Covid -19 Safety plan for Coyote Classic

Covid-19 Safety Precautions


  Bootleg Canyon Gravity Racing has put together a plan for the DVO Coyote Classic MTB race that will promote social distancing/use of PPE/sanitization in order to keep everyone safe.

We are looking at COVID19 state and county data and process changes on a daily basis. We are also coordinating with our local government entities to adopt best practices and adhere to safety promulgations.

Automatic refund:

Anyone that becomes symptomatic 21 days in advance of the event will get a full refund.

Symptom Waiver:

Waiver noting that the participant has been symptom-free 14 days prior to the event.

Racer Meeting:

A pre-event meeting with participants would move to a video format and be made available to participants to view online.

Online event waiver signature:

One year ago, USA Cycling moved to an electronic waiver signature format in BikeReg. There is no longer a need for the participant to touch a pen & paper. This new process speeds up the racer check-in process and is what we will use for online registration.

Drive-Thru Number Plate/Goodie Bag pickup aka Packet Pick-Up:

Participants will pull up to our Packet Pick-Up area and remain in their cars.  Race staff will ask for identification and hand them their race plate. Race staff handling this process would have appropriate PPE.

Temperature check:

We have a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer that will be used to check all participants and volunteers. This will be done at Packet Pick-Up.

Event Start:

We hope to start all at once but may have to start each category every 5-minutes. Example; pros start at 9:00, Experts start at 9:05 am, etc. Passing at some point during the event is inevitable but will be kept to a minimum through this start procedure.


Neutral Feed Zones:

Everything will be sanitized. We will have tables with water bottles and pre-packaged food spread out so racers can remain at a safe distance from one another if they decide to pick any of this up. All volunteers will have PPE at these stations and sanitizing supplies to ensure thorough cleaning throughout the event.


PPE for Volunteers:

All volunteers will be provided with PPE to use in case they do not already have their own.

Covid-19 is going to be with us for years to come. We need to begin learning how to live life with it in as safe a manner as possible. We feel that the logistical changes we are making to our event are a step in the right direction that will allow it to happen while keeping all participants, spectators, and volunteers safe.