Black Bear Century bike ride canceled due to shutdown

Published: Oct 08 2013 06:08:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2013 06:47:07 PM EDT

The Black Bear Century bike ride may run every year in the Poconos, rain or shine but not, apparently, through a shutdown.

Organizers say the 100-mile ride, planned for this Saturday, will be canceled unless the shutdown is lifted by Wednesday.

The ride passes through routes in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area which is closed due to the shutdown.