Well, I kind of figured it was coming, but damn it. 2021 better kick fucking ass, because 2020 fully sucks. Press release from Vans is below.
Dear VANS PRO CUP friends,
Hope you are staying healthy and safe during this time of uncertainty.
As we’ve all come to witness, we are currently facing an unprecedented global crisis that has impacted the way we live, work and interact as a global community. It has caused global disruptions and changes to the way businesses operate beyond what could have been imagined. In light of the COVID-19 situation, our brand has been taking a series of precautionary steps to ensure that the health and wellbeing of our Vans Family and the global community remains our top priority. This has involved postponing or canceling upcoming owned events globally through to closing our corporate offices and Vans retail locations across North America, Europe and select locations in Asia Pacific.
As a global brand focused on connecting with our consumers around the world through experiences and spaces that bring their creativity to life, Vans will always prioritize the health and wellbeing of our consumers and staff.
With that said, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Vans BMX Pro Cup Series season.
This was not an easy decision, but one we feel is necessary in the current state of uncertainty.
We will be sharing this news with our fans and the general public on vansbmxprocup.com and across our social channels Friday. Out of respect, we wanted to share this news with our partners first and foremost.
We recognize the inconvenience this may cause for each and every one of you and we are here to support you as we work together to find solutions. We deeply value your support of the Pro Cup Series over the years, and thank you for your cooperation as we continue to navigate this global crisis. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Andrew Mapstone, Andy Zeiss, Colin Mackay, & VANS Family