Updated: Monday, August 24, 2020
We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following provincial guidelines closely. Ride for Cancer will follow all current provincial guidelines and this new event structure is subject to change at any time.
The following event structure and safety guidelines were developed for Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal to deliver a safe and epic event experience for our Ride community in 2020 amid COVID-19. The health and safety of our Riders and our community is our top priority.
The information below outlines the changes that Riders can expect to see and experience prior to event day and on event day. We ask that you fully review the new event structure and safety guidelines as we need everyone’s full participation in order to keep the event safe and compliant with the provincial guidelines.
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 3. The event structure will take shape as several “mini-events” within our overarching Ride for Cancer experience. These more segmented “mini-events” will ensure that we stay within the provincial gathering limit of 250 at all times.
In developing this new event structure and these safety guidelines, we have 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.
The QEII Foundation and Ride for Cancer team is committed to executing a safe and seamless event day experience for all of our Riders. We thank you for your patience and understanding during these past couple of months as we have been working diligently to plan an event day experience that adheres to the Nova Scotia Provincial Government limitations and protocols. We are thrilled to be able to execute our event on October 3, 2020 and ultimately continue to transform local cancer care, here at home for all Atlantic Canadians.