RUSA just announced that its “soft-reopen” of brevets for July is on hold in light of the completely terrible, awful, internationally embarrassing CV-19 numbers in the United States. RUSA made the correct decision: RUSA is a national organization and it needs to have its eye on the big picture and to treat and support all RBAs and riders the same. I only wish that our state and national leadership was as sound and fact-based as RUSA’s. I can’t thank RUSA enough for it’s leadership in these tough times and you should, too. We’re lucky to have such responsible, responsive, national leadership.
Short version: the July 4 Pinellas Beaches 100K populaire is officially cancelled. That said, my family and I will still be riding that route starting at 7am sharp. If you want to join us — in a socially distanced, responsible way — then let’s meet at Bay Vista park. Rolling 7am, sharp. No waivers. No ride leader. No RUSA credit. No nothing. But if you want … bring a cooler, some ice, and a growler or two and connect with me after the ride. You won’t be disappointed.