The popular French cyclosportive La Bisou, which was supposed to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday 3 April, has been postponed at the last minute by the organizers due to adverse and dangerous weather conditions in Peronnas.

Snow and ice covered roads as the result of a late season storm make it too dangerous to hold the 137 kilometer event for over 1000 cyclists safely on Sunday.

Although the organizer made the announcement on April Fool’s Day, it was no joke.

“Given the weather situation and for safety reasons, it is impossible to hold Cyclosportive La Bisou this weekend. Safety comes first!,” La Bisou organizers posted on social media.

Cyclists on social media quickly voiced their wholehearted support for the organizers decision.

“The disappointment is enormous for all but you can count on us in September when the party will be even more beautiful. Courage and thank you to the organizers and volunteers who never give up, even when facing difficult circumstances,” Michael Louis via Facebook

La Bisou organizers hope to reschedule the event on 11 September 2022.

Photos: La Bisou