The Bloomington Bicycle Club has traditionally opened registration for the Ride Across INdiana (RAIN) on January 1. Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BBC has decided to delay the start of registration for RAIN 2021 until we can be sure we will be able to hold the event. If RAIN 2021 is held, the date will be July 17, 2021.
After having to cancel RAIN in 2020, we at the BBC are as eager to hold this event in 2021 as you are to ride it, but as the number of coronavirus infections continues to increase across the nation, we have to be realistic. We have to consider the health and safety of both the riders and the many volunteers who make this event possible. We also have to get concurrence from each of the many sites along the route that allow us to use their facilities.
Fortunately, there continues to be promising news about the development of safe and effective vaccines on the horizon. Over the next several months, we will continue to work with our volunteers and our host sites to determine whether it is possible to hold RAIN in 2021. The BBC will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.
Sincerely, The BBC and RAIN leadership team
RAIN is a one-day bicycle ride across Indiana that is now in its 34th year. The 160-mile course runs from West Terre Haute to Richmond, following the Historic National Road (US 40) for much of the way.
One Day – One Way – 160 Miles!
Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed before and during RAIN to help with everything from registration to rest stops to the finish line. Contact us if you are able to help.