Cyclists getting set for 27th Sea Gull Century
The 100 miles race will take place on Oct. 3, 2015. There are three different courses, which all have the same start and finish location.
4,000 bicyclists are expected for the Assateague Century (100 miles), 1,000 riders for the Snow Hill Century (100 miles) and approximately 1,000 for the beginner’s route: Princess Anne Metric Ride (62 miles).
“We have registrants from Florida to California,” Salisbury University Foundation Director of Donor Relations & Special Events Amy Waters said. “We look to host 6,000 cyclists on century weekend.”
Registration opens up every year in May. Registration is still open with a small hike in fee, $90.00. Each registrant will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and can enjoy a reception on the Friday before the event from 4-7 p.m.
Riders can donate to Habitat of Humanity upon registration. In previous years, over $120,000 has been raised by donations to build houses in Wicomico County.
Proceeds will also benefit the Salisbury University scholarship and grant fund among other charitable organizations.
“We have really cool rests stops along each route,” Waters said. “Riders can get medical attention and hydration. We have bike shops and players can listen to live local bands.”
Salisbury University students created a smart-phone application for participants in the race. The app will show the location of rides, their speed and the locations of the rest stops.
Waters said the some experienced riders finish around 12:30 p.m. and a heavy flow of bicyclists come in around 4 p.m. The race provides sweep vans at 6 p.m. for those who cannot finish or need help.
Riders are tanking to twitter to express their excitement for the 2015 festivities:
— Team In Training EPA (@TNT_EPA) September 13, 2015
— Kindness Bracelet (@kindnessbracelt) September 8, 2015
— Tom Lewis (@spec54) August 28, 2015
— Team In Training EPA (@TNT_EPA) August 31, 2015