COVID-19 Information for Courage Classic 2021
July 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 continue to closely monitor 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: July 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!
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. Encourage them to register by the July 11 registration deadline.
Fundraising minimum deadline extended to July 16
All riders who met their minimum ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 16) by July 27 will receive their packet in the mail and can skip Rider Check-in. If you meet your minimum by July 16, you can check in at Copper and ride. Check-in times and info are listed in the Manual. Please note: all Award Merchandise will be mailed after August 31 fundraising deadline.
Do I have to wear a mask?
For the health and safety of yourself and others, hand sanitizing and masks are recommended. Masks will be required for participants who are not vaccinated for COVID-19. 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.
Participants include all individuals involved in the event including but not exclusively registered riders, sponsors, volunteer, staff, and vendors. All participants will be required to:
- Be symptom free with no recent exposures to COVID-19. A reminder to do a self-screening will be emailed to all participants Thursday, July 15.
- Wear a face covering if not vaccinated or high risk
- Follow all COVID-19 mitigation protocols as laid out by Courage Classic
- Sign the Courage Classic waiver confirming that they understand the protocols and will follow them
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
A reminder to do a self-screening will be emailed to all participants Thursday, July 15. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please stay home and safe. If you answer no to the following questions, you are cleared to ride or volunteer.
1) Have you had exposure to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
2) Are you waiting for results of a COVID 19 test because you have had symptoms?
3) In the past 24 hours have you had any of the following?
- Fever equal or greater than 100.4 F/38 C
- New onset cough
- Shortness of breath
- Body/muscle aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Most participant packets will be mailed prior to the tour rather than hosting all participants for an in-person packet pick-up.
The start line will be spread out over a mile long road to keep from crowding. Please start anywhere along Copper Road.
The finish line will be at the Flyer Lot on a road that will keep spectators more spread out.
Meals in Copper and along the course will be grab-and-go options. Please limit your time at aid stations to 5-10 minutes and lunch stops to 15-20 minutes to avoid crowding.
Sag wagons will be operating at a lower capacity and masks are required inside vehicles.
Our on-stage program will be hosted outdoors at the Subaru Stage, Friday, July 16, at 8 p.m.