Volunteer Spotlight

Morgan Andriulli, senior design engineer contractor for Drafting and Design Services in Huntsville, volunteers his time with the Spring City Cycling Club (SCCC). Morgan is a Huntsville native and a dedicated cyclist since 1990, having started riding for fitness while attending engineering school at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He became involved with SCCC (founded in 1892 and one of the oldest cycling clubs in the U.S.) as a member of the Race Division. He has since served as newsletter editor, president, vice president and event director for the club. He is now membership director for the club’s 280 members.

His interest in cycling advanced from racing to advocacy for the sport, both locally and on a statewide level. He is a founding board member for the Alabama Bicycle Coalition, having helped establish that nonprofit organization in 2003. AlaBike has since helped get a Three-Foot Safe Passing Law for bikes sponsored, passed through the Alabama Legislature and signed into law in 2015.

In 2011, Morgan earned a League of American Bicyclists Certified Cycling Instructor certification – one of approximately 15 league cycling instructors around Alabama. He occasionally co-teaches Smart Cycling classes with other instructors for new riders as the need arises.

As a member of SCCC, Morgan leads regular club rides from Downtown Huntsville on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. He encourages new arrivals in town and new riders to attend the moderately advanced rides to learn the preferred safe routes out of the city to the more remote county biking roads. He’s always been a booster of cycling in Huntsville and North Alabama, calling it, “One of the best kept secrets in road and mountain biking.”

Morgan is currently co-directing the SCCC’s 34th Annual All You Can Eat Century event, scheduled for Sept. 15. The 103-mile supported ride starts in North Huntsville and proceeds north through the cotton and soybean fields, up to the scenic and very hilly Elk River Valley, just north of the Tennessee State Line. The event features four route options from 35 to 103 miles for various cycling abilities. True to its name, the ride features special food items at its five rest stops, ranging from homemade biscuits, fried fruit pies and baked goods to tomato and basil sandwiches. Afterward, riders enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal provided by a local high end caterer and cafe. Of specific interest to Aerojet Rocketdyne cyclists, the route passes directly by the new AR Advanced Manufacturing Facility – now under construction on Pulaski Pike in North Huntsville, Alabama.

Proceeds from the All You Can Eat Century will benefit the North Alabama NICA High School Mountain Bike Race Teams and the Alabama Bicycle Coalition.

For more information about the Spring City Cycling Club and the 2018 All You Can Eat Century, visit www.springcity.org.