Over the past few weeks, we have seen our entire nation and the entire world react and address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On behalf of Saskatchewan Cycling Association (SCA) and our Board of Directors, we would like to advise the membership that effective immediately we are suspending all Saskatchewan Cycling Association sanctioned activities, which includes all club activities, until May 1, 2020. As part of cancelling the sanctioned club activities means any clubs choosing to organize an activity outside of this sanction will not have organizer or athlete insurance for their events. This decision was not made lightly; however, the health and safety of everyone involved in our sport is paramount in our decision-making process.
At this point our 2020 Sask Cup race season will not be impacted, but race organizers for May events should hold off opening registration until mid-April as there is potential that May races will be postponed should the current public health situation continue. Going forward we will be continuously monitoring the public health information and will be providing updates.
After consultation with Cycling Canada, SCA will officially be suspending all activity in the areas of athlete, coach, and commissaire development programs. We will continue to evaluate how this situation progresses and how future programs may be affected given the world’s landscape today and make adjustments where possible. This includes potential for online training.
The health and safety of everyone involved in our sport was paramount in our decision-making process we appreciate your patience as we work through this unique situation.
Amendment: At this point in time virtual rides (i.e. Zwift) will be allowed as a sanctioned activity, provided that the participants remain in their own residences and not meeting as a group.
Sarah Honeysett Rob Walcer
Executive Director President