Ride of Love Logistics

Ride of Love Logistics

Ride of Love Registration Form

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Ride of Love Training Schedule


When:  Saturday, May 21, 2016—during Camp Sam's May Family Camp
Where:  leave from the IHOP Parking Lot in Tuscaloosa, AL See below for the 75 mile option starting spot.
Time:  5:30 a.m., ride briefing at 5:45 a.m., leave promptly at 6:00 a.m.
Course Description: Challenging and hilly. Can be done by novice/elite cyclist
Duration: 10-12 hours
Pace: Between 15-16 MPH
This ride is fully supported and all riders stay together the entire route.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Dept and Motorcade
Sag Wagon
NorthStar Ambulance (see below for support detail)

About the Ride:
The 150 mile bike course travels through 6 counties:  Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Elmore.THIS IS A GROUP RIDE—we help support and encourage one another—that is what Camp SAM is all about to these kids and their families.  Group riding experience is encouraged since riding in a group this large (ROL 2010 had 70+ cyclists) is not like riding by yourself.  You have to pay very close attention to what’s going on.  We do have a lead rider who maintains group integrity and sets the pace—this rider is not to be passed.  We also have a sweep rider who maintains group integrity by not allowing us to slow down or get too spread out due to cyclists unable to maintain the 15-16 mph pace.  There is also a sag wagon in the motorcade for those riders who are not able to maintain the 15-16 mph pace.  This is a very safe ride that is highly supported especially by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Dept. as escorts  and we have a NorthStar Ambulance to take care of any medical needs. You must make a commitment to properly prepare for this ride.  It is a challenging and life changing ride.

The 75 Mile Option will start at the lunch stop at the Chevron in Clanton. Cyclists will need to be there and ready to ride by 10:45 a.m. Transportation is available from camp back to your parked car in Clanton.
3300 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35046
You will leave your car in the area across the street from the gas station.

Thank you John Halsey for digitizing and mapping the route!
Ride of Love - Route

Please remember: You will have the opportunity to shower when you arrive at camp before dinner. So bring you a change of clothes, a towel and toiletries. These will be stored in one of the support vehicles on the ride.

Lodging Information
There are 3 hotel/motels near the IHOP:

1. Courtyard by Marriot (205) 750-8384
4115 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405

2. Fairfield Inn (205) 366-0900
4101 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa AL  35405

3. Jameson Inn (205) 345-5024  5021 Oscar Baxter Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405

Directions to the Courtyard and Fairfield Inn:
Travel I-59 S take Exit #71A (Hwy. 69 S), at the traffic light take a left, take left at IHOP and follow the road around.

Directions to Jameson Inn:
Same as above but take a right at the traffic light on Hwy 69S.