The Glassner Autumn Challenge is an annual organized bicycle ride held in memory of Dr. Jim Glassner, a longtime friend and supporter of cycling in central Alabama. A member of the Montgomery Bicycle Club, Jim was killed in a cycling accident on December 16, 2001. We renamed our century event (which we have been running since the 80's) in his honor. He was an avid cyclist and the Autumn Challenge is dedicated to his love of cycling.
Choose your challenge and join the fun!
How challenging do you want your ride? Pick from the Nutty Nifty Nines 18, Smell the Roses 30, the Fabulous Fives 55.5, the Mad Metric Century 64, or the Courageous Century 103.
No matter what distance you choose, you will be biking the beautiful, tree-lined, rural roads of central Alabama, with mechanical support, sag wagons, and rest stops supplied with plenty of fruit, light snacks, water, and sports drinks. The short routes offer gently rolling hills, while the longer routes offer moderately rolling hills. The routes will be clearly marked and will keep you on beautiful rural roads.
The ride will begin and end at Pintlala Baptist Church where a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake (and much more!) breakfast will be served by the Pintlala Baptist Church in the fellowship hall from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is included in your registration. The Century Route takes you right by a great lunch spot - Red's Little School House. When you return be ready for some old fashioned southern hospitality - our new famous taco bar, now famous tomato sandwiches and ice cream!