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14th Annual Fenner Ride to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

More than 350 cyclists from around the region are expected to participate in the West Florida Wheelmen Cycling Club’s fourteenth annual Fenner McConnell Matt Wantz Memorial Century Ride in Milton, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 20th  at 8:00 a.m.

The ride is in conjunction with the Beaches to Woodlands Tour in Santa Rosa County and begins at the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom St., Milton, Fla. The ride routes will start from the Blackwater Heritage Trail and are broken down into four distances of 18, 40, 62, and 100 miles.

Early-registration is $35 and includes t-shirt, fully supported rest stops, limited sag support, and post ride meals. Registration on the day of the race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Milton Community Center. Early registration ends October 15; thereafter the registration fee is $45 (t-shirts are only guaranteed for the first 400 riders). Participants can register on-line at or contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida at (850) 433-5437 for additional registration information. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and the Blackwater Heritage Trail Citizens Support Organization.

Sponsorship levels range from $250-$3,000. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or riding, please contact Courtney Humbaugh, Director, Marketing & Development at (850) 433-5437 or email at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been the area’s leader in one-to-one youth service for 22 years by providing caring, adult mentors to children ages six to eighteen of age. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Research has found that after spending time with their Big, the Little was 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 52% less likely to skip school and 27% more likely to receive a four year college degree. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves 351 children in Northwest Florida.