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GobbleCross CycloCross Race: Sunday November 19th

Gobble Cross Race on Sunday, November 19th in Tuscaloosa! Register in advance at https://www.bikereg.com/gobblecross2023 Race categories include Men Open, Women Open, Cat 4/5, Masters (30+, 40+, 50+ yrs), Single Speed, Mountain Bike, and Junior categories (9-15, 15-19 yrs). The course will be designed by members of our local bike clubs and race teams! The gang on Heckle Hill will be there to cheer was you suffer! It's going to be an awesome day for racing bikes on dirt!

Register Here 

VeloCity Cycles + WAMBA Halloween Ride & Costume Contest: Monday October 30th

Come join VeloCity Cycles and WAMBA for a fun-filled, spooky Halloween mountain bike ride on Monday October 30th at 5:00PM at Munny Sokol Park. This is a night ride so be sure to bring your lights! Wear your best costume - costume contest at the end of the ride and fun prizes available! Following the ride we will have food and beverages available at the WAMBA BBQ area, bring a camping chair to stay and hangout.

We will meet in the parking lot of the Red Barn area and ride 5-15 miles. All riding levels welcome.

Bring lights as it gets dark early! Helmet and functioning mountain bike are required! Bring your bike by the shop to get anything you might need to get prepared.

Please help us prepare for food by saying "going" in the Facebook event. DM us with any questions. Thanks!

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Oktoberfest 5K Lead Out and Watch Party: Saturday October

Come join VeloCity Cycles Saturday October 28th morning to cheer on the Oktoberfest 5k run. The run will start on our street corner at 9am. We will open early at 8am w/ tents and chairs to cheer them on! We will also be the bike lead out for the 5k. Come on our and help make this a fun event!

The Five Points 50: Sept 23, 2023

The 5 Points 50/25 is Chattanooga’s Ultimate Endurance Mountain bike race. Racers will enjoy a grueling course packed with single track, climbs, downhills, rock gardens, and smooth flowy trails through the 5 Points Trail system, Lula Lake Land Trust, the Cloudland Connector Trail (including the 6.5 mile Long Branch/Nickajack section) and Moonshine Trails. Post race activities include camping, music, food and more.

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USA Cycling Marathon MTB National Championship in Auburn, AL: Sept 23, 2023

Come back to this page soon to learn more about the race. USA Cycles has not yet released race info, just the date and location!

Register Here 

Ride Yellow Charity Ride: Sept 16, 2023

RIDEYELLOW is an annual Infirmary Health charity bike ride. The ride begins at Halliday Park in Bay Minette, Alabama, with a 6-mile tribute ride. Individuals can choose to participate in only the tribute ride or continue by pedaling the 20, 37 or 62 mile route at their leisure. 

Rest stops are available along the way and food, beverages and vendor booths are available when riders return to the park.

Register Here  Ride Info Event FaceBook

Birmingham Bike Club 50th Annual Century: Sept 9, 2023

Come join the Birmingham Bicycle Club for our 50th Annual Century, one of the most beautiful centuries in the Southeast. Proceeds from this years event will be used to help promote cycling safety and driver education.

Our starting location is Ashville High School, located on U.S. 231 just south of downtown Ashville, AL.

Routes of 25, 50, 64, and 100  will be offered – all recreational friendly and scenic.

Register for the ride or place your jersey order by July 10th to have the jersey on race day!

Register Here  Ride Info Event FaceBook  Order Jersey

Sportsplex Duathlon for Kids 2023: Aug 5, 2023

In an effort to still provide a fun experience for our athletes we are excited to offer a DU athlon instead of a TRI athlon for the summer of 2023.  In this event athletes will run, bike, run instead of swim, bike, run! Unfortunately due to construction at the Sportsplex the aquatic center will be unavailable for use in the summer of 2023. Du or Du not there is no Tri!

What the race provides: Tri tag/anklet, Swim cap, Bib number, Safety pins, Helmet stickers, Bike stickers. 

