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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:45 am

According to an email from the SoCal High School Cycling League, the Intergalactic Finals in Tehachapi have been canceled due to expected weather, including rain and lighting.

This is the "first time in 11 years" a race has been canceled. Below, is the reasoning from the League on why the race was canceled:

1) There is a consensus forecast that there will be thunderstorm activity in the race venue area from today through Sunday evening. We can't race in thunderstorms. Period. So with the risk of having to cancel, append, or evacuate so high, we don't want to start off the weekend with the understanding that there is a significant risk of having everyone drive long distances only to have to cancel.

2) There is a 1 1/2 mile dirt road that goes from the road into the venue. This is the only way in and it's a road only used by us which crosses a large flat pasture. IF the amount of rain forecast actually falls today and tomorrow, there is a STRONG chance the road would be impassable due to mud. We don't want to run the risk of having people drive long distances only to be turned away at the gate because nobody can access the venue.

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