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COVID RIDE GUIDELINES



We know that any scenario in which many people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. However, we also know that participation in club rides is voluntary and members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during events. 
 
In order to keep you safe and to keep the rides on the calendars, we will stay in compliance with government orders. You'll find the guidelines for rides below. Ride leaders are directed to ask riders who are not in compliance to leave the ride.
We know that any scenario in which many people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. However, we also know that participation in club rides is voluntary and members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during events. 
 
In order to keep you safe and to keep the rides on the calendars, we will stay in compliance with government orders. You'll find the guidelines for rides below. Ride leaders are directed to ask riders who are not in compliance to leave the ride.
BEFORE YOU GET THERE
 
All riders must have a nose & mouth face covering (e.g. Surgical mask, respirator, bandana, neck gaiter, all without vents) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever you are not strenuously exercising (e.g. during rest stops)
 
Print & Sign the new club liability waiver with your emergency contact number and bring a copy to the start. You can find the waiver HERE
 
Route sheets will not be provided by the ride leader so download the route or print the route sheet, if available, before the ride. 
 
Do not come on a club ride if you are sick (including cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste or smell) or have exhibited any such symptoms within the past 2 weeks.  Do not come on a club ride if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you have had a positive COVID-19 test and have not yet been medically cleared.
WHEN YOU GET THERE
 
All riders must maintain at least 6 feet distance from each other at the ride start.  Claim a parking spot for you and your bike and stay in it if you’re not riding.  
 
Drop your liability waiver and emergency contact info in the ride leader's bag at the start. You can find that waiver HERE
 
In the unlikely event that 49 riders arrive at the start, a 2nd ride leader will be identified and a separate location used to start a 2ndgroup which will start after all riders of the first group have started.  
 
All riders must be present at the ride start.  Joining mid-ride is not permitted.  This is to ensure that all riders are properly recorded. 
WHILE YOU'RE THERE

 

Riders must maintain a safe distance, of at least 6 ft from each other.  Conditions such as high speed, headwinds, or downhills may necessitate wider distances.  Use good judgment and follow ride leader directives.  Be particularly vigilant at stop signs and traffic lights, where riders tend to bunch up. 

 

Because drafting and pace lines increase the risk of exposure, maintain at least 6 ft spacing while riding.  

 

Ride in small (<8) groups to allow room for cars to pass.

 
Don’t bunch up at stop lights or signs

 

No spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides.  

 

Follow the directives and signs posted by any business at which you may stop.  Maintain 6 ft spacing if you are not wearing a mask (e.g. while eating or drinking)

POST-RIDE 

 
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have a positive COVID-19 test within 2 weeks after the ride, notify both the ride leader and the Cape Fear Cyclists Board.  If Cape Fear Cyclists is asked by the department of public health for a list of riders participating in any club ride for purposes of COVID-19 exposure tracing, Cape Fear Cyclists will comply with the request.

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