October is a great time to get outside, enjoy the cooler temperatures, reconnect with nature, and enjoy all that life has to offer. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club present the annual Fenner Ride on Saturday, October 30, 2021. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.
Fenner Ride 2021 Information:
Early registration is $45 and available now until October 15th! Ride registration increases to $55 on Oct. 16.
Make sure when registering to select the correct mileage you want to participate in 18-mile family fun, 42, 62, or 100-mile century ride!
Registration includes: event giveaways, fully supported rest stops, limited sag support, a post-ride meal, great prize opportunities, and a t-shirt for all participants.
Day-of-ride registration begins at 6:30 A.M. The ride begins at 7:30 A.M. for those riding 100 miles, and 8 A.M. for all other riders.
Don't forget to add on your one-of-a-kind Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida cycling jersey! These jerseys can be worn year-round and are available in men's and women's styles. They are $75 and a portion of all jersey sales benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. All orders must be placed by 9/8 to get your jersey at packet pick-up. Any orders placed after 9/8 will NOT get their jersey before race day. Jersey pickup will be at the BBBS office during packet pickup, 1320 Creighton Rd.
In addition, we are adding a SPOOKY element to our 18-mile family fun ride. Dress up and have fun with it! At the end of the race, we will have a costume contest with fun prizes.
What is Fenner Ride?
A bike ride takes cyclists from the historic city of Milton, all the way to the woodlands of the Blackwater Forest, and back again. Along the way, the winding course gives a unique chance to experience Northwest Florida’s native wildlife, natural environments, and beautiful scenery.
This cycling event is dedicated to the memory of Fenner McConnell and Matt Wantz. Both men were avid cyclists and former members of the West Florida Wheelmen. Dr. Fenner McConnell, a medical examiner for a four-county district in the Panhandle, was killed in 1998 by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bicycle across the Bob Sikes Bridge, which connects Pensacola to Santa Rosa Island. Matt was tragically killed while working in a local bike shop.
Please contact Special Events Coordinator, Bella Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 850-433-5437. **Maps and routes will be available in August.