CIBA Rides Suspended Due to COVID-19

Mon, March 16, 2020 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The CIBA leadership is committed to keeping our members, those attending our rides and events and our communities safe and updated in this rapidly changing environment. To that end, we wanted to send a communication about our upcoming ride and event schedules.

We have been carefully monitoring several sources including Governor Holcomb/the state of Indiana, the WHO, CDC, and looking to governing bodies like USA Cycling. Currently, we feel it is in the best interest of our community and our members to suspend all club rides at this time.

The CIBA board will watch the situation daily and remain in contact. We will make a decision about whether to extend this suspension during our April 20th, 2020 board meeting.  We wish we could predict the future but given this unprecedented situation, we need to take it one day at a time.

You have our commitment we will be transparent and proactive in our communications and will follow evidence-informed sources and observe the guidelines of local, state and federal bodies and make decisions with the safety and health of our members and our community in mind.  

We encourage you to continue to find ways to be physically active and remind members that you all have access to CIBA’s RidewithGPS account where there are many ride routes you may download to your GPS device or print out maps. Please note CIBA will not be hosting/supporting any rides at this time.  

CIBA Hilly Hundred Weekend 2020 As of now, the Hilly Hundred Weekend scheduled for October 2020 will take place as planned. As we continue to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation we will make sure all those interested and registered attendees know of any decisions well in advance of the event.

Upcoming 500 in May Incentive  At this time it is not clear what the current state of group gatherings will be in May. As we continue to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation we will make sure we account for a potential impact to the popular 500 in May program and will work to adjust it to “500 in May in October” or provide a different method for accruing miles for the incentive.

The board talked about our CIBA community tonight. We are a community whether on or off our bicycles. Instead of stopping to help a bicycling pal change their tire, take this time to reach out to your community and see if anyone needs help going to the grocery or running errands or picking up things they need.  We are all going to experience extraordinary levels of isolation so even a quick text or call to see how someone is doing would be appreciated. Or you can share sweaty photos on your trainer or out on a solitary ride.

CIBA has been a leader in the bicycling community for many years and these challenging times are no different. We will always strive to do what’s in the best interest of our members and the central Indiana bicycling community.

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