COVID-19: The DCC Contingency Plan for September

Folks, we understand that the last thing you want to read right now is more on the current pandemic conditions that we face. We don’t want to add to the constant chatter any more than is necessary.

In the wake of many event cancellations, postponements, and rescheduling efforts, we feel that it’s important for us to communicate first and foremost, that the Door County Century ride staff is staying proactive, monitoring and evaluating the situation, and working diligently on our unique plan.

As your hosts, we are always working toward improving your DCC experience and this year is no different.

Here’s how we’re planning ahead, which should give you peace in your decision to register:

  1. As of today, the Door County Century Ride remains a GO for Sunday September 13th.
  2. If the event would need to be cancelled due to COVID-19 and restrictions are mandated regarding travel or group gathering, your registration would deferred forward to the following year’s event. This cancellation would be one of following medical recommendations and best practices, along with municipal recommendations or mandates.
  3. If the event is restricted (i.e. not allowing certain sized groups to gather), we would still seek permission to host the event, with full course support, but send your ride credentials/apparel to you beforehand via mail and evaluate whether to hold the DCC Cycling Expo. For the post-event party, entertainment, and meal, we would send a certificate to registrants to use in the Sturgeon Bay business community, rather than gathering as a large group at the fairgrounds.

We can’t state strongly enough that our intention is to put on a wonderful event and to always be a positive riding experience. Also, as stated above, Door County is a very small community and much of what makes it quaint and beautiful also make it extremely vulnerable in times like this. Please support our Door County businesses and charities.

Let’s stay positive, keeping fit and ready to tackle the wonderful tarmac that only a community like Door County has to offer.