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: May 17, 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. 

We are continuing to move forward with planning and preparation for the 2020 season. At this time, we fully expect to run a complete fall schedule and look forward to seeing our student-athletes and coaches in pre-season training activities this summer. 

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. 

Preseason Activities: The date that which teams may begin holding preseason activities has not been determined. We will closely monitor the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a date to start activities as a team. In the meantime, do not plan any in-person preseason activities until further notice. 

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: OTBS 101 and 201 and will re-schedule classes as needed to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and add classes to support the demand by our coaches. With the lifting of the Stay-At-Home order, we hope to start these in June.

Guidance to Student-Athletes, Coaches and Parents:  A return to play protocol will be released following the guidance from the MDH which is set to be released on June 1st.

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.