BBC 100 – September 29, 2018 Register! Volunteer! Donate!
$25 – 14 mile route
All other routes and ages: 27, 44, 68, or 105
$35 – Early, Early Bird (Through March 31, 2018)
$40 – Early Bird (April 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018)
$45 – Regular (by June 1, 2018 – Sept 3, 2018 )
$55 – Late (Sept 4 – Sept 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.)
$65 – On-site (Sept 27 – Sept 29, 2018)
(See our registration page for Student & Birmingham Bicycle Club member discounted rates.)
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, 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/
Early Packet Pick Up:
♣ Will be announced closer to the event date.
Subject to change!!! Onsite registration: begins at 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Century, Metric, Anniversary, and Beginner
8:30 a.m. Slow Roll
*Bike helmets are required to participate, all ages and all distances.
Post Meal: Begins at 10:30 a.m. – (Vegetarian options available too.)
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! – 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 the morning before the start at Ashville High School.