The Old Howard 100 is a ride through three counties in Alabama's Black Belt sponsored by Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences. Route once again includes Selma, Ala., with the final rest stop located only a few blocks from the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. Proceeds benefit Sowing Seeds of Hope, a local partnership that promotes tourism, health care, and economic improvement in Perry County. Registration begins on site at 8:00 a.m. Mass start at 9:00 a.m. Five SAG stops at historic sites. Distance options include 100, 75, 45 and 30 miles; fully supported. Mostly flat terrain; great for tandems. Families and friends are invited to shop, dine, sight-see, and play in Marion, Greensboro, and Selma during the ride. Over 100 historic buildings are located in Marion and the surrounding area for sight-seeing.
Fees$35 until April 13; $45 thereafter