Hello SCA members,
It has been a very long and challenging time for many within the cycling community and the move to step 3 provides a move towards what we now refer to as normal cycling activities. Under the new regulations, clubs/team are able to resume group-based riding without the requirement of masks or distancing [while engaged in the sport/physical activity] and mass start events/races will be permissible. There will be no requirement from the clubs to provide contact tracing and no limitations on gathering sizes in spectators.
While we are extremely excited with this announcement, we must also understand that the pandemic is not over and we must all do our part to minimize the spread by following safety guidelines, wearing masks/distancing when not engaged in activity if you wish, and staying home if feeling unwell. We also ask that you be patient and understand that many will not be ready to return to group-based participation immediately and will require more time to feel comfortable.
Thank you to all our members for your patience and support over the past 16+ months as we navigated the process to return to safe cycling activities.