5/27/23 – 7/30/23: $35/ child
7/31/23-8/4/23: $40/child
Discount of $5 per child when signing-up 3 or more children.
NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION! Pre-registration is required. Paper registration deadline is 7/21/23.

Race Info  Register Here  Facebook Page

DCBC Hot Hundred: The Hottest Race in the South: July 29

The 2023 edition of the Hot Hundred will be on Saturday, July 29, 2023. The Hot Hundred offers six different route distances ranging from 30 miles up to our brand new Brian Smith Memorial Ultra 116 miles. All route options have frequent rest stop options supported by our fantastic volunteers.

Funds raised via sponsorships and registration fees support the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization which assists those affected by mental health through education, awareness, support and collaboration.

Discounted Fee Deadline: Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM CT. 

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Jul 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT

VeloCity Cycles Event Pictures  Highlights  Facebook Page

Le Tour de Cahaba: July 23, 2023

6 Route Options: 65 miles, 45 miles, 35 miles, 20 miles, 10 miles, and Slow Your Roll Family Ride (<5 miles) (each route is linked).

This year Cahaba Cycles is giving $3 per $30 registration to BUMP - Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers. The mission of BUMP is to BUILD, MAINTAIN, PRESERVE, and RIDE mountain bike trails in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.

Free t-shirt with registration deadline: July 10, 2023. 

Discounted registration deadline: July 18th, 2023 (registration will be $40 after the 18th).

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Jul 21, 2023 at midnight.

This is a rain or shine event. No re-schedule date and no refunds

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24/12 Hours of Iron Maiden: July 1-2, 2023

Whether you want a killer 24-hour solo ride, rip it up on course on a team of buddies, or chill on a Just Having Fun team, the 24/12 Hours of Iron Maiden has something for everyone!

A favorite of Chainbuster staff, we look forward to a weekend of fun at Tannehill every summer. We pit right where we camp and have the entire Farley Field to ourselves!! Grab some friends, pack your camping gear and make it a weekend of mountain biking!

WAMBA Summer Solstice 45 Mile Challenge: June 24, 2023

Got what it takes? Come challenge yourself tackling three 15 mile laps at Lake Lurleen. 

Join the West Alabama Mountain Biking Association on June 24th to push your boundaries on one of our favorite local trails!


VeloCity Cycles 5th Birthday Party & Sale: June 17, 2023

We are so thrilled and unspeakably grateful for all of the incredible moments we have shared with our community over the last 5 years. We love bikes, but our appreciation for and connection with the cycling and MTB community is the icing on the cake. 

Speaking of cake, come into the shop today from 10am-2pm to celebrate our birthday with us! We have put together some great deals, refreshments, and fun test rides to show how grateful we are to serve each and every one of you! 
Don't forget to enter our Big Birthday Giveaway to win one of three great prizes-- it isn't too late to enter! Winners will be randomly selected TODAY at 2pm!

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Bump n' Grind: June 9-11, 2023

Looking for a MTB race to register for? We got you covered: Check out the 29th edition of BUMP N' GRIND -- Alabama's biggest and best mountain bike race weekend at beautiful Oak Mountain State Park!

Bump N' Grind is the primary source of funding for BUMP -- the organization that builds and maintains trails at Oak Mountain and 3 other trail systems in the Birmingham area. Your race entry helps us build and maintain these amazing trails.

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World Bicycle Day Ride: June 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am

Join us for a no rider left behind ride to celebrate World Bicycle Day! 

On June 3rd at 8:30 am, we'll gather at VeloCity Cycles and set off on a leisurely ride through some of the beautiful trails and roads in our area. Along the way, we'll enjoy each other's company and the beauty of nature.

After the ride, we'll gather back at the shop for a post-ride celebration, complete with donuts and coffee. 

This is the perfect opportunity to get out and ride with other cycling enthusiasts, celebrate the joy of biking, and show your support for the cycling community. We hope to see you there! Please sign-up by 7 am on June 3rd so we can get plenty of donuts and coffee for everyone. 

