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PostHeaderIcon Boll Weevil 100

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

The Enterprise Lion's Club sponsors the 11th annual "Boll Weevil 100" Bicycle Ride and 10K Run through the streets of Enterprise and the hills of beautiful Coffee County on Saturday, May 11th, 2013.

The "Boll Weevil 100" consists of four rides; a 7-mile Fun Ride, a 25-mile ride, a Century (100K) ride, and a challenging 100-mile. Start time for bicycle events is 7:00am at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street.

The running events include a 10K run and a 3K fun walk or run that will start immediately after the bikers depart.

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Love Your Heart Run & Crank Your Heart Ride

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Join the Exceptional Outreach Organization and Auburn Parks and Recreation on Saturday, February 23 for the 24th Annual Love Your Heart Run benefiting individuals with special needs and supporting Special Olympics of Lee County, Best Buddies of Auburn University, the City of Auburn Therapeutic Summer Camp and other therapeutic programs.   Participants may choose to run or walk either a one-mile course or the Love Your Heart 10K (6.2 mile) course.  In addition to the run, participants can also choose one of 3 bike rides.  The Crank Your Heart Ride consists of a 3.5, 11, and 22 mile bike ride.  All routes begin and end at Chewacla State Park.  If you’re really adventurous, then you can sign up for both!

 

PostHeaderIcon Free Copy Of Safe Money Millionaire

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

One of the site's sponsors is giving away copies of the best selling book Safe Money Millionaire.

 

PostHeaderIcon Stuart Lamp Coaching Services

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Stuart Lamp is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach with over 10 years of racing experience racing mountain bikes, road races, criteriums, stage races and time trials. He currently races as a Pro on the MTB and Cat 1 on the road. Stuart is also the USA Cycling Regional Coordinator for the Southeast, overseeing all aspects of competitive cycling in the area.

 

Stuart helps his clients with monthly training programs in preparation for road and mountain bike events, one-on-one skill training sessions, and instructional clinics on a variety of topics relating to racing. Working full time in cycling allows him to be easily accessible to his clients.


Stuart's athletes benefit from his extensive racing experience and his ability to guide and inspire athletes to achieve goals through proper training and recovery, bike handling, technical skills, reading and understanding race dynamics, and closely monitoring the mental outlook that drives training, competition and overall performance. He balances the scientific aspects of improving athletic performance with creating programs that address each athlete’s specific strengths and weaknesses in relation to the specific goal that is set forth. Understanding the need for balance in training, work and family life, Stuart can help you optimize your training by getting the most out of your training time.

 

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PostHeaderIcon Glassner Autumn Challenge

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

2012 Glassner Autumn Challenge

September 29, 2012

 

PostHeaderIcon Jenson USA

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

 

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PostHeaderIcon Podium Finish Training

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PostHeaderIcon Sacred Earth Chamois Cream

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Are you a regular user of chamois creams?  Do you not use chamois creams because of the cost?  Do you use the chamois cream and just suck up and pay the $15-20 per 8 oz container that only lasts for about two weeks?  If so, I have a cost effective solution for you!  I have personally been testing this product and I have found it to be exellent.  My quest for a chamois cream was due to the allergic reactions that I'd have with many of the brands.  Fortunately, I found one that doesn't break the bank and doesn't cause allergic reactions.  Best of all, it is an all natural vegan product that doesn't have mineral oils or petroleum based products.  Mineral oils and petroleum based products cause your chamois to deteriorate and for your saddles to wear out faster.

Sacred Earth is a massage cream.  You can buy a half gallon of Sacred Earth for the same price that you'd pay for two containers of the normal chamois creams.  Give it a try.  You won't be disappointed and your checking account will have more in it.

 

PostHeaderIcon Rocket City Omnium

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Registration opens July 5th!

 

PostHeaderIcon Bicycle Friendly States

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

The Bicycle Friendly State Program ranks states annually based on their level of bike-friendliness. States receive feedback, technical assistance, training and further encouragement to improve their bicycling legislation, projects, and programs. The Bicycle Friendly State Program is generously supported by program partners.  Read more....

