Oct
20
6:00 AM06:00

RCHS Warrior One Hundred

The 1st annual RCHS Warrior One Hundred takes place on scenic, circular courses during the peak of autumn. It starts at Russell County High School and proceeds around the rolling hills of Seale, Alabama, with friends, family and staff motivating you to cross the finish line. All routes have plenty of well-stocked rest areas along the routes. The event also includes a post-race pasta dinner and bike expo. For those of you who are competitive, a medal will be given to the top 25 of the Warrior Century, the top 25 of the Brave Metric, and ALL finishers of the Tribe 25. Take advantage of early registration and challenge yourself to be a WARRIOR!

Event details and schedule

  • Registration and Packets
    • Early packet pickups from Noon to 5:00 PM on October 19th at RCHS
    • Late registration from 6-8 AM on October 20th
    • You must present I.D. when picking up packet
    • ANY child under the age of 16 must have an adult riding in the same chosen event
  • Parking 
    • All parking for participants and volunteers will be directed by signage and parking assistants on the day of the event
  • Courses (see below)
    • Warrior Century
    • Brave Metric
    • Tribe 25
    • A sweep of courses and their closure will be at 5PM.
  • Must haves for participation
    • helmet (non-negotiable)
    • a working bicycle (limited rentals will be available)
    • a water bottle(s)
    • keep bib number on at all times for safety and rest area access
  • The "YELLOW LINE" rule is in effect for the entire ride of each course. Anything deemed unsafe by a staff member or Russell County Sheriff's deputy could result in you being asked to leave the course.

 

Courses for the Twenty-five and Metric and Full Century:

Tribe Twenty-five

Brave Metric (60)

Warrior Century (100)

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Sunday Ride – Kymulga Grist Mill

Adventurous cyclists,

Built in the 1800s, the Kymulga Grist Mill is being renovated by the Childersburg community. The Mill and the park around it are a great place for a visit. The Mill is open to explore and the corn meal produced there is the best and freshest I've ever had.

We'll be parking at the Mill. $3 per person includes parking and exploring the Mill and park.

Two ride routes – 22 and 33 miles. Rolling terrain. Beautiful.

Afterwards, brunch at the Alpine Cafe that can't be beat.

Plan to meet at the Mill to start riding at 10:00. That will avoid the hottest part of the day and leave time afterwards to see the Mill and get to the Cafe, which is open 11:00 to 3:00. Drive time to the Mill is about 1.5 hours, so plan to leave Auburn around 8:00 AM.

Date: Sunday, September 9.
Time: Meet at Kymulga Grist Mill around 9:30, ready to ride at 10:00.
Road Conditions: All paved, any bikes/tires will do. 22– and 32– mile options.
Bring: Water. Treasure for parking/admission to the Grist Mill ($3 per person) and brunch at Alpine Cafe.

More information and directions are on our web site.

See you on September 9,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Ride – the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (Columbus)

Adventurous cyclists,

Our annual trek along the Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus. It's a flat, out-and-back ride along the river. Ride about nine miles out and return (18 miles total), farther or shorter if you like. Afterwards, supper at Canon Brew Pub.

We'll leave Auburn at 3:00 PM Auburn time to beat some of the August heat.

Date: Sunday, August 12.
Time: Leave Auburn Jr. High School at 3:00 PM Auburn time, arriving in Columbus around 5:00 PM Columbus time. Park near Canon Brew Pub.
Road Conditions: All paved, any bikes/tires will do.
Bring: Water. Treasure for supper at Canon Brew Pub.

See you on August 12,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

July TNTT

  • 2837 Oak Bowery Rd Opelika, AL, 36801 United States (map)
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The July Tuesday Night Time Trial is set for a 10.8mile out-n-back on Oak Bowery Road in Opelika. Fast roads, light traffic, and a couple hills should make for an exciting challenge.

Start line is at the power substation at the bottom of dead cat hill on Oak Bowery Road. Don't worry, we're not sending riders up it. Going the other way, the course is 5.4 miles to the railroad tracks and then race like hell back. Mostly uphill on the way out means you should be faster bringing it home.

