gadsden Hwy
Trussville, AL 35173
♣ Friday, September 28, 2018 – 4:00-8:00
Back Forty Birmingham
3201 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
They have great food and beer so come and sit on the rockers for a bit.
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 45-127 mile routes… our Famous Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches.
♣ Anniversary Route – 45 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 – 102 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
NOTE: There is a double cut-off for this option.
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. This is where your challenge begins. Make it to Ashville by 1:00 and you’ll make the first cut-off. 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. 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 you’ll make the second cut-off and you can pick up the white century markings from Ashville and finish the last 27 miles knowing you’re a Mountain Goat! Those that arrive past 3:00 will be directed back to the school via the 45 mile route and have you back to the school to complete the BBC 100.