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Shoals Cycling Club began many years ago as the Wildwood Rundlers a mountain biking group. To get in better shape for their mountain bike rides, the group began to ride road bikes. Later the name was changed to the Northwest Alabama Cycling Club as some of the riders became interested in racing. In January 2004, the name of the club was changed to the Shoals Cycling Club to link it in a definite way to the “regional name” of the area in which the majority of the members live – “The Shoals.”

In September 2005, the club began a process of reorganization by writing and ratifying a constitution and by-laws and is developing ways to fulfill its mission statement – “Promoting Cycling in Northwest Alabama.”

Across the years, the club has helped to sponsor and organize various rides - most notably the “W. C. Handy Music Festival 3 State Century.” In 2005, the Club was co-sponsor of the first “Muscle Shoals Music Cityfest Ride.”

Shoals Cycling Club is a blend of cyclists with various interests and skill levels. Members of our club are involved in riding road bikes, mountain bikes, and riding for the sheer joy of being on a bicycle. We seek to involve everyone who loves cycling and want to provide the means by which the members can become better cyclists.

If are looking for a cycling club that is family friendly and open to anyone, Shoals Cycling Club is that club. The membership application may be downloaded at the link below. We would love to have you as a member!

  Ride Fast……..Ride Slow…….Just Ride!

Our Sponsors









Shoals Radio Group




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Mileage Options:
21, 39, 61, 70, 100, 107

Course is fully sagged.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Registration booth will be open between 6 am and 8 am.

Mass Start at 7:15 a.m. Aid stations will close at 3 p.m. Route closes at 4 p.m.

Start Location:
Start/finish at McFarland Park in Florence. Click here for map.
  A meal and showers after the ride.

Accommodations & Questions:


Handy Festival Office (256) 766-7642

Colbert County Tourism (256) 383-0783

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism at (256) 740-4141 or (888) 356-8687

All riders must wear helmets and must obey all traffic rules and signs.




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