Utah’s Little Red Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 10, 2020) — The Little Red women-only ride to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation has been a mainstay on Utah's calendar for several years. Unfortunately, it has joined the ranks of many other events being cancelled or postponed due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Riders enjoying the roads of Cache Valley in the 2011 Little Red.
Riders enjoying the roads of Cache Valley in the 2011 Little Red.

In an email sent to registered participants and volunteers, Jackie McGill, President of the Bonneville Cycling Club, which organizes the annual event, had this to say:

Participants, Volunteers, Friends and Supporters of Little Red —

Global Pandemic. The words alone are terrifying; the reality is life-altering. With that in mind, we have reached the difficult decision to cancel Little Red 2020.

We know you will be disappointed to hear this, even though many of you were probably expecting it. We are truly heartbroken to take this action. Little Red, a summer highpoint for our riders, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and Cache Valley communities, has become another casualty of COVID-19.

Cancelling Little Red was an agonizing decision for the Executive Committee, driven by concern for the health and wellbeing of our wonderful constituents. Although the State of Utah has not (yet) issued any stay-at-home orders, a gathering of 4,000 people would be a reckless act given the current global outlook and dire forecasts by all health organizations.

The Little Red ride is a charity event that benefits Huntsman Cancer Foundation. If you can, please make a direct donation on their website: https://hope.huntsmancancer.org/littlered/donate

We hope you stay safe and weather the situation as best you can. Get out there and ride your bicycle to stay in shape and let those well-earned endorphins take the edge off.

Little Red will return in 2021 – she is one tough gal and plans to come back stronger and sassier than ever! The Ride Into the Wild theme planned for this year will carry over to next year.

With gratitude for your support,
The Little Red Organizing Committee
Bonneville Cycling Club

Board of Directors
Bonneville Cycling Club

 

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