The Gears and Beers Ride is a collection of four bicycle rides and a street party that raises money to purchase and install bicycle amenities around Mobile, and it helps funds the various community-based programs for the Delta Bike Project. Since the first Gears & Beers in 2015, the Delta Bike Project has purchased and installed 15 bicycle repair stations and pumps, and enough bike parking to accommodate 56 bicycles.
Riders can choose from four different distances – 8.2 miles, 30 miles, 63 miles and 100 miles.
The Delta Bike Project believes that cycling and its benefits should be made equally accessible to people from all walks of life. We seek to minimize economic and educational barriers by providing the tools and knowledge for do- it-yourself bicycle repair and low-cost access to, or the ability to earn donated and recycled bicycles through sweat-equity.
Visit www.deltabikeproject.org to learn more about our programs!
Riders in 2016
featuring the Bayou 100 Century
Gears and Beers 2017 has FOUR distinct rides, 8.2 miles, 30 miles, 63 miles and 100 miles! There’s a ride for everyone!
Bring your cruiser or hybrid and grab your family and friends for this ride. This FUN ride heads out to Arlington Park in the Brookley Aeroplex for a rest stop at mile 4.1 for coffee and beignets! It's a great ride for anyone looking to have a fun, social ride with 100 of your closest friends.View on Strava
If you are looking for a ride to get your legs spinning for a few hours, this is the one. Riders will travel south down to the neighborhoods around the Dog River and the Peninsula of Mobile Community. Be sure to bring your camera for pictures along the beautiful Bay Front Road.View on Strava
This Metric Century will take you on a speedy jaunt down south along Mobile Bay. Along the way, Mystic Riders will go over the Dog River Bridge, head west toward Theodore, and then south to a loop through Bellingrath Gardens. This is a flat and fast route! This ride should only be attempted by experienced riders, who have some long-distance rides under their belt.View on Strava
The Bayou 100 is the newest edition to the Alabama Backroads Century Series, and the first Series ride in the Mobile area! Bayou 100 riders won’t be disappointed with the view, as the route begins in Historic Downtown Mobile before it heads south, hugging the western shore of Mobile Bay. Riders will enjoy a well-supported and well-marked route that takes them through Bellingrath Gardens and further south to Bayou la Batre and Coden, where one of several possible rest stops allows riders to see life in a working bayou, complete with dozens of shrimp boats, giant white pelicans and a towering 50-foot pile of oyster shells. Riders that stop in the Bayou at Rolston Park will get a special culinary treat as well! This ride should only be attempted by experienced riders who have a significant amount of long distance rides under their bibs.View on Strava
All routes are subject to change, helmets are required for all riders, and people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and those that are under 16 will only be allowed to participate in the rides upon review by the ride committee (contact mailto:email@example.com to see about approval).
What You need to know.
Registered riders will be treated to a continental breakfast before the rides, high quality snacks and beverages (and water) at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for people who register online before November 4th only), a free tasty bowl for authentic, Gulf Coast seafood GUMBO (vegetarian gumbo also available), and a free pint of beer, plus other swag and chances to win prizes. Food will also be available to order from the Bier Garten, or other nearby restaurants.
Online registration will end on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm Central Time, 2017. Late registration can only be done in-person at any-one of the Packet Pickup Locations, including the Friday night Bayou Shindig on November 10 th (details below). Day-of registration begins at 5:30 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the LoDa Bier Garten (ride start/finish). Swag bags and event t-shirts will not be available for riders that register after November 3rd, so register early!
There are several ways to pay and register now through November 3rd:
Online at https://racesonline.com/events/gearsandbeers
Debit/Credit Card/Check/Cash at the Delta Bike Project during open hours
Or by check make payable to Delta Bike Project and mailed to 1260 Texas Street, Mobile, AL 36604 – follow prompts on RacesOnline for mail-in details.
Riders can pick-up their packets (if they registered by November 3rd at any of the times and locations listed below. Pre-Ordered jerseys will also be inside the rider’s packets if they ordered one.
Un-registered riders can also register and pay at any of the packet pickup locations below, however they are not guaranteed a t-shirt or swag bag. We will give out swag bags and t-shirts to late-registered riders at packet pickups, while supplies last, but will not order more or reserve them.
