September 30, 2017 marked the day of the Birmingham Bicycle Club’s annual 100 mile bike ride. This year, the ride featured some 300 riders, with almost 200 registered on the 100 mile course! The proceeds from the ride will go to benefit the Birmingham Bicycle Club’s very own UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Charity. Local hams from various radio clubs around the area, including The HCARC, handled communications for the event. Mike Shaw, NR4B, coordinated the event. Thanks to Deryll and Nancy Whittle, along with others from HCARC who assisted.

For more information on the Birmingham Bicycle club, go to their web page at

Thanks to all the hams who participated. We couldn’t do it without you!