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CANCELLATION OF 2020 HHH EVENT: IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Dear Friends, Riders, Volunteers, Supporters,

Like all of you, we look forward with both eagerness and a little dread to the annual challenge of the Horribly Hilly Hundreds (HHH) event. Whether on the bike or the sidelines, seeing old friends, suffering together, celebrating together, having a great day, remembering those climbs, or cramping at 90K, the HHH has been a rite of summer cycling. The “Horribly” is fun, but a lot of work!

We waited and hoped there would be a way to hold the 2020 HHH. In March it still seemed possible. The extension in mid-April of Wisconsin’s "Safer at Home" order by Governor Tony Evers and corresponding guidelines presented a series of milestones that would be nearly impossible to meet with an event of this scope. With over 1000 participants and numerous volunteers, spectators, and event staff, it was clear that the HHH could not happen and the chances of a successful reschedule were also slim.

The Friends of Blue Mound State Park (FBMSP) Board understands the passion and community support behind this event and gave careful thought to how to cancel, notify, and offer reimbursement to registered riders. When the COVID-19 situation started impacting life in the U.S., we began to slow down the HHH preparations. An event of this size requires advance expenditures for preparation, permits, registrants, etc., and we recognize that some money is lost. That aside, because of our conscious slowdown, we are able to offer a refund to those who request it. Below are options for you to consider.

The mission of the FBMSP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in supporting the operation and improvement of Blue Mound State Park continues. We have numerous significant projects on our schedule: campground development, bike trail maintenance and construction, solar power installations, environmental stewardship, and more. If you can afford to leave some or all of your registration with the FBMSP, you would help us significantly in continuing this important work (see Option #1 or #2 below). The HHH is our #1 fundraising event of the year (and our #2 event, the June trail run, is also cancelled for 2020). Thanks for considering!

Whether it is your first experience or your 18th year, the HHH community is something very special. We are going to miss you this year and look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

Sincerely,
FBMSP Board
Willi, Walt, Mark, Gretchen, Gail, Diane, Paul, Karl, Tom, Greg, Justin

HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS:

  1. Donate HALF of Your Ride Entry Fee to Friends of Blue Mound State Park (FBSMP) 501(c)(3)
     
    This 50/50 split option includes an automatic bypass of the 2021 lottery (guaranteed entry in 2021).
     
    Regular $95 registration: $47.50 is refunded, FBMSP receives $47.50
     
    $250 registration: $202.50 is refunded, FBMSP receives $47.50
     
    ▶︎ CLICK HERE to select "Donate Half of Your Ride Entry Fee to FBSMP" option. (Logging in to your RunSignup account is required.)
  2. Donate Your FULL Ride Entry Fee to Friends of Blue Mound State Park (FBSMP) 501(c)(3)
     
    This option includes an automatic bypass of the 2021 lottery (guaranteed entry in 2021).
     
    This is a full donation to FBMSP ($95 or $250).
     
    For those donating their $250 entry, we will issue you a tax donation letter.
     
    ▶︎ CLICK HERE to select "Donate Your FULL Ride Entry Fee to FBSMP" option. (Logging in to your RunSignup account is required.)
  3. Receive a Partial Refund of Your Ride Entry Fee
     
    We understand. We hope you can join us in 2021.
     
    Please note, the maximum refund for a regular $95 registration is $75. The maximum refund for a $250 registration is $230. The remaining $20 covers incurred costs.

    ▶︎ CLICK HERE to select "Receive a Partial Refund of Your Ride Entry Fee" option. (Logging in to your RunSignup account is required.)

DEADLINE TO CHOOSE YOUR OPTION:

Registrants will have until May 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm to choose between the three options presented above. If you select Option #1 or #3, your refund will be processed by June 8, 2020.

DEFAULT OPTION:

If no response is received by the May 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm deadline, your entire registration fee will become a donation to the Friends of Blue Mound State Park (FBMSP). We are grateful and will include an automatic bypass of the 2021 lottery should you wish to participate in next year’s ride!

LOTTERY BYPASS EXPLANATION:

Registrants who choose either Option #1 or #2 (or receive Option #2 by default in cases of no response) will receive a "bypass" of the lottery for 2021. This means that these registrants will be contacted ahead of the official lottery opening and offered a designated window to directly register for the 2021 Horribly Hilly Hundreds and will NOT need to register for the lottery. In other words, this is a guaranteed ride entry.

MERCHANDISE:

All merchandise orders will be refunded 100%. You can expect to see this refund after the May 22 deadline for choosing your ride entry option. Please give both us and your credit card companies time to process all of these refunds.