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All-You-Can-Eat Century Ride 2018

September 15, 2018


The 34th Annual All You Can Eat Century returns for 2018!

Enjoy the rustic scenery of northern Madison County, AL and south central Tennessee. The September 15, 2018 AYCE ride part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series (ABCS).

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The Alabama Backroads Century Series is dedicated to promoting 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. 

It would not be the “All You Can Eat” Century without an epic post-ride meal which will be catered by Cyn Shea’s Cafe and Catering a division of Serving Hope Inc.  

The 2018 route, totally new in 2017, begins in Huntsville and travels straight north into middle Tennessee. Huntsville is so close to Tennessee that the three longer routes, even the half century, can reach the Coldwater Creek, TN watershed for some truly wonderful cycling!

Event proceeds benefit Serving Hope Inc., The Alabama Bicycle Coalition, Huntsville area NICA mountain bike teams, the SCCC Community Grant program, and future SCCC AYCE events.

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Event Details


  • Online Registration: February 2018 through September 13, 2018
  • Packet Pickup & Walkup Registration: September 14, 2018; 5pm-8pm Location TBA
  • AYCE RIDE DAY: September 15, 2018
    • Morning Registration Opens: 6:30 am
    • Century Mass Start: 8:00 am
    • Metric & Half Century Start: 8:15 am
    • Half Metric Start: 8:30 am

Start Location:  

Robert ‘Bob’ Harrison Wellness Center, 6156 Pulaski Pike NW, Huntsville, AL 35810.

  • Please, no headphones. Helmets must be worn.
  • Field limited to 600 riders.
  • After the ride, enjoy a delicious meal catered by Cyn Shea's Café and Catering at the Bob Harrison Wellness Center Pavilion.
  • Showers available after noon at the Bob Harrison Wellness Center.


Attention Members! Please remember to log into this web site before registering in order for the discount to be automatically applied. Forgot your password? No problem, just click the Forgot password link and enter your email for instant reset.

Not a member yet? Visit our Benefits page to review all the great amenities offered by SCCC and follow the link at the bottom of that page to join!


SCCC Members

Non- Members

Until Sunday, July 15



July 16 thru Sunday, Sept. 2



Sept. 3 thru  Thursday, Sept. 13
(online registration closes at midnight)



Friday Sept. 14 Packet Pickup



Saturday, Sept 15 Walk-Up



Pre-Register by Sunday, July 15, 2018 for the most discounted rates


Register Here


Route Details


The 2018 All You Can Eat Century offers four all new routes with challenges suitable for riders of all abilities.  


Old Country Store Century – 102 Miles – This year’s century starts in north Huntsville on Pulaski Pike.  It heads directly north on mostly flat roads, but once you get to Tennessee, the character of the route changes dramatically as it heads into the Coldwater Creek watershed area.  The next 55 miles are peppered with frequent short hills and diversions into deep woods.  The highlight is the 50 and 61 mile-rest stop at the Old Delina Country Store.  It's so cool, we loop you by it twice!  This is a genuine general store, opened in 1892, a very significant year for the area. It is famous for its burgers and homemade Amish Fried Pies.  One of these and the calorie count is sufficient to fuel you all the way to the finish.  The Coldwater segment ends with a stiff climb back into Taft, TN.  The final 20 miles are mercifully flat with a series of scenic rolling hills as you return to Huntsville along Carter’s Gin Road. 


Coldwater Metric Century - 64 miles - This year’s Coldwater Metric Century departs from the 100-mile route at mile 31 on Molino Road.  Like the Century, the Metric returns to Taft, TN up the narrow and shaded Henry Thompson Road, for a surprisingly stiff 1.5-mile climb following the same roads back to the finish, allowing you to spin the junk from your legs after a bit of climbing. The metric as well as the full and half century follow an interesting profile, dipping down into the Coldwater TN watershed.

Taste of Tennessee Half Century - 52 miles – The 52-mile Coldwater Half Century departs the main route at 27 miles at the second rest stop in Kirkland, TN.  It quickly descends onto Coldwater Creek Road for a very pleasant spin through the valley.  The Half-Century rejoins the main loop at Pepper Road at mile 36.

The 34 Mile Loop is a quick spin around the quiet roads northern Madison county.

Route Maps for Downloading and Printing

Queue Sheets and Maps can be found here...   Century Routes


Contact Information


Janie Miernik - Ride Director

2017 Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2017 Edition of the The Serving Hope - All You Can Eat Century.  We had 288 riders registered to start from from our new location at the Bob Harrison Wellness Center.  It was great day to test out the new route.  

A few pictures from the ride....

2017 AYCE Century Start
AYCE Metric Century Pig
The famous Metric Century Pot-Bellied Pig

2017 Sponsors

Southern CarnageBicycles Etc.BCBS
Primal                     Academy


Yellowhammer BreweryPiggly WigglyPepsiTrek
alabama high schoolHARC