The first Hot Hundred Bicycle Ride in 2003 was a joint endeavor between the DCH North Harbor Pavilion and the Druid City Bicycle Club (DCBC). www.druidcity.org.
The starting venue was Capitol Park and continued through the scenic rural communities of West Central Alabama and Greene County, then back again for a total of 103 miles! Hot Hundred is Tuscaloosa’s first century bicycle ride and also offers options for rides at 29, 36, 52, and 71 miles. The starting venue changed in 2011 to the University of Alabama Outdoor Pool Complex, as a partnership was forged with the University of Alabama Recreation Center.
What started as a club ride for local cyclists has become a premier event that attracts cycling enthusiasts from all over the United States. The Hot Hundred started with a registration total of 78 riders in its first year and has quickly grown to over 600 riders since 2013.
Funds raised via sponsorships and registration fees support the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance, a collaborative network of more than 50 local agencies that work to ensure the highest quality programs and services are available to individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness.
1 in 5 people (ages 13 and up) experience mental illness.
BECAUSE YOU RODE...
TMHA grants have helped provide the printing of a Navigational Guide for Community Mental Health Services, support for the Indian Rivers C.P. Winters Camp for children, community-wide Mental Health First Aid training, funding for the annual Recovery Celebration event for Bradford Health Services and 2015 Sober Tailgate, education packets for North Harbor Pavilion patients, as well as prescription medication and transportation for clients in need.
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