LOVE of cycling IN THE TIME OF COVID – Update June 6, 2021

Please ride COVID safe, it is up to ride leaders to specify exactly what their expectations are. At a minimum you should abide by the BC Health guidelines.

RISK FACTOR RATING – How safe is your ride?

1 Solo rides. VERY SAFE

2 Small group rides with family members or close contacts. LIKELY SAFE

3 Small group rides with individuals other than family members and close contacts. CAN BE RISKY. (Risk can be mitigated with basic risk management guidelines and procedures in place.)

4 Large group rides open to the general public and/or with individuals other than family members and close contacts.RISKY (May not be allowed in some jurisdictions.)


1 All riders should be symptom free for at least 14 days prior to any ride.

2 Consider conducting temperature checks before rides.

3 Consider having riders complete a brief medical questionnaire. Individuals with flu-like symptoms or preexisting medical conditions should be discouraged not to participate.


1 Ensure riders are aware of the proper physical distancing policies and procedures. Note:USACycling recommends riding side-by-side or more than 20 feet behind.

2 Riders should be encouraged not to draft and only pass other riders if necessary.

3 Riders should maintain physical distancing during breaks.

4 Ensure Ride Leaders brief all riders of the safety policies and procedures prior to each ride.


1 Consider ensuring all riders wear a cloth face mask during the ride.

2 Riders should be reminded to avoid touching their mouth,nose,face, and eyes.

3 Riders should be encouraged to wash their hands with warm soapy water for at least

20 seconds prior to the ride and carry hand sanitizers with them during the ride.

4 Riders should avoid sharing tools, water bottles or food.

5 Riders should be informed not to spit on rides or around other riders.

6 Riders should be reminded of the proper cough and sneeze etiquette.