DC/MD 2020 Weather Conditions Update
Published July 30, 2020
We have been closely monitoring the weather and, at this point, it looks like there is a 60% chance of rain tomorrow and a possibility of thunderstorms.
In this video, our Executive Director, Robby Walsh explains how rainy weather conditions will influence your ride, how to prepare, and the options available to those riders who do not want to risk riding in the rain.
- You may get wet while riding.
- You may have to wait in the rain to start the event or board the bus. The Annapolis wait to board the busses could be as long as 45 minutes.
- If you are taking the bus over the bridge, you may have to ride a school bus with open windows in a rain storm.
- We will not start riders at a location if there is lighting in the area. If lightning is persistent for up to 30 minutes after the scheduled closing of the start line (DC 6:30am). We will have to cancel that departure location. Riders will have the option of starting at other locations or riding virtually.
If you are concerned about any of the prospects named above, here are some options available to limit discomfort during the ride:
- Bring rain-gear and come prepared to get wet.
- Shorten the day by starting in Centerville or Denton.
- Coordinate your own ride over the Bay Bridge.
- Join our virtual ride and ride anytime you can this weekend.
We will all cross our fingers and hope the rain misses our riders. If you have concerns about or you are not confident riding in inclement weather, please strongly consider the virtual option or opting for a shorter distance.