AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

 

Dear fellow RMCC members,

 

As I’m sure is no surprise at this point, we are going to be suspending our ride program for the time being due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This impacts the Challenge Series, Brevet Series, Triple Crown, and any other rides we have on the calendar.

 

As you are aware, the current request from governmental bodies is to have groups of no more than 10 congregate. While we arguably have a lot of social distance on significant portions of our rides, the fact is that we do tend to become larger than this at ride starts and regroup points. Additionally, we do not want to risk a major accident at a time when it is desired to keep as many hospital beds available as possible.

 

We will be reevaluating the situation every two weeks. So as of now, we will not be hosting any rides through the end of March. At that point, I’ll send out an update based on what we know then.

 

Whenever we are able to resume riding as a club, some of the rides we skipped will be rescheduled; some will be canceled. And depending on what is permissible, we may need to structure some things a little differently for a time.

 

For our brevet riders, this obviously impacts some of the full season goals like R-12 or 1200K qualifiers and the like. Quite a few other clubs have already taken the same action so I expect RUSA and ACP will be providing more information on how they will handle this situation.

 

Please stay safe and healthy during this challenging time!

 

Best,

 

Mark Michel

RMCC President