COVID-19 Information for Courage Classic 2021
March 25, 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.
Am I guaranteed to ride in-person once I register?
All riders must reach their fundraising minimum by June 1 to be eligible to ride in person. As a reminder, minimum fundraising requirements are $500 for adults and $125 for kids.
If in-person rider capacity must be limited this year due to State of Colorado COVID-19 or other health guidelines, in-person participants will be invited based on the date they reach their fundraising minimum. In this limited scenario, the earlier the minimum is met, the earlier you may receive an invitation. Invitations will be sent shortly after June 1st to give everyone enough time to plan.
Should capacities and availability increase, we will invite more in-person participants – again, based on date fundraising minimum is achieved.
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.