COVID-19 and Riding

augs
President
Board Member

March 24, 2020, 09:21 AM

Hey all,

Not super pressing at this point with all of our trails closed, but when they open, many of us will be anxious to get out after the long winter and being cooped up due to the requirements of our fight against the coronavirus.  When that happens there are a few common sense things we can do to keep from making the situation worse.

  • Ride well within your limits.  The last place you want to be right now is the emergency room, both for your sake and the sake of the medical system.
  • Don't organize or participate in group rides.  Best practice is to ride alone or with family members.  If you ride with others, keep a safe distance and don't share anything.
  • Keep a respectful distance from other riders.  Let people know you are passing and wait for room, and don't congregate at trailheads, intersections, etc.
  • Follow current directives.  Right now it seems that riding for physical and mental health falls under permissible activity,  but if that changes, it's best to comply.

This is a drag, but it won't last forever, and isn't much to ask given the sacrifices people are making in other parts of their lives.  Stay well, and we'll see more of each other when things start to return to normal.

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