Update: May 19, 2021
It is an exciting time! In 2020, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to have a season. Fast forward to 2021, and we’re looking forward to returning to side-by-side racing. That said, this season won’t be done exactly how it’s been done in the past—but it’s going to look a lot closer to what we’re accustomed.
Planning for 2021 has kept us on our toes! In 2020, we received COVID-19 guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) in May that carried us through for the entire season. In contrast, in 2021 we’ve already had three monumental shifts in COVID-19 recommendations from the MDH and CDC in the last three weeks that have forced us to reanalyze and rewrite our practice and race guidelines.
As of today, we’re still processing the last round of COVID-19 recommendations from the MDH and CDC. With that being said, we don’t want to wait any longer—we want to allow you to plan for the year. So, we’re publishing what we know what we can offer as of today. Think of each of the following documents as the baseline—it only gets better from here!
Please keep in mind that our number one concern is the health and safety of our student-athletes, our coaches and our parents. With that understood, our guidelines may lag a little bit from what we can do from what we feel we should do.
Moving forward, whenever an announcement is made by the MDH or CDC, the League will work with our medical director and several other industry professionals to review any changes to guidelines and adopt them as and when appropriate.
If you have any questions about what the latest COVID-19 guidance is from our League, go to our website and click on the COVID-19 banner at the top of the homepage. From there, you’ll be able to see the up-to-date versions of our 2021 Return to Practice and Return to Racing Guidelines. Also, keep an eye on your email for the Single Track Times newsletter for updates.
Because things ARE going to change. And we’re optimistic that they’re going to change for the better.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trails. Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care.
~Joshua Kleve, League Director