MARCH 12, 2021 UPDATE: Because of the ongoing pandemic, the Capitol Classic and Cottonwood 200 have been cancelled for 2021. We hope to bring both of these rides back in 2022. We also hope to host a 50th Anniversary Ride in the fall of 2021 in addition to the Bruce Whaley Spirit Ride (contingent upon pandemic conditions).
Weekly rides will continue as normal.
JULY 12, 2020 UPDATE: The Bruce Whaley Spirit ride has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus. If you would like to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (the charity that the Bruce Whaley funds are donated to), we encourage you to mail a check to:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Mid America Chapter
6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Ste 202
Mission, KS 66202
You may also donate online here: Donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Bruce Whaley Spirit Ride will return in September 2021.
MAY 7, 2020 UPDATE: The KVBC board met via Zoom on Tuesday, May 5 for our regular monthly meeting. At that time the board decided that the club’s weekly rides may resume starting with the implementation of phase two of the Governor’s re-opening plan. This phase is tentatively scheduled to begin May 18, but may be delayed depending on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We encourage you to stay tuned to announcements from the Governor’s office and local health officials to determine the timeline for resuming the weekly rides.
Once phase two begins, individual ride leaders may decide to re-start their rides or delay them further. Announcements will be made on the club Facebook page (facebook.com/kawvalley) and our website (kvbc.org). However, if you are uncertain about a ride, it is always a good idea to check with the ride leaders.
In addition to the Governor’s recommendations, KVBC recommends the following guidelines for weekly rides when they begin again. Riders should:
1) Ride in groups of 10 or less
2) Maintain a distance of 6’ from one another
3) Stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick
4) Avoid visits to businesses or other public buildings during the ride
5) Avoid frequently touched surfaces during the ride
6) Avoid touching the gear and equipment of other riders
7) Wash your hands before and after the ride
Stay safe and healthy! We hope to see you for a ride again soon.
MARCH 29, 2020 UPDATE: With the recent stay-at-home order put in place for Shawnee County and the state of Kansas, the KVBC board and ride leaders revisited the subject of the club’s weekly rides.
The KVBC board voted to suspend all weekly club rides through the rest of March and all of April. We will re-visit this issue again in early May and provide another update at that time.
Obviously this step is a big disappointment for all of us. We look forward to the day when we can all gather safely again.
Stay safe and healthy out there! We’ll see you again soon.
MARCH 22, 2020 UPDATE: Like most of us, KVBC has been watching the developments of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) over the past several days with growing concern. Because we organize two major rides in May where large groups of people interact (the Capitol Classic and the Cottonwood 200), we needed to make a decision about whether or not to continue these events this year.
Based on the recommendations from the Shawnee County Health Department and CDC, as well as the expected timeline for this virus, we have concluded that we cannot safely conduct these rides this year. It is with disappointment and regret, therefore, that we announce that there will be no Capitol Classic or Cottonwood 200 this May. All registered riders will receive a full refund, and we will process those refunds as soon as possible. We will be bringing these rides back in 2021.