Message from the Chair
Reston Century Cancelled for 2020
Our board and member volunteers have been brainstorming ways to hold some version of the century for months now, adjusting plans as the pandemic situation evolves and new information emerges. We wanted to courageously move forward with a 2020 Reston Century Ride and we tried to find a way to make it work. Our final go/no-go decision was on June 3 at our monthly executive board meeting. With open minds we explored every option for how to make our signature event happen. In the end, we had to concede that it was not to be.
Therefore, sadly, I am announcing that the Reston Bicycle Club will not hold the Reston Century Ride in 2020.
So, what’s next? We look forward to resuming outdoor group rides when it is safe to do so. Northern Virginia remains in Phase One for now. As the situation continues to evolve, we will assess the safety of resuming group rides. We are exploring ideas for substitute events for our group rides and the century and would love to hear ideas from our members too. If you have ideas you would like us to explore, please contact the club at the email below.
For now, I hope you are riding your bikes in whatever way is safe for you, whether that means solo, with a small group of known people or virtually. Whatever you are doing, please keep in mind this guidance from USA Cycling, found here. Have fun but be mindful that we are not through this thing yet. I look forward to us being able to ride together again soon.
Ride with care,
Thanks to our 2019 bike shop partners: