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Gears and Beers: Bayou 100

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November 11, 2017 (Saturday)
63 Miles
30 Miles
10 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
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Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 benefits the Delta Bike Project, a 501c3 community bike shop in Mobile that works to enhance the cycling experience by empowering people with the knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance through their guided, do-it-yourself model of teaching repair skills and community programming. In the last three years, the DBP has provided over 500 bikes to the community, many of which have been earned by people with little to no income, as well as at-risk elementary school children through their Time is Money and Read to Ride programs. The founders of the Delta Bike Project embody a strong sense of place on the Gulf Coast, and participating riders will share that sense as they begin their ride in historic downtown Mobile where large majestic oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss line the streets. The route then heads south as it hugs the western shore of Mobile Bay, before sending riders through Bellingrath Gardens and south to Bayou la Batre, where one of seven possible rest stops allows riders to see life in a working bayou, complete with dozens of shrimp boats, white pelicans and a towering 50-foot pile of oyster shells. Riders that stop in the Bayou will get a special culinary treat as well! Gears & Beers has rides that fit cyclists of different skill levels by offering 10, 30, 63 and 101-mile ride options. Ride Organizers at the Delta Bike Project pride themselves on having rides with beautiful views, significant in-ride support and route markings that you can see from space! Participation in Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 will give you a real Gulf Coast experience that you won’t want to miss! Registration will be live soon, but in the meantime, check out the Delta Bike Project at www.deltabikeproject.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltabikeproject.
The cost of the rides includes a continental breakfast before the rides, snacks and water at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for early registrants only), a pint of New Belgium Fat Tire Beer and other swag.
After the rides, the street party will start at 11 am and go through 3 pm and includes a ton of great fun for everyone to enjoy. The block adjacent to the LoDa Bier Garten on Joachim Street will be reserved for Gears & Beers.Party goers will enjoy the Live Music, fresh New Belgium beer on tap, and great food from LoDa Bier Garten.
Non-rider Cost: The cost for entry into the party for non-riders is $10. Kids under 12 are free. This includes a ticket for one free beer for adults over 21.
Online registration will end on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm Central Time, 2017. Day-of registration begins at 6 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the LoDa Bier Garten (ride start).
There are several ways to pay and register:
Debit/Credit Card at the Delta Bike Project during open hours
Or by check make payable to Delta Bike Project and mailed to 1260 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36604.

Awards
As the final event in the Alabama Backroads Century Series, Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 will be awarding quality Centurion medals to everyone who completes the century route.

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GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100
MOBILE, ALABAMA NOVEMBER 11, 2017

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Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 benefits the Delta Bike Project, a 501c3 community bike shop in Mobile that works to enhance the cycling experience by empowering people with the knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance through their guided, do-it-yourself model of teaching repair skills and community programming. In the last three years, the DBP has provided over 500 bikes to the community, many of which have been earned by people with little to no income, as well as at-risk elementary school children through their Time is Money and Read to Ride programs. The founders of the Delta Bike Project embody a strong sense of place on the Gulf Coast, and participating riders will share that sense as they begin their ride in historic downtown Mobile where large majestic oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss line the streets. The route then heads south as it hugs the western shore of Mobile Bay, before sending riders through Bellingrath Gardens and south to Bayou la Batre, where one of seven possible rest stops allows riders to see life in a working bayou, complete with dozens of shrimp boats, white pelicans and a towering 50-foot pile of oyster shells. Riders that stop in the Bayou will get a special culinary treat as well! Gears & Beers has rides that fit cyclists of different skill levels by offering 10, 30, 63 and 101-mile ride options. Ride Organizers at the Delta Bike Project pride themselves on having rides with beautiful views, significant in-ride support and route markings that you can see from space! Participation in Gears & Beers: Bayou 100 will give you a real Gulf Coast experience that you won’t want to miss! Registration will be live soon, but in the meantime, check out the Delta Bike Project at www.deltabikeproject.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltabikeproject.

Ride Details

The cost of the rides includes a continental breakfast before the rides, snacks and water at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for early registrants only), a pint of New Belgium Fat Tire Beer and other swag.
After the rides, the street party will start at 11 am and go through 3 pm and includes a ton of great fun for everyone to enjoy. The block adjacent to the LoDa Bier Garten on Joachim Street will be reserved for Gears & Beers.Party goers will enjoy the Live Music, fresh New Belgium beer on tap, and great food from LoDa Bier Garten.
Non-rider Cost: The cost for entry into the party for non-riders is $10. Kids under 12 are free. This includes a ticket for one free beer for adults over 21.
Online registration will end on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm Central Time, 2017. Day-of registration begins at 6 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the LoDa Bier Garten (ride start).
There are several ways to pay and register:
Debit/Credit Card at the Delta Bike Project during open hours
Or by check make payable to Delta Bike Project and mailed to 1260 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36604.
WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 4th from 9 am – 12 pm – Registration & Packet PickupAcademy Sports
3725 Airport Blvd #200
Sunday, November 5th from 12-5 – Registration & Packet PickupDelta Bike Project
561 Saint Francis Street (18 N. Warren), Mobile, AL 36602
Tuesday, November 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm – Registration & Packet PickupDelta Bike Project
561 Saint Francis Street (18 N. Warren), Mobile, AL 36602
Wednesday, November 8th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupTrek Bicycle Store
1175 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695
Thursday, November 9th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupEastern Shore Cycles
6845 US-90 #102, Daphne, AL 36526
Thursday, November 9th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupCadence 120
5558 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
Friday, November 10th from 10-6 – Registration & Packet PickupPro-Cycle and Triathlon
510 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
Saturday, November 11th from 6 am – 9 amRide Start
251 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Post Race Activities
Lunch and party downtown Mobile.
 
 

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