Due to the decertification of the HOS 500 by RAAM (along with other long races), attendance has fallen off so the 500 will be held for two solos who have already purchased their tickets and the 200 mile option this year is cancelled.

SOLO START TIME is 8 PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND TEAMS AT MIDNIGHT. Please note the meeting times for solos and teams.

The map on this “link” shows the location of the host hotel and starting location. We will start the 500 in the parking lot between the BankCorp South building and Cracker Barrel Restaurant.

Sunrise is at roughly 6:30 AM and sunset is at 7:00 PM.

If you have an interest in helping out please send me an email, and thanks ahead of time.  Any event must have help, please consider doing so.  Thanks.


The Start Time for the 500 MILE race is 8 PM FRIDAY NIGHT for solos, 12 MIDNIGHT for teams. The race is over at 8 PM Sunday.

Friday, April 4th

Below Meetings Hampton Inn Colonnade
3:00-6:00 PM Registration for 500, please come by and pick up materials

3:30 PM -- Solo 500 Meeting
4:30 PM Teams 500 Meeting

Starting location between BankCorp South and Cracker Barrel Restaurant. (Click here for map)

8 PM HOS 500 solo start

Midnight-HOS 500 team start

Saturday, April 5th

Sunday, April 6th

  500 mile riders finish between 1 AM and 8 PM Sunday.


Host Hotel

The Hampton Inn Colonnade is offering a rate of $99.00, please call the hotel at 205.967.2002 and ask for the Heart of the South Racing rate, code CNXHOS. The cutoff date for the rate is March 14th, I have ten rooms Thursday night, five Friday night so reserve early. There is a room at the Hotel Saturday and Sunday for showers. The Hampton is at the junction of I459 and Rte 280, across the street from the start.

Restaurants (within 3 miles)

  • Kobe Steak House
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • On the Border
  • Tavern Inn
  • Flemings
  • Tavern on the Summit
  • Panera Bread
  • Taziki
  • Edgar's Deli
  • Superior Grill
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Johnny Rockets

Bike Stores

Cahaba Cycles, 967.2003, 2 miles from Start.

Other Stores

Wal Mart, 3 miles

Lowes, 2 miles

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