Sea Gull Century returns to Salisbury University

 

SALISBURY, MD. – Saturday marked the 33rd annual Seagull Century Bike ride.

4,000 riders participated to help raise money for SU and continue the tradition of the bike ride. The ride began in Downtown Salisbury and featured two different routes: the more intense route stretching all the way to Assateague, with the shorter loop going through Snow Hill and Powellville.

Stops were available along the way for bikers to fix up their bikes as well as grab some water or food before heading back out.

Salisbury University Officials say they’re happy the event is back after taking a pause last year due to COVID-19.

“I think it’s a big boom for the businesses, we love having the cyclists on campus and this event raises money for SU as far as scholarships classroom needs, and equipment,” said SU Spokesman Jason Rhodes.

Rhodes tells us the event was capped at 4,000 riders due to COVID restrictions, but even at the smaller scale, the event is forecast to bring millions of dollars of financial impact from all the money coming into town, as well as the financial aid that the event helps to raise for students.

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