In an effort to do our best to help stem the spread of the Corona Virus Pandemic, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s 3/4 Minus Cykeltur to Sunday, August 23rd. Our hope is that by then, current and ongoing efforts to flatten the curve of infection will have had good results. This was not an easy decision, but we feel it is the correct one. CDC’s current recommendation of an 8-week suspension of gatherings of 50 people or more takes us beyond May 2. Similarly, the City of Sandpoint has suspended all special events, like the 3/4 Minus Cykeltur, through April 30th, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated.
We understand it’s possible that some of you who have already registered may not be able to participate on August 23rd. So, we will offer registration refunds to those who cannot attend. Alternatively, if you prefer, we will apply your registration fees as a donation to the Pend Oreille Pedalers, the event beneficiary.
We are sorry for having to postpone, but I hope you understand these are not normal times. The good thing about the postponement is that you will all have more time to train! In the meantime, keep yourselves and those around you safe and healthy. We hope to see you in August.
The Second Annual Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur has been postponed to 23rd, 2020. This is a timed ride to benefit the Pend Oreille Pedalers bicycle club, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The ride will begin and end at Matchwood Brewing Company at 513 Oak Street in Sandpoint. The route includes a long course (approximately 72 miles) and a shorter course of approximately 52 miles). As last year, both courses include a mix of asphalt and gravel roads, but last year’s segment through Kootenai and Ponderay have been eliminated in favor of a more rural approach back into Sandpoint. This change adds a few miles to each course, some short hills, and, for the long course, a lovely 2-mile stretch of single track through Pine Street Woods. Participation is limited to 300 riders for the long course, and 199 riders for the short course. There will be five rest/aid stops along the route, as well as a sweep vehicle following the riders. An after-party with live music, craft beer, food, outdoor patio, and family-friendly environment will take place at Matchwood Brewing after the ride. The top three women and men finishers on each route will be recognized and a there will be a raffle open to all participants.
CHECK OUT THE SHORT VIDEO OUR FRIEND SCOTT RULANDER PUT TOGETHER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7AmOlP2cRI
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