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CYCLING EVENTS IN THE COVID-19 ERA:

GUIDELINES FOR THE RETURN TO CYCLING EVENTS

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With the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Cycling has been working to develop tools to help event organizers plan for the future of rides and races. On Monday, May 18 at 2:00 pm MDT, we are excited to serve the broader cycling community by hosting a free webinar for those in event organization as well as communities hosting cycling events. If you are unable to attend the live webinar a recording will be made available here: Cycling Events in the COVID-19 Era Webinar Recording  (YouTube Link).

We will share insights from our nation-wide rider survey regarding, among other things, what they hope to see from events moving forward. We will introduce and explain our event risk assessment tool and return to cycling events guidelines derived from those created by the CDC, WHO and, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). We will conclude the event with a live panel with medical experts Dr. Roshon (USAC Chief Medical Officer) and Dr. Finnoff (USOPC Chief Medical Officer), providing you with an opportunity to ask your questions regarding how to best utilize the tools and make decisions around your event. Collectively, the tools and panel discussion will help event organizers assess the feasibility of hosting their events, and assist in identifying risk factors and mitigation solutions for cycling events.

USA Cycling’s current ban on event permits is set to expire on May 31, 2020, and will be replaced with a set of guidelines that will consider local and regional health policies and regulations, the type of activity, and risk to the community and participants. With cycling events now often subject to requirements for mass gatherings and social distancing as set by local health authorities, it is critical that event organizers consider how to make their events safe in the time of COVID-19.

We look forward to having you join us!

Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.

This Article Updated May 13, 2020 @ 02:05 PM
For more information contact: tmccarthy@usacycling.org

USA Cycling Coronavirus Update 9 April 2020

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With the continuing national emergency, USA Cycling will extend its suspension of all issued permits for sanctioned events - including USA Cycling races, rides, camps, and clinics- through May 31, 2020.

USA Cycling is currently working with our stakeholders, event organizers, and medical experts to develop guidelines and best practices to assist in keeping participants, event staff, volunteers, and the communities where we hold our events as safe as possible once riding and racing resumes.

We continue to call on all event directors, clubs, coaches, athletes, and members to follow the guidelines and regulations issued by national, state, and local authorities on social distancing and prohibited activities. This includes forgoing gatherings such as groups rides and any other group or team activities where people assemb
 

USA Cycling Coronavirus Update 18 March 2020

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Based on the current status of the national emergency, USA Cycling will extend its suspension of all issued permits for sanctioned events - including USA Cycling races, rides, camps, and clinics - through May 3, 2020.

We will continue to work with our event directors on contingency plans and alternative dates for impacted events. We are calling on all event directors, clubs, coaches, athletes, and members to follow the guidelines and regulations issued by national, state and local authorities. This includes foregoing gatherings such as group rides, inperson team meetings, and any other group or team activities where people assemble.

USA Cycling will continue to monitor the situation and meet with our partners and stakeholders to assess the state of this national emergency and its impact on the cycling community. We are taking measures within our control to protect our community so we can get back to riding and racing with everyone in good health as soon as possible.
 

USA Cycling Coronavirus Update 14 March 2020

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Due to the latest data on COVID-19’s spread and the healthcare system’s ability to manage this crisis, USA Cycling is recommending cancellation of all sanctioned events immediately and calling on all race and event directors, clubs, coaches, athletes, and members to postpone or cancel all scheduled races and events immediately. This includes any gatherings such as group rides, in-person group meetings, etc.

We are suspending permits on all events through April 5th.

USA Cycling will continue to monitor and meet with partners to assess the state of this national emergency and its impact on the cycling community.

We are taking measures within our control and asking everyone involved in this sport to protect our community so we can get back to riding and racing with everyone in good health as soon as possible.

EXPERT ADVICE ON COVID-19 FOR CYCLING COMMUNITY FROM DR. MICHAEL ROSHON

By: Dr. Michael Roshon March 13, 2020

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Medical expert Dr. Michael Roshon talks about the base causes of COVID-19, how it's transmitted, and all the precautions the cycling community should take to avoid the transmission of this coronavirus.

Dr. Michael J Roshon, MD specializes in emergency medicine in Colorado Springs and has over 22 years of experience in the field of medicine. He's also a pro cycling team doctor and has worked with teams like UHC Pro Cycling and Cannondale-Garmin. Dr. Roshon is the Chief of Medical Staff for the Penrose Hospital system in Colorado Springs, and is on their COVID-19 task force, where he's the Medical Specialist on their incident response team. He has his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology.

USA Cycling will have a live follow-up webinar Tuesday March 17th at 11am MST. This will be an opportunity for Dr. Roshon to provide updates from over the weekend as well as answer any questions you might have.

In the meantime, please contact Kelsey Erickson (USA Cycling SafeSport Director) with any urgent queries: Kerickson@usacycling.org

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If you have any suggestions, please let Robert know. Try to be resonably specific if you can as it helps in the long run. Remember to update your links for the CCA Offcial website to carolinascycling.org. We have setup web forwarding from our old site address.

We are constantly looking to make improvements to this website, from how we manage information dislay to maintenance. Now that the CCA Annual meeting is complete and the base calendar set, we are building the events calendar with many new features. We have all events from that list added. Some of the event info is basic until either the promoter provides it to me (Robert) or I pull it from the USA Cycling website once you start the permit process there. We do ask that you information always include the name and date(s) of your event. For the maps integration, we ask that you include an accurate address to the staging site or parking area for your event(s). Also new, is the ability for us to add some details to your event listing. This should be in plain text format and be reasonable length (i.e. not all the info from your flyer) but maybe some good info that is not on your flyer.

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