MILTON, FLORIDA OCTOBER 21, 2017
FENNER RIDE-RIDE REPORT on our OUT-OF-STATE INVITATIONAL
With a record number of 396 cyclists, the Fenner Ride was a true success in raising funds and awareness of Big Brother Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. We were impressed at headquarters with the volunteer groups who supported the ride and cheered in the cyclists…very professional and attentive! The delicious bagels with cream cheese and juice provided that energy boost at ride start. Good Vibrations Sound Productions provided Ride Director, Paula Shell with an awesome sound system to make announcements and introductions. There was a nice variety of bikes at this ride! Check ’em out AND the new Fenner Ride jerseys…with or without bow ties.
Cyclists were were lined up and sent out in an orderly fashion and provided escort by the City of Milton Fire truck and sagged by 5 snazzy Centennial Imports cars
3 of our 5 ABCS Support Staff had headed out for a ride before coming back to sign in, by the end of the day, 164 Centurions.
Meanwhile, back at camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers set up for a fantastic lunch of pulled pork, chicken, mac & cheese, green beans, potato salad, and Buffalo Rock drinks…and set up to welcome back riders with cool “hand-clappers” …and BBBS Staff even made time for a photo!
Volunteers from the Blackwater Heritage Trail Support Organization Training Air Wing HT-8 were working rest stops and making sure everyone stayed on route. Reports were that road markings and signage were the best!
By 12:30, first century riders flew in, all smiles and full of fun stories!
Congratulations to new CHAMPIONS Jeff Brobst, Shelley Cooper, Rich Akers, Randall Hunt, Mike McCrocklin, Lain Hawk, Kathy Welch, Thomas Fluker, David McCarty, Allen Yates, Chris Argo, Candace Akerson, and Wesley Reynolds! That makes 47 CHAMPIONS so far with the possibility of adding 13 more at our Gears & Beers: Bayou 100.
100.3 Mile Route Ride with GPS
63.7 Mile Route Ride with GPS
45.4 Mile Route Ride with GPS
20.1 Mile Route No map needed
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100, 62, 42, and 18-mile options through the Blackwater State Forest. A portion of the ride will be on the Blackwater State Heritage Trail (selected as one of Florida’s most scenic greenways). The 100/62/42-mile routes include some challenging hills, while the 18-mile is entirely on the rails to trails. All routes include rest stops and a well-marked course. Limited on-route sag support will be available. No map required for 18 mile course.