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June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
100 Miles
65 Miles
45 Miles
20 Miles
The Shoppes at EastChase
Montgomery, Alabama
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The Shoppes at EastChase, BlackFinn Ameripub, the Montgomery Bicycle Club, and Ability Sport Network at Huntingdon College invite you to ride Cycling for Sight on June 24, 2017. Cycling for Sight is a 20-mile, 45-mile, 65-mile, and 100-mile fun ride to benefit the Montgomery Lions Club Community Foundation charities (501(c)(3). We are the 7th ride in the Alabama Backroads Century Series! The ride commemorates Helen Keller, a native Alabamian, who courageously challenged Lions Club members to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.

Choose one of the four supported routes to enjoy fully stocked rest stops along the beautiful rural back roads of East Montgomery County. You will have mechanical and SAG support every mile of the way provided by the bike and IRONMAN outfitting professionals at Montgomery Multisport.

The ride will also benefit Ability Sport Network (ASN) at Huntingdon College. ASN serves youth and young adults with physical disabilities, ages 6–21, in the River Region who have a desire to participate in sport and adapted activity. ASN will have athletes with physical disabilities that will participate in Cycling for Sight.

This year’s ride will feature pro riders from Team Novo Nordisk. Sign up now for the ride and have an opportunity to spin with the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team! To learn more about how TNN inspires, educates and empowers people affected by diabetes, visit their website.

Event Start Location
The Shoppes at EastChase,7274 Eastchase Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36117

Awards
As the 7th event in the Alabama Backroads Century Series, all century riders will receive quality Centurion medals and those completing their 4th century will be awarded embroidered patches showing 2017 event locations across the state.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Packet Pick-Up
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Location: Academy Sports
Address: 8610 Eastchase Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36117
Friday, June 23, 2017
Packet Pick-Up
Time: 3:00-7:00 pm
Location: Montgomery Multisport
Address: 8107 Vaughn Road
Peppertree Shopping Center
Montgomery, AL 36117
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Breakfast will begin at 6:00am CST
More information TBA
Check-in will begin: 6:00am CST (More information TBA)
All routes begin: 7:00am CST

Post Race Activities
Lunch will be served after the ride!
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Competitive Velo Cycling  Montgomery AL club info
 Cycle Escape  Montgomery AL club info
 Alabama Cycling Association  Anniston AL club info
 Alabama Masters Cycling  Birmingham AL club info
 Alabama Wheelmen  Fort Payne AL club info
 Bicycle Works  Huntsville AL club info
 Birmingham Velo  Birmingham AL club info
 BUMP  Birmingham AL club info
 CCR  Pelham AL club info
 Competitive Velo Cycling  Montgomery AL club info
 Cullman CyclingClub  Cullman AL club info
 Cycle Escape  Montgomery AL club info
 Druid City Bicycle Club  Northport AL club info
 East Alabama Cycling Club  Auburn AL club info
 GS Montagna Rossa  Birmingham AL club info
 Mellow Mushroom Racing  Anniston AL club info
 Shoals Cycling Club  Muscle Shoals AL club info
 Spring City Cycling Club  Huntsville AL club info
 Team Slime/Gadsden Cycling  Gadsden AL club info
 Trail of Legends Assn.  Wetumpka AL club info
This is a partial list of the 19 Cycling clubs and teams in Alabama and approximately 10,000 clubs in the U.S. To find a club or team in your area click here.

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