Bluff City Blues Training Team
About the BCB100 Training Team
Come join The Memphis Hightailers’ Bluff City Blues 100 Century Training Team! Learn to ride properly and to train for cycling’s equivalent of a marathon -- the century (100-mile) ride. Your training will culminate with Bluff City Blues 100 in October.
This will be our 9th year to host this special training team, and we have trained close to 300 riders. Team members are cyclists of varying backgrounds and abilities, including many who are new to the sport. If you can ride your bike for an hour, you can train and do a century. It only takes desire, dedication, and proper training.
We will have an Orientation Meeting shortly. at the MHBC Clubhouse at 397 Cumberland Street, Memphis, Tennessee (behind Wiseacre Brewery, off of Broad Street). Come learn about what is involved, our training schedule, cost, and more.
Our First Training Ride
Our first ride will be Saturday, March 31, leaving from 7945 Wolf River Blvd, West Cancer Center. Rides are scheduled on an alternating Saturday/Sundays with 21 rides set as you build up to riding a century (100 miles) or a metric century (100 km/ 62 miles).
Your Registration Fee includes:
- Bluff City Blues 100 Entry Fee
- BCB 100 Training Team Bike Jersey
- BCB 100 Training Team T-shirt
- 21 Training Rides with SAG Support
- Training Advice and Seminars
- Pre-Ride Dinner
Team Fee: $135
Ride Fee: $35
Road ID (optional): $23
You will also be able to sign up for the West Fight On Ride and WRC Cycle The Greenway Ride at discounted fees ONLY AVAILABLE during sign up! More details at the orientation meeting! Potential savings of nearly $60 on two rides!
Remember, these special, discounted fees for these two rides ONLY AVAILABLE during initial training team registration!
Please note: The training team is open to Memphis Hightailers members only. If you're not a member, what are you waiting for? Only $40/year. Join now!
Bluff City Blues Ride: October 6
Bluff City Blues 100 Training Team.
Details for the 2018 Bluff City Blues Ride coming soon! Take a look at this years promo video.
It is getting close to registration opening for the BCB 100 Training Team. Take a look at the video from some of 2017's training rides.
Le Ride is about the first English speaking team to ride, in what many believe is the toughest sporting event on earth, The Tour de France.
In 1928 a small under-resourced and untested team from New Zealand and Australia lined up in Paris next to Europe’s best riders. Racing as a team of 4 against teams of 10, many considered the Australasian’s entry a joke, with one French journalist calling it “nothing short of murder”. 168 riders started the more than 3,500 mile race that year … only 41 finished!
Well known television personality Phil Keoghan decided to bring this remarkable story back to life, retracing the exact route while sticking to the same schedule … 150 miles a day, completely circumnavigating France while riding an original 1928 steel bicycle with no gears, marginal brakes and weighing twice as much as a modern racing bike.
Monday, May 18 @7:00 pm
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