Bike the West has been producing quality cycling events since 1989 in around the Lake Tahoe area Northern California and in the State of Nevada. The Comstock Silver Century premiered in 1989 followed by America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride and Oatbran in 1991. Our other popular events include Tour de Tahoe which is an early fall bike ride around Lake Tahoe. All Bike the West bicycling events are fully supported with Welcome Packet / Goodie Bags, Event T-shirts, Event Water Bottles & other premium items, Rest Stops with Food & Beverage including lunch and after ride meal, First Aid, Tech Support and SAG Transport Services. Bike the West provides fun cycling activities in South Lake Tahoe.
America's Most Beautiful / Tour de Tahoe Postponed until 2021
Dear Bike the West Participants, America’s Most Beautiful Tour de Tahoe Postponed to 2021 The combined 29 th Annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, that was postponed to merge with the 18 th Annual Tour de Tahoe, scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2020 has been postponed to their traditional dates in 2021. This due to COVID-19 restrictions and setbacks with reopening phases governed by local, county and state health agencies.
Many other bicycling event as well as Reno-Tahoe mass participation / spectator events that traditionally take place at the same time or after our event have been cancelled or postponed… it appears that mass participation sports events, like our ride, will be the last in Phase 4 and in the order of reopening by local, county and state health agencies. Our rides are challenging to coordinate in that Bike the West has to coordinate in two states, four counties and four city jurisdictions in California and Nevada.
We are disappointed and I am sure you, as a loyal rider are disappointed as well, as we have been working hard to develop rules of the road and rules of the ride to comply with any and all COVID-19 restrictions, hoping to produce the ride, but we feel this is the responsible and right decision to make for the health, safety and welfare of all participants, our volunteers and the local community’s surrounding Lake Tahoe.
We feel responsible to give timely notice of this postponement for you to adjust your travel plans, lodging arrangements, etc. so that your investment in attending is recoverable… Individuals who still plan to head to Tahoe in absence of this year’s event are welcome to keep their booking at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The resort will honor the special room rates offered to Tour de Tahoe guests. The resort will also assist those who prefer to cancel or rebook their rooms for 2021. For any questions or changes to your current reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-589-7666.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer refunds but will do one better… We will transfer all registered participants to ride next year, but not just one event, but giving all loyal riders the opportunity to ride both events with a two for one value. The 29 th Annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride will take place on Sunday, June 6, 2021 and the 18 th Annual Tour de Tahoe will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Details requesting confirmation of your participation in 2021 will be sent to you in January 2021.
Continue to be safe & healthy as we move forward with reopening phases. We are all in this together! Continue to ride responsibly with social distancing for the health, safety & welfare not only for yourself, but also for your fellow riders… We look forward to your good health in joining us next year.
Sincerely, Curtis Fong Event Director Bike the West