BUTTE — One of the most popular and premier bike races in the northwest United States has been canceled.
Butte 100 organizers and Butte Silver-Bow health officials decided, for the safety of all the racers and volunteers involved, that the 14th annual Butte 100, Butte 50, and Sorini 25 bike races will be canceled. Organizers have already released that the 15th annual Butte 100 will take place on July 24, 2021. Below is a statement from race director Stephanie Sorini posted on the Butte 100's official Facebook page
"It is with great sadness and frustration that I send this note letting you know that due to COVID-19 we will not be having the 14th annual Butte 100 Mountain Bike Races on July 25th. We are controlled by our local Health Department and they do not feel a race of this magnitude is in the best interest of our community, riders, staff and volunteers.
"I am so sorry I have tried everything and have jumped through so many hoops and have worked tirelessly with hopes of making this race happen.
"All racers registration will be deferred to next year. I have secured July 24, 2021 for the 15th annual Butte 100 Mountain Bike Races.
"I look forward to seeing you in 2021. Until then stay healthy, safe and keep riding and enjoying our backyards.
"I appreciate each of your support for this race and I am confident next year we will be better, stronger and more competitive than before. Please let me know if you have any questions, you may contact me at StephanieSorini@butte100.com.
"Cheers to better days!!!"