Local Extreme Sports Taking Precautions

With the spread of Covid-19 some local sports have already canceled or delayed their seasons. IHSA had canceled spring sports such as track and baseball, but what about local extreme sports? While some venues have slowly started to reopen most are taking proper precautions and practicing masks and social distancing. Sunset ridge, located in Walnut, Illinois has laid the local foundation for a safe reopening for the season with several guidelines.

When you first pull your vehicle in at the gate entrance a masked employee will now approach your vehicle to collect entry fees (preferably exact cash) and have you sign a waiver.  Waivers will be signed and placed into a box to minimize human to human contact. All used pens will be placed in a bucket and will be fully sanitized before they are reused. Masks are encouraged when riders or spectators cannot maintain social distancing. All vehicles will be parked ten feet apart also minimizing human to human contact.

“We follow Safe To Race Guidelines at Sunset Ridge” explained Jan Pistole, co-owner of Sunset Ridge. The Safe To Race guidelines were written by the governing bodies of multiple racing sports. Sunset Ridge will host the ATVMX Pro National race on June 20,21. Admission is twenty dollars for Saturday’s pro racing. 

Rugged Cross Cattle Company located in Grand Ridge Illinois will also be proceeding with bull bucking. The next event will take place Friday June 19 at four in the afternoon. You must call or send a message if you are planning on going.

All Buck, No Bull

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Cowboy Manny Guzman fights to stay his assigned bull “Highway” during a rodeo event at Rugged Cross Cattle Company in Grand Ridge. The event’s prize money was largely comprised of donations from the spectators.

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