COVID 19 Cycle Celebration Information

February 10, 2021

Cycle Celebration and Valleyfest are working with our community health partners both in the county and City of Spokane Valley to keep you well informed and up to date with guidelines, best practices and current information during this time.

The health and safety of our community is our first concern and our main priority. Please Note: Governor Inslee announced that all state-managed public lands, including state parks, natural areas, and recreation land, will be reopening on a rolling basis starting Tuesday, May 5. For an updated list of recreation openings visit the Washington Department of Natural Resources website. It is paramount that we all recreate responsibly to keep these lands open.

Reopening Guidelines from State of Washington January 11, 2021 (Summary document from https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19%20Racing%20Guidance.pdf)

Phase 1: – Starting waves of 10 participants or less must be used with no more than one wave starting every minute and no more than 200 total participants starting per hour. No more than 3 consecutive hours of starting waves allowed per day. Waves should be sequenced by pace with faster racers going first, then working towards the slower racers to reduce likelihood for congestion or passing on the course. The starting area is limited to no more than 50 participants at any time awaiting their staggered starts. Participants waiting for their start time must maintain at least six feet of distance from all other people and wear face coverings until their race begins. Additional participants must wait in their vehicles or away from the course until their start time approaches. – Spectators are not allowed. A member of the same household of a participant or a coach may provide support for a participant along the activity area including providing hydration and nutrition supplies, gear replacement and repair, or trash disposal in locations other than the activity-crew supported hydration and nutrition stations. The support person must always remain at least 6 feet away from all people aside from their athlete and may not visit the start or finish to avoid congestion or crowding in these areas. – No congregation of more than 5 people allowed at hydration and nutrition stations at any one time. Participants must obtain hydration and nutrition supplies and then proceed. Hydration and nutrition station crews must maintain 6-foot separation from participants, and each other at all times as much as reasonably possible and wear facial coverings. – No congregation allowed at the activity start or finish area. Participants must leave the activity area when finished. No exhibitors, food vendors, beer gardens, awards ceremonies, or after party activities allowed in the activity start or finish area.

Phase 2: – Starting waves of 30 participants or less must be used with no more than one wave started every minute and no more than 500 total participants started per hour. No more than 3 consecutive hours of starting waves allowed per day. Waves should be sequenced by pace with faster racers going first, then working towards the slower racers to reduce likelihood for congestion or passing on the course. The starting area is limited to no more than 100 participants at any time awaiting their staggered starts. Participants waiting for their start time must maintain at least six feet of distance from all other people and wear face coverings until their race begins Additional participants must wait in their vehicles or away from the course until their start time approaches. – Spectators limited to groups of 15 from no more than 2 households and total spectators limited to a maximum of 200 at either start or finish areas. Spectators must remain at least six feet distanced from other spectators outside their household. Each participant may have one designated person to provide support for a participant along the activity area including providing hydration and nutrition supplies, gear replacement and repair, or trash disposal in locations other than the activity-crew supported hydration and nutrition stations.

February 10, 2021

At this time, Valleyfest does not have the State of Washington guidelines for reopening in Phase 3 and 4. When those become available, this page will be updated.