Ok, so here we are in the midst of a global pandemic and we keep talking about petty stuff like a freeride competition. Well as we see it this is a chance to focus on some of the good things in life, and to us these plans and preparations represent a window in to a hopefully bright and healthy future. Our conclusion today is that we will not be able to hold the competition at the previously stated dates of May 4-6.We will however not give up on our dream to keep the movement of the past 28 years going.
With the exceptional conditions right now in Riksgränsen, with more snow than we’ve ever seen before we have a unique opportunity to postpone the competition and hopefully be able to go at a later date.
The good people of Riksgränsen have given us the opportunity to run the competition at the very last weekend of their season so the NEW DATES for the 2020 SBMC will be May 21-24. Our deadline date for a final decision to stage/not stage the competition will be on may 6.
We want to make it absolutely clear that however much we want to hold the competition, the security and wellbeing of you, the riders, our staff and the staff of Riksgränsen is what matters most as it always is.
We are in continuous contact with representatives of the medical community in the region as well as our core medical and rescue staff and if we feel that the ability to keep the same high level of security in and around the arena as we usually do, is in some way decreased we will cancel the competition. Also, in relation to the COVID-19 situation we will as stated before, make our decisions based on the recommendations issued by the Swedish public health agency and additional regulations set by the Swedish government. o, again we say:
Welcome to the 2020 SBMC and hope to see you in Riksgränsen May 21-24!
NB! Riders that are already signed up to compete on may 4-6 will automatically be signed up to compete on May 21-24. If we are forced to cancel the competition, or if riders are forced to cancel their attendance on the new dates, there will be a refund of the starting fee.