CANCELLED – 2020 Strawberry Ride
May 17 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
In light of the growing number of COVID 19 cases in our region, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Strawberry Ride in St. Jacob, Illinois scheduled for May 17th.
While this event was scheduled to begin after Missouri and Illinois’ existing shelter-in-place orders, it appears likely that these orders could be extended. There is currently not enough information about the future of this crisis for us to confidently host an event in May.
Our priority is and always will be the health and safety of our participants and host communities.
We contacted people who have already signed up to give them different registration options.
We are also working with our event partners to reschedule this ride and will keep you informed.
This is a very uncertain time, and while we hope to host as many of the 2020 Trailnet Classics as we can, we will continue to prioritize public health needs.
At this point, we have paused registration for our rides later this summer. Currently, all our other rides are set to continue as scheduled, but we will continue to monitor the situation and announce the decisions of our upcoming events.
These rides are important to us, our riders, and are part of our work to get more people biking in our region. Because of the support of our participants over the years, these rides have also grown to be a vital source of funding for our educational, planning and advocacy programs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, we will keep you up to date on our plans as they evolve.
Day-of Registration and Check-In: 6:30 to 8:30 AM
Group Starts: 7:30 or 8:30 AM
Mileage: 7, 26, or 41 | Terrain: Paved, flat to gently rolling. No big hills.
**New for 2020 – Registration will open at 6:30 AM and closes at 8:30 AM. We will have two group starts. Riders can choose to depart in either a 7:30 or 8:30 AM group start.
At both starts we will encourage riders to be mindful of their own ability and comfort level when positioning themselves in the staging area. Group start etiquette and safety will also be covered in the rider briefing.
We may make additional changes based on potential severe weather conditions, with appropriate notification time before the rides. This allows our team to control traffic and escort all riders safely from the starting point.**