Good Morning Everyone, I know many of you have been wondering if we are going to have Pico De Gallo 100 cycling event in December 2021.
Event organizers met last month to discuss additional safety protocols to implement during the registration, rest stops, and sag. However, after further consideration and personal experiences, we cannot guarantee anyone's safety from Covid-19 or its highly contagious variants. There are too many variables that make it extremely difficult to carry out the event and keep our volunteers (Rest stops & SAG) and participants from being exposed. Nobody needs to be exposed to these risks.
Here are just a few reasons considered:
1. We don't know who is and is not contagious at the time of event. Based on what we know now about the virus, you can be infected, asymptomatic, and contagious and not even know it.
2. People will ignore safety protocols at rest stops to protect volunteers and participants.
3. Cycling snot. You know what I'm talking about. Eew!
4. Mask requirements are not ideal for this type of event and will most likely be ignored.
5. Hand sanitizing will be forgotten or ignored at rest stops making it a high risk when touching food, water jug surfaces, and other unknowns.
6. Close proximity inside SAG vehicles for those being picked up.
Although we will NOT be hosting Pico de Gallo 100 in person this year, we are working on making it a virtual event where you complete your 100 miles in one day isolated from hundreds of participants, link/upload your cycling data, post pictures (optional), and receive your pin through the mail. The event will span over a weekend and you can complete your miles on one day either on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The only expense will be shipping your pin for a small fee to cover the pin, packaging, shipping, and online hosting expenses.
This is the best we can do as event organizers for you to enjoy the event in your community to spread cycling awareness but not Covid-19.
We will announce and share more details in the coming weeks on how to participate in our first ever Pico de Gallo 100 virtual cycling event. For now enjoy your training and your loved ones. Be safe and be healthy.
Wear your mask, keep a 6ft distance, and wash your hands.
Thank You for your understanding and your continued support in our mission of raising cycling awareness. Love you all! ... See MoreSee Less
Pico de Gallo sin Gallo. 😜 j/k. Be safe everyone. Who knows? Things could change before December. 🙏😏
Thank you for choosing safety first ❤
Thanks for info!
Better safe than sorry
You had me at cycling snot! Hahaha
Melissa Renteria Carranza Brenda Guzman December challenge???
Everybody else is still holding rides? Well it will be missed.
As much as I look forward to this event every year (and thanks as always to you, Irma, and the Carrillos for organizing it), I support your decision.
Rolando Lozoya would have won #habla
No, say it’s not so!
(Copy/Paste from Robert de León )
City of McAllen municode re: Rules of the Road
Cc: Run, Ride & Share, Bike McAllen, 5AM Wake-Up Ride, Team Turbo Multisport, Five Star Bicycles Group Rides, Bicycle World RGV
Please share and help inform our friends / family regarding Rules of the Road in McAllen. Specifically, Sec. 102-212. - Vulnerable road users—Rules of the road.
(a) An operator of a motor vehicle passing a vulnerable road user operating on a highway or street shall: (1) If the highway has two or more marked lanes running in the same direction, vacate such lane; or (2) Pass the vulnerable road user at a safe distance. (b) For the purpose of subsection (a)(2), when road conditions allow, safe distance is at least: (1) Three feet if the operator's vehicle is a passenger car or light truck; or (2) Six feet if the operator's vehicle is a truck, other than a light truck, or a commercial motor vehicle. (c) An operator of a motor vehicle that is making a left turn at a roadway intersection, including an intersection with an alley or private road or driveway, shall yield the right-of-way to a vulnerable road user who is approaching from the opposite direction and is in the intersection, or is in such proximity to the intersection as to be an immediate hazard. (d) An operator of a motor vehicle may not overtake a vulnerable road user traveling in the same direction and subsequently make a turn in front of the vulnerable road user unless the operator is safely clear of the vulnerable road user and shall continue to remain safely clear throughout the course of turn, taking into account the speed at which the vulnerable road user is traveling and the braking requirements of the motor vehicle making the turn. (e) An operator of a motor vehicle may not maneuver the vehicle in a manner that: (1) Causes intimidation or harasses a vulnerable road user; or (2) Threatens a vulnerable road user. (f) An operator of a motor vehicle may not throw or project any object or substance at or against a vulnerable road user. (g) An operator of a motor vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any vulnerable road user on a roadway or in an intersection of roadways. (h) Vulnerable road users must use hand signals to signal their intent to stop, turn left, or turn right. The vulnerable road user must use the following signals: (1) Stop - Extend the left hand and arm downward. (2) Left turn - Extend the left hand and arm horizontally. (3) Right turn - Extend the left hand and arm upward, or extend the right hand and arm horizontally. ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to public health concerns during this Covid-19 Pandemic, we did not hold an event in 2020. We are closely monitoring the progress on the vaccines and virus variants as we didn't want to put our participants, sponsors, organizers, and volunteers and all their families at risk and exacerbate this situation. We encourage all our Picos to wear their masks 😷 and do their part to help eradicate this horrible virus that has caused much pain and suffering to many. Be well and take care. We will keep you posted. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you. Will start training. Best ride in the state!
This message is about 2-3 month too late ..🤣🤣
Is there a chance if the Pico this year??? Asking for friends... J.r. Rodriguez
Looking for a fun activity for you and your family? Check out our Hearts for Healthcare campaign. We are collecting letters now till February 5th to send to local healthcare workers. Remember to cheers with a cold, crisp glass of Watermill Express Water to celebrate making someone’s day. 😊
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