Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

Cyclepaths Challenge

Cyclepaths Challenge Century is proud to be part of the 2019 Alabama Backroad Century Series and Smile-A-Mile, a camp for Children with cancer.
Come join us for the Century Ride (107.3), Metric ride (62.5) or a 30-mile loop on Saturday April 6.
Or Gravel Metric (60 miles), 30 miles or 20 miles on Sunday April 7. OR BOTH. "Until there is a Cure, We will Ride"

Come join us for the Century Ride(107.3), Metric ride(62.5) or a 30 mile loop.  "Until there is a Cure, We will Ride"

Preregistration and packet pickup April 5, 2019 5pm to 7 pm at Chamber of Commerce across from courthouse on corner.

Registration and check-in April 6, 2019 at Chamber of Commerce across from courthouse on corner at 6 am.

Free T-shirt with registration until March 21, 2019, 11 pm.

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Ride of Love

  • 1600 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL, 35233 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ride of Love is coming up on April 27th!  All funds raised directly support Smile-A-Mile. The ride begins at Smile-A-Mile Place in downtown Birmingham and finishes at Lake Martin!

The Ride of Love is unique in many ways:
1. Cyclists stay together as a group the whole ride. No one is left behind ever. The leader keeps the pace. The cyclists start together, ride together and finish together. There's experienced sag available if cyclists need to have a few minutes off their bikes further along into the ride. Since the group rides together for the entire ride, it’s absolutely necessary for cyclists to have endurance training riding in groups for long periods of time.
2. There are two route options - 150 miles and 75 miles. The 75 mile option starts at the lunch stop at Grist Mill.
3. Cline Tours provides a charter bus that takes cyclists and their bikes back to the 75 mile start at Grist Mill and 150 mile start at Smile-A-Mile Place. Round trip transportation!
4. The ride is fully supported with sheriff escort, mechanic, ambulance, sag, food/hydration
5. We ask each cyclist raise at least $250. Many cyclists are able to do that in no time and greatly exceed this amount. We provide a convenient online fundraising platform. Many cyclists also choose to pay this amount on their own in lieu of fundraising. Registration fee is $50.
6. Cyclists ride into camp as a group. There's a ceremony, cyclists are able to get showers and then have dinner with the children and their families. We also welcome cyclists' families to be at camp to see them finish the ride and have dinner with them.
7. Each first year cyclist receives a jersey as part of the registration fee. Veteran ROL participants are welcome to purchase another jersey. Everyone sports a Ride of Love jersey!


For more information and to sign up: Ride of Love Sign Up or Facebook Event Page

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or ideas!

Thank you!
Savannah

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

SPRING KRUSHER

SPRING KRUSHER: Come join us for this tour of Limestone County and the surrounding areas, with some of the best cycling in the Southeast, featuring a brand new route for 2019! Pick from 3 different distances: 31, ~64 and ~100 miles. Each course will be challenging but manageable! Low traffic. Post ride food and the now famous build your own ice cream sundae bar!

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May
15
6:45 PM18:45

Ride of Silence

On May 15 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Cheaha Challange

The 2019 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA ride upholds the tradition of excellence established 27 years ago. The 1992 ride organizers' vision, to create a challenging route over the highest point in Alabama - Mount Cheaha - and then back again, continues to fulfill the event's tagline promise to be "the toughest ride in the South."

 

The rides start and finish on the sweeping campus of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where both the University and City have proven to be gracious hosts for the events.

 

Each rider receives a stuffed goody bag with all sorts of cycling and fitness-related items. All finishers receive finisher gifts, and those completing the ULTRA receive a unique Finisher Shirt, a bragging rights shirts only confirmed finishers are allowed to wear.

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Jun
1
8:00 AM08:00

Tri-States 100

The 17th annual TriStates 100 headquarters at Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 E. Cottonwood Rd. in Dothan, offering plenty of parking space, a cool Finish Line, air-conditioned space for post-ride lunch, and showers! The TriStates 100 is the only ride in the area that rolls into three states (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida) in one exciting ride. The course is challenging without being difficult.  The 70, 41 and 27 mile rides stay in Houston Co, Alabama and roll through beautiful farm country.

