2020 Redlands Bicycle Classic Canceled
March 13, 2020 (Redlands, CA) – Throughout the past week, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee has remained steadfast in our desire to host the Classic in April. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with widespread Coronavirus (COVID-19) have led us to a decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although we are confident it is appropriate under these unique circumstances.
Considering the latest information, projected timelines, expert analysis, and after consultation with the leadership of our host cities of Redlands, Highland and Yucaipa, we have jointly decided that the 2020 Redlands Bicycle Classic should not occur.
Ultimately, the health and well-being of everyone associated with the event, including the citizens of our local communities led us to this difficult decision.
I would be remiss if I did not publicly thank our entire organizing committee and the liaisons with our local government entities for their tireless efforts. In order to continue to provide the world-class bicycle race you have become accustomed to; our plan is to return in April 2021.
As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people everywhere, we appreciate you understanding our decision. The lives of those affected by this outbreak are far more important than our event. Therefore, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and we’ll see you next year in Redlands.
Marc Shaw, Executive Director
Redlands Bicycle Classic