Sunday, April 19, 2009

Old Howard Bike Ride

A participant in the Old Howard Bike Ride coasts into Selma's First Baptist Church parking lot for the final rest stop of the three-county Black Belt route.

Sponsored by Birmingham's Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences, the Saturday event benefited Sowing Seeds of Hope, a mission that seeks to improve the quality of life in nearby Perry County. Samford University was originally founded by Alabama Baptists as Howard College in 1841 in the Perry County seat of Marion. The ride began and ended at Marion's Judson College.

In the background is Church Street United Methodist Church.

See more photos of this event at Selma NOW.
Thanks to Elaine Stewart for sending her photos.


Kenia Cris said...

Hi, just didn't know which of your blogs I should visit to retribute your lovely comment so I ended up checking them all! This one specially makes me want to visit your place. :)
Great pictures! Take care! See you around!

Virginia said...

Thanks for the good PR for Samford University! I have done 2 posts and one more tomorrow on Samford. You know what they say about great minds.HA

Steve Buser said...

My biking days are behind me (except for short stuff around the city) but my son does a lot of it and we go to support him a lot. He did the Houston to Austin rid this weekend. I think that is about 150 miles.
Like I say, I love to watch.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

they have more energy than I have!

Jim said...

Biking is one of those things I always say I am going to start doing.....some day.