Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 44th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. Our starting location this year will be Ashville High School located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL. Routes of 27, 65 and 103 will be offered- all recreational friendly and scenic.
Post Meal provided beginning @ 11:00 a.m.
This ride is included in the Alabama Backroads Century Series, http://alabama-backroads-cycling.com/
Onsite registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
Start Time: 8: 00 a.m. All Riders
Hampton Inn & Suites
1940 Edwards Lake Road B’ham, Al. 35235
Camping & Lodging available @
3616 Sumatanga Road, Gallant, AL 35972
Route Information: (All mileages are approximate and dependent upon road conditions from road construction.)
Family Friendly (27 miles) White Road Markings
This is a scenic family friendly route which includes 1200 ft. of climbing. It will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Pass roads called Lickskillet. One RS at the 15.5 mile mark. Take your time and visit the historic John Looney cabin.
Metric Century (65 miles) Green Road Markings This recreational friendly metric century climbs just under 2300 ft. A northern loop will take you to Riddles Bend and then over to Steele. A southern loop will take you to St. Clair Springs, through the Shoal Creek Valley and back to Ashville.
Full Century (103 miles) Orange Road Markings
The full century includes the metric route with the addition of a northern loop up to Rainbow City. Very scenic ride through Riddles Bend following the Coosa River. An additional loop around Chandler Mountain completes the century. The total climb for this century route is just under 4300 ft. Hammer away or take your time and enjoy the ride!
Proceeds from the 2017 ride are targeted for a project to provide SHARE THE ROAD signs throughout the Jefferson/Shelby/St. Clair County region/bike safety education.
To register go to www.bhambikeclub.org for online registration