As with all eacc tntts, registration opens at 6p, first rider is off at 630p. The race is free to members, else $5 for guests, paid towards membership and to cover insurance.

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Jul
8
8:00 AM08:00

Second Sunday Ride -- Blueberries and Wine

Adventurous cyclists,

July’s ride is picking’ blueberries and samplin' wine. We’ll carpool to Hodge's Vineyards and Winery and park the cars there. Then, ride a nice, 18-mile loop to Blueberry Havens to pick berries and return to Hodge's, where we'll sample their wines and have a picnic lunch.

The ride is all paved (mostly). We'll bring a car along to carry back our harvest and any riders who want to ride back. Remember to pack a picnic lunch. Bring family and friends to join us by bike or cars if you like.

This is a good year for blueberries. I picked some berries at Blueberry Havens today. They are delicious and plentiful.

We'll leave at 8:00 AM to beat some of the July heat.

Date: Sunday, July 8.
Time: Leave Auburn Jr. High School at 8:00 AM, arriving at Hodges Vineyards and Winery a half-hour later.
Road Conditions: Mostly paved, any bikes/tires will do.
Bring: Hat. Water. Insect repellent. Water. Walkin' shoes. Water. Treasure to pay for your harvest ($10/gallon) and any wine you might buy. Bring a picnic lunch. Water.

More information on our web site.

See you Sunday, July 8,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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Jun
21
11:30 AM11:30

Second Sunday Ride -- Blueberries and Wine

Adventurous cyclists,

July’s ride is picking’ blueberries and samplin' wine. We’ll carpool to Hodge's Vineyards and Winery and park the cars there. Then, ride a nice, 18-mile loop to Blueberry Havens to pick berries and return to Hodge's, where we'll sample their wines and have a picnic lunch.

The ride is all paved (mostly). We'll bring a car along to carry back our harvest. Remember to pack a picnic lunch.

We'll leave at 8:00 AM to beat some of the July heat.

Date: Sunday, July 8.
Time: Leave Auburn Jr. High School at 8:00 AM, arriving at Hodges Vineyards and Winery a half-hour later.
Road Conditions: Mostly paved, any bikes/tires will do.
Bring: Water. Insect repellent. Walkin' shoes. Treasure to pay for your harvest ($10/gallon). Bring a picnic lunch.

More information on our web site.

See you Sunday, July 8,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

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Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Second Sunday Ride -- Eufaula Wildlife at Night

Adventurous cyclists,

This month’s ride is at the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge.

This will be an evening ride. We will leave Auburn Jr. High School at 5:30 PM to get to the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge an hour later. The ride will be lead by Shawn, our Second Sunday Ride Naturalist.

We will be riding in the twilight and after sunset, so bring a good headlight mounted on your handlebars. Small flashlights in your pocket for emergencies, etc. are probably okay, too. (Laws prevent wearing headlamps (on your head) due to poaching problems.)

Plan to ride about two hours total. Sunset will be around 8:00 PM and the Refuge closes an hour later.

The ride is on gravel roads, so use a bike with wider tires (1.25 inch/32 mm or wider will be fine). We will not be on public roads, so no worries about traffic.

Date: Sunday, June 10.
Time: Leave Auburn Jr. High School at 5:30 PM, arriving near Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge an hour later.
Road Conditions: All gravel, level. Any bikes with tires 1.25 inches/32 mm wide will work. Meet at the Peddler Food Store/Gator Gas for rest rooms, etc.
Bring: Water. Insect repellent. Walkin' shoes. A good headlight on your handlebars. Binoculars. Camera. Long-sleeved shirts will repel insects and the occasional tall weed hanging over the trail. 

Directions

Meet up at the Peddler Food Store/Gator Gas on Hwy. 431, just past Lake Eufaula. A half-mile past Mile Post 73. https://goo.gl/maps/1KkWCCuQAAM2.

More information is on our web site.

