COVID-19 Update

Update: July 19th, 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. 

On July 1st practices started using the Return to Play Guidelines.

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: The event format for the 2020 season is being adjusted to a team based, time trail format. Riders must register for a race pass or individual races by August 7th. Once registration closes, the exact time for each team to race will be announced. All the details can be found in the Return to Racing Guidelines document.

Teen Trail Corp: While this season is looking different for all of us, the fact of the matter is we still have trails that need our support and a sport that needs new leadership groomed for the future.  Please keep this in mind and participate in some of the “physically distanced” activities tied to Teen Trail Corps. For those comfortable enough to work in a group, reach out to the venues in your area and see if they could use some assistance out on the trails raking debris or moving materials around on site. See our TTC COVID-19 Activity Considerations document for more details.

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.