Coronavirus: California Issues Stay at Home Order, USA Cycling Suspends Permits Through May 3rd


New developments continue to take place at a rapid pace in an effort to slow and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Yesterday, the State of California issued a Stay at Home Order for nonessential businesses and areas and USA Cycling has suspended permits for sanctioned events through May 3rd.  

California Issues Stay at Home Order

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.

How long will we stay at home?

This goes into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice.

What can I do? What’s open?

Essential services will remain open such as:

Gas stations
Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
Laundromats/laundry services
Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

What’s closed?

Dine-in restaurants
Bars and nightclubs
Entertainment venues
Gyms and fitness studios
Public events and gatherings
Convention Centers
Where does this apply?
This is in effect throughout the State of California.

Exercise is Allowed!

Enjoy a bike ride, hike or exercise. Just stay 6 feet away from others.

More info

USA Cycling Suspends Permits for Sanctioned Events Through May 3rd

Based on the current status of the national emergency, USA Cycling will extend its suspension of all issued permits for sanctioned events – including USA Cycling races, rides, camps, and clinics – through May 3, 2020. We will continue to work with our event directors on contingency plans and alternative dates for impacted events.

USAC is calling on all event directors, clubs, coaches, athletes, and members to follow the guidelines and regulations issued by national, state and local authorities. This includes foregoing gatherings such as group rides, in-person team meetings, and any other group or team activities where people assemble.

USA Cycling will continue to monitor the situation and meet with our partners and stakeholders to assess the state of this national emergency and its impact on the cycling community. We are taking measures within our control to protect our community so we can get back to riding and racing with everyone in good health as soon as possible. will be updating our event calendars as we learn of any postponements / new dates and any cancelations.


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