MARCH 29 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.
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.