Benefiting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
Begins/Ends at 34th and Central Ave.
Nancy’s Ride-Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7th
Nancy’s Ride is a welcoming, inclusive ride for all cyclists with the goal of sharing Freewheelin’s love of, and support of, youth cycling. Freewheelin’ Community Bikes will host its signature event, Nancy’s Ride, on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2020, starting and ending in the heart of the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood at 34th and Central Avenue.
In light of the current pandemic, we have made changes to the event in order to host our annual fundraiser in a responsible manner.
Circuit Rides (Distance) Option
This year, the distance rides will consist of three circuits of 15,20, and 30 miles respectively. There will be one SAG (Support and Gear) stop located in the parking lot of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church where riders can recharge before beginning their next loop. Ride routes will be available to those who have paid registration on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Plan your own combination of circuits and distance. Dan Henry markings will mark the routes. The SAG station will be open until 3:00 p.m. In addition to SAG snacks, every cyclist will receive a box lunch.
Destination Ride Option
A 10K (6.2 mile) ride through the Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood, this family-oriented ride includes a scavenger hunt and the opportunity to ride through a tactical urbanism project: A Pop-Up Bike Lane created by the neighbors. Families and small group of friends can designate the time when they want to participate. Ride Leaders are available to guide riders along the route if requested. All riders receive a SWAG bag and a box lunch.
Virtual Ride Option
We are offering cyclists the option to ride our 3 circuits whenever they have time. The price to participate in this virtual ride is $10 less than the day of entry fee. The three routes will be made available to virtual riders on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. SWAG bags will be available for pick up at our store, 3355 Central Ave, starting Saturday, September 5, 2020 and will remain available through September 12, 2020. Routes will be marked on the roads using Dan Henrys by Sunday, September 6th, for virtual riders to follow.
COVID-19 Safety Accommodations:
- To protect our volunteers, there will be NO on-site registration. All registration must be done on-line. We will leave our ride website up and operational until 10:00 a.m. the day of the event.
- Cyclists riding the circuits will have a rolling start time rather than all starting at once. These participants can arrive at the Tab Presbyterian Church parking lot as early as 8:00 a.m. or as late as 10:00 a.m.
- The Destination Ride has been divided into one-hour increments from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to ensure social distancing. No more than 20 riders will be on the route at one time.
- All participants will park on the street or in other parking lots so that we have lots of space to social distance in the Tab Presbyterian parking lot.
- We will not serve beer, sell merchandise and will not have music to discourage “social gathering”.
- In accordance with local health regulations, everyone must where a masks while on the event grounds.
- Everyone will receive a bottle of hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities will be available in addition to the bathrooms in the church’s stadium.
- All food and drink will be commercially (or naturally) packaged.
Prepare with us!
To prepare for these rides, Freewheelin’ will offer every Saturday morning Community Rides and Century Training Rides all summer long. These rides will be led by experienced guides. If you need a bike, new fleet bikes are available for use at no cost. These rides will follow segments of the actual planned rides.
Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact Alison Cole at email@example.com.