Cycling Canada and Bicycle NL are recommending postponement of all events scheduled before June 14th. Bicycle NL will make an announcement on April 20 for events scheduled after June 14th. The full letter from Cycling Canada is below.
Ottawa, ON (April 3rd, 2020) As you are well aware, the Canadian Government has announced stronger restrictions over the last few weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue to support the efforts from public health authorities to minimize the transmission of the virus and to reduce the pressure on athletes and members, Cycling Canada is now recommending that all cycling events on the Cycling Canada calendar be postponed or cancelled until June 14th.
For an up to date list of canceled or postponed events, please see the event list at the following link: https://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/covid-19/news/event-status-updates-covid-19/
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, Cycling Canada will reassess the situation on April 20th for events that are scheduled between June 15th and August 1st. Due to the wide range of events and jurisdictions, we are recommending that our provincial and territorial associations implement a similar process. That said, we acknowledge that a progressive return to racing at the local and provincial level might be possible at an earlier date in some provinces. Event organizers should consult with their local government and health agencies to determine the risk associated with their event.
Cycling Canada will continue to publish updates as they become available. We are committed to ensuring that our members have access to the most current information.
Postponement – order of priority
All organizers who have made the decision to postpone their event will be asked to submit to Cycling Canada their two preferred postponement dates. Cycling Canada cannot make any guarantee that the dates presented will be accepted, but will make every best effort to try and accommodate when the 2020 season resumes. Please note that any events already scheduled on dates included in the resumed season will have the right to maintain their calendar placement and sanction subject to UCI approval.
First Priority: Canadian Championship Events
Second Priority: UCI-sanctioned domestic events
Third Priority: National Calendar events
We will work diligently and collaboratively with our organizers and provincial organisations to reschedule as many of our planned events as possible.