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When

Saturday February 22, 2020
     ... from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST

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Ride starts and ends at Montgomery State Capital 
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
 

 
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Contact

Jeff Feet 
Montgomery Bicycle Club
334-322-0639
Selma55Ride@MgmBikeClub.org

55th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Bicycle Ride

The Montgomery Bicycle Club invites you to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the Historic Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March with a bicycle ride.

Come pedal the historic route on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Montgomery Travel Information is online at www.MgmBikeClub.org/MontgomeryTravelInfo. You can also book a discounted room at our host hotel at TinyURL.com/2020Selma55RideHotel.

The ride will have full SAG support along with snacks/refreshments at the following mile rest stops (mile 8, mile 22 and mile 42). Rider registration for cyclists includes breakfast, one-way bus transportation from Montgomery to Selma for the cyclist and your bicycle, SAG and Mechanic support along the route, plus a post-ride meal in Montgomery. If you have non-cycling guests that would like to join you, we have a non-cycling tourist bus package that also includes breakfast, round-trip transportation from Montgomery to Selma, historic stops for sightseeing along the way, bus transportation back to Montgomery, plus a post-ride meal.

Cyclists will follow the same 54-mile route that the foot soldiers took during their tension-packed march across the Pettus Bridge to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a host of others, addressed a crowd of 25,000 people in support of voting rights.

In 1965 the Voting Right marchers walked an average of 12 miles per day and slept overnight in nearby farmer's fields.  The weather was unusually cold with rain almost every day and temperatures near freezing. Registered cyclists will be riding the entire 54 miles in a single day, and the weather may be cold, windy, rainy, as it was in 1965.

The cyclists' journey will begin in Montgomery on the steps of the State Capital building for a large group photo, followed by boarding charter buses to take the cyclists and their bikes 54 miles to Selma. The NPS Selma Interpretative Center should be open for a quick visit before heading to the Edmund Pettus Bridge for pictures and the emotional group start.

The first rest stop will be eight miles outside of Selma near Camp Site One. Reaching Camp Site One was a victory in itself as the first attempts to march to Montgomery were turned back at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Our primary rest-stop (#2) will be at the National Park Service Lowndes County Interpretative Center, ride mile 22, between Selma and Montgomery. We invite you to take time and tour the Interpretive Center before you ride past Camp Site Three and the Viola Luizzo memorial.

Once riders enter the Montgomery city limits, they will ride past The City of Saint Jude, which was the location of Camp Site 4.  The final few miles of the ride into Montgomery will pass The Rosa Parks Museum before heading up Dexter Avenue and The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and arriving at the Alabama State Capitol finish.

If you only want to order a Commemorative Jersey, Thermal Arm Warmers and/or T-Shirt, visit the MBC Store at www.MgmBikeClub.org/Selma55RideClothing to place a clothing order.

55th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Bicycle Ride Jersey

55th Anniversary Commemorative Jerseys are available to order during registration for the ride. The jersey design mock-ups will be shared soon once the final designs are ready.

Jerseys will be produced by Primal Wear in Denver, Colorado with our first order deadline being submitted before the ride by Thursday, January 8, 2020. Primal Wear jerseys are fully sublimated and top quality garments. As such, production times are about 6 weeks. Orders received after Thursday, January 8, 2020 will be part of the second order that will be submitted on Friday, March 6. Jerseys from the second order will be mailed to everyone starting around April 17, 2020.

Selma 55 Ride Men_s Jersey 0701 cropped

This is a Men's or Women's sports cut raglan sleeve jersey, full length YKK hidden zipper, 3 rear pockets, elastic at the sleeve and waist. Made of Speedpro fabric - plaited doubled knit fabric with micro yarn on face and higher denier filament yarn on the back. Double knit fabric has push-pull effect, pulling moisture from the inside of the jersey & pushing it off the outside. SPF35. Men's and Women's Fit Guide is https://www.PrimalWear.com/pages/size-chart

55th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Bicycle Ride Thermal Arm Warmers

55th Anniversary Commemorative Thermal Arm Warmers are also available to order during registration for the ride. 

Selma 55 Thermal Arm Warmers 062419 cropped with frame room

55th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery Bicycle Ride Cotton T-Shirts

The T-Shirt design mock-ups will be shared soon once the final designs are ready.