We have just been informed by Athens-Clarke County that events in all ACC parks have been cancelled, including our Ticket to Ride 2020 and FunFest. ACC is not allowing large events to be held in any of its parks for the remainder of March. This is part of the nationwide effort to limit the spread of the disease and protect vulnerable people. Our goal is to reschedule the ride for a later date. Unfortunately, during these rapidly changing Covid-19 times, it is not possible to select a future date right now. We will keep you informed and announce a new date as soon as possible.
Special thanks to everyone who volunteered to assist with the ride. Many of you signed up to assist at the SAG stops in Winterville, Crawford and Maxeys preparing and serving food and drinks to the cyclists; be a SAG driver to help cyclists along the route; help register cyclists the day of the ride; help all day and in many ways at the events which were scheduled in Athens and Union Point; help sell and purchase ducks; and two of you folded hundreds of shirts.
Special thanks to all who have registered to ride. We will be in touch with you all and thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
Special thanks to our sponsors whose support is critical to the success of our events and the future of the trail. You will continue to be thanked in the days and weeks to come.
The success of this trail will be because of all of you who choose to give your time, talents and funds to make it a reality.
Thank you for your patience while we figure out next steps.
Stay safe and healthy,
Firefly Trail, Inc., Board of Directors
Classic City Duck Race Update from David Hadden and the organizing committee:
Because Athens Clarke County has decided to cancel all events held in the parks for the rest of the month, we will not be able to physically hold the Inaugural Classic City Duck Race as planned. However, we have an option to use the third-party vendor website hosting duck sales to pick a random winner for the event and we will be moving forward with this option. A winner for the race will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The winner will then be notified at the email they provided when purchasing the ducks. Duck sales will continue until 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
On behalf of the Classic City Duck Race team at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty and our community partners, we appreciate you supporting the Firefly Trail and Oconee Greenway System. We will be back next year for the 2nd Annual Classic City Duck Race and will keep you updated on our progress.
Thanks again for supporting the Firefly and Greenway!!!
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4/2020 Firefly Trail Buzzes with Activity this Spring (Page 9 of the Winterville Gazzette)
8/7/2019 The Firefly Trail Takes Wing
5/16/2019 How the Firefly Trail aims to connect communities throughout rural Georgia
2/2019 Firefly Trail is a dream come true!
4/19/17 Trail Progress Update
10/25/17 Trail Opening
3/20/19 Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride
6/30/18 Best Things with Kids in Athens
4/27/18 Firefly Discussed
11/7/17 Voters Green-Light TSPLOST
10/25/17 Trail Opening
4/14/17 GA Rep. Announces Grant
3/25/17 Ticket to Ride Recap
3/16/17 Firefly Overview and Update
2/4/17 Firefly Economic Development
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