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Birmingham Bicycle Clubs 44th Annual Century

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September 30, 2017 (Saturday)
100 Miles
62 Miles
27 Miles
Ashville High School
Ashville, Alabama
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The Birmingham Bicycle Club's 44th Annual Century is No. 10 in the Alabama Backroads Century Series. www.alabama-backroads-cycling.com
Ride the Birmingham Bicycle Club’s Annual Century; one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. Our starting location is AshvilleHigh School located on US 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL. Routes of 27, 62 and 100 will be offered – all recreational friendly and scenic. The shorter route will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Pass roads called Lickskillet. Visit the historic John Looney cabin. The longer routes will take you through Riddles Bend with a ride along the Coosa River. Cap it off with routes around Chandler Mountain and the beautiful Shoal Creek Valley. Don’t miss the bacon and tomato sandwiches at the Steele United Methodist Church! Hammer away or take your time and enjoy the ride! A post meal will await you from The SHACK Burgers & BBQ. Proceeds from the 2015 ride are targeted for our Share the Road project and the promotion of bike education and safety in Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair county regions. We’ll see you in Ashville.

Event Start Location
Ashville High School 33215 U.S. 231, Ashville, AL 35953

Course Description
Routes of 27, 62 and 100 will be offered – all recreational friendly and scenic. The shorter route will take you through farmlands and out to Neely Henry Lake. Pass roads called Lickskillet. Visit the historic John Looney cabin. The longer routes will take you through Riddles Bend with a ride along the Coosa River. Cap it off with routes around Chandler Mountain and the beautiful Shoal Creek Valley.

Awards
As part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series, all centurions will receive specially designed medallions as the finish. If you are completing your 4th century in the Series, you will receive your patch.

Timing / Results
Timing chips are not offered for this ride.

Post Race Activities
Don’t miss the bacon and tomato sandwiches at the Steele United Methodist Church!

Parking
Ample parking is available at Ashville High School.
 
 

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