Tonight’s Over the Hump mountain bike race has been postponed until next week due to unhealthy air quality from the Holy Fire that stated in Trabuco in Orange County yesterday. We received the following message from the Over the Hump organizers. Please share with your friends.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we have to consider the affect of the most recent OC Riverside Fire. Many of our friends, trails, homes, wildlife and California fire authority are directly impacted. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS WEEK’S RACE EXTENDING THE FINALE TO AUGUST 28.
Please help us tell your friends and co-workers: we are attempting to reach everyone via email and social networks, but if you could help and email your friends and share on social networks of your own that would be hugely helpful.
NEXT RACE WILL BE TUESDAY AUGUST 14…AND WE’VE EXTENDED THE SEASON BY ONE WEEK TO INCLUDE THE NEW FINALE DATE OF TUESDAY AUGUST 28.
Based on air quality concerns and the ongoing nature of the Holy Fire that stated in Trabuco yesterday we have taken into consideration racer health and awesome race experience.While looking at the forecast, and the partially contained fire we thought we “might be able to race”, BUT there are multiple factors. The most of which is important to us as Rider Safety.
When Matt asks the kids weekly what the 2 rules for Over the Hump are, they quip: “Have Fun”, and “Be Safe”. While we want the 2nd rule to come back as “Be Nice”, it remains part of our core to take care of you. We don’t want anyone to feel compelled to race in compromised air quality. We don’t know that the prevailing winds will do with the smoke this afternoon, however what we do know is we want everybody to be safe and enjoy Over the Hump.
CHANGES THAT AFFECT YOU:
EXTENDING THE FINALE TO AUGUST 28. (WE’LL STILL HAVE 12 races -6 for the Beginner and Intermediate Racers)
IF YOU REGISTERED FOR TONIGHTS RACE, WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREDIT YOU TO THE FINALE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 28…(if you prefer we change your race to another one of the additional 3 weeks we will be happy to make the change, simply send a note to [email protected] and we’ll gladly change it.)
More information – http://raceoc.com/