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Glassner

Glassner Autumn Challenge

October 14 2017
Pintlala, Alabama, USA
 
 
 

The 2017 Glassner Autumn Challenge presented by Max Credit Union will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017. This is the 15th annual century ride held in memory of Dr. Jim Glassner, a longtime friend and supporter of cycling in central Alabama. A member of the Montgomery Bicycle Club, Jim was killed in a cycling accident on December 16, 2001. We renamed our century event (which we have been running since the 80's) in his honor. He was an avid cyclist and the Autumn Challenge is dedicated to his love of cycling. The ride supports Montgomery Bike Club Cycling Safety Classes, Cycling Awareness Activities, and Bike Month.

Pick from your choice of five routes: Nutty Nifty Nines (18 miles), Smell the Roses (30 miles), the Fabulous Fives (55.5 miles), the Mad Metric Century (64miles), or the Courageous Century (103 miles). We have been blessed with fresh pavement over the last two years. If you have done the century in the past, you will enjoy our improved roads. We have made some changes to the 103 mile route to avoid some roads that still need to be paved.

Do you want to experience RADICAL SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY and FUN? The club members of the Montgomery Bicycle Club understand that no one understands the need of a cyclist better than your fellow cyclists. Club members proudly serve as your volunteers for the day to ensure your needs are met! No matter what distance you choose, you will be biking the beautiful, tree-lined, low-traffic rural roads of central Alabama with mechanical support, sag wagons, and themed rest stops supplied with plenty of fruit, light snacks, water, and sports drinks. The short routes offer gently rolling hills, while the longer routes offer moderately rolling hills. The routes will be clearly marked and will keep you on beautiful rural roads.

The ride will begin and end at Pintlala Baptist Church where a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake (and much more!) breakfast will be served by the Pintlala Baptist Church in the fellowship hall from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is included in your registration. When you return be ready for some old fashioned southern hospitality - tomato sandwiches, ice cream, and more!


 

I am Batman at the Halloween Rest Stop #3Amazing Food and Drinks are available at 6 themed rest stopsOlivia Deas (Alabama News Network) and friends before the rideSkratch Food and Volunteers at Rest Stop #4
 
Routes: 18, 30, 55, 62, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Pintlala Baptist Church, 73 Federal Road Pintlala, Alabama 36043
 
 
 
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Tag: alabamabackroads
 
Apr 12 2017 - NEWS: Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
Mar 24 2017 - NEWS: 5th Annual Alabama Backroads Century Series Announced
Feb 12 2016 - NEWS: Alabama Backroads Century Series Announces 2016 Events
Jan 04 2015 - NEWS: Alabama Backroads confirms 2015 Century Series
Feb 18 2014 - NEWS: Cheahaa Challenge Grand Fondo Announces New Routes and New Host for 22nd Annual Bicycle Ride in Alabama
Dec 08 2013 - NEWS: Alabama Backroads 2014 Century Rides Series
Mar 06 2013 - NEWS: 2013 Alabama Statewide Century Series
Aug 08 2015 - EVENT: Tannehill Ironworks Century
Apr 16 2016 - EVENT: Old Howard 100
Sep 17 2016 - EVENT: All You Can Eat Century
Sep 24 2016 - EVENT: Johnny Ray Century
Apr 01 2017 - EVENT: Cyclepaths Challenge
Apr 08 2017 - EVENT: Tour Autauga
Apr 29 2017 - EVENT: Tour de Blue
May 06 2017 - EVENT: Spring Krusher
Jun 03 2017 - EVENT: TriStates 100
Jun 24 2017 - EVENT: Cycling for Sight
Jul 22 2017 - EVENT: WC Handy Bike Ride
Jul 29 2017 - EVENT: Hot Hundred
Aug 26 2017 - EVENT: North Jefferson Century
Sep 30 2017 - EVENT: Birmingham Bicycle Club's Annual Century
Oct 14 2017 - EVENT: Glassner Autumn Challenge
Oct 21 2017 - EVENT: Fenner Ride
Nov 11 2017 - EVENT: Gears & Beers: Bayou 100
May 05 2018 - EVENT: Boll Weevil 100
May 20 2018 - EVENT: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo