Fenner Ride - Santa Rosa County
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated virtually in Fenner Ride 2020. We are so thankful for our sponsors and our community supporters who helped make this year a success! We are already counting down the days till next year!
Fenner Ride 2021
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, along with the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club present the annual Fenner Ride.
Fenner Ride History
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. A ride for all cycling levels, you choose 18, 42, 62, or 100 miles. All routes are the same peaceful nature experience and is part of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour that occurs in Santa Rosa County, Florida each year.
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.
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
Flora McConnell Hammond & Carolyn McConnell Reeder
Course Directional Sign Sponsor
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Governing Board
Rest Stop Sponsors
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and community members who make this event successful!
Fenner Ride 2020
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