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PostHeaderIcon 14th Annual Fenner Ride

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

14th Annual Fenner Ride

to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

 

MILTON, FLA. - - More than 350 cyclists from around the region are expected to participate in the West Florida Wheelmen Cycling Club’s fourteenth annual Fenner McConnell Matt Wantz Blackwater Heritage Century Ride in Milton, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 20th  at 8:00 a.m. 

The ride is in conjunction with the Beaches to Woodlands Tour in Santa Rosa County and begins at the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom St., Milton, Fla. The ride routes will start from the Blackwater Heritage Trail and are broken down into four distances of 18, 40, 62, and 100 miles.

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PostHeaderIcon La Vuelta de Acadiana Bike Race

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

La Vuelta de Acadiana is derived from a loose French and Spanish translation as “the short voyage of Acadiana”. It is a 2 day competitive road bicycle race consisting of 3 events; a Saturday morning Prologue (time trial), Saturday afternoon Criterium, and Sunday morning Road Race. We will always try to schedule this race around the 4th of July weekend. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you for the race.

The 5th Annual La Vuelta d’ Acadiana is scheduled for the Independance Day Weekend.

When: Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2012.  Race Flyer

 

PostHeaderIcon Christina Genco Alabama Memorial Ride

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Press Release for the upcoming ride on June 3:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~wheelmen/bicycleride.pdf

 

Newsletter article:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~wheelmen/genco_newsletter.pdf

 

Flier (as posted on USA Cycling):

http://home.hiwaay.net/~wheelmen/GencoFoundation2.pdf

 

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PostHeaderIcon Old Howard 100

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

The Old Howard 100 is a ride through three counties in Alabama's Black Belt sponsored by Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences. This year's route will include Selma, with the final rest stop at First Baptist Church just a few blocks from the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Sowing Seeds of Hope, a partnership between Perry County and Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship that seeks to improve the quality of life and work in Perry County through improved educational opportunities, health care, tourism, transportation and economic development.

April 21, 2012

 

PostHeaderIcon The Boll Weevil 100

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

The 10th annual Boll Weevil 100 bicycle ride and 5K fun run sponsored by the Enterprise, Alabama Lions Club will be Saturday, May 12, 2012. Events include a 7.5-mile family/fun ride, a 25-mile ride, a century (100K)

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Living Intentionally For Excellence

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LIFE...Living Intentionally For Excellence is a company that provides personal development materials in eight areas of a person's life:

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Finance
  • Fitness
  • Following
  • Freedom
  • Friends
  • Fun

Everyone of us has at least one area and most of us have multiple areas that need attention.  Usually, if one area of your life is weak or needs work, it directly affects other areas of your life.   What I type here won't do the description of what LIFE provides any justice, so I'll let you read it from their own words.  However, I encourage you to try out some of their resources.  The resources are affordable and the information is a "game changer"!  The materials are designed for that person "on the go" and you can listen to them while driving to your next training ride or event. 

 

PostHeaderIcon Vulnerable Roadway User's Safety Act

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

The purpose of the “Vulnerable Roadway User’s Safety Act” (the “Act”) is to foster a safer, more courteous environment on our roadways and reduce accidents and deaths. Laws governing other areas of transportation, such as aircraft and boats, place on the operators of more maneuverable and powerful vehicles, the primary responsibility for safe navigation and passage. With increasing traffic volumes, increased numbers of cyclists on the roads (recreational, commuter etc) and distracted drivers due to cell phones and texting, inattention for a split second could mean serious injury or death to a vulnerable user of our roadways.

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PostHeaderIcon Compression Clothing and Recovery

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The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: Vol 25, Num 12, pg 3264-68, December 2011

 

Do Compression Garments Enhance the Active Recovery Process After High-Intensity Running?  Lovell et al. School and Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Marrochydore Queensland Australia; Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia.  

 

The study looked at 25 semi-pro male rugby players. They performed two 30 min bouts of six 5 min stages at 6km/hr recovery and 10km/hr (85% Vo2max) working phase.  The subjects wore either running shorts or hip to ankle compression tights.  There was a 30 sec break between sets so blood gasses, lactic acid and heart rate could be taken.  The participants under took 3 testing sessions separated by 7 days.

