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Alabama Backroads Confirms 2015 Century Series

GranFondoGuide.com in association with the ABCS Ride Directors, are are very pleased to announce the line-up of events for the upcoming year.

With the addition of Peddlin' for a Cure, Tour Autauga, and the Boll Weevil 100, they will be offering 13 rides for 2015!

Presented by Buffalo Rock/Pepsi and PrimalWear the 2015 Alabama Backroads Century Series is a series of 13 great centuries located throughout the State of Alabama used to promote the growth and development of long distance cycling in the state of Alabama, encourage participation in established Alabama century (100 mile) rides, recognize and reward individual cyclists for their accomplishments, and benefit the charities and advocacy efforts supported by each of these events.

Working together, they hope to encourage participation in each of their rides and the charities they support. 

The series also provides a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors Alabama and the scenic and unique backdrops that each ride calls it’s own.  As a participant you are encouraged to ride and complete as many of the series centuries as possible.  Each century will have their own unique medal designed and awarded to each participant that meets the challenge of riding 100 miles.  

After completion of 4 centuries, you will earn the coveted patch for bragging rights. Century riders will also be recognized on their website and social media with names and photos! So be sure to check in after each century ridden. They'll also be offering other great incentives as the year progresses.

Some may make it a goal to complete 1,300 miles of the best centuries the state has to offer.

Come join the challenge and see what the backroads of Alabama have to offer!

THE EVENTS

Please note: Online registration is currently available for: Old Howard 100, Tour de Blue, Cheaha Challenge, Tannehill Ironworks, Glassner Autumn Challenge at present with other events to follow shortly. Tour Autauga can be entered by downloading the mail entry form at present.

Please click on the event title below for all the details including links to online registration.

Please visit back soon as we confirm registration details for all the events.

Date Event Location Routes Add to My Rides
Apr 04 Peddlin for a Cure Monroeville, Alabama, USA 10, 30, 62, 107 miles
Apr 11 Tour Autauga Prattville, Alabama, USA 30, 63, 100 miles
Apr 18 Old Howard 100 Marion, Alabama, USA 34, 43, 75,101 miles
Apr 25 Tour de Blue Birmingham, Alabama, USA 48, 75, 107 miles
May 09 Boll Weevil 100 Enterprise, Alabama, USA 25,62,100 miles
May 17 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Jacksonville, Alabama, USA 26,47,66, 88,102 miles
Jun 06 TriStates 100 Dothan, Alabama, USA 25,45,62,100 miles
Jul 25 Hot Hundred Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA 29,36,52,71,103 miles
Aug 08 Tannehill Ironworks Century McCalla, Alabama, USA 44,66,78,100 miles
Sep 12 Birmingham Bicycle Clubs 42nd Annual Century Ashville, Alabama, USA 25, 50, 75, 100 miles
Sep 19 All You Can Eat Century Gurley, Alabama, USA 36,52,62,100 miles
Sep 26 Johnny Ray Century Opelika, Alabama, USA 20, 34, 63, 105 miles
Oct 10 Glassner Autumn Challenge Pintlala, Alabama, USA 30,55,62,100 miles

STRAVA CLUB

If you are a member of STRAVA and would like to join the ABCS training club, here’s the link:  http://www.strava.com/clubs/45038
 

FREE JERSEYS TO ANYONE PEDALING 10 OR MORE OF 13 CENTURIES

Here's the rough design for their 2015 Series jersey. The free jerseys will be branded to indicate that you've done at least 10 of the rides, final design to be posted soon!