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AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 22, 2020) – After much consideration and based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Paceline Ride leadership has made the difficult decision to postpone Paceline Ride weekend scheduled for May 29-30. This event is rescheduled for October 24, 2020.
“Covid-19 has impacted our communities and organizations in many ways, and we have all had to adjust. For our mission, one positive change has been the marked increase in bike ownership. On our streets, trails and roads, so many more individuals and families are turning to their bikes for wellness and inspiring others in the process,” said Martyn Jones. “The Paceline Ride is an opportunity to try something new, interact and feel the support of others while raising funds for local cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center.”
Paceline is a year-round movement of communities and organizations interacting towards a common goal, to cure cancer faster. Paceline culminates each year in a casual, fun bike ride called PaceDay, and there is a place for everyone to participate. 100% of all fundraising supports critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
“We have continued to closely monitor feedback from the CDC, state and national officials as our economy begins to reopen. PaceDay 2020 will be on Saturday, October 24th this year,” Jones said. “We are actively working on logistics, health and safety measures for PaceDay.”
With three different route options, anyone can participate, whether they are a beginner or experienced rider. Additional details about the rescheduled date and updated FAQs can be found at pacelineride.org.
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Paceline is more than a ride. It’s a community event based in Augusta, Georgia, where 100% of all fundraising goes to fund critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Fundraising is a year-long effort, culminating in a celebration and bike ride on October 24, 2020.
Together, we can cure cancer faster.