AGE GROUP RACING - Florida State Criterium Championships
Time & Location
About the Event
2020 Florida State Criterium Championships -COVID-19 Event Guidelines (located below)
Sanctioned by USA Cycling
AGE GROUP REGISTRATION & INFORMATION (Saturday, October 3, 2020)
Welcome to the 2020 Bill Bone Florida State Criterium (Age Group) Registration Page. If you are participating in the category race later in the afternoon you can register on this site.
Extreme Sports Productions and Bill Bone Bike Law have partnered to bring South Florida Cyclists the 2020 Bill Bone Florida State Criterium Championships. Please note that you must have a USA Cycling license to participate. One day licenses are available on race day but are are not eligible for medals or the State Jersey. You can not race at a lower age category for the State Championship.
SANCTIONED RACE - This race is permitted by USA Cycling
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday, October 2, 2020 - Late fees ends. Race Day fee is available but at a higher price.
RACE NUMBER PICKUP - To Be Determined
CHIP TIMING - This race uses a high speed chip designed for cycling. You can rent a chip for $5 for the day. You MUST leave your drivers license as collateral. You can also purchase a chip for $75 at the race or online.
WHEEL PIT - Provided by TBD.
CLOSED COURSE - Course is 100% secured
AWARDS - 38 Florida State Champion Jerseys will be handed out during the weekend. USA Cycling medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each age group and category. You must have proof of Florida residency to be eligible for a State Jersey.
PHONE - (561) 374-2994
EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry fee includes $3.50 USA Cycling fee and $4.05 service fee.
2020 Florida State Criterium Championships -COVID-19 Event Guidelines
The purpose of this plan is to develop, implement and enforce appropriate procedures, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations to safely operate cycling events. The principles and considerations in this document were compiled from recommendations made by USA Cycling who is governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and the local regulatory agencies in which the event is held.
These procedures are designed for the return to cycling events once government officials remove “stay-at-home” orders, allow non-essential businesses to reopen, and say it is safe for citizens to move around their community. As a result, these procedures are based on the knowledge that some carriers of COVID-19 show no symptoms. With that in mind, it is important to encourage frequent and effective handwashing, advise staff and participants to wear masks/ face coverings, enact an effective sanitation program (using chemicals effective against the coronavirus) for high-touch surfaces, and establish programs and capacities that allow for appropriate levels of social distancing.
As community transmission rates decline these procedures may be adjusted and relaxed. It is also important to note that these procedures will change as best practices, government guidelines, and guidance from health, medical and industry professionals evolves.
Considerations for Events:
· Allows healthy people to enjoy the cycling events and encourages the use of masks/face coverings for participants and staff.
· Provide means to wash/sanitize hands frequently.
· Manage density of spectators and participants within the event to keep people 6 feet (2 meters) apart.
· Reduce touch areas where possible and sanitize high touch surfaces frequently.
· Protect staff with various approaches, including barriers, protective coverings, and distancing.
· Communicate with staff and participants effectively on how to prevent the spread of germs.
· Have a plan in the event a staff or participants fall ill on site.
The Event Considerations section will focus on the different disciplines and types of cycling
events, with suggestions for each. This document by no means covers all solutions or mitigations
The suggestions and practices mentioned in the following pages are not meant to be hard and
fast guidelines for every event. Nor are they all meant to be applied to every event. The sport of
cycling is made of many different disciplines, and events of many different sizes. These event
considerations are meant to be resources for use as needed by this wide variety of event types.
o Riders will be instructed not to hug, high five, touch each other at any point before,
during or after their event.
o Finishing riders will be instructed to exit course away from the finish line.
o Staff will serve as a safety ambassador at the exit to ensure riders do not congregate.
o Plenty of garbage cans for riders to throw away their refuse, and clean as needed.
o Garbage bags will be securely tied or knotted prior to disposal.
Temperature checks will be administered for all participants and spectators prior to the entry of the event venue. We will use ‘No Contact Infrared Thermometers’ Any person exhibiting a temperature exceeding 100 degrees will not be allowed into the venue. All participants and spectators must have a face covering on over the mouth and nose while getting their temperature checked. We will have masks available for use.
COMMUNICATIONS - HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINESS & SIGNAGE
Many of these general guidelines below will be communicated through the event website and social media during the promotional campaign as well as on event day. Signage will be posted at the event.
PARTICIPANT & STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
o Participants will be strongly encouraged to register online.
o The registration area layout will be marked and directed in a way that minimizes contact with other participants and staff.
o Participants will be advised that all staff will wear masks/face coverings while interacting with others.
o Spectators will be discouraged from attending the event, and participants will be advised to bring no more than one friend/family member with them as a spectator.
o Participants will be required to wear face coverings at the start of mass start events like criterium or road races. Once the race begins, participants will be encouraged to wear masks/face coverings, but have the option so remove the mask/face covering once the event begins. Participants will place the mask/face covering in the rear pocket of their jersey and will not be allowed to litter the course.
o Participants will be required to wear masks/face coverings while not racing if they can not maintain social distancing.
o Participants will be advised to please not jeopardize others by coming to the event if they are feeling ill, have a fever or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days. Touchless temperature checks will be utilized if requested.
o Participants will be advised that government health organizations are recommending people 65 years and older, those who live in a nursing homes or long-term care facilities, and people with underlying medical conditions (particularly if not well controlled) should remain home.
o Participants and staff will be encouraged to wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer at one of the provided stations around the facility; including after coughing or sneezing, before eating, after toilet use, and when hands are visibly dirty.
o Participants and staff will be encouraged to follow social/physical distancing guidelines carefully, maintaining 6 of space from others. Family members and others (a “family unit”) who live in the same household can be closer together. All others will strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines. This will apply throughout the event, registration area, parking, awards ceremony and restrooms.
o Appropriate signage will be used to indicate physical distancing (6-feet apart) while participants are queuing for registration, restrooms and awards during the awards ceremony.
o All team event tents must be at least 10 feet apart from each other. Teams may not congregate at tent areas.
CRITERIUM EVENT (Phase 2 – Maximum 50 per wave)
o Fields size will be reduced to lessen the odds of spread
o Create pursuit style chase formats that create separation.
o Participants will be required to wear face coverings at the start of mass start events like criterium or road races. Once the race begins, participants will be encouraged to wear masks/face coverings but have the option so remove the mask/face covering once the event begins. Participants will place the mask/face covering in the rear pocket of their jersey and will not be allowed to litter the course.
o Participants and spectators will not be allowed to gather in groups at the finish line.
o Participants will be encouraged to cross the finish line and proceed to the open area by registration instead of congregating in the finish area.
EVENT REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
o Maximum event capacity will be determined by current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. This will include staff, volunteers and spectators.
o If maximum number of participants is reached the registration will be immediately closed to race day entries.
o Event results will not be posted on paper, but will be provided electronically to prevent athletes congregating.
o The awards ceremony will have the podiums spaced far apart and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
o Participants will be required to wear a mask during the ceremony.
o Comply with local public health departments outbreak response and mitigation plan.
o Contact the local hospital and EMS to alert them of the event.
o Race event director will be designated to handle any suspected COVID-19 cases.
o Discuss and whether an open-air space is possible given the sensitivity of medical treatment.
o Advise participants that the first-aid kit for minor injuries will be provided, but staff will not treat.
o All possible COVID-19 cases or major medical situation will require EMS. Call 911.
o Possible COVID-19 cases will be isolated and separated from all participants/spectators.
o Sanitize high-touch areas including restrooms frequently.
o Staff will wear the required PPE, masks, gloves while cleaning or handling cash.
o Staff will sanitize hands at regular intervals.