USA Cycling updated its event permit suspension through May 31 amid the COVID-19 crisis, the cycling governing body announced Thursday.
The decision extends the event permit suspension nearly a month; previously the organization suspended permits through May 3 due to the virus. Before that, it was until April 5.
In an email, USA Cycling President and CEO Rob DeMartini said:
“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 group rides and any other group or team activities where people assemble.”
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USA Cycling has provided a video discussing what measures cyclists should take in light of COVID-19. Medical expert Dr. Michael Roshon shared details about the base causes, how it’s transmitted and how cyclists can avoid its transmission.