Cycling BC has released its ‘return to play’ guidelines for re-starting club rides under the current situation. You can access the full guidelines here.

We’ll have the following procedures in place to be consistent with these guidelines:

  1. Group sizes limited to 10. If there’s more than 10 riders we’ll try to have two groups.
  2. Physical distancing of 2 metres whenever possible, so no regular drafting.
  3. Limits on cafe stops and after ride activities.
  4. All rides will be organized on Slack and you must confirm in advance if you want to join a particular ride. This is for the sake organizing ride groups and also for tracking attendance. Please, don’t just turn up.
  5. Everyone should be familiar with the general guidelines as well as complete the Cycling BC declaration linked to above once everything is understood.
  6. If you are feeling sick, do not join a ride. The chances of any of us getting or transmitting Covid is low but certainly not impossible. And no one will appreciate you turning up to a ride if you’re unwell.

Finally, while it’ll be great to get the rides going again, there will be challenges. Everyone is finding their way here – how to get rides organized, how to manage riders on the road, and how to still have a fun, social and safe outing. We need to be cautious in how we do this and responsible in how we conduct ourselves, but also to recognize that this is a learning experience for everyone.

Stay safe and see you soon!

Your directors.