March 20, 2020
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my sad task to announce that we are cancelling RFTW XXXII scheduled for May 2020, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This action reflects the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, with the concurrence of all four Route Coordinators. We felt it necessary to make this decision now so that riders will have sufficient time to take whatever actions may be needed, such as cancelling reservations, without incurring any penalties. We also felt it was necessary so that our state coordinators could begin notifying the communities and organizations who support us as soon as possible.
The Board of Directors did not reach this decision lightly. Each of us agonized over it and came to this conclusion with the utmost reluctance. We ask for your understanding and support. Rest assured, our next regular Board meeting on April 9th will mark the beginning of our planning to resume THE MISSION in 2021.
From each of us on the Board, and from your Route Coordinators, thank you!
President, RFTW Board of Directors