Organizers and volunteers are dedicated to putting on a first class event and fund- raiser for the Dawn Pitchford Fund of Children’s Hospital of Alabama

All proceeds go to the Dawn Pitchford Fund, which helps with the non-medical needs of the children with cancer. Dawn Pitchford was an amazing girl diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia when she was 14. She noticed the other patients without simple comforts like stuffed animals, balloons, flowers, normal pajamas, bedroom shoes, and headwraps. Dawn spent the money that people sent her to help other people. Even after she’s gone, her selflessness continues and the Tri-States 100 is thrilled to help such a great cause.

To read Dawn’s story through her mother’s eyes, follow this link :http://www.tristates100.com/AboutTriStates.html

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Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

WC HANDY 3 STATE BIKE RIDE

The W. C. Handy Festival Three State Bike Ride is the premier cycling event held in “The Shoals” each year. The ride begins and ends at scenic McFarland Park on the banks of the Tennessee River near downtown Florence, Alabama. Distance options of 21, 39, 61, 70, 100 and 107 miles are available to suit riders of all ability levels. Riders who do all 107 miles will touch three states….. Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee!

 The Handy Ride will get underway with a staggered start at 7:00 am. Century Riders will leave first in waves based on the anticipated finishing time, followed by the shorter distance riders. Leaving the Park, all riders will travel two miles on Alabama Highway 20, turn left onto Lauderdale County Road 2, and continue some nine miles to the first rest stop. Those choosing the 21 mile option will turn around here and return to the start.

 All other riders will continue westbound on CR2 to the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway. Once on the Parkway, the route turns south and crosses the Tennessee River. A series of rest stops along the Parkway serve as turnaround points for the various distance options. Because July can be quite hot in Northwest Alabama, a total of six rest stops are provided for participants to visit while riding either outbound, inbound or both. There will be several SAG vehicles manned by Shoals Cycling Club members patrolling the entire route.

 Post Ride Lunch: We’ll be having a catered BBQ lunch with smoked pulled pork, smoked pulled chicken, tossed salad, baked potato bar and desert. It’s catered by “Jill’s Sweet Memories” again this year!

 Showers will be available at the park campgrounds and at the local YMCA.

 The Handy Ride is held in conjunction with and financially supports the W. C. Handy Music Festival, an annual 10-day series of events designed to promote and present the music of northwest Alabama (The Shoals). The W. C. Handy Music Festival was named in honor of William Christopher Handy, the “Father of the Blues” who was born in 1873 in Florence, AL. The Festival has been held each year since 1982 and has been recognized with many honors, including Alabama Event of the Year. It is presented by the Music Preservation Society, Inc, a 501c3. We invite you to check out some of the many music venues offered!

  Ride Fast……..Ride Slow…….Just Ride!

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Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

JOHNNY RAY CENTURY

All riders will tour the lightly trafficked rural roads of Lee, Chambers, and Randolph Counties of East Alabama. Riders on the Johnny Ray Metric and Roanoke Express will ride over a World War II-era steel Bailey Bridge and a rare wood truss bridge. Riders on the Roanoke Express have the option to race the historic Johnny Ray train; check out the time tables. Here's a brief history of the Johnny Ray Train by Winston Smith T.

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Sep
21
8:00 AM08:00

ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY

  • Bob Harrison Wellness Center Pavilion (map)
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A portion of the event proceeds will go to Serving Hope Inc. to help the underserved of Huntsville obtain culinary skills training, certification and work experience to achieve employment in the restaurant trade.

Unique Rest Stop locations and special treats at each one! This is the ALL YOU CAN EAT CENTURY! Fair warning: You could gain weight on this ride.

  • Rest Stop 2 – 26 Miles: Ham, Egg or Sausage Biscuits from Kirkland Grocery

  • Rest Stop 3 – 51 Miles: Mennonite Handmade Fried Fruit Pies the rustic 1892 Old Delina Country Store 

  • Rest Stop 3 – 62 Miles: More Fried Fruit Pies (Yes, you pass this stop twice, if you can handle it.)