Hotel and Lodging Information
15 N. Conception St., Mobile, AL 36602
Group Name: Gears & Beers Group
Group Code: GBB
0.1 miles from Ride Start/Finish
Standard King $129/night
21 rooms available until October 20th, 2017
121 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Group Name: Gears and Beers 2017
Group Code: GAB
0.4 miles from Ride Start/Finish
Queen Studio $99/night
Double Queen Studio $109/night
One Bedroom Suite $129/night
21 rooms available until October 10th, 2017
Note: Must go through race process on all new registrations and jersey additions to current registrations.
Jersey orders will be available for pickup at any of the packet pickup locations and times.
We will have some jerseys for sale during the Gears & Beers event, but sizes are limited and we will not re-order until we have 5 confirmations for that product (men’s or women’s).
1. You can pre-order a jersey if you have already registered for Gears and Beers! Click the above link and hit "Register Now" link on the RacesOnline page. The next screen will ask you how you will pay: "Credit/Debit" or "Cash/Check". Once you choose your method of payment, follow the instructions and chose "Purchase a Gears & Beers Jersey Only."
2. To register for a Gears and Beers ride AND pre-order a jersey, click the above link and hit "Register Now" link on the RacesOnline page. The next screen will ask you how you will pay: "Credit/Debit" or "Cash/Check". Once you choose your method of payment, choose your ride and follow the instructions to register. Select your Gears and Beers jersey type in the ride registration page and it will be added to your total.
The fabric for this year’s jersey has been upgraded based on feedback from 2016 riders. The SpeedPro is a plaited double knit fabric with a micro yard on the face that is simultaneously comprised of higher denier filament materials. This lightweight, industry-leading construction is the result of relentless research and testing within a variety of high-crucible elements and coin-operated horsey rides. The double knit fabric draws moisture from your back and pushes it right off of the face of the material, as well as being excellent for sublimation and printing. 2-way mechanical stretch.
100% Polyester – 180 gsm – SPF 35 • Tagless Label System • Sport Fit • SpeedPro Technical Fabric • Full Length Hidden YKK Zipper • 3 Rear Cargo Pockets
A relaxed fit, designed to provide plenty of room in the ride position. Raglan sleeves are less restrictive in lower positions on the bike and reflective accents keep you safer in low light. With the lightweight, double knit-performance polyester fabric, riders stay comfortable and dry no matter their chosen route.
Primal Sport Cut Jerseys are crafted with elite fabrics and advanced fit technology to provide the most comfortable riding experience. Utilizing industry leading SpeedPro fabric, these jerseys are designed to wick moisture from the surface of the skin and push it to the face of the jersey to evaporate. This push-pull moisture management system allows the body to maintain a consistent, comfortable body temperature.
With an ergonomic fit and unsurpassed, moisture-wicking, lightweight Q3 fabric, Primal Race Cut jerseys provide flawless aerodynamics for a more sustained cycling performance. Silicone grippers keep the jersey in place and angled pockets allow for easy access to gadgets, gizmos, and goos.
Gears & Beers will require a significant force of volunteers to ensure that riders have the BEST ride along the Gulf Coast. This volunteer work does not require any ability to turn wrenches! Your hospitality is what we need to make our ride successful. There are many different jobs available, some you can do with friends, some you can do with a whole new group of people, some on the ride day (11/11), and some you can help with several weeks before! There's a job for everyone, and we are very thankful for your consideration. Check out the positions available and sign up for whatever you can offer. All volunteers that sign up (and attend their duty) by November 3 will be guaranteed a free event t-shirt, free volunteer t-shirt, and the same swag bag offered to all paid riders. There is no charge to sign up as a volunteer, however you will be required to complete a liability release form when you report to duty.
*Register by Nov. 3, 2017 to guarantee T-shirt.
*You must register by 11/3 to be guaranteed a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal and other goodies?
**Late registration (after 11/3 can be done at any of the packet pickup locations. Riders MUST BE PRESENT to sign the liability release form.
***Late registration and on-site registration does NOT include a free t-shirt.
Don't miss out on the ride of the year.