USA Cycling updated its event permit suspension through May 3 amid the COVID-19 crisis, the cycling governing body said Wednesday.
The decision extends the event permit suspension nearly a month; previously the organization suspended permits through April 5 due to the virus.
In a statement, USA Cycling said:
“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 forgoing gatherings such as group rides, in-person team meetings, and any other group ride 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.”
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USA Cycling also 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.