The Verdict is In
Providing you, the participant, with the best possible race experience is what defines the Challenger Mountain Bike Race. Since day one, it has been our mission to give you the most value for your racing dollar. So what does that entail?
It means a quick and easy registration experience, well laid out starting area, a fast and fun course that is very well marked, great prizes, and a great hang with great friends new and old. Racing is our passion and we hope that it is clear, YOU are our focus.
Having spoken with the College, Gloucester Township Police, the County, MASS officials and our team, we all agree that the current guide lines imposed by Governor Murphy must be followed. It is with a heavy heart that announce that the 2020 Challenger is officially ‘postponed’. Please know this was not an easy decision.
We say ‘postponed’ in the hopes that we might be able to have a race later this year. We have not selected a make up date for the 2020 Challenger and are working with Camden County College to secure the 2021 Challenger. Legally a race of our size can not be held until Governor Murphy has removed restrictions on the number of people that can gather outside.
BikeReg has been notified of our decision and any racers who have registered will receive a refund of their race fees. Please be patient as Bike Reg is cancelling thousands of events. The Challenger web site will be updated shortly to reflect the postponement.
On a positive note, we do have Challenger swag for sale here. You can make your own challenger shirt. Choose from over 29 different products, Shirts (both Men and Women specific), hats, and now even masks. There are lots of styles and colors to select.
We wish we could say we have selected a new date, but we can not. We wish we had the power to change things, but we do not. We simply do not know what will happen and need to wait and see what is decided by the state. Please believe us when we tell you, no one is more disappointed than us. (Scroll to the very bottom of the page and read the last section called “Why do you do it?” in our previous blog post called “Don’t Become a Race Director”.)
Our toughest ‘Challenge’ is yet to come.