UPDATE: Obviously under the current Shelter-in-Place and social distancing restrictions, there are no group rides. Be safe and keep everyone else safe by not riding with a group.
The social aspects of group riding are one of the main motivations for cycling. As we are now living under the threat of the community spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the club would like to urge you to help minimize the risk and protect yourselves and your fellow riders.
To that end:
- If you are feeling sick or showing any signs and/or symptoms of illness (fever, cough or shortness of breath), do not attend a group ride.
- If you are in a high risk group or live with someone who is, you should strongly consider riding solo, or ride with just 1 or 2 others so you can more easily control your environment. Avoid groups of 10 people or more.
- While you might be able to stay the recommended six feet apart while riding, it’s not quite so easy to do at the start of a ride, while regrouping, or at coffee/beer afterward. Maintain distance from each other at stops. If you do ride with a group, consider skipping the post-ride get together.
- Be extra cautious about coughing, sneezing or clearing your nose in the group. Cover your mouth and nose before coughing and sneezing. Bring tissues rather than blow snot rockets.
- Wash your hands and face with soap and water both pre- and post-ride.
Most of us learned to love cycling by riding on our own. Now might be a good time to revisit the joy and freedom of riding solo.
Be safe, be well.