Maps and Queue Sheets
Descriptions and Information
For 2017, Spring City Cycling Club has designed an entirely new course for the Serving Hope All-You-Can-Eat Century. The Century now starts in Huntsville, AL from the Bob Harrison Wellness Center on Pulaski Pike.
The 103-Mile Coldwater Century travels directly north into Tennessee. At Kirkland on TN110, the Century diverts onto Coldwater Creek Road. For the next 58 miles the riders are presented with a twisting, hilly, shaded and very scenic route up to and around the classic 1892 Delina Old Country Store at the top end of the course. The Old Country Store is so cool, we send riders by there twice. Famous for its burgers and Amish fried pies, riders stopping at Rest Stop 3 are guaranteed a significant calorie hit for the ride back to Huntsville. Don't load up too much because the route is peppered with numerous short, steep hills. The Century features 4300 feet of climbing over a unrelenting series of short hills, with almost no sustained climbs. Make sure your front derailleur is well lubricated and functional. Since this is Tennessee, pavement quality runs from billiard table smooth to abrasive chip seal, it is recommended to run 23 mm tires and sturdy rims. Narrow tires and delicate race rims may result in a visit from the SAG vehicle. When the course finally climbs out of the Coldwater Creek watershed at mile 84, it mercifully flattens out for the run back into Huntsville. The last few miles pass by the classic Carter's Cotton Gin. Six rest stops.
AYCE Coldwater Century - North Loop AYCE Coldwater Century - South Loop
The 65-Mile Coldwater Metric departs the century route after traveling the newly paved and densely hilly Clay Jones and Red Hill roads. The Metric traverses the across the middle of the Century Loop and rejoins at Coldwater Creek road at the fourth rest stop. It is a nice route with plenty of climbing for the middle 18-mile segment. 2260 feet of climbing. Four Rest Stops.
AYCE Coldwater Metric Map - Includes 57-Mile, 52-Mile and 33-Mile loops.
Metric Century Queue Sheet
Henry Thompson Road Bonus Half Century - 57 Miles - This 5-mile extension of the Taste of Tennessee Half Century directs riders over to the Metric and Century return routes and up the very shady, scenic and less steep Henry Thompson Road.
57-Mile Queue Sheet
The 52-mile Coldwater Half Century drops down Coldwater Creek Road and returns to the flatlands up Robertson Hollow Road. 1620 feet of climbing. Three rest stops.
52-Mile Queue Sheet
Our 33-Mile Loop is a quick spin around the quiet roads northern Madison county. Tour through the scenic cotton fields of Carter's Gin Road, a popular local cycling route. See if you can spot the paths of the giant 1995 and 2011 tornadoes that struck that area. Two rest stops.
33-Mile Queue Sheet