See you this Sunday,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Ride of Love

  • 1600 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL, 35233 United States (map)
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It’s been a long and cold winter, but spring and cycling season is upon us! That means it’s time to sign up for the Ride of Love that’s on April 28!  

The heart and mission of the ride are still the same, but we are so excited about the new route that starts at Smile-A-Mile Place in downtown Birmingham.

Some quick facts on the ride:

  • 150 and 75 mile route options
  • Scheduled stops along the way with hydration and food provided (about 20-25 miles between stops).
  • Pace is between 15-17 mph
  • Fully supported with sag, sheriff’s department, mechanic and ambulance
  • The group stays together the whole ride
  • A charter bus is available to bring you and your bike back to the start of both route options after the ride
  • Jersey provided
  • There’s a block of hotel rooms available at the Hilton Garden Inn on 2nd Avenue South (right by Smile-A-Mile Place) Call 205.322.7933 to reserve, our group code is LUV.
  • All funds raised directly support Smile-A-Mile’s programs for children and families in Alabama that are battling childhood cancer.
  • Cyclists will ride into On Therapy Family Camp and will be greeted by cheering children and families. There’s no words to describe what it’s like riding into camp after a full day of cycling. These children are so excited and grateful for the cyclists.

To kick off cycling season and to get you training, attached is a proposed training schedule for the Ride of Love.

For more information about the Ride and to register:
https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Birmingham/RideofLove

Check out the event page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/506093236391471/?active_tab=about

Ride of Love video:
https://www.smileamile.com/fundraising-events/ride-of-love/

Ride of Love Podcast on Cycling Talk:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkbham/2017/11/16/cycling-talk-the-ride-of-love-2018

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Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Opelika Azalea and Dogwood Trail

Second Sunday Rides in April

Opelika Azalea and Dogwood Trail
 April 8, 2018

The April Second Sunday Ride will include Opelika's Azalea and Dogwood Trail and other beautiful streets. Lunch afterwards at Niffer's Place Opelika.

Date: Sunday, April 8.
Time: 9:00 am in the parking lot near Niffer's in downtown Opelika.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Water. Treasure for lunch after the ride.

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Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

The Bunny Hop Ride

  • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts (map)
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Second Sunday Rides in April

The Bunny Hop Ride
April 1, 2018

Our traditional ride through Auburn's Floral Trail. Start/Finish at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on South College St. 

Meet at the Museum at 11:00 AM.

Lunch together afterwards for those who like. Restaurant to be determined.

Date: Sunday, April 1.
Time: 11:00 am at June Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Water. Treasure for lunch after the ride.
 

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Toulouse and Wetumpka Impact Crater

Adventurous cyclists,

The Second Sunday Ride for March is Fort Toulouse / Wetumpka Impact Crater.

Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Alabama Historic Commission. It is located near Wetumpka where the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers join to form the Alabama River.

The Wetumpka Impact Crater is a 5-mile wide crater formed 85 million years ago by a meteor the size of a football stadium. It is one of the few above-ground impact crater locations in the world.

The ride will start at Fort Toulouse, head into the crater, and go through historic Wetumpka before returning to the Fort. After the ride, enjoy a picnic lunch and explore Fort Toulouse. The ride is an easy, 19-mile ride with an optional 2-mile steep loop into the center of the impact crater.

Date: Sunday, March 11.
Time: 9:00 am CDT at Auburn Jr. High School to carpool to Fort Toulouse, or 10:00 CDT at Fort Toulouse. Park in front of the Visitors Center.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Admission to Fort Toulouse is $2 per adult. Water. Bring a picnic lunch.

The Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission is offering their annual lecture and tours in late February. The free lecture by Dr. David T. King, Jr. of Auburn University is Thursday evening, Feb. 22. The tours ($20 per person) are Saturday, Feb. 24. Information about both is here.

More information about Fort Toulouse and the Impact Crater are on our web site.

