As we continue to monitor the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking steps to help protect the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and families.

COVID-19 Update

Update: June 12th, 2020

The league is monitoring the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are taking steps to help protect the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and families. We are following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and will notify head coaches and update this page concerning any protocols that we put into place. 

Practices will start on July 1st following the Return to Play Guidelines. No in-person pre-season activities will be held.

Registration: The Pit Zone is open for coach registration student-athlete registration. Please review the league’s refund policy This policy will be revisited if the COVID-19 situation persists and the season or individual races are cancelled. 

Team Meetings: Teams should follow state and local guidance concerning in-person team and parent meetings. Please consider conducting meetings by teleconference. Use your team’s social media to disseminate information. 

Coach Training: All OTBS 101 and 201 are being rescheduled through the month of June. Classes are being added in July to accommodate all coaches. Announcements will be made via the Coaches Newsletter when classes are added and the current schedule can be found on the OTBS landing page. If you had previously registered, a notification will be sent via EventBrite with how to reschedule. If you had not previously registered, please visit the OTBS registration page.

Races: Event formats are being reviewed in hopes to have a racing season while following all MDH and CDC guidance. The league is optimistic that events, although different in format, can be run this year. Watch for future announcement in the Single Track Times for updates.

In the meantime, there are reasons to be cautious and to keep a safe distance.  But there is no reason not to ride responsibly and we encourage you to go find joy on your bike.  Exercise, a healthy diet and adequate sleep all contribute to overall wellness and boost your immune system.  Physical distancing doesn’t mean we can’t get through this together, one ride at a time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with the rapidly changing situation.