The 2016 ride was 1,003 mile trip to Ms. Stringfield’s Neighborhood.
The ride began in Birmingham, AL on June 23, 2016 with 30 riders. Although the beginning point of the ride did not have many riders, riders rode independently of the group ride and met up in Jacksonville, FL. The “Chat and Chew” was held on Thursday night with approximately 125 riders in attendance.
The next morning the riders mounted up and proceeded to the final destination of Miami, FL. All riders met in Fort Lauderdale at the last gas stop to meet the Miami Committee (led by Mandy “Ms. Sassy” Mackey with Zinga Glover, Maria Young, and Noleka Williams) just to name a few. The ride was then, police-escorted down I-95 South and ended at the last known residence of Bessie B. Stringfield. It is important to note that, Miami Gardens was once known as Opa-Locka, FL.
Having 250 registered attendees and 150 riders, the Key West Power Run led to 225 riders receiving their Zero Mile Marker Patch.