The Fourth Annual Highway to Hale Bike Ride kicked off Saturday morning to the classic AC/DC tune at the Moundville Archaeological Park. Over 170 participants finished the ride. Riders chose from one of four distances: 25 miles, 38 miles, the 69 mile metric, and the 100 mile century. Over one hundred of the riders completed the century route.

Riders were greeted by American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa andTuscaloosa Cycling Club volunteers with a Chick-fil-A breakfast at registration. They were then able to visit the Trek tent for a bike tune up before the ride.

Caroline Gibson sang the National Anthem and Chris Powell offered the invocation.

Riders returned for a lunch feast from Dreamland BBQ.

A Giant Contend 3 bike, donated by Queen City Cycles, was raffled off to lucky rider Rick Nichols.

Highway 2 Hale is an initiative of the American Advertising Federation of Tuscaloosa and supports two specific scholarships for advertising students at the University of Alabama.

This was the ride’s first year as a part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series, a collection of thirteen century rides across the state. Through this partnership, the ride was able to double attendance.

For more information, please visit Next year’s ride is scheduled for June 8, 2019.

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