Cyclists and Runners Encouraged to Get Ready for 2014 Boll Weevil 100Matt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 27 2014 3:34 PM
Whether you are an avid cyclist, a serious runner or someone who occasionally enjoys a day of outdoor exercise and fun, the 2014 Boll Weevil 100 Bike Ride and 10K Run is where you want to be on May 10.
Registration for the Annual Boll Weevil 100, established by the Enterprise Lions Club in 2002, is now open. Go to www.enterpriselionsclub.com to register for the variety of activities that will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in downtown Enterprise.
If you are a bike rider, you can choose to participate in the 7-mile Fun Ride, a 25-mile ride, A 100K Century Ride (about 60 miles), and a challenging 100-mile ride. Immediately after all bike riders depart, a 10K Run and a 3K Fun Run will begin for those who prefer to travel on their feet rather than bicycle wheels.
For those who do not sign up online between now and Boll Weevil 100 weekend, walk-in registration will be available at the First United Methodist Church of Enterprise Family Life Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, and 6 to 7 a.m. Saturday, May 10.
“Bike riding season is getting under way so it’s a great time to make your plans to join us for the Boll Weevil 100,” said Enterprise Lions Club President Billy Powell said.
The Ride and Run events have grown every year, attracting participants not only from south Alabama but from neighboring states and beyond. Last year, more than 200 participated in the events.
“Enterprise Lions have been working hard to make this year’s Boll Weevil 100 the best ever here and one of the best in the country,” said Powell, inviting seasoned cyclists as well as pleasure riders to participate.
Adult registration is $20 for the 7.5-mile Fun Ride and $35 for the 25-mile, 100K and 100-mile rides. Children’s ride registration is $25 for the bike rides. Registration for the 10K Run is $20, and $10 for the 3K Fun Run. Proceeds from the Ride go to fund various Lions Club projects, including the Wounded Veterans Project, which enables disabled or recovering veterans to participate in the ride.