Round 1 Cancellation - SIGNUPS IN JUNE
Racing, like life, is full of hard choices, and 2020 promises to be full of harder choices than most seasons.
It is with much regret that I am announcing that, as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cascadia Mini Moto and Endurance Challenge is cancelling our first round originally scheduled for May 30-31 at MAC Track. CMMEC will be reducing our schedule to three rounds, and our next round, currently scheduled for July 24, will become the first round of the 2020 CMMEC season.
Endurance racing is a team sport which requires close cooperation to succeed. Pit stops, rider changes, motorcycle repairs - all of these things need a team in the pits working shoulder to shoulder to solve problems and support each other. Our races bring together riders from multiple US states and Canada to compete in an athletic environment that has an above-baseline level of injury risk. Unfortunately, all of these things that make endurance racing great are the same things that make it irresponsible to host or take part in during a pandemic of the type we're currently experiencing, even if technically allowed by state or local governments. In endurance racing, when we succeed we succeed together or not at all, by managing ourselves and our team and our resources. Right now our community and our first responders need us to dial it back a little bit to help everybody go the distance.
If anybody who has signed up for a membership would like a refund, please let me know via email at email@example.com and I will get that back to you as quickly as I can.
I understand that this is an early call; there were a lot of factors involved in making this decision, and based on those I decided it would be best to cancel sooner rather than later. I would love to see all of y'all out there racing, but it's more important to me that we conduct ourselves in a way that's safe for ourselves and responsible towards our broader community. Thank you for your patience and support, and I hope to see everybody at TCKC in July. Signups for that round will be opening in June.
Dave Price, CMMEC Race Director