We have been monitoring the Coronavirus situation very closely. We know that our #rockytrailracers and the entire Rocky Trail community really want to be racing and we do too.
We want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. This is why we are doing our part to communicate effectively and follow public health agencies and governmental authorities’ recommendations.
We are trying to foresee how the current developments will impact our events and to put processes and measures in place, following the advice from Federal and State Health Departments. As of today (Friday 13.03.) events over 500 participants are banned in Australia. Most of our events fall under that mark and we are discussing all options internally as well as with our partners.
Basically right now we are working through 2 scenarios with our crew, suppliers and venue providers: (1) run the events as originally scheduled and introduce measures at the events to minimise the spread amongst our riders and event participants OR (2) put everything on hold for the time being and change the dates of all events that we can’t deliver. At this moment we estimate that this time frame could be somewhere between 1 and 3 months and we would simply extend our 2020 season by that time, slotting events in towards the end of the year as well as in early 2021.
First priority: the Jetblack 24 Hour
With 2 weeks until the Jetblack24 Hour scheduled for 28+29 March in Rydal/Lithgow NSW we have a little bit of time up our sleeves to make the call as more and more information and guidance becomes available from Federal and State Departments of Health as well as industry organisations on a daily basis.
It’s a tough time for all of us. As always we want to have fun, fair and safe events and delivery memorable racing experiences for all event participants to enjoy. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding and we will keep you updated throughout the next weeks.
Martin and the Rocky Trail Crew