Ride On Brian Smith Memorial Ride: May 27

The Hank Poore Foundation is thrilled to present the 1st Annual Brian Smith Memorial Ride - Ride On. This will be a special event honoring Brian, who embodied everything that the The Hank Poore Foundation represents. The Memorial Ride features three routes: 20 miles, 37 miles, and 63 miles

Ride On will offer a post ride meal from Robertson’s BBQ.  Robertson’s is a favorite spot for local cyclists, including Brian.  We know you’ll love them too!

Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 7:00 AM CT

VeloCity Cycles will be the mechanic support for this event, so come out to support a great cause and stop by our tent to say hello!

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Intro to Rolling for Cyclists: May 22, 2023 @ 7pm

Roll into the week with this restorative class — we will use a massage recovery ball (think upgraded tennis ball) to release tension. Learn how myofascial release (trigger point work) can be as simple as rolling a ball along tight muscles. 

Free class - all you need is your mat and water bottle. A block may be helpful. The instructor will provide the recovery ball. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cycling performance and overall well-being. Space is limited, sign up now!

9th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon: May 20th

You’re invited to take part in the 9th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon. This event is a great way to promote healthy, active lifestyles for kids – while supporting a great cause, Secret Meals For Hungry Children.

We encourage children of all athletic abilities to participate. Race distances are very beginner-friendly. Helmets are required and flotation devices and training wheels are allowed. All participants will be awarded with medals. Awards to top three girls and boys in each age group will also be awarded.

Wondering if your child is ready to try a tri? The Learn to Tri - Training Clinic is a FREE introductory program designed to train youth in the fundamentals of triathlons, so they can participate in the Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon. The Learn to Tri Kids Clinic will be hosted at Lake Lurleen on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

Packet pick-up will be hosted at VeloCity Cycles on Friday, May 19th from 3-6 pm. 

The Triathlon will begin at 9am on May 20th. Check the Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon website for more info.

VeloCity Cycles will be the mechanic support for this event, so come out to support a great cause and stop by our tent to say hello! 

Triathlon Info    Facebook Page

All-Levels: Yoga for Cyclists: May 15, 2023 @ 7pm

Let’s slow down on Monday, May 15th for Yin Yoga. This is a calm practice (rather than flowing through poses) that targets tendons and ligaments. We hold poses on the floor (or chair) for 3-5 minutes to achieve a deeper stretch. Breath work is also a focus. 

Class is free - all you need is a mat, water and a towel - other props (like blocks, straps, blanket or bolster) are welcome. Your body will thank you!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cycling performance and overall well-being. Space is limited, sign up now!

All-Levels: Yoga for Cyclists: May 8, 2023 @ 7pm

Calling all cyclists! Join us this Monday 5/8 from 7-8pm for an all-levels yoga practice designed specifically for cyclists. Our expert instructor will guide you through a series of poses that will strengthen and stretch your cycling muscles, with a focus on hip and spine alignment.

Bring your mat, some water, and blocks if you have them - that's all you need to join us!

Plus, if you're in need of a new yoga mat, VeloCity has got you covered. We're placing a group order for Manduka mats, the most recommended brand in the world.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cycling performance and overall well-being. Space is limited, sign up now!

Tadasana 101: Yoga for Cyclists: May 1, 2023 @ 7pm

How is your posture? Standing in alignment (or “mountain” pose) is challenging. Injury, imbalance or even tight muscles are common causes of bad habits and poor posture. If you're a cyclist looking to improve your posture on and off the bike, join us for Tadasana 101! This class will show you the principles of alignment and move through poses that will help you take the Tadasana blueprint to your cycling.

Best of all, the class is FREE! Just bring a mat and water, and we'll balance effort and ease in this all-abilities practice. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your posture and enhance your cycling performance! See you on the mat! 

