Fernie’s TransRockies events have been rescheduled for 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A few weeks ago the TransRockies shared their decision making criteria for proceeding with the remaining 2020 events on their calendar based on the covid-19 pandemic. Since that time, the British Columbia Government has released their restart plan which outlines the pace of return for all aspects of society. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control website:
At this time, all event organizers are ordered to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, religious gatherings or other similar events. See March 16th Order of the Provincial Health Officer.
The timing for a safe restart for activities requiring large gatherings is still to be determined as part of Phase four of BC’s Restart Plan. Opening will be conditional on at least one of the following: wide vaccination, “community immunity” or broad successful treatments.
The BC Restart Plan further states that Phase 3 will be in place until at least September and the timing for Phase 4 being undetermined. From a regulatory point of view it now appears clear that our Fernie event scheduled for September will not be able to proceed.
Aaron McConnell, President of TransRockies Race Series, wrote, ” While we are very sad that these events will not take place as planned in 2020, we also feel that it is in the best interest of our participants, crew and host communities as the world continues to battle the covid-19 pandemic. We know that gatherings can quickly become vectors for mass spread of this virus and there is much to learn about how endurance events can be safely operated in the absence of a vaccine. As racing slowly returns in other jurisdictions, we’ll be watching closely and learning more about the relative risk and best practices around hygiene and distancing.”
For registered participants of Singletrack 6 your entry will be automatically transferred to the 2021 event. If you have already cancelled your 2020 registration, you will need to re-register for the 2021 events when registration opens this fall. Updated waivers for the 2021 event will need to be signed – you will be sent a link to sign these online prior to the event. If you prefer to defer to 2022, you may do so by emailing email@example.com. there will be no refunds for these events, but if there is anything else, please do reach out. Contact Aaron McConnell directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403-860-9884.
Thanks to everyone for your understanding and support in these difficult times. Bike racing will resume and here is next years program:
2021/22 TransRockies Race Series Fernie Calendar
Here are the provisional dates for the next couple of years:
TransRockies Singletrack 6: September 7-12, 2021 / July 14-20, 2022
New Cycling Event TBA: August 23-26, 2021 / August 22-25, 2022
Most of the 2021 events still have space available and registration will be re-launched later this year – stay tuned for updates!