 

Findings- Lactic Acid and Heart Rate were lower after the 1st and 2nd recovery bouts wearing compression tights compared with running shorts.  There was no difference in blood ph at any exercise stage.  The results indicate that compression tights may enhance recovery by preventing blood pooling around the ankle by allowing it to return to the heart as well as greater removal of lactic acid.  

 

My thoughts- more studies need to be done and when compression tights are worn, it also slows blood flow to the fatigued muscles; thereby preventing recovery.  When the muscles have been exhausted, there is a need for lactic acid clearance as well as bringing nutrients into the muscle cells (myofibrils) to repair any damage.  According to this study, there was significant lactic acid clearance, but it did not address the nutrient/healing process which are the ingredients of true recovery.  My advice is to simply prop your legs up for 15-20 min after a training/racing session and let gravity do its thing.  It's a lot cheaper.

 

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PostHeaderIcon Tour de Blue: Cycling For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Tour de Blue

Join us on the Tour de Blue -- Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Tour de Blue is a bicycle ride that benefits the Urology Health Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides free prostate cancer screenings to men in Alabama, especially in underserved areas that are at highest risk. The goal is to help raise funds for these screenings and to promote public awareness about the importance of early detection. Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 6 American men during their lifetime, and for African-American men the risk is even higher: 1 in 4.

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PostHeaderIcon Texting and Riding

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

Cycling headlines have been heavy in the news in recent weeks.  Among the most interesting stories, Canadian safety officials issued recommendations to cyclists in hopes to cut down on a string of recent fatalities in the city.  In addition, Joseph Papp will now have plenty of time to surf casinotoplists and other online sites as he has received an 8 year ban from the sport for a second drug violation.

 

Cyclists Urged to Curb Texting Habits

 

Ontario, Canada has seen a recent spike in cycling deaths, prompting the Ontario coroner to do a study on the trend.  While the study will do a great deal to help reduce the number of fatalities in the area, safety officials also stated that riders must do their own share.  Part of that includes riders not using their cell phones while cycling.

 

The number one tip given by Canada’s Safety Council after wearing a helmet was to avoid distractions from cell phones and music.  It is a well known fact that many accidents in the United States have been caused by driver’s texting and using cell phones.  Some states have even banned the use of cells while driving.  Cyclists would be prudent to adhere to similar precautions.

 

PostHeaderIcon Cycling and Bone Loss

Nutrition Information

Longitudinal Changes in Bone Mineral Density in Male Master Cyclists and Non-athletes

Jeanne F. Nicholes and Mitchell J. Rauh- Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: Vol. 25 #3, March 2011. pg 727-734.

Literature Review- Lee Gravlee

 

T...his article is right up my alley. This study followed 19 competitive Master Cyclists and 18 Non-athletes for 7 years. They completed health/exercise history and food frequency (looking for Calcium intake) questionnaires and underwent Bone Mineral Density (BMD) by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

 

Repeated measurements were adjusted for changes in body mass index, lean mass, calcium intake and exercise habits.

 

LISTEN UP CYCLISTS!!!! THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN PREACHING FOR YEARS!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PostHeaderIcon Beginner's Guide to Bike Racing

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Today, bike racing or cycling is a popular sport as well as pastime. Bicycles are versatile because they can be used for sport, recreation or transport. Bicycles were introduced to people in the 19th century, yet in such a short amount of time, there are already 1 billion bicycles on the road all across the world. In fact, for many regions in the world—especially the destitute regions—they are the main form of transportation.

For professional cyclists or bike racers, a number of yearly tournaments exist where they can test their skills and see who’s the best among them. One of the most popular, if not the most popular, of all such tournaments is the Tour de France that is held each and every year in France. Beginning in 1903, the Tour de France is still big enough today to attract the attention of millions of people in France as well as around the world. The Tour de France is an example of a multi-day race, while there are also single day competitive bike races. A few, additional examples of multi-day races are Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana; a few examples of single-day big bike races are Milan – San Remo and Ronde van Vlaanderen.

