LE TOUR DE CAHABA
Sunday, July 21 - Homewood Location
- Fully-Supported with SAG and Rest Stops
- 5 Route Options: 65 miles, 45 miles, 34 miles, 10 miles, and Slow Your Roll Family Ride (<5 miles)
- Post-Ride Cookout at the Homewood Store
- Pre-Register by July 8th for $25* and a FREE Limited Edition TDC Shirt
- Registration Price: $30, after July 8th
- Slow Roll $15 Adult, $10 Kids 5-18, and Free Under 5
*Registration for the 65mi, 45mi, 34mi, 10mi
LE TOUR DE CAHABA 2019 FAQ’S
Can I pre-register?
Yes, click here for registration.
- Online registration will close at midnight on July 19th.
- In-person registration will open at 6:00 am the morning of the ride.
- Register by July 8th to guarantee your free Tour de Cahaba T - Shirt.
How much is the ride?
|Slow Roll (Ride Only) ||FREE|| || || |
|Slow Roll Adult||$15|| || || |
|Slow Roll Kid* (Under 18. Under 5 Free) ||$10|| || || |
|65mi, 45mi, 34mi, 10mi||$25*|| || || |
|Non-Rider Food/Drink Wristband ||$10 || || || |
*Pre-register by July 8th for $25 and to guarantee your free Tour de Cahaba T - Shirt. Register after July 8th for $30.
*Kids 5 and under ride, eat and drink for free. T-shirt not included. No registration needed for kids 5 and under.
What time does it start?
7:00 am for the 34, 45 and 65-mile riders. 9:00 am for the slow roll and the 10-mile riders.
How do I get a free t-shirt?
Anyone who pre-registers by July 8th, will get a free Tour de Cahaba T-shirt. If we have any left over we will be selling them for $10 at the event.
What is the route?
Ride With GPS Routes
What is the average speed?
This is a ride, not a race. There will be several different groups at several different paces. However, we will have cut-off times at the rest stops (per store) just to simply prevent a really long day waiting for riders to arrive. We do recommend that any rider on the 70 mile route to be able to maintain at least 13 mph average. Those doing the 10, 34 or 45 mile routes need not worry about pace or speed.
What is the distance?
There are 5 options: 65, 45, 34, 10, and a “Slow Roll” family ride.
Is the route hilly?
Why of course! We are in the beautiful Appalachian foothills...there are hills but no mountains.
What is the slow roll ride?
This is an easy family fun ride with a ride leader. There is no charge for this ride unless you would like lunch and t-shirt. All ages welcome (even baby seats and trailers). It will be a short ride through Homewood with a popsicle stop! Distance will be around 5 miles with opportunities to shorten the route if you need to.
Will there be support?
Yes…and lots of it. We will have 3 SAG vehicles as well as huge, well-stocked rest stops at each Cahaba Cycles location with lots of food/drink..even ice cold wash cloths! Slow Roll ride will not have SAG vehicle support…but if help is needed a vehicle can be sent over.
Are there going to be rest stops?
Yes…each Cahaba location is a rest stop.
What is going on after the Ride?
Party at the Homewood store back parking lot. Good People Beer, cokes, BBQ, pizza, live music, shade, cooling fans, and a bunch of cool folks to hang out with.
Is the route marked?
Yes, each turn with fluorescent spray paint. Just follow the arrows.
Will the roads be closed?
No, unfortunately we don’t have the budget to close the roads. However, we have carefully selected the roads that we feel are as safe and low-traffic as possible. And we will be supporting with SAG vehicles. We will also provide corking (un-official traffic halting) of traffic for the intersections at Lakeshore/Green Springs to try and keep the group together before heading up Berry Rd.
How many participants are there?
Approx 400-500 riders
Will the stores be open for business at each rest stop?
What if it's raining at start time?
This is a rain or shine event. We may postpone the start time if need be. There will be no refunds if a registrant chooses not to come due to weather.