PBC Protocols and Ride Procedures

Last updated: 6/14/2021

PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR A RIDE:

The Portland Bicycling Club has resumed regularly scheduled rides. We will continue to monitor Oregon COVID-19 guidelines and move forward to business as usual as quickly as is feasible and safe.

The following protocols are intended to protect members from the spread of the Coronavirus.

TO GO TO THE RIDE CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.

Ride Participants

  • Stay home if you are ill or have been exposed to somebody who is ill.
  • Be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and use safety precautions.
  • Print the route map at home and bring it with you to the ride or download the route to your GPS device or phone.
  • Unvaccinated riders maintain a social distance (at least 6 feet) at all times prior to and during the ride, including during breaks.
  • Unvaccinated riders wear a face mask at check-in, at rest stops, and when closer than 6 feet from another person.
  • Both unvaccinated and vaccinated riders bring a mask for entry to coffee shops.
  • Avoid spitting or blowing your nose while riding.
  • Respect the personal space of other ride participants, including those who would prefer to ride spaced well apart.

Ride Leaders

  • When creating your ride description, link to this page and include any restrictions you have, including group size.
  • Consider using the club’s online signup. It’s not that hard!
  • In your ride description, state how riders will sign in: online, by email or text, or at the ride start.
  • If you allow riders to sign in at the ride start, provide hand sanitizer.
  • Arrange for an alternate ride leader if you are ill or have been exposed to someone who is ill.
  • Exercise good hygienic measures to minimize risks of transferring the virus, particularly as it pertains to keeping your own hands clean.

TO GO TO THE RIDE CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.

Additional Information

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Updates

State of Oregon COVID-19 Resources

Washington State Coronavirus Response

Oregon Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart

State Outdoor Recreation FAQs

BikeLaw’s Guidance for Group Riding in the Age of Covid

Outside Magazine Discussion of Social Distancing Studies

State Outdoor Recreation Organization Guidance