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PostHeaderIcon Arizona Bike Safety Plan

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

Arizona is one of the deadliest states in the country to ride a bike, but now the state has a plan to change that.

Last year, 19 bicyclists died and more than 1,500 were injured, according to new Arizona Department of Transportation statistics. Those figures mark an improvement from 2009, when 25 cyclists died and Arizona had the fourth highest bicycle fatality rate in the nation.

State officials believe they can bring that toll down even further



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/09/17/20110917arizona-bike-safety-plan.html#ixzz1ZqHTefC7

 

PostHeaderIcon Cycling for Wounded Warriors

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

Powerpoint Presentation

Ride 2 Recovery Southeast (R2RSE) is a bicycle advocacy group dedicated to promoting the use of cycling as a vehicle to assist the recovery and rehabilitation of our wounded veterans.  We are currently seeking cycling enthusiasts to help us in our endeavors. 

One of our many goals is to conduct an annual fund-raising event in every state throughout the Southeast Region.  However, although several ride directors in Alabama have been kind enough to include our wounded veterans in their recreational rides, to date we have not been able to find a partner interested in conducting a fund-raising ride on our behalf.  Therefore, we were wondering if your organization could possibly put us in contact with an individual or cycling group in Alabama that would be interested in organizing and managing a cycling event (Cyclefest) designed to raise funds to support R2RSE's cycling initiatives on behalf of our wounded warriors.

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PostHeaderIcon Valleydale Road to be Widened.

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

Hoover and Shelby county have agreed to proceed with widening Valleydale road. This project will be Federaly funded, which means they are supposed to consider bike lanes in the design. How do we make sure this happens?

Here is a link to the article on AL.com:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/09/hoover_council_approves_valley.html

 

PostHeaderIcon Extreme Endurance

Nutrition Information
I’m always very wary and sceptical about sports supplements that promise direct performance gains. However, looking through the research data on Xendurance (Extreme Endurance in the US), the testimonials and results of sponsored athletes and friends and race rivals were raving about it. I decided to investigate further, but what finally convinced me to take the plunge and try the product was the positive reviews and endorsement given by Hywel Davis
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PostHeaderIcon All You Can Eat Century

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Benefitting the Madison County High School Soccer teams, the All-You-Can-Eat Century offers maps, marked course, radio-dispatched SAG support, and rest stops with a variety of food and drinks. Finish your ride with a shower at the school and the delicious meal provided by Nothin' But Noodles. Post-ride massage service will be available.

Ride Details

  • Options: 35, 50, 59, 67 and 106 mile routes.

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PostHeaderIcon Laws that CA added to the DMV manual

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

The California DMV recently published a new, 2010 edition of the California Driver Handbook. A change over previous editions is additional information about how motorists should behave around cyclists.

The section about bicyclists in the Slow Moving Vehicle section looks like this.

Bicyclists on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile and motorcycle drivers. Respect the right-of- way of bicyclists because they are entitled to share the road with other drivers. Here are some critical points for drivers and bicyclists to remember:

Motor vehicle drivers must:

  • Pass a bicyclist as they would a slow moving-vehicle. Pass with caution, and only when safe.
  • Look carefully for bicyclists before opening doors next to moving traffic or before turning.
  • Safely merge toward the curb or into the bike lane.
  • Not overtake a bicyclist just before making a turn. Merge first, then turn.
  • Be careful when approaching or passing a bicyclist on a freeway.

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PostHeaderIcon Extreme Endurance

Nutrition Information

The Extreme Endurance Performance System was scientifically engineered and scientifically developed to systemically address the biochemical changes that occur to an athlete's body during intense exercise and competition. These changes don't discriminate. They happen to every athlete and encompass a wide range of internal disruptions such as increased body acid, microscopic tears and trauma to the muscles, oxidative stress, inflammation and suppression of the immune system. That's why pharmaceutical grade compounds, systematically engineered, are added to our performance formula to help neutralize these biochemical changes. The bottom line is this product is backed by science and proven to work by world-class athletes.

