It is with great sadness and dismay that we write to inform you of yet another unfortunate cancellation due to the ongoing pandemic--the 2020 edition of Truckee Dirt Fondo is being postponed until June 12th, 2021.
We hoped, as many of you did, that the later date of September 5th would have given us the opportunity to throw down on pristine dirt throughout Tahoe National Forest. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic has only gotten worse in recent weeks and the reality of the challenges we face in keeping nearly 1,200 racers, staff and volunteers safe during a competitive gravel race is glaring.
While we might find ourselves in a position of being able to “legally” produce the event, we can’t imagine a scenario where it would be right to do so. For the health and safety of our friends, families and fellow racers we have decided to halt the push to produce a 2020 edition of the Truckee Dirt Fondo.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR EXISTING RACE ENTRY:
You are already registered for the 2021 edition on June 12th, 2021.
Financially, we simply are not in a position to offer entry refunds. Doing so would close Bike Monkey’s doors for good as much of the overhead of staying afloat as we lead into an event is dependent on race entry revenue. Every dollar you spend with us goes toward delivering a top-notch experience well in advance of the actual event. Retaining your entry fee will allow us to essentially ice operations until we can re-launch our race season once the pandemic is under control to a degree that makes it safe for large gatherings to take place.
By handling things this way, we will be able to apply your entry fee to the same event you registered for, just at it’s future date--currently, the 2021 edition of Truckee Dirt Fondo is scheduled for June 12th, 2021, and the community of Truckee is eager to welcome you with open arms.
If you wish to transfer your existing Truckee Dirt Fondo entry to another person, we will begin allowing it at no additional charge for three weeks beginning Monday July 27th. Transfers allow you to sell or gift your entry to another party. We will waive the transfer fee until August 7th. You'll be able to transfer your entry using our online transfer form at the race website beginning July 27th.
We are doing everything in our power to make it to the other side of this pandemic and come out of it stronger than ever. The end isn't yet in sight. But by weathering it together we hope to find ourselves in a position of being able to deliver even bigger and better than ever before. It might take some time to hit full stride, but it’s our goal to do just that and more.
We hope that each and every one of you is safe and making the best of times. It’s hard on everyone, and we know we’re not alone.
THE EXTRA MILE.
If you want to go above and beyond for us to help us stay strong, you might consider purchasing an item from our online store. We’ve got brand new Truckee Dirt Fondo kits for sale we think you’ll look pretty sharp in. Plus, it helps us pay the rent and feed the people who are sticking it out to bring you the best weekends of the year, next year.
KEEP ON RIDING!
As summer rolls on, let's not forget to get outdoors and appreciate fresh air, mother nature and time with our friends, family and loved ones. Let's get through this together and emerge stronger and better than ever. The day will soon be here when we can ride, compete and celebrate at the Truckee Dirt Fondo.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
The cast and crew at Bike Monkey.