Salisbury University announces date for Sea Gull Century 2021
SALISBURY, Md. – Calling all sea gulls! Salisbury University is bringing the Sea Gull Century bike ride back to and in person event October 9th. “The nice thing is it’s in October. So we’re all hopeful for what October will look like or bring. It’s also an outdoor event, rain or shine, so that’s also going to help with social distancing, spreading out, open air,” said Event Supervisor Amy Waters.
Participants can choose from three options: the traditional 100 mile ride to Assateague, a 62 mile ride that runs through Princess Anne and Pocomoke, or they can embark on a virtual ride. Waters says to help maintain social distancing, the in person rides will have a staggered start, and are being capped at 4,000 people. “We are trying to be on track as much as we can for making a fun event. That’s what we’re definitely known for – is the picturesque event, customer service, a very positive atmosphere. That’s certainly not going to change,” said Waters.
Waters says as the ride approaches, they’ll be keeping up with all the latest CDC, state, and university safety guidelines. “We have great protocol here at SU right now. Faculty, staff, and students will be following whatever the rules and guidelines are. If we have to pivot, then we’re going to pivot. But we’re really looking forward to some social engagement with each other and seeing one another, and seeing the cyclists go by,” said Waters.
The event will end with pre-packaged food and canned beer instead of the traditional beer on tap and food laid out. But Waters says participants can look forward to some live music at the finish line.
June 1st will be the first day to register, and if you’re interested, you should probably act sooner than later. Waters says they’re expecting about 2,000 people to sign up in just the first two weeks. For more information about the ride, click here.