Extreme Endurance is manufactured in a NSF Certified facility and tested for banned substances by the world's largest sports drug laboratory, HFL. In a Gold-Standard, double-blind, placebo controlled study, lactic acid was reduced by 15% and aerobic threshold increased by double digits

 

PostHeaderIcon Pensacola Cycling Classic

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PostHeaderIcon Fitlab

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"FitLab is coming to Birmingham and Gravlee Fitness exclusively!!!!!  Gravlee Fitness has built an exercise physiology lab in its facility.  Ever wanted to know what your VO2 max was or Anaerobic Threshold?  We can do that.  We can also tell you how many calories you are burning during certain workloads so you know how much food/drink to take aboard during workouts.  It can also accurately tell you how many calories you are burning at rest (Resting Metabolic Rate- RMR) which is really important if you are interested in weight loss.

Incredible training tool!!! This is one of the only places in the state to get tested and Gravlee Fitness is an incredible place to train. You've always asked "Where can I get my VO2 done?"  Well, now you know.  FitLab uses a treadmill for runners, a windtrainer for cyclists and an erg is available for rowers.  The best part is FitLab is now open for business and  taking appointments. Call Amy Walker of FitLab today- 205-948-8751(
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Lee Gravlee at Gravlee Fitness 205-871-7128 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  Go to www.fitlabinc.com for more info."

 

PostHeaderIcon What to do if hit by a car

Legal Articles and Information

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE IN A WRECK WITH A CAR!

 

Introduction

 

Having a wreck with a car is a nightmare for cyclists.  At such a time of vulnerability and disorientation it can be quite difficult to gather your thoughts and decide what to do.  Unfortunately, such an incident requires immediate action and attention to detail in order to best protect your rights.  This guide represents a plan of action and recommendations for what to do if you find yourself in the most dire of circumstances.  The information is broken down into 5 sections set out below.

 

We hope this short guide will prepare you in the event that you are involved in a bicycle versus motor vehicle incident.[1]

 

I.                    Recorded Recollection

 

After an incident with an automobile, the first thing you should do, if someone hasn’t already, is to call the police.  It is important that you remain at the scene until the police arrive so that the police can make an on-scene investigation and record their findings in the “police report.”  This report, regardless of its accuracy or inaccuracy, will play a major role in determining liability for the wreck and it is critical that you are there to assist in its preparation.

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PostHeaderIcon Ride for Wishes 2011

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

The Make-A-Wish Foundations of Georgia & Alabama are having their annual event the first weekend in October (1-2). It’s their annual Ride for Wishes in Orange Beach, AL. To register, all that you have to do is visit www.rideforwishes.org.

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Spring City a.k.a. Huntsville Races are Back

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

The annual summer races in Huntsville are back!  Road race, time trial and criterium!  Mark your calendars for July 16 and 17th. $5,000 in cash and prizes!

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PostHeaderIcon The "MOTH" Effect

Legal Articles and Information

FROM DANNY FELDMAN 

 

Without going into detail, there is a rather fascinating discussion going on with the LOCI list serve (League Cycling Instructors - League of American Bicyclists), about the "moth effect." 

 

 This is the information that suggests that blinking red lights on the back of bicycles might be more dangerous than steady red lights.  On several occasions, when drunks have hit cyclists from behind, criminal defense lawyers have argued that the blinked attracted the drunk and the cyclist was therefore partly at fault and would not have been hit if he/she had a steady red light.  Bogus as it sounds, the study seems to toss out some food for thought.

 

The general drift of the discussion is that steady red lets motorists judge distance better and make safer passes.

Also, here's a pedestrian study.

 

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PostHeaderIcon Speedway Omnium July 15th

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Speedway Omnium July 15

Where: Huntsville Speedway off of Hobbs Island Rd. near the river.

When: Friday evening, July 15, register at 4:30 p.m., warmup at 5:00
Races start at 5:15 p.m.

Who: Anyone and everyone who likes to race using road bikes

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PostHeaderIcon Tornado Relief Ride

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Saturday June 25th: From Selma to Montgomery 55 miles. Begins at 7:00 AM at Memorial UMC in Selma.

TOUR FOR TORNADOES BENEFIT RIDES ALABAMA RURAL MINISTRY-EXTEND AN ARM OF LOVE

Want to help families hit by tornadoes? Do you like to bike? Want a big challenge? Then this may be just for you!

