Nov 9, 2019 Mobile, AL

Gears & Beers

A fundraiser ride to improve the riding experience for people on bikes.
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About the Event

The Gears and Beers Ride is a collection of four bicycle rides and a street party that raises money to support the various community-based programs at the Delta Bike Project. We support every community member in Mobile, from people that ride bicycles as their primary form of transportation to families looking to repair a broken bicycle to women that want that to learn a critical roadside repair technique. Our programs include: 1) the Time is Money Program, where people in need can volunteer time in exchange for earning a recycled bicycle, 2) hosting open shop hours where visitors can learn to repair their own bicycles under the direction of volunteer mechanics, and 3) providing recycled bicycles and helmets free of charge to children and families.

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!

Please note that due to our increased ride participation, our 2019 start, finish, and after-party is moving to the Fort of Colonial Mobile (Fort Conde) at 150 South Royal Street. This is only 0.4 miles from our original street party location, and the same distance from our host hotels. It will provide a safer and more enjoyable ride experience, and one that includes a little history (and great access to free parking).

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Gears and Beers 2019 has FOUR distinct rides, 8.2 miles, 30 miles, 63 miles and 100 miles! There’s a ride for everyone!



John Doe

Beignet Buster Fun Ride

7.7 Miles

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.

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Swamp Romp

30 Miles

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.

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Mystic Metric

63 Miles

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.

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BAYOU 100

103 Miles

The Bayou 100 is a Century (100 miles), and is a fully supported ride with multiple, well-spaced rest-stops along the way. It takes riders through beautiful backcountry, along Mobile Bay. This ride is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series. Ride departs at 7am SHARP.

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All routes are subject to change, helmets are required for all riders, and riders 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:jgreene@deltabikeproject.org to see about approval).

Ride Information

What You need to know.




NOTE : ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES October 31st, 11:59 pm Central Time.


THE BAYOU 100

The Bayou 100 is a Century (100 miles), and is a fully supported ride with multiple, well-spaced rest-stops along the way. It takes riders through beautiful backcountry, along Mobile Bay. This ride is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series. Ride departs at 7am SHARP.


$60 - Early Registration

Until June 17th, 11:59 pm Central Time. (5 months out). Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$65 –On-Time Registration

From June 18th - October 31st, 11:59 pm Central Time. On-Time Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$75 – Late Registration

From November 1st – November 8th, 11:59 pm Central Time. Registration after November 1st does NOT include a free t-shirt. Late Registration can only be done in person at the Delta Bike Project during our open hours on Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5 and Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm – 9pm. Riders must be present to sign liability release form.


$85 – Super Late Registration and On-site Registration

November 9th – Day of Event. Registration after October 31st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any other swag.


THE MYSTIC METRIC

The Mystic Metric (62.5 miles), and is a fully supported ride with multiple opportunities for rest stops. It snakes down through Theodore and turns around near Bellingrath Gardens. Ride leaves at 7:30 am SHARP.


$50 - Early Registration

Until June 17th, 11:59 pm Central Time. (5 months out). Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$55 – On-Time Registration

From June 18th - October 31st, 11:59 pm Central Time. On-Time Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$65 – Late Registration

November 1st – November 8th, 11:59 pm Central Time. Registration after November 1st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any other swag. Late Registration can only be done in person at the Delta Bike Project during our open hours on Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5 and Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm – 9pm. Riders must be present to sign liability release form.


$75 – Super Late Registration and On-site Registration

November 9th – Day of Event. Registration after October 31st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any other swag.



THE SWAMP ROMP

If you are looking for a ride to get your legs spinning for a few hours, the Swamp Romp (30 miles) is the one. Rampant 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. Ride leaves at 8:00 am SHARP.


$25 - Early Registration

Until November 1st, 11:59 pm Central Time. Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$35 – Late Registration

November 1st – November 8th. Registration after November 1st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any swag. Late Registration can only be done in person at the Delta Bike Project during our open hours on Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5 and Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm – 9pm. Riders must be present to sign liability release form.


$45 - Super Late Registration and Onsite Registration

November 9th – Day of Event. Registration after October 31st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any other swag.


THE BEIGNET BUSTER

The Beignet Buster is a 8 mile bike ride that leaves downtown Mobile and heads south towards Brookley Airport and turns around at Arlington Park! Panini Pete's is treating these riders to delicious beignets - while they last! Ride leaves at 9am.

$25 Early Registration

Until October 31st, 11:59 pm Central Time. Early Registration includes a free t-shirt, swag bag, participation medal, and other goodies.


$35 – Late and Super Late Registration

November 1st – November 8th (Day of Event). Registration after October 31st does NOT include a free t-shirt or any swag. Late Registration can only be done in person at the Delta Bike Project during our open hours on Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5 and Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm – 9pm. Riders must be present to sign liability release form. Super Late registration can be done at the event start up to 30 minutes before the ride.



Additional Ride Details


  • • 2019 Ride Jerseys will be available for pre-sale on the Delta Bike Project website in July.
  • • If you want a t-shirt and swag, you must register by November 1st. There will be no t-shirts or swag available for late registrants. No exceptions can be made due to pre-order of products.
  • • The cost of the rides includes assorted cold breakfast foods (e.g. muffins, snack bars, fruit, doughnuts, coffee, etc.) before the rides, ride-appropriate snacks and water at the start/finish and at rest stops, entrance to the after-party, a custom event t-shirt (for early and on-time registrants only), and a pint of beer.
  • • Our ride is on Veteran's Day weekend every year! We are very excited to offer a $10 discount to active duty military, retirees, veterans and Reserve/National Guard! Please contact us at jgreene@deltabikeproject.org for your discount code! Thank you for your service to our country!

NOTE : ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES October 31st, 11:59 pm Central Time.

Packet Pickup Times and Location:

Details coming soon

Hotel Information

Hotel and Lodging Information




Hilton Garden Inn

15 N. Conception St., Mobile, AL 36602
251.345.4505

Group Name: Gears & Beers
Group Code: GEA

0.1 miles from Ride Start/Finish
09-Nov-2019 to 11-Nov-2019

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Candlewood Suites - Downtown

121 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602
251.690.7818

Group Code: GNB
0.4 miles from Ride Start/Finish
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Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District

62 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 436-8787

Group Code: GEARS&BEER20
.5 miles from Ride Start/Finish
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Helmets are required for this ride

We believe in safety first. No helmet. No ride.

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Directions

Due to our increased ride participation, we moved our start, finish, and after-party to the Fort of Colonial Mobile (originally Fort Conde) in 2018. The address for the Fort is 150 South Royal Street in downtown Mobile. The Fort is only 0.4 miles from our original street party location, and the same distance (or closer) to our host hotels. It provides a safer and more enjoyable ride experience, and one that includes a little history (and great access to free parking). If you have questions about the location, please contact your Ride Director at jgreene@deltabikeproject.org.