Bicyclists Hit Tuscaloosa Streets for Hot Hundred

Jul 27, 2013

Some 600 bicyclists will be taking to the streets in Tuscaloosa for the 11th annual Hot Hundred on Saturday. reports ( ) the event is so named because it's rarely not hot in Alabama in late July and one of the routes includes a 103-mile trek in and around Tuscaloosa.

The race starts at 7 a.m. and includes five courses, which start at 29 or 36 miles and go up from there.

Forecasters are calling for a 50 percent chance of rain but event organizers say it will be held rain or shine unless there is a threat of severe weather.

Proceeds benefit the Tuscaloosa Community Mental Health Task Force and the Druid City Bike Club. Organizers say the event raised more than $10,000 for the task force last year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.