VIRTUAL RIDE FAQ’s
*Also, see our 2020 VIRTUAL RIDER INFORMATION (PDF).
Why is Sea Gull Century 2020 virtual?
The announcement followed restrictions outlined by the State of Maryland and the University System of Maryland (USM) for public events, large gatherings and reopening protocols for USM campuses for fall 2020. For the safety of our cyclists and volunteers, this is the right thing to do.
Will Sea Gull Century ever go back to the in-person event?
Due to COVID-19, Salisbury University’s 32nd Sea Gull Century (SGC) temporarily will change its format to a virtual event. Cycling promotes health and well-being. It is these ideals which are at the forefront of this decision. SGC plans to return to it’s traditional in-person format in 2021.
What does the virtual registration include?
It includes a SGC 2020 T-shirt (long sleeve), a SGC 2020 Rider’s Bib, a SGC 2020 sticker, and an exclusive gift package. PLUS, the proceeds benefit SU scholarships, students, faculty, and local community organizations.
What about ZWIFT (or other indoor programs/apps?)
Unfortunately, SGC 2020 was unable to team up with ZWIFT and create a SGC 2020 ZWIFT Ride. Due to COVID-19, the company’s popularity soared. Currently, ZWIFT is fully booked for hosting new events (this year.)
However, you can utilize any indoor miles clocked (through ZWIFT rides, Spinning, or any another indoor cycling program.) These miles must be credited only towards the Sea Gull Century 2020 Virtual Ride, not multiple virtual cycling events.
If you have a ZWIFT account, you can create your own virtual group of riders with their Meetups function. See our Join A Team page for more information.
How do I log my ride?
Our virtual ride is not officially supported by a specific app or program. Therefore, cyclists may utilize any app/program they like to log their miles (Strava, etc.) Remember, the chosen mileage (100 or 63) can be logged indoors AND/OR outdoors in ONE day or MULTIPLE days (October 3rd -10th.)