The Belgian Waffle Ride Asheville (BWR Asheville) has been postponed to the weekend of May 14-16, 2021. Below is a statement from their Facebook page.
Dear Rouleurs, Graveleurs and Puncheurs,
We hope this communication finds you healthy and safe. We have been busy with the Tripel Crown Gravel Series events working with our partners, local health officials and city managers, ascertaining best practices, possibilities and adjusting expectations.
We are certain you are aware of the recent surges in Covid cases in a majority of states in the union. A couple days ago, Roy Cooper, the NC governor, addressed the COVID state-wide restrictions, as the state was moving into a Phase 3 of reopening. However, Mr. Cooper’s address declared an extension of Phase 2 until July 17th and added the requirement of face coverings when in public places that social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Under the Phase 2 guidelines, gatherings are limited to 10 individuals indoors and 25 individuals when outdoors.
We had pledged a two-month window with a July 1st date in announcing whether we were able to conduct the BWR Asheville (BWRA) event at Sierra Nevada in 2020, and with the COVID state-wide regulations currently in place, all of us—Monuments of Cycling, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the County and our partners—are not comfortable hosting a large event like ours this year. As a result, we will postpone BWR Asheville to the weekend of May 14-16, 2021.
Of course, this is extremely disappointing for us all, but we are very excited to stage the BWRA when we can provide an exceptionally safe, memorable, rewarding, and fun time for all.
Riders have the option of transferring to one of our other events or deferring to the new May 2021 date.