Annual cycling event to help cancer patients to be held in Birmingham, March 24

Magic City Cycliad, a community cycling event, will be held March 24 in Birmingham to benefit cancer patients at UAB.

cycliad 2018 webThe Deep South Cancer Foundation will hold its signature event, the fourth annual Magic City Cycliad, a major cycling event, at UAB Kirklin Clinic on Saturday, March 24.

This year, the Magic City Cycliad will offer an attainable 10-mile Brunch Crawl, which provides a unique way to sample great food at Babalu Tapas and Tacos, Rojo, Saigon Noodle Bowl, and We Have Donuts, as well as visit other local nonprofits and learn about their work within the community. There will be three other ride options (30, 64 and 100 miles), a post-ride meal and a celebration at the Cycliad Village.

New this year, registration is free. Motivated by the belief that cancer is complicated but helping is not, the Foundation has removed all barriers to participation in helping those battling cancer. Fundraising is also not mandatory, but all participants are encouraged to try it as a way of making a local difference. Through the generosity of corporate sponsors, 100 percent of rider-raised dollars go directly to benefit cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The hope is that cyclists and non-cyclists alike will participate in the Magic City Cycliad community event. Non-cyclists can participate by volunteering at the event, attending and cheering on the riders, or making a donation. The public is welcome throughout the day. 

Events include:

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m.: 100-, 64- and 30-mile Check-in
  • 7:45 a.m.: 100-, 64- and 30-mile Start
  • 9-9:45 a.m.: 10-mile Check-in
  • 10 a.m.: 10-mile Start
  • 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: After Magic Food and Fun

For detailed information and to register and/or volunteer, please visit or email