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USA Cycling Releases ‘Return to Riding and Racing Events’ Guidelines and Toolkit

By: Tara McCarthy  May 18, 2020

In an industry webinar, USA Cycling presented guidelines, a toolkit, and medical observations from USA Cycling Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Roshon, and USOPC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jonathan Finnoff.

Monday, May 18 – Colorado Springs, Colo. – With the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Cycling hosted a free webinar presenting guidelines and a toolkit for those in event organization as well as communities hosting cycling events.

USA Cycling shared data insights from a nation-wide rider survey regarding, among other things, what respondents hope to see from events moving forward. USA Cycling also introduced and explained an 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). These resources and the recording of the webinar can be found here.

The webinar also included a live panel with medical experts Dr. Michael Roshon (USA Cycling Chief Medical Officer) and Dr. Jonathan Finnoff (USOPC Chief Medical Officer).

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.