Intro to Yoga Nidra for Cyclists: April 17, 2023

VeloCity Cycles is hosting an beginner friendly yoga class geared for cyclists of any experience level. 

Join us for a free Introduction to Yoga Nidra for Cyclists class on Monday, April 17th at 7 pm.

Rest is key to our performance, and that's why we're excited to offer this guided rest practice also known as "conscious sleep" to help you reduce stress, improve your sleep, and explore mindfulness and meditation.

In this hour-long class, we'll start with some gentle movement and then drop into a state of deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra. So bring your mat and water, and feel free to bring a bolster or pillow for extra comfort.

Layering a long and short sleeve shirt is also recommended for your comfort. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or completely new to the practice, this class is perfect for cyclists of all levels who are looking to improve their performance and overall well-being.

Intro to Yin Yoga for Cyclists: April 10, 2023

VeloCity Cycles is hosting an beginner friendly yoga class geared for cyclists of any experience level. 

Join us this Monday, April 10th at 6 pm for a free, all-levels introduction to Yin Yoga. This calm, static practice is the perfect complement to your cycling routine, targeting tendons and ligaments (rather than muscles) for a deeper stretch and improved flexibility.

We will cut off the sign-up sheet once we have filled all 12 spots. Filling out this form does not guarantee a spot at the Yoga for Cyclists Class. Spots are allocated in order of first come, first serve. If we receive your information and you did not get a spot, we will send you a message at the number you provided to let you know. 

Intro Yoga for Cyclists: April 2, 2023

VeloCity Cycles is hosting an beginner friendly yoga class geared for cyclists of any experience level. 

Join us on Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm at VeloCity Cycles for a rejuvenating practice designed specifically for any level of cyclist. This class is for people new to yoga, or those who are already practicing yoga! The class will help improve your flexibility, balance, and focus on the bike. 

Make sure to bring your own Yoga Mat, Towel, and Water Bottle. 

There are only 12 spots available, so sign up now to secure your spot. Follow this link to secure your spot:

Tuscaloosa Mountain Flyers Races: March 25-26

Come out to watch the middle school and high school teams race at Munny Sokol Park on March 25 and March 26th! The race schedules and information are posted on the Tuscaloosa Mountain Flyer Facebook page. 

ACA is looking for volunteers to help out at the race. Check out the link to the Volunteer Registration  for more information. 

There will be food trucks and camping options available. 

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VeloCity Sunday Social Ride: Canceled

Join us on Sunday, March 26th at 3pm for a 31.5 mile “Social Ride." The ride will start and end at the VeloCity Cycles shop.

This is a experienced rider route that focuses on the social aspect of riding and creating a safe atmosphere for all riders. Experience in road cycling and helmets are required.

This week we are doing a chill 31.5 miles on the Sanders Ferry route to Dry Creek down Hulsey. It will be set your own pace and stop as needed. This route will have a section of traffic on HWY 11 and experience in pace lining is required.

After the ride, hang out with us at the shop and have a beverage!

Ride Route 

VeloCity Saturday Beginner Ride: February 18, 2023 

This is a beginner friendly route that focuses on the social aspect of riding and creating a safe atmosphere for all riders, including kids! 

The ride will begin at 3 pm on Saturday, Feb 18, 2023

This week we are meeting at the Northport River Walk, a path that is 4.5 miles, but you can do as much or as little as you wish.  It will be set your own pace and stop as needed for water or a break. There will be no vehicle traffic, as the path is a multiuse paved sidewalk.

Ride Route 

VeloCity Cycles Wrench'n Wednesday Workshop: Jan 19, 2023

Want to be prepared for when you have a flat on the road? Come to our bike repair workshop and learn how to properly change a flat tire on your road bike! All skill levels are welcome. 

Please bring your own bike and tools (spare tube, CO2, CO2 inflator, tire lever), or purchase a flat tire repair kit from us! 

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to fix a flat tire
  • How to properly inflate tires
  • Tips for maintaining the lifespan of your bike tires