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BBC 100 – September 30, 2017 Register! Volunteer! Donate!

Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 44th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2017 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. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our donation page.

Our starting location is Ashville High School located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL. Routes of 14, 27, 44, 68 and 105 will be offered- all recreational friendly and scenic. This ride is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series, http://alabama-backroads-cycling.com/

Canoe Creek Coffee served before the ride. Post-ride showers available on site.
Early Packet Pick Up:

♣  September 28th, 2017 at Cahaba Brewing 4pm – 8pm, 4500 5th Ave South Building C,  Birmingham, Alabama 35222

♣ September 29, 2017 at Academy Sports 4pm – 8pm, 1612 Gadsden Hwy, Trussville, AL 35235

Onsite registration: begins at 7:00 a.m.

Start Times:
8:00 a.m.  Century, Metric, Anniversary, and Beginner
8:30 a.m.   Slow Roll

Post Meal: 11:00 a.m. – Our dear friend and club member, Billy Ritch, will be smoking up some of his great BBQ. (Vegetarian options available too.)

Lodging:
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:

(All mileages are approximate and dependent upon road conditions from road construction.)

♣ 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! – One pop-up stop

 

♣ Beginner Friendly – 27 miles – Orange Road Markings

This is a scenic and friendly route which includes 1200 ft of climbing. It will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Pass roads called Lickskillet. Take your time and visit the historic John Looney cabin. Tie in with friends doing our 14-mile route. Yes, and pass an elephant! – Two pop-up stops and one full rest stop

 

♣ Anniversary Route – 44 miles – Yellow Road Markings

Honoring the 44 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. – Two pop-up stops and three full rest stops

 

 ♣ Metric Century – 68 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. – Two pop-up stops and four full rest stops

 

♣ Full Century – 105 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. Most important feature of this route is that it includes our Famous Bacon & Tomato Sandwiches. – Two pop-up stops and 6 full rest stops

 

To register click HERE for online registration OR print our BBC 2017 Paper Registration Form  and mail before September 22, 2017 OR register on site at Cahaba Brewing, Academy Sports, or the morning before the start at Ashville High School.