The Candy is Sweet, and the New Routes are Sweeter!!!!
Welcome to the 37th Annual Skittles Waco Wild West 100!
While we know the forecast is not looking the best, we remain positive! If we have a 42 percent chance of rain,
We have a 58 percent chance of no rain, right??
Plus, we LOVE the word “scattered” …
And after all, Skittles are the colors of the rainbow,
So maybe this is just another great part of our theme!
In all seriousness, we continue to watch the weather forecast closely. The ride will go on unless there is tornadic or lightning in the area. We may also consider delayed start if it is necessary for safety. Text alerts, social media, and email will be used to communicate any changes. In the event of cancellation, you will still receive your shirt, medal, and candy, but as stated in the registration process, there are no refunds. The shirts, medals, and aid station supplies have been purchased, the traffic officers will be paid regardless, the port-o-johns are already set. In other words, the money of the nonprofit has been spent. If it does in fact rain and you choose to ride, we recommend the following tips for your safety:
* Lower your tire pressure to have better grip
* Avoid paint on the road as it is very slick
* Take turns VERY slowly
* Flashing lights on the front and back of your bike for increased visibility for motorists.
This should be always done, but it becomes even more important in inclement weather.
The good news is that they are available for purchase at Bicycle World at packet pick up on Friday.