Southern Utah Centuries and Intermountain Cup Races Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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Mesquite Madness Road Tour, Spring Tour of St. George, Desert Rampage, Cactus Hugger Intermountain Cup Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

March 17, 2020 – Ride Southern Utah and the Intermountain Cup today announced the postponement of four spring calendar mainstay events due: The Mesquite Madness road cycling tour, the Spring Tour (of St. George), Desert Rampage and Cactus Hugger Intermountain Cup mountain bike races. The rides and races are held in the St. George, Utah area, and in Mesquite, Nevada. The events are being postponed in order to follow CDC guidelines limiting gather size to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

2 riders in the Desert Rampage Mountain Bike Race. The 2020 race has been postponed. Photo courtesy Ride Southern Utah

The Mesquite Madness road cycling event scheduled for March 21, 2020. The Desert Rampage was to be held on March 28, 2020. The Spring Tour was to be held on April 25, 2020. And, the Cactus Hugger was to be held on Apri. 18, 2020. New dates have not yet been announced.

Ride Southern Utah, the organizers of the event, sent out these statements today:

Dear Riders, We’d like to let everyone know that after carefully considering all options, we have decided to postpone the Spring Tour as well as the Mesquite Madness rides. We are working out what our next move is and will let you know as soon as we do. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation. We are grateful for all the support and kindness that we have been shown by the cycling community.
All the Best, Ride Southern Utah
And, regarding the Intermountain Cup Races:
Dear Racers, We’d like to let everyone know that after carefully considering all options, we have decided to postpone Red Rock Rampage & Cactus Hugger races. We are working out what our next move is and will let you know as soon as we do. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation. We are grateful for all the support and kindness that we have been shown by the cycling community. All the Best, Intermountain Cup Racing Series

They also posted the following on their website regarding their reasoning:

March 16, 2020: Due to the new CDC regulations stating the cancellation of events with 50 or more people on March 15th, 2020, The City of Mesquite has requested that we postpone Mesquite Madness to a later date.  We are still working on the details, including transfers and cancellations, and will announce them on this website when they are available.

For more information, see: https://ridesouthernutah.com

and https://intermountaincup.com

2 riders enjoying a Ride Southern Utah event. The 2020 Mesquite Madness tour and Spring Tour have been postponed. Photo courtesy Ride Southern Utah
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