Dear Riders, Supporters, and Friends,
Today we are heartbroken to announce that our planned ride for Saturday, April 25, 2020 will no longer be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This also applies to the VIP Experience ride and reception scheduled to take place Friday, April 24, 2020.
We know that many of you, like us, look forward to Bo Bikes Bama all year long. And many of you were excited to participate in your first ride. We are disappointed with this news, but confident that we can come together stronger and better in 2021 for our 10th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the deadly April 27, 2011 tornadoes where this all began.
Though the in-person event is canceled, our team is actively working to with Zwift to host a virtual Bo Bikes Bama ride on April 25th at 11am CT. Stay tuned for exciting details.
With the tornado season approaching, your support is even more critical as our neighbors are at even greater risk due to the economic impact of this crisis. We hope you will continue to support the cause, allowing your registration fees to be used as a tax-deductible donation. If, however, your own financial circumstances have changed due to this crisis, we understand. We will be sending out information to registrants in the coming weeks with information about requesting a full or partial refund as well as information to those who purchased tickets to the reception. Additionally, we were able to halt all merchandise production so no t-shirts, jerseys, socks, or cycling caps will be produced this year, but we are looking forward to producing great items for next year’s ride.
As Bo says, “I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.” Keep this sentiment close to your heart, knowing that you have your Bo Bikes Bama family behind you amid an incredibly uncertain and challenging time.
Please monitor your email for more details regarding refunds and how to participate in the virtual ride.
Stay healthy, stay grounded, and support each other through these challenging times. As always, we continually appreciate the incredible support that we receive from all of you year after year, and look forward to seeing you in 2021!
-Bo and the Bo Bikes Bama Team