While spring and summer may be too soon for events to move forward safely, the fall can be fairly normal according to Dr. Michael Roshon, who also cites current infection rates considerably higher than last summer as the reason events pose a risk to operate safely.
'The four-day Pikes Peak Apex MTB stage race commenced last week with a series of safety measures around COVID-19. We spoke to riders about the race and its health rules.'
'National mountain bike champion Chloe Woodruff and marathon national champions Rose Grant and Russell Finsterwald among many to attend the inaugural stage race in Colorado Springs.'
Last Saturday, race organizer Tobin Behling became a pioneer for mountain bike events in this new era of COVID-19. Fans of the sport were watching closely and hopefully, as so many other events have fallen, or fallen out of favor. With few surviving and a limited calendar remaining for 2020, we were all rooting for the Telluride 100 to pull off a safe and fun event.
VeloNews interviews Dr. Michael Roshon about The Pikes Peak APEX COVID-19 response plan for September.