To everyone in the Ride The Rockies Community (Participants, Crew, Communities, Partners, Vendors, and loyal friends):

We are experiencing a difficult time in the world and, understandably, it is causing great levels of stress and anxiety for many.  The Denver Post Ride The Rockies has been assessing the current COVID-19 situation with our Medical Director and a team of local medical and civic authorities in addition to monitoring direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our first and foremost priority is and always will be the safety and well-being of our constituents.  In consultation with this team, at this point it is our intention to move forward with the 2020 Ride The Rockies.

We will continue to meet with this dedicated team throughout the upcoming months to review all ride processes to ensure that we are doing all we can to provide a safe environment. We will also encourage all members of the RTR Community to follow the preventative measures shared by the CDC to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus.

We are acutely aware that there are circumstances outside of some participants’ control, and to that end we are revising our refund policy as follows:
  • A full refund will be issued through June 12, 2020 for the following scenarios:
  • Any rider that tests positive for COVID-19
  • Any rider that has a family member with COVID-19 or lives with an individual with COVID-19
  • Any rider that is not able to travel due to travel restrictions or bans that have been implemented
  • Any rider that is in a high risk category: riders (1) older than 70 or (2) who have a serious chronic underlying medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes or lung disease
  • For all other riders, a refund less the $125 administrative fee will be extended through March 31, 2020
  • Option of deferment: any rider that cancels can defer to 2021 for the full amount up to May 31, 2020

At all times, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have a special circumstance that we have not covered in the above scenarios. 

Again, during these difficult times it is important that we all do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus:
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

Thank you and be well and safe,
Tour Director, Ride The Rockies

Special Thanks to the following for their input and ongoing support:

Meghan Adas, Stadium Medical
Rodger Ames, Stadium Medical
Sgt. Chris Augustine, Colorado State Patrol
Laura Driscoll, GoAhead PR
Ashton Mesmer, Centura Health/St. Anthony’s
Melody Mesmer, Centura Health/St. Anthony’s
John Nichols, MD – Ride The Rockies Medical Director
Zach Ostrander, Summit Cycle Solutions

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