LE TOUR DE CAHABA
Sunday, July 24 - New Homewood Location!
- Fully-Supported with SAG and Rest Stops
- 6 Route Options: 65 miles, 45 miles, 35 miles, 20 miles, 10 miles, and Slow Your Roll Family Ride (<5 miles)
- Post-Ride Cookout at the Homewood Store
- Pre-Register by end of day July 10th for FREE Limited Edition TDC T-Shirt. Registrations after July 10 will not qualify for free T.
- Online Registration Closes 7/22 @ noon. On-site registration available day of for $40 (6am). Registration is $40 after July 18.
- $3 of every $30/$40 registration donated to BUMP (Bicycle Urban Mountain Pedalers)
- Slow Roll $15 Adult, $10 Kids 6-18, and Free Under 5
- This is a rain or shine event. No re-schedule date and no refunds.
LE TOUR DE CAHABA 2022 FAQ’S
Absolutely. We will have a quick and easy registration process that starts at 6 a.m. Cash or credit card is accepted.
Yes, you can pick up your wrist band and t shirt the Saturday before at our Homewood location (1724 27th court south). Hours are 10am-5pm But you don't have to.
wristband/t-shirt can also be picked up quickly and easily the morning of the event starting at 6:00am
There is plenty of parking at the SoHo Parking Deck (or any vacant lot is fine), or street parking - since it is a Sunday morning, street parking is plentiful.
7:00 am for the 34, 45 and 65 mile riders.
9:00 am for the slow roll, 10 Mile, and 20 Mile
The reason for the different start times is so that all riders generally arrive back at the after party within 1-1.5 hours of each other
|Slow Roll (Ride Only) ||FREE|| || || |
|Slow Roll Adult||$15|| || || |
|Slow Roll Kid* (Under 18. Under 5 Free) ||$10|| || || |
|65mi, 45mi, 34mi,20mi,|
|$30*|| || || |
|Non-Rider Food/Drink Wristband ||$10 || || || |
*Pre-register by July 10th to guarantee your free Tour de Cahaba T - Shirt. Register after July 18th for $40.
*Kids 5 and under ride, eat and drink for free. T-shirt not included. No registration needed for kids 5 and under.
Yes, click here for registration.
- Online registration will close at noon on July 22nd at midnight. Registration is $40 after July 18.
- In-person registration will open at 6:00 am the morning of the ride for the 34, 45, 65 mile options
- In person registration for the 10 Mile, 20 Mile and Slow Roll will open at 8:00am
- Register by July 10th to recieve your free Tour de Cahaba T - Shirt.
Yes, we spend several hours thoroughly marking the course with high viability orange spray paint. This marking is done the week before the ride. HOWEVER..rain, sun, and traffic tends to fade the paint quickly...so some arrows may be harder to see than others. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND grabbing a Q sheet at the start of the ride and/or downloading the strava or ride with GPS file to your phone or GPS device that we have provided in this FAQ.
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.
There are 5 options: 65, 45, 34, 10, and a “Slow Roll” family ride (5 miles or less. there are places to cut short)
Yes. 65 mile riders will need to arrive at the heights store(rest stop #2) by 10:00am in order to receive sag support for the remainder of the ride from Heights to Trussville back to Homewood.
The after party usually wraps up around 1:00 (6 hours after the 7:00 start) We do keep up with how many riders are still out on the course (via our SAG vehicles) after 12:30 and try to have ample food and drink when they arrive...however there is a limit as to how long we can wait to begin breaking down the event and cleaning up.
Why of course! We are in the beautiful Appalachian foothills...there are hills but no mountains.
Anyone who pre-registers by July 10th, will get a free Tour de Cahaba T-shirt. If we have any left over we will be selling them for $15 at the event.
Yes - this year we are giving $3 per $30 registration to BUMP - Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers. The mission of BUMP is to BUILD, MAINTAIN, PRESERVE, and RIDE mountain bike trails in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
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.
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.
Yes…each Cahaba location is a rest stop. There will also be a self - serve water stop at the corner of Highway 78 and Floyd Bradford.
Party at the Homewood store back parking lot. Good People Beer, cokes, kids drinks, BBQ, veggie pizza (for vegetarians only), live music, shade, cooling fans, and a bunch of cool folks to hang out with.
No. In an attempt to reduce our plastic use, we are asking everyone to please fill up your existing bottles. We will have plenty of ice water stations. Please just refill your permanent bottle and #PassOnplastic
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.
Approx 700-800 riders
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. Expenses are already paid for when event day arrives.