Practices will often occur during forecasted storms. Riding in the rain is quite fun and will not cancel or interrupt practice so long as it is light and doesn’t damage our trails. However, strict lightning protocols are in place for the safety of our team, including canceling or delaying if lightning is currently occurring within 10 miles or is confidently forecasted to arrive during our practice, switching locations at the last minute to avoid a storm’s path or have access to safe shelters like indoor buildings, and/or ending practice early. We will occasionally practice a quick wilderness first aid drill on how to quickly but safely dismount from your bike and crouch down in the event of a sudden lightning storm, which we don’t anticipate ever experiencing at our practices but is a great skill for every mountain biker to have.
Please closely monitor TeamSnap for these updates, including if you need to come pick up your student early due to unexpected weather.