June 23, 2014 – In May, the Cycle Salt Lake Century was cancelled for several reasons including the health of the organizer, Jon Smith, and lower than expected rider registrations (See https://www.cyclingwest.com/sport-biking-and-bicycle-touring/road-sport-and-touring/cycle-salt-lake-century-cancelled-2014/ for details).
Yesterday, Cycling Utah received a letter to the participants from Jon Smith.
The text of the letter is below. We will provide further updates when we have more information.
Jon Smith here, Event Director for the Cycle Salt Lake Century.
First off, I want to apologize for my complete lack of communication with most of you for this past month. It is not acceptable and I hope you will forgive me for it. You have the right to be angry and I accept complete responsibility as a result of the Cycle Salt Lake Century cancelation. I will work on keeping an active dialog going with you from this point forward.
Second, my health has played a greater role than I ever thought possible in the past several months and especially the past 6 weeks. Most of my life I have been blessed with good health and I am grateful for those years. Arthritis in my hands, neck, back and hips has resulted in nerve and joint damage. I have begun to feel like a pin cushion with the number of injections in all of the above areas. I hate needles! I won’t go on about this but if you are interested in any further information you can contact me personally.
Third, many of you have received refunds, many more have not. I wish there was a faster way to process the refunds and get them to you. I have many checks to write, sign and mail and this will take time. I emphasis, everyone will have their money refunded! We have shared too many cycling events together and I have been a part of the cycling community for 30+ years and part of the Cycle Salt Lake Century since 1992. I’m not going anywhere and I will make good on my words.
Again, I sincerely apologize and am sorry for any inconvenience I have caused anyone.
Jon R Smith
Event Director Cycle Salt Lake Century, Inc
535 S. 200 E. #516
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3617