2020 USEA Ride for Education Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 3, 2020) — In an email to registered participants on April 2, Jeremiah Sniffin, Director of the Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride for Education benefiting the Utah School Employees Association (USEA), announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is affecting mass participation events nationwide.

Riders at the start of the 2018 USEA Ride for Education. Photo courtesy USEA.

The text of Mr. Sniffin's letter is as follows:

April 2, 2020

Dear Tim Wangsgaard Memorial 4th Annual Ride for Education Participant,

It is with much regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s Ride for Education on May 16, 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. At this time, we are uncertain of whether the social distancing guidelines will be lifted. If they are not, we cannot guarantee proper social distancing procedures to ensure the health and safety of participants and volunteers. We also must consider the communities in which the Ride for Education takes place. We are excited to have the event next year on May 15, 2021. We are going to roll over your registration for next year. You will not have to register again. If this date does not work for you, please contact me and we will work on getting you a refund. This was not an easy decision. We desperately wanted to hold the 4th annual Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride for Education. However, we must consider everyone’s well being in these uncertain times.

Sincerely,

Jeremiah Sniffin
Tim Wangsgaard Memorial Ride for Education Director
Phone:385-347-2717
E-Mail: [email protected]

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