COVID-19 Information for Courage Classic 2021
May 6, 2021
At this time, the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour is moving forward as scheduled, although we are planning for event modifications as appropriate, responsible and required.
We are closely monitoring COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the State of Colorado and our partner municipalities and are committed to communicating any updates or changes with you, our community.
We have joined with other major cycling event producers across Colorado in the formation of a COVID-19 Mitigation Task Force and developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. This details the protocols that will be followed at Courage Classic.
Tour Update: May 6, 2021
Reuniting Our Courage Classic Community
Thanks to updated event guidelines and strong COVID-19 mitigation planning, the 2021 Courage Classic WILL NOT be limiting in-person rider spots due to the pandemic. We are approved to welcome our full capacity of riders for the July 17 tour in Copper Mountain supporting the patients and families who depend on Children’s Hospital Colorado! What this exciting news means for you:
Fundraising minimum deadline extended to June 27
We are mailing all rider packets to avoid crowding at Courage Classic check-in. Therefore, fundraising minimums ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 16) must be met prior to the tour (by June 27) to be eligible to ride and receive a packet. This gives you an extra month to meet your fundraising minimum!
Invite your friends and family
Since we no longer are required to limit rider capacity at the tour due to COVID-19, we encourage you to recruit your friends, family and co-workers to ride alongside you in support of Children’s Colorado.
Free registration ends May 31, so don’t delay!
Do I have to wear a mask?
Courage Classic will follow state health guidelines as of July and we will keep this section updated with any adjustments. However, if the tour happened today, we would follow the general guideline of wearing a mask when riding in an area where physical distance is hard to maintain. If you are going to be passing people or weaving in/out of crowds then you’ll need a mask. For Aid Stations and any other public gathering space (Copper, registration, etc.), masks will be required. Please check back frequently for updates.
What will look different this year?
While so much of our tour will feel the same, the experience and safety of our participants is paramount. As such, here are just a few examples of spaces you’ll see our mitigation work in action. If you have specific questions regarding additional measures, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Differences in 2021
All participant packets will be mailed prior to the tour rather than hosting all participants for an in-person packet pick-up.
The start/finish line will likely be spread out over a mile long road to keep from crowding.
Rather than hosting buffet meals, we will provide packaged meals and snacks spread out along the course at socially distanced aid stations.
Gatherings like our on-stage program will likely be hosted in a more spaced, outdoor format.