As the US navigates through the global Coronavirus pandemic, many questions are being asked regarding cyclocross. At MFG Cyclocross, we made the decision to postpone racing until 2021. We are not cancelling the 2020 season but instead re-imagining.
We have drawn motivation from what Tobin Ortenblad did this summer with his Big Rides for a Big Cause. The premise to Tobin’s actions began with a crazy ride he dreamed up that featured over 30,000 feet of climbing in one day. What’s more, this ride inspired Tobin to start a website dedicated to highlighting other riders who set similar riding goals, make a fundraising target, and set out to raise money for social justice issues, while doing something fun and creative on a bike.
This fall we have created a call to action around our six specific race dates and are challenging you to come up with personal riding goals that can be achieve in one day, set a fundraising target, and donate financial support to a community-based organization of your choice. If you need our help, we will also be making suggestions on ride ideas and organizations for donations if you would like guidance. We are calling this call to action, “The Big Idea.”
We believe through The Big Idea it is possible to raise $1,000,000 in direct donations to support organizations centering around community service, health care, business struggling due to COVID-19, and social justice missions. We believe this financial support will significantly impact our local communities while also bringing awareness and further calls to action to support these organizations in their day to day operations.
So, mark your calendars for our 2020 race dates, and we look forward to seeing all of your creative and crazy ride ideas come to life this fall.