Traffic and Weather Advisories Issued for Sea Gull Century
Update: Thursday, October 1, at 1:30 p.m.:
Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Century bike ride has been canceled for Saturday, October 3. Please visit www.seagullcentury.org for more information.
Update: Wednesday, September 30, at 12:45 p.m.:
The Sea Gull Century is planned as a rain-or-shine event. In its 27-year history, it has taken place in all types of conditions, from downpours to heat. Exactly a decade ago, riders pedaled in wind and rain from Tropical Storm Tammy.
Organizers are very concerned, however, about the safety of the 6,000 riders and 200 volunteers, so there is a possibility that certain conditions could cause the cancelation of the event. Organizers are in touch with area emergency management agencies and are monitoring the situation with Hurricane Joaquin closely. Cyclists and others involved with the ride should monitor the Sea Gull Century and SU websites for any periodic updates.
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has issued a traffic advisory for Saturday, October 3, as more than 6,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 27th Sea Gull Century bike ride.
Heavy bicycle traffic is anticipated near the SU campus from 6-9 a.m., especially in the area of Route 13 along campus, Milford Street and South Division Street. South Division Street between College Avenue and Milford Street is open only to Sea Gull Century parking traffic during that time.
Bateman Street is closed to all vehicles throughout the day. Traffic restrictions prohibiting southbound traffic from East College Avenue on South Division Street should be expected throughout the afternoon. In addition, motorists may want to avoid Milford and Wayne streets, and the round-about in Fruitland.
Three routes will take riders through Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties: the traditional 100-mile Assateague century, 100-mile Snow Hill century and 64-mile Princess Anne metric.
Maryland State Police and local police will control the intersection of Route 12/Snow Hill Road at Route 354/Nassawango Road, and the intersections of Route 113 at Germantown Road and Route 376. Bicycle traffic is expected on Mount Hermon Road in the afternoon.
Century coordinators encourage cyclists and motorists to exercise extra caution. Post-ride festivities are near SU’s Perdue and Henson halls. Bicycle traffic will be heavy near campus from 3-6 p.m. All riders should be off the roads by dark.
For more information call University Police at 410-543-6222.