BC Bike Race Cancelled for 2020
While there has been lots of progress on the COVID-19 situation here in British Columbia, it's unlikely we'll see mass gatherings of people until late this fall, and potentially not until early next year. Unfortunately, this has a big impact on races like the BCBR, which has made the difficult decision to pull the plug on their 2020 race. Read on below for all the information.
Despite our most optimistic efforts to press forward with our September event, indications are that health regulations will not be eased sufficiently to allow us to proceed. As a part of BC’s Restart plan, Phase 4 is when activities with large gatherings of greater than 50 people will be permitted. The Phase 4 timeline is undetermined, and Phase 3 will be in place until late fall or when a vaccine is available. At this point, it is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel our 2020 race. We are grateful to our racers for their patience and understanding as well as to our sponsors and partners for their continued support.
We have communicated directly with our racers to let them know that their 2020 race entry can be deferred to 2021, 2022 and 2023 without requiring any additional purchase or transfer fees. For 2021 we are developing a fresh new course for the BC Bike Race as well as an exciting new event for September 2021 which will also be available to them as a deferral option. Details will be unveiled as the new event comes together.
We are planning a series of virtual rides over what would have been race week. We invite you to join us on our virtual race week next month so we can all ride together virtually – wherever you are. Watch for details on this coming in the next few weeks.
All of us are so disappointed to have race week cancelled for 2020, but we’ll be back next year and look forward to putting on our best event yet.