Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center is following all local and national government recommendations and guidelines related to Coronavirus COVID-19 in the interest of everyone’s safety. Please find ongoing updates on facility and program status here on our COVID-19 Update page.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Per Governor Tom Wolf order, “All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30.” The velodrome facility will continue to be closed through this order.

Read the full statement on the Governor’s website: https://buff.ly/2WX5oJk

#COVID19 #coronavirus #stayathome

Wednesday, March 19, 2020

Valley Preferred Cycling Center Temporarily Closed

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s declaration of a State of Emergency requesting that all non-essential businesses including; public-facing industries such as entertainment, hospitality, and recreation facilities, including but not limited to community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons and barber shops, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; sporting event venues and golf courses;  the Valley Preferred Cycling Center will be closed until April 1stsubject to further instructions from the State.

This decision reflects our collective reality and we must do our part to mitigate this crisis and flatten the curve. We will re-open as soon as reasonably possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

From our partner, Lehigh Valley Health Network:

During these unprecedented times, it is important that we work together for the health of our community. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is remaining vigilant and we are sharing important updates related to LVHN’s preparedness and response to COVID-19, which we want to distribute as far and wide as possible. We are asking you, as one of our trusted partners, to share this content through your own channels. This will help deliver clear direction to our community.

We have the following resources available to you:

We deeply appreciate all of the measures that our partners have already made to educate our community and limit the spread of COVID-19. If there are additional resources that you feel would be valuable at this time for your organization, please let us know. We will keep you informed as additional information and recommendations become available.

Brian Leader, Vice President

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Amy Nyberg, President

LVH – Coordinated Health

Friday, March 13, 2020

To the Members of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center Community:

As we look forward to the 2020 racing season, we are confronted by the very real threat that the COVID-19 outbreak poses to society.  USA Cycling has suspended all permits and recommended canceling all Club/Team Group Rides/Events/Meetings through April 5th.  The newly released CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html ) have expanded their guidelines for gathering for the next 8 weeks.

These facts, combined with President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency and the closure of the PA Schools we feel strongly that it is our responsibility to do our part in support of limiting opportunities to spread illness through social distancing. Therefore, we are canceling all spring programming – while fully intending to run our normal racing and community programming come June.

The events that will be impacted are: Spring Bicycle Racing League driven by Schearer’s Sales & Service, Team T-Town Practices, April Try the Track, Women’s Wednesdays Session One, PeeWee Pedalers/Squirts Weeble Wobbles Session One and Spring VeloFest. Registrants in all of these events/programs will be given the opportunity to roll their registrations forward to the next session or receive a refund.

People wishing to receive a refund for BRL Registration or VeloFest should email Info@thevelodrome.com and request their refund.  We will process requests as they are received.

These cancelations will take us through mid-May.  We are optimistic that we will kick off our normal Tuesday/Friday/Saturday racing calendar come the end of May/early June as scheduled.

Session Two of all Air Products Community Programming begins in June and we anticipate they too will run as scheduled.

We have closed the Velodrome offices, requesting all employees to work from home as they continue to work hard on creating the high-quality community programs and racing experiences that our customers have come to expect from the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Please follow our social channels or TheVelodrome.com for any updates.

We remain deeply appreciative of your support of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and for the support of our sponsors.  Your continued participation makes it possible for us to continue to offer the community programming, Friday night Pro/Am racing, as well as robust grassroots racing – and we are looking forward to continuing to serve our community in the summer of 2020.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we do our part to contain the spread of COVID19.

Rick Beuttel                                         Joan Hanscom

Board Chairman                                Executive Director

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