Updated March 30, 2020
The league is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 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 Arizona Department of Health Services, 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 and Refunds: The Pit Zone remains open for coach and team registration. Student-athlete registration will open as scheduled on April 1, 2020. If the 2020 season is canceled due to COVID-19, student-athletes’ League Membership Fee will be refunded minus $50 (insurance and the fees that the league is charged by NICA are not refundable) and the Race Package (registration for all races during the season) will be refunded minus a $10 administrative fee. If the season is interrupted by COVID-19 and individual races are canceled and not rescheduled, the League Membership Fee will not be refunded and the Race Package will be partially refunded, prorated accordingly (minus a $10 administrative fee). The NICA Coach License Fee and Team Registration Fee are not refundable.
Preseason Activities: The date on which teams may begin holding preseason activities has not been determined. Do not plan to convene any in-person preseason activities during the month of April. We are closely monitoring the direction of the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Interscholastic Association for a date to start activities as a team.
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: The scheduled Leader Summit and On-the-Bike Skills Training has been postponed, from April 4-5 to May 30-31. All other in-person training for the month of April has been canceled or postponed. Anticipating that the situation will improve, we plan to host OTB 101 and OTB 201 courses throughout the summer to meet the needs of Level 2 and Level 3 coaches. We will add new class dates once available. Coaches are encouraged to continue with completing all online licensing requirements.
Guidance to Student-Athletes, Coaches and Parents: There are reasons to be cautious, 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.