We Ride Again in 2021.
In 2020, our Ride community came together while staying safely apart.
Last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ride for Cancer established a new event structure and COVID-19 safety protocols where Riders, volunteers and spectators came together on Ride day in person. A safe and successful event was executed through a staggered start format to keep event grounds capacity low, a COVID-19 pre-screening process, increased sanitization stations, encouraged mask wearing and social distancing protocols. This year will be no different. #WeRideAgain in 2021, in person, rain or shine. Together, we will face the fight against cancer – as one united front.
The following event structure was developed for Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal to deliver a safe and epic event experience for our Ride community in 2021 amid COVID-19. The health and safety of our Riders and our community is our top priority. The event will adapt to comply with any current Provincial Government protocols and will abide by any restrictions that are in place at the time of the event.
Our logistics team has conducted a thorough review of all in person operations for this year’s Ride for Cancer. We have examined the event experience in full; starting with the very first touch point at our event kit pick-up, all the way through to our Riders crossing the finish line on October 2, 2021.
In developing this event structure in 2020, we consulted with several sources from the Nova Scotia Provincial Government, HRM Special Event Task Force, Halifax Regional Police, CSTA National Covid-19 Recovery Task Force and others. These key stakeholders will be re-engaged to consult if needed in 2021 based on the evolving COVID-19 environment.