. Choose one of the below ride options
. Gain sponsors
. Proceeds used to help families hit by tornadoes rebuild in Alabama
. ARM is a Home Repair Ministry  
To Contact Us:

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PostHeaderIcon Riding a Unicycle

Race Results

Elijah Rottenberry completed the Rattlesnake Ridge portion of the "Bump Trail"...on a unicycle!  It's hard enough to stay upright on a two wheeled mountainbike!

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PostHeaderIcon Give 3 Feet

Advocacy Articles, Information and Updates

Recently Georgia changed its law to provide that motorists passing anyone on a bicycle must pass at a safe distance of three feet (thirty six tiny inches).  This now makes 13 states, including our neighbors in Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, which have enacted legislation defining safe passing distance as three feet when drivers are passing a bicyclist as simple life saving provisions for the citizens of their states.  However, right in the middle of the map and standing out is Alabama which refuses to extend the simple protection of thirty six tiny little inches of safety when a large rumbling motor vehicle is passing a small child on a bicycle, a commuter cycling to work or a senior riding a bicycle to volunteer at a hospital.  This MUST change NOW.  The lives of our citizen bicyclists is not a political issue, it is not conservative or liberal.  This is about the safety of everyone regardless of politics, wealth, religion or social status.  This is a human issue.

Sign the online petition

 

PostHeaderIcon AL State TT Championships a.k.a. Sprott

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

June 12th is the date for the 2011 Alabama State Time Trial Championships.  The course is a "board flat" course that might have 100 feet of climbing to it.  Straight road.  Registration and race information.

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PostHeaderIcon Riding with the King

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

Riding With the King 

$15,000** in cash and prizes

**Prize list is based on 250 riders.  We will guarantee the top prize in each category in each event.  Promoter reserves the right to reduce all pay outs 5% for each 10 riders below 250 rider threshold, to $8,000.**

 Saturday morning Circuit Race through downtown Tupelo is a winding approx 3.1 mi course through historic residential neighborhoods.  A professional style rolling enclosure ensures safe and fast racing in the South's most unique race!

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PostHeaderIcon Battle at Bill's Creek

Race & Ride (Century Type Events) Info and Updates

May 22nd Battle at Bill's Creek on The Sylaward Trail in Sylacauga, AL.  Get your fitness fine tuned here for Bump and Grind!

 

PostHeaderIcon The use of compression clothing and recovery

Training Information

The use of leggings for recovery in endurance athletes.
By Lee Gravlee

Recovery leggings or tights are typically worn post activity to aid in muscle recovery. Sometimes folks wear them during runs or rides because they think it makes them faster. Let's go over some basic physiology. Carbohydrates (bear with me) are broken down by a process called anaerobic glycolysis (meaning it does not take oxygen to breakdown a carbohydrate- glycogen). At the end of that reaction, stuff called pyruvate is formed. Now, when oxygen is not present, the hydrogen ions that are cleaved off during anaerobic glycolysis bind to pyruvate forming lactic acid. If oxygen is present, then the hydrogen ions bind to oxygen forming water (H2O- aka sweat).

 

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PostHeaderIcon Training the Aerobic Capacity of Distance Runners

Training Information

This article pertains to runners, but it is applicable to cyclists.

A Literature Review by Lee Gravlee

Anthony Turner from the London Sport Institute wrote an article published in the NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Journal (vol 33, #2, April 2011, pg 39-41, titled Training the Aerobic Capacity of Distance Runners: A Break From Tradition.
 

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PostHeaderIcon A Future Champion

BMX News and Events

William Seitz recently traveled out to San Diego to compete in the USAC National BMX Championships.  William performed well enough to get a spot on the Worlds Team that will compete in Copenhgen this summer! 

BMX racing is usually the stepping stone for future cycling champions!  Great job William! 

 

PostHeaderIcon Spotted at the Olympic Training Center

News Paper Articles about Cycling

This banner of Ron Williams (Auburn, AL), a Paralympic Champion, was spotted hanging at the Olympic Training Center!

 

 
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