Brockway, PA – The 39th Annual Tour de Brockway Bike Race will have to wait another year to run, thanks to COVID-19.
Race Director Terry Maher announced the cancellation in a letter posted to the Brockway Old Fashioned Fourth of July website.
“After careful consideration,” Maher wrote, “we have decided that the uncertainties of COVID-19 have forced us to cancel our 39th Annual Race.”
Maher said he decided to cancel the race near the end of a virtual Zoom meeting planning Fourth of July events.
Maher apologized in the letter to the many bicycle racers who travel to Brockway to participate. He called the annual event one of America’s greatest and longest-running amateur cycling events.
The Tour de Brockway attracts around 100 racers every year and brings in participants from all across the state.
As the Brockway Old Fashioned Fourth of July board makes decisions regarding the 2020 event and COVID-19, updates will appear on its website, www.brockwayfourth.com.
The Brockway Old Fashioned Fourth of July, at this point, is still scheduled to be held.
Thanks to reporter Andrew Bundy for this update.
Photo is from the start of the bike race in 2019.