  • Rest Stop 4 – 77 Miles: Homemade Baked Goods courtesy of Coldwater United Methodist Church

  • Rest Stop 5 – 89 Miles: Tomatoes and Basil sandwiches

The five AYCE stops are staffed by the local Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League. You won’t find more enthusiastic support groups than the parents, coaches and students involved in these programs. 3 local bike shops will provide SAG.

After all that, don’t forget the four-star post ride meal prepared by Cyn Shea’s Café & Catering a Division of Serving Hope, Inc., also, a beneficiary of the event.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

BIRMINGHAM BICYCLE CLUB’S 45th ANNUAL CENTURY

Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 46th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. We are very pleased the proceeds from the 2019 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, 25, 45, 64, 102, and 127 will be offered- all recreational friendly and scenic.

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Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

GLASSNER AUTUMN CHALLENGE

The 2019 Glassner Autumn Challenge presented by Max Credit Union will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019. The ride supports Montgomery Bike Club Cycling Safety Classes, Cycling Awareness Activities, and Bike Month.  Please watch for upcoming links to even better 2019 routes, including the Glassner Capital City 200K which will be part of the 2019 Triple Crown Challenge!

Do you want to experience RADICAL SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY and FUN?  Members of the Montgomery Bicycle Club understand that no one grasps the needs of cyclists better than fellow-cyclists and proudly serve as YOUR volunteers on Ride Day to ensure your needs are met!

The ride will begin and end at the New ASU Stadium  located on Alabama State University at Pineleaf Street, Montgomery, AL. 36106 with a delicious sit down breakfast buffet (pancakes, hard-boiled eggs, grits, oatmeal, bacon, fresh fruit, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea, and all the fixings) served in the fellowship hall from 5:00 to 9:30 a.m. When you return be ready for some old fashioned southern hospitality – tomato sandwiches, bacon, red beans and rice, and ice cream! Cost of the breakfast and post-ride meal is included in your registration.

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Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

GEARS & BEERS: BAYOU 100

Join us on November 9, 2019 for the 5th Annual Gears and Beers! We host a 8.1-mile Beignet Buster, a 30-mile Swamp Romp, a 63-mile Mystic Metric, and the Bayou 100 Century. The Bayou 100 is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series. Registration links and information will be released in early February 2019.

Gears and Beers is a fundraiser that benefits the Delta Bike Project in Mobile, Alabama. The Delta Bike Project is a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to promoting and improving access to bicycle transportation. We offer access to a free community workspace to learn repair skills, programs that allow people in need to earn a bicycle, and low cost used bicycle and part sales.

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Restoration Ride

Restoration Ride would like to thank everyone for your continuing support of our event over the last 4 yrs. Thanks to cyclist attending the Restoration Ride we have been able to donate almost $ 18,000.00 to the Childersburg Kymulga Grist Mill and Park to help with ongoing restoration and day to day maintenance. We are proud to support this historical landmark and look forward to seeing all the additions coming in the future to this park, including the world class disc golf course, extended mountain bike and hiking trails, improved camping areas and much more. Cyclist attending our 2018 Event made it possible to provide $ 8000.00 to the mill and even though there were a few challenges prior to the event, everyone worked together in an amazing way and made the event a success. For that effort, Steph and I are very appreciative.
All of that being said, the final Restoration Ride will take place on March 16th, 2019. Stephanie Smith Ritch and I have enjoyed putting this event on but feel its time to make a change and see what challenges awaits us. Restoration Ride 5, The Finale, will be the best yet so look for some changes from the last few yrs. We are welcoming back sponsors Ride with GPS and Agile (Tom Seest) and new partner Maxlg Designs and I Am Athlete. Keep an eye out for updates and news and we look forward to seeing each of you in March, 2019!!

-BILLY RITCH

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Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Second Sunday Ride – West Point Dam

Adventurous cyclists,

 The March Second Sunday Ride is a pleasant, 15-mile ride around and across West Point Dam. About 30 minutes drive from Auburn to West Point, GA. The route is entirely paved and very scenic along the shore of West Point Lake.

