After much consideration and based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Paceline Ride’s leadership made the difficult decision to postpone the Paceline Ride weekend scheduled for May 29-30. This event has been rescheduled for Oct. 24.
“COVID-19 has impacted our communities and organizations in many ways, and we have all had to adjust. For our mission, one positive change has been the marked increase in bike ownership. On our streets, trails and roads, so many more individuals and families are turning to their bikes for wellness and inspiring others in the process,” said Martyn Jones, president and executive director of Paceline Ride. “The Paceline Ride is an opportunity to try something new, interact and feel the support of others while raising funds for local cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center.”
Paceline is a year-round movement of communities and organizations interacting toward a common goal, to cure cancer faster. Paceline culminates each year in a casual, fun bike ride called PaceDay, and there is a place for everyone to participate. One-hundred percent of all fundraising supports critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
“We have continued to closely monitor feedback from the CDC, state and national officials as our economy begins to reopen. PaceDay 2020 will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 this year,” Jones said. “We are actively working on logistics, health and safety measures for PaceDay.”
With three different route options, anyone can participate, whether they are a beginner or experienced rider. Additional details about the rescheduled date and an updated list of frequently asked questions is available on Paceline’s website.