Fenner Ride - Santa Rosa County
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Milton Community Center
5629 Byrom Street, Milton FL 32570
Mark your calendars for a ~spooky~ 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 and the West Florida Wheelmen Bicycle Club present the annual Fenner Ride on Saturday, October 30, 2021. This ride gives a unique chance to experience Northwest Florida’s native wildlife, natural environments, and beautiful scenery along the Blackwater Heritage Trail. A ride for all cycling levels, you choose 18, 42, 62, or 100 miles.
Early registration is $45 and will open in July 2021, so stay tuned! Ride registration increases to $55 on October 16th.
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.
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!
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.
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Fenner Ride Jersey
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.
Click below to purchase your jersey today!
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.
About the blackwater heritage trail
The more than nine miles of paved trail offer an enjoyable trip through a quaint North Florida town and out into the countryside where wooden bridges cross several creeks and native wildflowers dot the landscape.
Designated as a National Recreation Trail and part of Florida's State Greenways and Trails System, this paved trail is the perfect venue for biking, running, walking and skating, along with picnicking and bird-watching activities.
bicycle across the Bob Sikes Bridge, which connects Pensacola to Santa Rosa Island. The trail extends eight miles north to join the U.S. Navy's 1.5-mile Military Heritage Trail, which ends at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
To read more about the fascinating history surrounding the Blackwater Heritage Trail, click HERE.
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors
Course Directional Sign Sponsor
Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and community members who make this event successful each year!
Fenner Ride 2020
To see more photos from Fenner Ride 2020, click here.