42nd Door County Century Ride Postponed Due to Rising COVID-19 Concerns

42nd Door County Century Ride Postponed Due to Rising COVID-19 Concerns

Organizers Providing Refund of Registration Fee

STURGEON BAY, WI – Today the organizers of the Door County Century (DCC), one of the largest single- day cycling events in the country, have cancelled plans for its 2020 event on September 13 and postponed the 42nd year of the ride to the same calendar weekend in 2021. The Door County Century typically sees its capacity of 3,000 participants with a rider roster of individuals from nearly all 50 United States, including an international following. 

The decision comes just days after the Door County Health Department issued an updated health advisory requiring face coverings in all public areas as well as stating that in-person events and gatherings are considered high risk and should be avoided. 

“Taking action right now best protects the health and safety of our visiting riders, the wonderful Door County community which 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 needed to be addressed. “The last thing we wanted for the DCC, was to deliver a watered-down version of the real thing,” Mory explained. 

Although unusual for participant events, registered DCC riders will receive a direct refund of their registration fees. “We take care of our riders. It’s the right thing to do,” Mory added. 

The 42nd Door County Century will take place on Sunday September 12, 2021.

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