We look forward to seeing you on ride day! Our all-volunteer crew and sponsors are focused on providing a well-supported, fun and safe event. Below are important details for ride day. The ride will occur rain or shine. We have a no refund policy. However, if you have registered and will no longer be able to attend the event, you may transfer your registration to another rider. In the case of a severe weather threat, the ride will be cancelled and rescheduled at a later date.
Packet Pick-up & Kick-Off Party
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Academy Sports, 8610 Eastchase Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36117
Blackfinn Ameripub, The Shoppes at Eastchase,
6854 Eastchase Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36117
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 Time: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Hampton Inn, 60 Wasden Rd, Hope Hull, AL 36043
Ride Day contacts:
Otto Arnoscht at 334-399-9115 for SAG/Mechanical Support or Ride Director Robert Traphan at 334-271-5465
or Ride Director Bonnie Traphan at 334-796-4243
Pintlala Baptist Church - 73 Federal Road - Pintlala (Hope Hull), AL 36043
6:00 am - All-you-can-eat Breakfast is served in the Fellowship Hall
6:30 am - Registration & Check-in opens at the Information Tent
ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE BIB NUMBERS VISIBLE ON CLOTHING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES
8:00 am - Course opens for Challenging Century
(white road markings, 103 miles)
8:20 am - Course opens for Mad Metric
(green road markings, 64 miles)
8:35 am - Course opens for Fabulous Fives Riders
(orange road markings, 55.5 miles)
8:45 am - Course opens for Smell the Roses Riders
(yellow road markings, 30 miles)
8:50 am - Check-in Closes
8:55 am - Course opens for Nifty Nines Riders
(blue road markings, 18 miles)
9:00 am - All riders must be on course & Breakfast Buffet closes
10:00 am - Check-out opens
10:30 am - Tomato Sandwiches, Taco Bar, and Ice Cream Lunch opens
5:45 pm - Course closes & Check-out closes (This is a tentative time)
6:00 pm - Emergency contact notifications start for anyone not checked-out.
BE SURE TO CHECK-OUT!!!
Check-in (open 6:30 am to 8:50 am)
Check-out (open 10:00 am to 5:45 pm)
ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE BIB NUMBERS VISIBLE ON BICYCLE OR CLOTHING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES. We will have zip ties available for people wishing to fasten their bib to their bike.
Pre-Registered Riders with Packets have already checked-in.
Pre-Registered Riders without Packets
Look for the sign where your last name would be to sign-in and pick-up your packet.
Changing Routes and Riders: If you decide to do a longer or shorter route than the one you registered for, just let us know when you check-in or at the next rest stop during your ride. We will provide you with the correct map & a different color wrist band to match the new color of your new course markings.
On-Site registration will be available from 6:30 to 8:50 AM. Fill out the registration form at the round table beside the portico. Then take your form to the table for on-site registration under the portico. The worker will accept your payment (cash or check) and you will be given your bib, map, etc.
Route maps and cue sheets are color coded for the four courses. Roads along the route will have colored arrows on them. Blue is the 18 mile course; yellow is the 30 mile course; orange is the 55.5 mile course; green is the 64 mile course; white is the 103 mile course.
We are suggesting start times for the courses to smooth out the traffic on the road and at rest stops. If you are not a strong rider and need to start prior to 8:00 am in order to finish before 5:30 pm, you may do so. Rest stops may not be open if you depart too early. If you ride really fast or slow, gauge your start time accordingly. If you are a strong rider and start too early, you may arrive in time to help the rest stop volunteers set up! We will sweep the course at the end of the day, so nobody gets left behind!
Rest Stop Open to Tentative Closing Times
Wizard of Oz Rest Stop #1:
NN (4.2 & 14.1 Mi), SR (4.2 & 25.4 Mi), FF/MM/CC (4.2 Mi)
- Butler Mill Road Church
(5486 Butler Mill Rd, Montgomery, AL 36105) 8:13 to 11:12
Sponsored by Montgomery Eye Physicians
Rest Stop #2:
NN/SR/FF/MM/CC (9.2 Miles)
- Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
(2334 Pettus Rd, Hope Hull, AL 36043) 8:27 to 9:46
Sponsored by TBA
Rest Stop #3:
FF (14.8 Miles), MM/CC (16.5 Miles)
- Mt. Carmel UMC
(4450 W Hickory Grove Rd, Letohatchee, AL 36047) 8:49 to 10:00
Sponsored by David & Nell Orange
Halloween Town Rest Stop #4:
SR (16.7 Miles), FF (28.0 Miles) MM/CC (36.1 Miles)
- Greater Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church
(872 Smiley Ferry Road, Ramer, AL 36069) 9:30 to 12:00
Sponsored by Anthony J. Camerio, ChFC & Company
Hawaiian Paradise Rest Stop #5:
CC (54.4 Miles)
- Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church
(Gardner Road near Pisgah Road, Grady, AL 36036) 10:43 to 1:30
Sponsored by Carriage Hills Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
Rest Stop #6:
FF (45.0 Miles), MM (53.1 Miles), CC (72.8 Miles)
- White Cloud Missionary Baptist Church
(9933 Hobbie Rd, Ramer, AL 36069) 10:44 to 3:17
Sponsored by TBA
Rest Stop #7:
CC (89.1 Miles)
- Jericho AME Zion Church
(5251 Hobbie Rd, Montgomery, AL 36105) 12:27 to 5:00
Sponsored by TBA
Parking at Pintlala Baptist Church (PBC)
We will have volunteers assisting with parking. Overflow parking for the Glassner riders will be at the Pintlala Baseball Field, Pintlala Water Supply (PWS) and at Pintlala Elementary School (PES). All are located just West of Pintlala Baptist Church on Federal Drive.
Additional Parking past PBC West Lot at Pintlala Water Supply (PWS) & Pintlala Elementary School (PES), Pintlala Library, Pintlala United Methodist Church
Sharing the Road
Arrival (6:30 AM to 8:50 AM)
Downtown YMCA has kindly offered to let Glassner Challenge riders use their showers after the ride. Remember that we will be guests at the YMCA. Please be respectful of their facilities and their regular members, and thank them all for the use of their facilities. Your "Shower Pass" is located on the back of your ride rules.
Come enjoy our Themed Rest Stops!
Check-out/Finish Line Rest Area (9:55 to 6:18 PM):