 We’ll ride by Fort Tyler in West Point, scene of a Civil War battle. A short walk around the Fort, so bring yer walking shoes.

 The ride will start and finish at the Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse. Plan to have a pint if you like and lunch, either pack one or get something nearby.

 Date: Sunday, March 10.
Time: 11:00 EDT in West Point (10:00 CDT). Park near Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Water. Treasure for a pint and lunch afterwards (or bring a lunch with you).

Meet at the Chattabrewchee Brewhouse:
709 4th Avenue (at the intersection of 4th Ave. and 7th St.)
West Point, GA.
(Leave Auburn around 9:00 to get there by 11:00 GA time. We’ll be on Daylight Saving Time)

 Wait, there’s more!

After our ride, there’s another in the afternoon. Golden’s and Trek of Auburn are sponsoring rides in the afternoon starting at Shaefer Heard State Park (near the dam) – road riding and trail riding. Here’s their announcement:

 Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Shaefer Heard Campground, West Point Lake
West Point, Georgia 31833
 
At last the longer days are here and the time has changed. Let us all get together and do some riding. Meet at the Shaefer Heard State Park and ride at 1:30. 
There is something for all! 
If you like the road, we will do 30-ish mile ride at a no drop pace through the Alabama countryside. If off road mountain bike is you thing. Ride the 7 miles of trails around the Georgia side of the dam from basic stuff to the technical of Hak and Yak. If you just want a nice relaxed ride with family you can enjoy the nearly 10 miles of quite park road way on both the Georgia and Alabama side of the dam. Goldens and Trek of Auburn will provide hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks. Bring a dish, snack, chips what ever and enjoy a meal starting about 4PM. The first social event of the riding season and you will not want to miss it.

 See you March 10,

Kirk

 The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

 secondsundayride.org

 

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Sunday - Fall Line Trace

Adventurous cyclists,

 

The Fall Line Trace is a rail-trail following the Fall Line, the junction of the Coastal Plain and Piedmont Provinces. It's mostly flat and is an out-and-back ride, so you ride as far as you like, then turn around to go back. About 11 miles each way if you do the whole thing. Much of it is in trees, so we'll be protected from any cold breezes.

Meet in Columbus, park near the Cannon Brew Pub. Afterwards, we'll grab some food and suds at the Pub.

Date: Sunday, February 10.
Time: 11:00 EST in Columbus. Park near the Cannon Brew Pub.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Water. Warm clothing. Treasure for a meal afterwards.

 

Meeting at the Cannon Brew Pub:

1041 Broadway

Columbus, GA 31901

(Leave Auburn around 9:00 to get there by 11:00 GA time.)

 

See you on February 10, 

Kirk

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Bo Bikes Bama

The Ride

Bo Bikes Bama is an annual charity bike ride led by two-sport legend and Alabama native Bo Jackson.

Every year, Bo Bikes Bama raises money for the Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for the state of Alabama.

Participating riders can choose either a 60-mile or 20-mile route. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University. The 60-mile route will pass through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County.

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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Second Sunday Ride -- Opelika Christmas Lights

  • James Brothers Bike Shop - Opelika (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 9, 2018.
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 December 9,

Kirk

 The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

 www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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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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Oct
12
to Oct 14

2nd Sunday Weekend Ride -- Chattanooga, Tennessee

Adventurous cyclists,

 October 12–14, it's our annual October Weekend ride, this time in Chattanooga, TN.

Our first trip to Tennessee, this weekend will feature rides along the Tennessee River Walk (Tennessee River Park) and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Nat. Military Park. Lots of other stuff to see, too, including Tim's favorite, the International Towing Museum (who knew?).

Much more information is on our Chattanooga Weekend page.

 The Second Sunday Ride

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

 www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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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

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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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

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

July TNTT

  • 2837 Oak Bowery Rd Opelika, AL, 36801 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

          Not a Ride … an Adventure!

www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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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!

www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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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!

www.secondsundayride.weebly.com

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Ride of Love

  • 1600 2nd Avenue South Birmingham, AL, 35233 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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