Policy Updates:
March 17, 2021

COVID-19 Policy

The WSCL is committed to the health and safety of all of its participants.  It recognizes that the participant’s health is directly related to physical and outdoor activity, positive relationships, and protection from COVID-19 transmission. As such, COVID-19 Return to Ride Protocols will outline the steps necessary to mitigate the risks of disease transmission.  In addition to abiding by federal, state, and health jurisdiction statutes, the WSCL will draw from the best available science provided by the CDC, and the Washington State Department of Health, updating protocols, as necessary.

Practice Procedures

  1. Maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation, as much as possible. Pay special attention to gathering situations: arriving at the trailhead, during skills instruction, coach instruction. Mitigate contact during first aid and bike maintenance by keeping uninvolved riders distant.
  2. Masks are required when congregating, including but not limited to: drop-off/pick-up, skills instruction, first aid, bike maintenance, passing other trail users, and at a starting line. Riders and coaches may pull their masks while riding, provided they maintain 6 feet of separation.
  3. Coaches carry extra surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves to be worn when administering first aid.
  4. Riding groups consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12. Maintain 1 coach for every 6 kids. Groups with just 1 coach and 1 student are not allowed.
  5. Keeping group configuration stable will help coaches minimize large group socializing in the parking lot as well as help with contact tracing.
  6. No sharing water bottles or snacks.

Events for Low Risk Sports, Phase 2

  • Maximum of 400 people, including spectators

COVID-19 Protocols, Spring 2021

1. Covid Manager

Each coach is their group’s Covid Manager, responsible for screening, tracking attendance, and reporting positive COVID-19 test results to

Coaches will be responsible for prohibiting participation and then following up with any students that answer one or more “yes” to the Screening Checklist.  Follow-up communication with families will focus on the required return to practice protocols, listed below.

2. COVID-19 Pre-Screen; Isolate; Quarantine; Contact Trace


Before riding, all coaches and riders must ask themselves, “Are you feeling sick,” and have you been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

They must SCREEN for the following symptoms:  fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

If a coach or student is experiencing any of these symptoms, or answers “yes,” do not come to practice until seen by a medical provider, and if recommended, test, isolate and/or quarantine.

If a coach or student tests positive for COVID-19, they must not come to practice, and they must isolate per CDC guidelines: With Symptoms Present:  Isolate at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.

If a coach or student was in close contact with a positive case, as defined by the CDC, they must stay home for 14 days.

Close Contact Includes:

●      You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes of more.

●      You provided care at home to someone sick with COVID-19

●      You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed)

●      You shared eating or drinking utensils

●      They sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.

Contact Trace:

If a student or coach tests positive and was at practice 5 days before symptom or positive test onset, all families in that group will be contacted.  Coaches will not reveal the name of the positive cases.  Families will be guided to contact their medical provider and follow their recommendations.  If 2 or more group members test positive, contact your local public health department. The group will not be able to ride until cleared by the local health department. Close communication with is expected.

Events for Low Risk Sports, Phase 2: Maximum of 400 people, including spectators at all events.

Events for Low Risk Sports, Draft Phase 3: Participants, coaches, officials, and spectators do not count towards capacity restrictions.