The Tour de Pig in Athens was usually held in early October. I think they had some scheduling problems resulting in low attendance and have discontinued the ride.
If you are looking for a nice ride in N. Alabama in early October, consider this one.....Larry's LiveStrong Loop
held on October 3rd in the Florence, AL community of Central. It's jointly hosted by Larry G., a cancer survivor and Shoals Cycling Club. See below for some details.
Lastly for now, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 3. That's the date of my fourth annual "Larry's LiveStrong Loop," benefitting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. As in the three previous years we'll have a nice little bike ride followed by a BBQ feast afterwards. The venue and format will be exactly the same as last year: start and end at Central Community Center, distance options of 25, 40, and 62 miles. Again, full details to follow, so keep watching this web site for more.
You don't have to pay to ride (or eat afterwards). Larry hosts the ride and BBQ as a means of celebrating life free from cancer. He does request that anyone who rides consider making a donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, but it's entirely voluntary. It's a great, relaxed ride. Larry is a friend and this ride is one of my "can't miss" events each year. Come join us.