With the continual COVID-19 cases, it's pretty clear that we are still living in a time of uncertainty. We have been working diligently to determine how to effectively proceed with hosting the Fitchburg Festival of Speed this year in a safe manner for our participants, staff, volunteers and spectators. We believed that by postponing the event until September 5th we would ensure that we would be adhering to public health guidelines. However, after further discussions we feel it would be irresponsible of us to proceed with the event this year while these guidelines and recommendations are still evolving and the future is still so unclear. And therefore we are deeply saddened to be announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Fitchburg Festival of Speed.
This is not the news we want to be sharing with all of you as we know so many of you want to be out there riding and racing - and trust us, we do too! We empathize with your disappointment and we are immensely grateful for your patience and support over the past few months. We understand that no option we provide works for everyone. We ask for your understanding during these critical times for our organization. But for now, it's important that we are prioritizing the safety of all participants, staff, volunteers and spectators.
All registered participants will be given the option to defer their entry to 2021 or they may choose to donate their entry fee to be put towards funding free entries to front line workers. Further details will be emailed to all registered participants on these options. We appreciate the continued support and we hope to see you all in 2021!
The Festival of Speed plays host to the Wisconsin Cycling Association State Criterium Championships and winners will be taking home $5,000 in prize money. If you're looking for a more relaxed day, join us for the beautiful Fitchburg Family Pharmacy 25-Mile Ride to help you explore the hidden secrets of Fitchburg. Runners and walkers can join in on the fun with the Donor Dash 5K. The fastest 15 male and female participants of the 5K will go on to participate in the Kwik Trip $1,000 Mile.