See you on March 11,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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Ride with the King
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Ride with the King

  • 207-213 S Depot St Greenville, GA, 30222 United States (map)
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Believed to be the largest ELVIS'S BIRTHDAY RIDE in the world.
Three courses: 50, 35 or 18 miles.
Pavement surface is mixed: some rough county roads, some excellent state asphalt.
Automobile traffic is light. There will be dogs!

Jelly donuts for all.
Sideburns optional.
Wear helmets, please!

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Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Opelika Christmas Lights ride

Adventurous cyclists,

The December Second Sunday Ride is the Opelika Christmas Lights ride.

We'll be riding through the Opelika Victorian Porch Tour area and other neighborhoods known for their Christmas light displays. Afterwards, supper at Niffer's in downtown Opelika.

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Time: 5:00 pm in front of James Bros. Bikes on South Ninth St. in downtown Opelika.
Bring: Water. Snacks. Treasure for supper. 
Road Conditions: All paved. Rolling terrain.

See you this Sunday in Opelika at 5:00 pm,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Victorian Front Porch Bike Tour

Ride at your own pace through the beautiful historic homes in downtown Opelika. This is a self-led tour. The Victorian Front Porch Tour features homes that have been transformed into a colorful, nostalgic reminder of Christmas from a simpler era. 

About the Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour:

Opelika's Northside Historic District is celebrating Christmas like it's 1899! For five days in early December, 60 historic homes in downtown Opelika are transformed into a colorful, nostalgic reminder of Christmas from a simpler era. The event is a self driving tour except for Saturday night when the streets are closed for visitors to stroll through the neighborhood. The admission to this spectacular production is free. 

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Gears & Bears: Bayou 100

We love introducing new rides and roads to you and are so happy to have invited Mobile’s Gears & Beers: Bayou 100! Support the Delta Bike Project by pedaling 10, 30, 63 or 101 miles (draft route with just over 1300′ of climbing!). Headquarters at  Loda Bier Garten and yes, there will be beer, food, support, mechanics, fantastic rest stops (including one we’ll tell you about later)! 

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Fenner Ride

Alabama Backroads Cyclign is very pleased and proud to announce our 2017 events including our “Out-Of-State Invitational” Fenner Ride in Milton, Florida.  We hope to inspire surrounding states to start up their own Series, to introduce our Alabama Rides to our Florida neighbors, and to ramp up numbers for this established event which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.  Success will mean we’ll be looking at a new out-of-state ride to feature from now on as a one-time invitation. And, yes, Centurion medals will be awarded!

…ride through the beautiful Blackwater State Forest and take part in the Beaches to Woodlands Tour that occurs in Santa Rosa County, Florida each year.

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Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Glassner Autumn Challenge

The Montgomery Glassner Autumn Challenge, will now be referred to as the penultimate of the Alabama Series rides…this, according to Ride Director, Robert Traphan. He hates giving up that “finale” title but you can bet it will still be the same wonderful day that you’ve had in the past! He, his wife and Co-Director Bonnie, and the Montgomery Bike Club come together to produce one of the most professionally-staged events you’ll ever take part in!  Known for their “radical hospitality,” you’ll start your day with a full sit-down breakfast, be educated and entertained via professional background recordings, entertained by theshenanigans of MBC members, pedal some of the prettiest countryside you’ll ever see, and be pampered by awesome volunteers along the way.  The Autumn Challenge supports these five routes: Nutty Nifty Nines (18 miles), Smell the Roses (30 miles), the Fabulous Fives (55.5 miles), the Mad Metric Century (64 miles), or the Courageous Century (103 miles).

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

2nd Sunday Pensacola Beach Weekend

Adventurous cyclists,

This October our annual Second Sunday Weekend will be October 6–8 at Pensacola Beach and Santa Rosa Island.

Our first ever Florida ride will include the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola and Navarre Beaches, and Fort Pickens.

The Second Sunday Ride Headquarters will be on the beach at the fabulous Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront

Check our web site’s Pensacola Beach Weekend page for more information about the weekend, the riding, and instructions for making hotel reservations at our group rate.

Please plan to join us in October. It should be a lot of fun.

Ride adventurously,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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