Organizers providing refund of registration fee
Rising COVID-19 concerns have caused the organizers of the Door County Century (DCC) bicycle ride to cancel the Sept. 13, 2020, event. They will instead plan to run the 42nd ride during the same weekend in 2021.
The Door County Century typically meets its capacity of 3,000 participants with a roster of riders from nearly all 50 United States and an international following.
The cancellation decision came just days after the Door County Health Department issued an updated health advisory requiring face coverings in all public areas and stated that in-person gatherings are considered high risk and should be avoided.
“Taking action right now best protects the health and safety of our visiting riders [and] the wonderful Door County community [that] we ride through, while preserving this great event for better days ahead,” said John Mory, ride director and host.
Although the organizers had constructed a comprehensive operational plan to incorporate best practices in response to COVID-19, the recent advisory had to be addressed.
“The last thing we wanted for the DCC was to deliver a watered-down version of the real thing,” Mory said.
Registered DCC riders will receive a direct refund of their registration fees. The 42nd Door County Century will take place Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021.