After careful consideration of a range of options and potential conditions, we are sad to announce the cancellation of the October 4, 2020 Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Bicycle Event with the exception of a small, free children and family bike safety program. The hosts of the event, Anne Arundel County Police, Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (“BikeAAA”), have worked closely since our 2014 inaugural Lifeline 100 and are proud of our record of participation, inclusion, safety, fun and more than $200,000 raised for our non-profit beneficiaries and partners. Our shared commitment to safety and health has guided our decisions since our launch and that especially applies now during COVID-19. The degree of uncertain pandemic conditions coupled with preparation lead time did not provide a good path forward. As previously announced, those who have already registered will be offered a choice of 1) Donate the registration fee to our non-profit beneficiaries, 2) Roll your registration to October 3, 2021 or 3) Request a refund. Registrants will be contacted individually.
The Lifeline 100 event has always provided a free Children’s Bike Safety Rodeo at Kinder Farm Park and our plan is to proceed with that within the prevailing guidelines for social distancing. We also have a tradition of working with partners such as Rise for Autism, The Image Center and Special Olympics to provide participation for children and adults with special needs. This year’s children’s program will carry on that tradition.
We are very grateful to our many sponsors, volunteers and partners who make this special event possible and we look forward to working with them in the future. Prophasys Advanced Technology has been our Ride Leader sponsor for 3 years and supports our outreach to riders with special needs. Please mark your calendar for October 3, 2021 for rides of 15, 30, 65 and 100 miles and for children and families, watch for details about our program at Kinder Farm Park on October 4, 2020.