Should strict state border controls be extended further past current restrictions that already imposes on travel, the BMX Australia national championships set down for Launceston is under serious threat of not going ahead.
It's just the first headache for organisers after being forced to postpone the event that extends to the Oceania titles nearly two months ago when Australia faced partial lockdown over coronavirus.
Ahead of just what would have been days from its first championships in Tasmania for 18 years and Launceston since 1994, BMX Australia are working towards setting a date for the St Leonards track.
BMX Australia is facing a number of complications to race that will not contravene Tasmanian border controls, which will at least remain in place past stage three restrictions that begin on July 13.
"We have yet to really settle on anything," BMX Australia spokesperson David Lyall said. "There are obviously a number of factors that need to be taken into account by all of the stakeholders."
But flying and sailing in hundreds of riders with their bikes out from the mainland will prove the one obstacle nobody but Premier Peter Gutwein can have a say on.
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"There's been dates talked around mid-November, but it might not even be November now. It did look the best window for us," Lyall said.
BMX Australia has the unprecedented task of making a final decision on 2020 in little more than three months.
That would still favour its original postponement plans of riding in November.
"I can not see us going into next year though," Lyall said.
"It's certainly our intention to have the championships in the last quarter of this year."
Lyall said officials would leave it to as late as possible to give enough notice to stage the titles or face cancellation.
Another consideration is to avoid a conflicting date with the world titles in Houston that are also postponed.
"We will give as much notice as we can," Lyall said.
"We probably need about a couple of months to get the event up and running.
"We had quite advanced planning before all of this.
"But how much of that will need to be changed because of any restrictions that the government might have is something we can't plan for because we don't know what they're going to do next."
BMX Australia will adhere to the AIS framework for rebooting sport that factors the impacts of coronavirus. It may include riders social distancing on the start line and arriving at different times.
"We certainly won't be doing anything that sits outside those sort of rules," Lyall said.
"If it means we have to limit our spectators so be it."
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