USA Cycling Suspends All Bike Races Through at Least May 3, 2020 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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March 25, 2020 – USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the United States emailed its membership recently to announce restrictions on racing at least through May 3, 2020. USAC has suspended all races, rides, clinics, and other permitted events through at least this date due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

USA Cycling has cancelled all races through May 3, 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. Here, cyclists in the 2019 Sugarhouse Criterium line up on the back stretch. The 2020 Sugarhouse Crit is still scheduled for May 23, 2020. Photo by Dave Iltis

The message from USA Cycling CEO Rob de Martini, sent on March 18, 2020, is as follows:

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, in-person 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.

We have brought on medical expert Dr. Michael Roshon to provide an informational video and follow-up webinar for our community around the base causes of COVID-19, how it's transmitted, and all the precautions the cycling community should take to avoid transmission. You can view the video here, the webinar here, and find additional updates from Dr. Roshon on USA Cycling’s website and social media.

Sincerely,

Rob DeMartini
President and CEO
USA Cycling

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