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 2020 Sea Gull Century T-shirt (long sleeve), a Sea Gull Century 2020 Rider’s Bib, and an exclusive gift package. PLUS, the proceeds benefit SU scholarships, students, faculty, and local community organizations.
How do I register for the virtual event?
Starting June 15, register either online or through the mail (print PDF of the registration form.)
What about ZWIFT?
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.
Is Sea Gull Century 2020 cancelled?
No. Sea Gull Century is just utilizing a new format temporarily. A virtual ride means that the cyclist actually rides the chosen mileage (100 miles or 63 miles) they registered for.The cyclist can choose where & when they complete their ride(s) safely. They can ride around their neighborhood, a park, etc. Or, the cyclist could complete their ride indoors on a stationery bike (with or without an app or program.)
Is the registration fee for the virtual ride for the sole purpose of “purchasing” a t-shirt?
No. The registration fee INCLUDES a SGC 2020 t-shirt, SGC 2020 rider bib, & exclusive gift package for the cyclist. And, the proceeds benefit SU Scholarships, SU students, Faculty (departmental program needs), and local community organizations. All which have been impacted by COVID-19.