As you all know, the Seattle area has been hit particularly hard during this Pandemic. As we begin to ease the restrictions, we need to keep an abundance of caution.
It is the goal of the Seattle Cycle Club to do our part in keeping the virus at bay. This might mean changes in the way that we do things as an organization. Here are some guidelines that you should follow.
- Keep Rides To Fewer Than 10 Riders
Yes, you will be on your bike, generally 6 feet from each other but this does not mean that you should resume large rides. As we all know, a cruise almost always ends with food, drinks and conversation. Not all the time will be spent on the bike so you keep the rider count below 10 so that the ultimate group together on foot is less than 10.
- Wear Masks
This is just something that we are going to have to get used to. A mask is going to be a common part of our lives in America. Luckily, a bandana works just as good and these are available in all sorts of custom designs. Just be sure to wash them often.
- Use Hand Sanitizer
Yes, it is still a little hard to find but do your best. The more often you apply it, the better.
- No Handshakes
Handshakes and even fist bumps should be avoided. The virus is just too easily spread, so any form of physical contact between members is not advised. A gesture of welcome with the hand is fine as long as there is no contact.
Some of these things might seem a bit at odds with the normal camaraderie that we experience in our club but we must embrace change in this strange time. After this on, the world will never be the same.