Ottawa, ON (April 3, 2020) – As the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Canadian Government has announced stronger restrictions over the last few weeks in response to this crisis.
In order 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 cancelled or postponed events, please consult the event list. Cycling Canada will be updating the list on a daily basis to ensure that our members and stakeholders have access to the most current information.
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, Cycling Canada will reassess the situation on April 20th for events that are scheduled after June 15th. Due to the wide range of events and jurisdictions, we are recommending that our provincial and territorial associations implement a similar process. Event organizers should continue to consult with their local government and health agencies to determine the risk associated with their event.
Postponement – order of priority
All organizers who have made the decision to postpone their event will be asked to submit their two preferred postponement dates. Cycling Canada cannot guarantee that the dates presented will be accepted, but will make an 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. All other events will be re-scheduled in the following order of priority:
First priority: Canadian Championship events
Second priority: UCI-sanctioned domestic events
Third priority: National calendar events
We will continue to work diligently and collaboratively with our organizers and provincial organisations to reschedule as many of our planned events as possible.