Club History


The PMMC was formed by a group of guys back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's who enjoyed motorcycles. There were no dirt bikes then, only Harley's, BSA & other road bikes, that were modified to ride in the woods!

The late Millard Reynolds, and others from Maplesville, Plantersville, Stanton and the surrounding areas had motorcycles and began entering events that were held nearby in Montgomery, Selma and Marion, to name a few.

Mr. Reynolds brought back ideas from theses events and helped promote the first event of this type in the Maplesville area.

The name of our club was derived from the Perry Mountain fire tower that was located a few miles away in the Talladega National Forest. Many of our first enduros were always routed up the famous "Tower Hill". If you could climb "Tower Hill" you could usually count on finishing OK in the awards ceremony at the end of the event.

From these beginnings, the PMMC, as we know it today was formed.

The PMMC became an AMA chartered club in 1970, and is one of the oldest chartered clubs in the South. The club sponsors events sanctioned by the AMA, SERA (Southern Enduro Riders Association), SE&TRA (Southeastern Enduro and Trailriders Association) and the MSWS (Mid South Winter Series), as well as local events.

The PMMC has sponsored national enduros, national haresrambles, many ISDT (ISDE now) qualifiers plus numerous hillclimbs, dual sport events, flattrack events, motocross, field events, as well as unique events, such as motorcycle rodeo's, night haresrambles, team harescrambles, fun runs and etc.

Location

The PMMC is located in the heart of Alabama, at Reynolds Pasture. The physical location is 20 miles west of I-65 on Hwy 22. (Actually on Chilton County Road 26, just of off Hwy 22).

The clubhouse is located in Reynolds Pasture. Where we have access to several thousand acres of prime riding area. (Ask any non-local rider, about any of our events, and most would swear we have miles and miles of land, but most events never venture more than a few miles from the clubhouse).The terrain varies from rich black soil, to red-yellow clay, lots of sand, a few rock outcroppings, with just the right mixture of hills, valleys, creeks and open pasture.The late Al Baker, of Honda 4-Stroke fame, once rode one of our ISDT Qualifiers back in the 70's (before bark busters). At the end of day one, back in the Parc Ferme, with red stains coming thru his gloves, he commented, that he didn't know that "God" grew trees so close together.

The PMMC is blessed with great terrain to pick from and with experienced "trail bosses." Our events become "must ride" for many competitors.The clubhouse is surrounded with open pasture for plenty of parking and a sandy bottom creek flowing through the middle. A great place to camp and the kids can enjoy the stream in the summer months.The area in front of the clubhouse has a mini-bike riding area that can be viewed from 85% of the campsites. The hills behind the clubhouse have ample areas to "warm up" or loosen up" for your ride.

Climate

Temperatures range from 30's - 60's from Dec thru Feb. with 60's - 80's in spring and fall, and temperature of 80's - 90's in July and August.

Community Support

PMMC is a non-profit club and has donated to many local charities, through the years. Many of the local people have helped run checkpoints or run the concession stands. And more likely than not you'll see grandma or grandpa gassing a bike or cleaning goggles at a gas stop. The local area being rural, lends itself to taking part in many of the PMMC events, although many of these "helpers" may never have ridden a motorcycle, they come out to support the PMMC.

A Tribute To Millard Reynolds

The late Millard Reynolds, who gave his time, his land and his guidance to help mold our organization and put the foundation of the PMMC in place,

Back in the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, Mr. Reynolds traveled to many of the great races of those times. The great "Jack Pine Enduro" in Lansing, Michigan was a 100 mile plus event, that Mr. Reynolds traveled to and won several times. He would take others, from our area, with him and the great "tales" from those events captured the fantasies of the younger riders in the area. Many years later, riders from the PMMC attended these same events and the off shoots of these events. Mr. Reynolds's sons and grandsons continue his legacy today in the PMMC.