March 12, 2020
Update on the 2020 Northeast Recreational Drive (NERD)
The organizers of NERD made the difficult decision this morning to cancel the upcoming fall recreational drive at the Rockefeller Estate.
The vendors who supply the various goods and services that help make an event like NERD successful require a 50% non-refundable deposit six months in advance. If the pandemic continues and the event was cancelled at a later date, the personal financial burden to absorb those deposits would be unmanageable for the organizers. Additionally, drivers who registered could lose deposits on hotels, stalls, and other costs associated with participating.
Organizers are exploring options to hold NERD on the same weekend, but in a venue which doesn’t require as much vendor infrastructure.