"... Join cyclists from throughout the region on Saturday, April 21, for The Old Howard 100, a ride through Alabama's historic Black Belt..."
Join cyclists from throughout the region on Saturday, April 21, for The Old Howard 100, a ride through Alabama's historic Black Belt sponsored by Samford's Howard College of Arts & Sciences. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Sowing Seeds of Hope, a partnership between Perry County and Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship that seeks to improve the quality of life and work in Perry County through improved educational opportunities, healthcare, tourism, transportation and economic development. This year’s event will be filmed as part of a documentary project on the Black Belt.
The ride will begin at Judson College at 9 a.m. and is suitable for almost all levels of riders. In 2006 the youngest rider was 12 and the oldest was over 70! The route is relatively level and lightly trafficked, and although this is a "century" or 100-mile ride, riders can choose from a variety of shorter distance goals.
Volunteer opportunities abound for those who want to help but don't want to ride. Family and friends not riding in the event can explore historic Marion and visit attractions in nearby Greensboro and Newburn.
For directions to Marion, Old Howard 100 route details, updates, links, lodging contacts and electronic registration, visit the Old Howard 100 Web site.