Precautions for BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis:
Update for April 4th, 2022: Effective date of the following changes approved by our BIKES Club Board of Directors:
Update for July 25th, 2021: BIKES Club Board of Directors passed a motion to set a club limit of 12 maximum (or less) riders per group including the Ride Leader. This was also announced at the picnic on July 31st, 2021.
Update for June 30th, 2021: Washington state’s COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers went into effect that reduced or eliminated restrictions for outdoor activities such as bicycle club rides.
Update for February 15th, 2021: Washington state approved new Outdoor Recreation COVID-19 Requirements on January 11th, 2021 that set requirements for outdoor activities such as bicycle club rides. BIKES Club has set a club limit of 8 maximum (or less) riders per group including the Ride Leader.
Update for January 11th, 2021: The link below leads to the new Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery Plan for Outdoor Recreation COVID-19 Requirements: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19%20Outdoor%20Recreation%20Guidance.pdf
After discussion at the January BIKES Club meeting, no immediate changes are expected to the present BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis policy as described elsewhere on our BIKES Club website www.bikesclub.org.
Update for October 6th, 2020: The link below goes to the new (released October 6th, 2020) Washington state "Phase 2 and 3 outdoor bicycle, running, cross country skiing, and non-motorized boating: races, tours, and rides COVID-19 Reopening Requirements". These new requirements appear to apply to activities with more than 12 participants, and not apply to activities such as ". . . 'fun runs' without participant timing . . .".
No immediate changes are expected to the present BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis policy as described elsewhere on our BIKES Club website www.bikesclub.org.
Update for June 26th, 2020: Face masks are required at all indoor establishments and outdoors where proper social distancing cannot be maintained, per Governor Jay Inslee announcement.
Update for June 6th, 2020: Snohomish County was approved yesterday to go into Phase 2 of “Safe Start Washington”. BIKES Club rides can start again with no more than 5 people per ride group as outlined below to comply with temporary government restrictions. Be aware there are many differences from the “old normal”:
Update for June 3, 2020: The BIKES Club Board of Directors has approved the precautions below that we will use as we shift into Phase 2 of "Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery".